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The Alberni Valley Outdoor Club has been around for years, but it is now in need of younger blood.
The City made a good start, but the Scott Kenny Trail needs more work.
Sandy McRuer presents reflections on the Christmas Bird Count in Port Alberni.
Unique limestone formations give Port Alberni and surrounding areas distinction of caving mecca.
Columnist Sandy McRuer talks about rain trends on Vancouver Island
A Port Alberni hiker believes the lookout, that is often littered with beer cans, cigarette butts and glass, needs to be treated better.
Port Alberni local, Sandy McRuer, highlights a few of his favourite trails in the Valley.
The Alberni Valley is home to many beautiful hikes—but it's important to be careful.
The Nahmint Valley, has features catering to most outdoorsy visitors, from casual to hard core and is less than an hour from Port Alberni.
Outdoors writer names his top 5 waterfalls, gives readers another 5 to search for on their own
You might think otherwise, but an outdoor lifestyle need not be compromised in the cold dark days in February.
So it’s 2016; a new year. So much to do. But there is so little time left, as one realizes as one gets older.
Local realtor launches a website to promote Alberni Valley adventure.
Contrary to most of Canada east of the Rockies and the northern part of the province, birdwatching in the winter can be quite productive.
If you are like me, geocaching is a pastime that is kind of off the radar. But it can be a fun and engaging hobby.
PAC RIM ACTIVE: Writer Sandy McRuer weighs in on vision for Valley-wide hiking and walking trail system.
ESTUARY: | It’s time to remove confusion over Somass Estuary’s proper name.
Hiking with others is a good way to learn about the community.
Writer offers tips on finding local trails in the Alberni Valley.
The Alberni Valley’s community forest is located in two locations adjacent to Sproat Lake, and is available for use.