Riverside Motel

Enjoy Your Stay in the Alberni Valley

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Riverside Motel in Port Alberni - Your Home Away From Home!

Riverside Motel in Port Alberni is a family owned and operated Motel in Port Alberni, BC. We have regular sized rooms with mini kitchenettes, suites with full kitchens and separate bedrooms, as well as a 2 bedroom cottage. Rates are the best in town for the value of accommodation. We are centrally located and close to all amenities. There is a beautiful walkway along the river just around the corner where you can view one of the 7 Wonders of the Alberni Valley – Bears from the Boardwalk. The Riverside Motel is minutes from the Mutiplex Arena, Bus Depot, Lady Rose, Steam Train, as well as our favorite local restaurant “The Clam Bucket”.
– Your Hosts Hans and Janice Goorts

0-11 years of age stay free
(max 2 children)
Each Additional Person $10

Pet Friendly

$20 Charge per night

Weekly Rates Available in
Low Season, Subject to availability

Rates in CDN$

• Quiet Location
• Wireless Internet
• Air Conditioning
• Near Restaurants
• Near Marina
• Near Bus Depot
• Kitchen Suites
• Remote Colour T.V.
• Coin Laundry
• Fax Services
• Wheel Chair Access
• BBQ Facilities

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Full Size Kitchen Suites

Our suites at the Riverside Motel are your “HOME AWAY FROM HOME” and are built for comfort and convenience.

Our Full Size Kitchen Suites have two custom signature queen beds, one in the front area and one in the separate bedroom as well as a twin bed.

And of course all of the standard Riverside Motel freebies: free parking, high speed wireless internet, air conditioning, cable television, coffee maker, fridge, stove, microwave and access to “Bears On The Boardwalk” and our famous “Clam Bucket Restaurant” just around the corner.

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Suites with Kitchenette

Your home away from home. Our Suites with a Kitchenette have two custom signature queen beds, one in the front area and one in the separate bedroom.

Suites include all of the standard Riverside Motel freebies: free parking, high speed wireless internet, air conditioning, cable television, coffee maker, fridge, stove, microwave and access to “Bears On The Boardwalk” and our famous “Clam Bucket Restaurant” just around the corner.

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Standard Room

Our STANDARD QUEEN ROOM with a kitchenette at the Riverside Motel is your “HOME AWAY FROM HOME” and is built for comfort and convenience with a custom signature queen bed. As well as the standard Riverside Motel freebies: free parking, high speed wireless internet, air conditioning, cable television, coffee maker, mini fridge, microwave and access to “Bears On The Boardwalk” and our famous “Clam Bucket Restaurant” just around the corner.

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Two Bedroom Cottage

Our 2 BEDROOM COTTAGE is like having your very own Vancouver Island home, an 850 sq ft. two-bedroom cottage with a queen bed in each bedroom and a double futon and twin bed in the living room area, a full kitchen and all the supplies you would need to cook up a gourmet meal for you and your guests. Private patio equipped with your very own barbecue. As well as the standard Riverside Motel freebies: air conditioning, free parking, high speed internet, cable television, and access to “Bears On The Boardwalk” and our famous “Clam Bucket Restaurant” just around the corner.


Welcoming Community


Located in the heart of Port Alberni you will find one of British Columbia’s best museums. The Alberni Valley Museum reflects the diverse past of the area and exhibits a large collection of artifacts linked to First Nations culture, local and industrial history, and folk art. The Alberni Valley Museum uses a unique visible storage system to make the entire collection available to the visitor at all times, in easy to use catalogue books. Open Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm; Thursday 10am – 8pm; admission is by donation. Best Western Port Alberni lodging is nearby. Call 250-723-2181 for more information.
4255 Wallace Street, Port Alberni, BC


The Alberni Golf Club offers an 18 hole, par 70 course. A fully licensed restaurant & lounge, banquet facilities, fully stocked pro-shop, power and pull carts, club rentals, and lessons by C.P.G.A. professionals are all available. Best Western Port Alberni lodging is nearby. Call 250-723-5422 for more information.
6449 Cherry Creek Road, Port Alberni, BC
Visit The Website: Alberni Golf Club


This is Port Alberni’s hub of excitement. You will find restaurants and galleries fill the Harbour Quay, making it a stroller’s paradise. This is the starting point of the MV Lady Rose, a passenger and cargo boat that tours the area, as well as the Alberni Pacific Railway which runs rail tours of Port Alberni to the McLean Mills Heritage Site, are also at this waterfront location. Best Western Port Alberni lodging is nearby.


