Join us at China Creek Campground for family fun all summer long!

We invite kids to be creative and enjoy activities, nature crafts, scavenger hunts and more. Throughout July & August our Recreation Attendants will be on site creating fun activities for all ages.

Family memories that will last a lifetime! Join us for Campfire Stories and hot cocoa on Friday Nights or for Movie Night under the stars on Saturdays. There is something for everyone at China Creek Campground.

We now offer outdoor recreational equipment items such as bocce ball, basketball, soccer balls, volleyball, or badminton. Take a trip into history and pan for gold in China Creek! We have gold pans that you can sign out and give it a try. You may be in luck and find your very own speck of gold. Come to the main office to sign out our recreation items or see our activity newsletter for weekly programming.


Port Alberni is Salmon Capital of the World! Anglers and mariners come from all over to enjoy spectacular fishing. You can bring your own boat and have the convenience of moorage at China Creek Campground or there is the option for guided charters. June and July offer one of the largest Sockeye runs in BC, August gives the exhilarating experience of catching a Chinook, and Halibut is the offshore fish of choice in spring and fall.

AV Boat Rentals makes it easy and affordable for you to experience the Alberni Inlet and the Barkley Sound.

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Alberni Inlet Kayaking

China Creek Campground has a large natural south facing beach that is ideal for launching a kayak to explore the Alberni Inlet. Around the corner from China Creek is Underwood Cove where kayakers can get out and stretch their legs with easy access to the Alberni Inlet Trail. Within a few kilometers there a number of points of interest to explore by kayak which include Cous Creek, Mactush Creek and Franklin Creek

Hiking & Trails

Port Alberni has some of the best hiking on Vancouver Island for all ages and experience levels. Duration can range from under two hours to a full day trip or overnight hikes. Some of the most popular hikes in the Alberni valley are the Log Train Trail, the Stamp River Trails at Stamp Falls Provincial Park, Della Falls, Fossli Park, Maplehurst Trails and Mount Arrowsmith Regional Park Trail. China Creek Campground has direct access to the world famous Alberni inlet Trail and is on the direct route to Bamfield where advanced hikers access the West Coast Trail. For maps and trail details please visit the Distric Website.

Alberni-Clayquot Regional District website


With consistent thermal winds in the Alberni Inlet, China Creek is known as one of the best places to kite board in BC. China Creek Campground now offers onsite kite boarding lessons with Girl On A Board Kite Boarding School from May 15th to August 30th! Girl On A Board is an IKO Certified Kite Boarding school with all female instructors who are enthusiastic about bringing kite boarding back to the Alberni Valley and to China Creek. It’s an exciting sport and they offer lessons designed to make it easy to learn in a few short days. We encourage you to come and give it a try! 

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Attractions Close By

The Alberni Valley boasts beautiful scenery and a moderate climate making it a year round destination for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. Situated in a valley at the end of a long narrow inlet Port Alberni is surrounded by mountains, freshwater lakes and streams. As the inlet opens to Barkley Sound and the Pacific Ocean, Port Alberni and China Creek Campground s a popular destination for fishing, kayaking, diving, paddle boarding, kite boarding, hiking, mountain biking, ATV tours and wild life viewing.

Looking to enjoy a piece of Port Alberni’s heritage? Attractions include Victoria Quay, Harbour Quay, Mclean Mill National Historic Site, Maritime Discovery Centre, Alberni Valley Museum, and the Alberni Pacific Steam Train.