If you go
THE BEST WAY TO PORT ALBERNI, CANADA
From LAX, Air Canada, Delta, WestJet, United and Alaska offer nonstop service to Vancouver, and Delta, United and Alaska offer offer connecting service (change of plane). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $291, including taxes and fees.
For information on the McLean Mill, Alberni Pacific Railway, Alberni Valley Museum and Maritime Discovery Centre, go to http://www.alberniheritage.com.
For information on the Frances Barkley, call (250) 723-8313 or go to http://www.ladyrosemarine.com. The Barkley sails year-round.
WHERE TO STAY
Cedar Wood Lodge, 5895 River Road, Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada; (250) 724-6800, http://www.cedarwood.bc.ca. Eight rooms, with doubles $129 June-September, $90 October-May.