Discover the Alberni Valley!
Welcome to the Alberni Valley, the ultimate retreat. A prized fishing and water sports destination, we’re also in the heart of Vancouver Island, so we’re a great hub for exploring the rest of the island. Best of all, the Alberni Valley is home – a genuine BC town rich in culture and heritage, where you’ll always feel welcome.

Visit the Website: Alberni Valley Tourism


Visit the restored Banfield Lifeboat that you will find on display at the entry to the “Lady Rose” dock at the Harbour Quay. This unique and important vessel has been restored by members of the Port Alberni Maritime Heritage Society


There’s no other place like it in Canada. No wonder they call it Cathedral Grove. Imagine yourself in the midst of an ancient old growth forest with huge branches covered with mosses and ferns sparkling full of life. Only seconds before you were driving and impulsively you stopped. Reminiscent of the California Redwoods you find yourself standing beside the giants within a stones-throw of your vehicle. It was the right decision. This is nature at its finest
Visit the Website: Cathederal Grove Park


Buy fresh local produce, flowers, and crafts every Saturday in the Harbour Quay from 9am – 12noon at the Port Alberni Farmers’ Market.

Great Attractions


You will find a fine selection of art is featured at the Clock Tower Gallery. Call 250-724-5999 for more information. 5440 Argyle Street, Port Alberni, BC.


Enjoy a boat ride down the inlet to Barkley Sound and into Bamfield. As you go past Coast Guard and the Red Cross Hospital, Chutes Haven Marina is just on the right. Call 250-724-6837 for more information.
5140 River Road, Port Alberni, BC.


The Hollies Executive Golf Course offers 9 holes, licensed lounge, pro-shop, pull cart, and club rentals. Call 250-724-5333 for more information. 3133 Alberni Highway, Port Alberni, BC.
Visit the Website: Hollies Executive Golf Course


Explore the Maritime Discovery Centre and celebrate our traditions of the sea. Each season a new and interesting exhibit on a maritime history is presented. Open June 19 – September 6 10am – 5pm daily. Call 250-723-6164 for more information.
Visit the Website: Port Alberni Maritime Discovery Centre


Found on Sproat Lake is the world’s two surviving aircraft of their kind. You will find them moored on Sproat Lake and visible from the provincial park. Their overall length is 36.6 meters with a wingspan of 61 meters. The tanks in the bellies of these planes hold 27.21 tons of water and they’re used throughout the summer to fight forest fires over the province, and around the world.
Visit the Website: Martin Mars Water Bombers


These passenger and cargo vessels are based in Port Alberni and serve the Barkley Sound and Broken Group Islands area. The scenic cruises are amongst the most memorable to travel to the Barkley Sound area. Kayakers and canoeists can be picked up or dropped off at various points along the routes. Call 800-663-7192 for more information. 5425 Argyle Street, Port Alberni, BC.
Visit the Website: MV Lady Rose and the MV Frances Barkley


The Gallery is situated in exciting Harbour Quay and features a good selection of fine art objects. Art instruction and materials are available. Call 250-724-3243 for more information.
5440 Argyle Street, Port Alberni, BC.


Located 23 km northwest of Port Alberni, Taylor Arm is close to Sproat Lake and offers group campsites only. A day use area is also on site. Several trails exist to access Sprout Lake. Call 250-248-9460 for more information.

Cultural Activities


Located on 13 hectares of beautiful forested land in the scenic Alberni Valley, the McLean Mill National Historic Site offers a unique look into the past with this 1926 steam sawmill. See the rustic beginnings of today’s forest industry and experience the excitement as the Mill steams up and takes you through a close-up look at each step of the milling process, performed with original steam technology. Call 250-723-1376 for more information.
Visit the Website: McLean Mill National Historic Site


Watch the fascinating migration of trout and salmon as they jump the fish ladder into the hatchery. The fish in the large rearing tanks and ponds have travelled from Stamp River Provincial Park. Open from 8am – 4pm. Call 250-724-6521 for more information.


This 327-hectare park is an amalgamation of Stamp Falls and Money’s Pool provincial parks. You will find lovely waterfalls and several scenic trails featured at Stamp River. During August & December you can watch the spectacular run of thousands of Pacific salmon as they jump up the ladders to their spawning beds. Call 250-248-9460 for more information.



