You don’t need to go far in Alberni to see black bears, minks, eagles, and seals. In fact, a safe and popular wildlife viewing spot is the Victoria Quay—located only a few minutes from downtown. As wildlife puts on a show across the river, you can stroll along the Quay’s walkway or have a picnic in the park. You’ll also find restaurants, a tackle shop, a gift shop, and First Nations carvings.