Generic Van Life - Top 5 Best Free Camping Spots in Canada
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One of our favourite spots EVER. Absolutely beautiful campsites along the Alberni Inlet. A river runs behind the first site that then opens up to a beach. There are vault toilets and each site has a picnic table and fire ring. It’s easy to miss the unmarked turnoff – it’s on the left immediately before the bridge crossing Arden Creek when coming from Port Alberni.

From BC Sites and Trails:

“A hidden, treed site on the shores of Alberni Inlet. There are 2 walk-in pads and 4 vehicle pads. The site is not suitable for motorhomes. Camp along the shore, turn over cobbles and discover the fascinating marine wildlife. This site is still undiscovered by most people.”

Max stay is 14 days.

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Canal Main, Port Alberni, British Columbia V0R
49.141383, -124.81341
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  • Sierra Sanchez, July 8, 2020 Reply

    How is the road getting here?

    • Generic Van Life, July 8, 2020 Reply

      Not bad - definitely rocky coming down into the site but the main dirt road is actively maintained for logging. Haven't been in a couple years so we can't speak to the current conditions but you should be fine as long as you take it slow.

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