The Rollin Arts Centre houses a fine arts gallery, a gift shop, and classroom, office and storage facilities. The Gardens are a show piece for the community, especially the traditional Japanese garden – a gift from Abashiri, Port Alberni’s sister city. You will also find a replica of Port Alberni’s first bandstand, and the elegant concrete balustrade and classical fountain, both designed by Port Alberni resident, Peter Szachiv. The Rollin Art Centre Gift Shop presently carries artwork by over 85 local artists. Open Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 4pm. Call 250-724-3412 for more information. 3061 8th Avenue, Port Alberni, BC.


Located in the Alberni Valley, this lake sees a lot of activity. It is the runway for the huge Martin Mars water bombers that hurry off to extinguish forest fires. Sproat Lake’s warm water attracts many swimmers, water skiers, wind surfers and anglers. Hiking trails exist, one leading to a prehistoric petroglyph, K’ak’awin, which is assumed to be a mythical marine creature. A large public marina, triple boat launch and campsites are also situated in the park. Located 8 miles (13 km) northwest of Port Alberni. Call 250-248-9460 for more information.


On summer days enjoy a fabulous ride to the McLean Mill National Historic Site aboard the Alberni Pacific Railway’s Number 7 Steam Locomotive. Trains leave from the restored E&N Railway Station at the entrance to the Harbour Quay Thursday – Monday with 2 runs per day to the McLean Mill. Trains do not run on Tuesday & Wednesday. Departures are from the restored 1912 Port Alberni Railway Station at the Gateway to Alberni Harbour Quay.
Visit the Website: Alberni Pacific Railway

Customer Reviews

Fantastic place to stay, highly recommend. We love the frog in the bathroom. Job well done!

Great location, near pretty much everywhere. Thanks.

Nicely appointed, clean and great for being pet friendly.

Excellent. Fantastic rooms, very comfortable. Will always return in the future.

We will be sure to stay here again, very cozy and comfortable. Your kitchen has everything you can think of… Awesome.

Everything was great. Very clean and very friendly staff and love your dog.

We used to run a bed-and-breakfast so we appreciate all the hard work. 

Love the space, very welcoming, homey charm.

We are so pleased at your accommodating our late arrival and pets and for the attention to detail that is evident in our room. It is clean, comfortable and well equipped.

You’re doing great – keep up the great work. Love the coffee and the little extras.

You have an exceptional facility. Really enjoyed.

Super clean, nicely equipped, friendly staff, comfortable beds, great towels!

LOVE LOVE LOVE the decor and attention to detail. Thanks.

I was surprised and very impressed with how updated and clean the room is.

This is our fourth or fifth time we have stayed here. We will always stay here. This is one of the best places we have stayed in BC.

I really enjoyed staying here very much, clean, quiet, well stocked. I would love to stay here again next year when we come back.

Very nice, clean and well equipped! For four people great price/value for money.

Lovely place away from home – Great Salmon Fest.

Liked that there isn’t wall-to-wall carpet, very clean and homey. Best accommodations we had during our vacation. Highly recommend! AND really like all the flowers and beautiful roses.

Wish we had time to spend another night!

What a pleasant surprise! Rooms look as great inside as the garden does outside. Well done your care and attention are well noted.

Enjoyed staying in a family on facility. Quiet and peaceful. Would enjoy spending more time here.

Thanks for the invitation to the barbecue. See you next year!

Lovely place to stay, soft towels, sat outside with friends in the evening. Thank you.

Thanks a lot. Hope your business keeps thriving, you deserve it.

You were most accommodating helping us store fish – made a difference.

Beautiful room, comfortable, everything is brand new, very nice, small family business – well run, family friendly staff, better than we expected – we will definitely return.

As you advertise, it felt like “home”. May bring my daughter next time.


Contact Riverside Motel Today!

Toll Free: (800) 636-9916
Riverside Motel
5065 Roger St
Port Alberni, Canada

Sunday    9:00AM – 8:00PM
Monday    9:00AM – 8:00PM
Tuesday    9:00AM – 8:00PM
Wednesday    9:00AM – 8:00PM
Thursday    9:00AM – 8:00PM
Friday    9:00AM – 8:00PM
Saturday    9:00AM – 8:00PM

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