Alberni Valley Museum
Alberni Valley Museum information
Don't be put off by the unassuming concrete exterior, this is one of Vancouver Island's best community museums. Studded with fascinating First Nations displays plus an eclectic array of vintage exhibits ranging from bottle caps to dresses and old-school toys, it's worth an hour of anyone's time. History buffs should also hop aboard the summertime Alberni Pacific Railway steam train (see www.albernisteamtrain.ca) for a trundle to McLean Mill; it's a national historic site.