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Stay Here, Travel There. Book One (1) Bedroom 
Suites with Kitchens Located in Port Alberni

Five (5) Options to Choose From:
Bear Studio House
Bear Guest House  
Raven House
Eagle House
Hummingbird House
 
 *Rates Based Double Occupancy, 2 in Queen Bed. Units Can Sleep 4 **Extra Guest 25 +taxes Fee Apply 


NOTE: Call 1-250-724-4746 for Online Booking Issues & 
Corporate Travel Bookings

*Rooms May Be Available and Not Shown Online
 **We Specialize in Corporate Travel Needing Nightly, Weekly or Monthly Options. 


NOTE: If your attending a Conference/Event we have rooms blocked off so please call us

6890 A Pacific Rim Highway -
Google Maps 6890 Pacific Rim Hwy, (click link)

Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 8Y3 Canada   

Size: 550 sq ft

Bed(s): 1 Queen, 1 Double pull-out couch

Čims Studio Suite is open concept with one queen bed that sleeps two (2)and a pull-out couch that is a snug sleep for two (2). 

The full kitchen does not have a dishwasher, includes in-suite laundry, and walk in shower in a larger bathroom.

Mobility friendly with one step in/out of unit/patio that has amazing views of Mount Arrowsmith.

Dedicated, free parking for 1 vehicle. Additional parking is available upon request. 

Rate based on double occupancy (2 people) on Queen bed. Additional charge for up to two (2) people on the pull out couch.

Size: 400 sq ft

Bed(s): 1 Queen, 1 Double pull-out couch

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Five (5) One (1) Bedroom Options

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Bear Guest House

The Bear Guest House, A-6890 is a One (1) Bedroom House that Sleeps up to Four (4). One (1) Queen Bed Sleeps Two (2). Double Pull-Out Couch, a Comfy Sleep for Two (2).

Mobility Friendly with No Steps In/Out, Only House that has a Bathtub/Shower Combo. Full Kitchen, Dishwasher, In-Suite Laundry, Heat Pump (A/C) in the Bedroom and Main Area. Private Patio.

Dedicated, Free Parking for 1 Vehicle. Additional Parking is Available upon Request.

Rates Based on Double Occupancy (2 People) on Queen Bed. Additional Charge of $25 Plus 15% Taxes Per Person, Per Night for Up to Two (2) People on the Pull-Out Couch.

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Bear Studio  House

The Bear Studio House, C-6890 is Open Concept House that Sleeps up to Four (4). One (1) Queen Bed Sleeps Two (2). Double Pull-Out Couch, a Snug Sleep for Two (2).

Mobility Friendly with One Step In/Out, Walk-in Shower and Larger Bathroom. Full Kitchen, No Dishwasher, In-Suite Laundry Heat Pump (A/C) in the Bedroom and Main Area. Private Patio.

Dedicated, Free Parking for 1 Vehicle. Additional Parking is Available upon Request.

Rates Based on Double Occupancy (2 People) on Queen Bed. Additional Charge of $25 Plus 15% Taxes Per Person, Per Night for Up to Two (2) People on the Pull-Out Couch

Hummingbird Living Room

Hummingbird

House

 

The Hummingbird House in RV 1 is a One (1) Bedroom House that Sleeps up to Four (4).

One (1) Queen Bed Sleeps Two (2). One (1) Person on the Couch and One (1) Person on a Chaise Lounger (up to 5’6). 

Mobility Friendly with Two (2) Steps On/Off Deck, Walk-in Shower and Larger Bathroom.

Full Kitchen with Electric Induction Cooktop and Oven, Dishwasher, No In-suite Laundry, Heat Pump (A/C) in the Bedroom and Main Area. Private Patio.

 

Dedicated, Free Parking for 1 Vehicle. Additional Parking is Available upon Request.

Rates Based on Double Occupancy (2 People) on Queen Bed. Additional charge of $25 Plus 15% Taxes Per Person, Per Night for One (1) Person on the Couch & One (1) Person on a Chaise Lounger (up to 5’6).  No Pull-out Couch in this Layout.

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Raven 

House

 

The Raven House in RV 3 is a One (1) Bedroom House that Sleeps up to Four (4). One (1) Queen Bed Sleeps Two (2). Double Pull-Out Couch, a Comfy Sleep for Two (2).

Mobility Friendly with Two (2) Steps On/Off Deck, Walk-in Shower and Larger Bathroom. Full Kitchen with Electric Induction Cooktop and Oven, Dishwasher, No In-suite Laundry, Heat Pump (A/C) in the Bedroom and Main Area, Private Patio.

Dedicated, Free Parking for 1 Vehicle. Additional Parking is Available upon Request.

Rates Based on Double Occupancy (2 People) on Queen Bed. Additional Charge of $25 Plus 15% Taxes Per Person, Per Night for Up to Two (2) People on the Pull-Out Couch.

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Eagle

House

 

The Eagle House in RV 2 is a One (1) Bedroom House that Sleeps up to Four (4). One (1) Queen Bed Sleeps Two (2). Double Pull-Out Couch, a Comfy Sleep for Two (2).

Mobility Friendly with Two (2) Steps On/Off Deck, Walk-in Shower and Larger Bathroom. Full Kitchen with Electric Induction Cooktop and Oven, Dishwasher, No In-suite Laundry, Heat Pump (A/C) in the Bedroom and Main Area. Private Patio.

Dedicated, Free Parking for 1 Vehicle. Additional Parking is Available upon Request.

Rates Based on Double Occupancy (2 People) on Queen Bed. Additional Charge of $25 Plus 15% Taxes Per Person, Per Night for Up to Two (2) People on the Pull-Out Couch.

Chims Guest House Amenities

  • Full Size Kitchen with Fridge & Stove

  • Mobility Accessible

  • High-Speed Wi-Fi 

  • 42' Smart  TV's

  • Washer/Dryer Laundry in Some Rooms

  • Private Patios

  • Beautiful Mountain & Nature Views

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Lodging Accomodation Hotel Port Alberni Sproat Lake, Vancouver Island

ENHANCING YOUR CULTURAL EXPERIENCE

Plan Your Adventure
Places 20 Minute or Less Drive

Victoria Quay, a waterfront park with a picnic area and walkway on the Somass River. 

Harbour Quay is waterfront with shops.

Alberni Valley Museum 

Discover collections of our community history,               Nuu-chah-nulth art and culture and our industrial roots from logging to fishing and farming.  

Hiking Trail Maps 

Welcome to hikers' paradise with a broad range of trails to suit every interest and capability.  

Sproat Lake 

If you love the water, this is the place to be.

Stamp Falls 

Relax by the waterfall at this peaceful riverside park or explore the area on foot on hiking trails. 

Tourist Attractions in Port Alberni 

Port Alberni on Vancouver Island is a Place to Experience an Engaging Blend of Outdoor and Indoor Activities and Attractions.  For Information on Your Next Trip to Port Alberni Please Visit the Visitor Centre or Alberni Valley Tourism.

Places More Than 20 Minute Drive 

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve 

Steeped in Nuu-chah-nulth culture, this is a gateway to the rugged west coast.  Enjoy an interpretive walk to the hike of a lifetime along the legendary West Coast Trail.   

Della Falls 

This is a full day hike. For those that prefer to see the falls a water taxi available from the east end of Great Central Lake.  

Tofino 

Take the 1.5 hour drive to Tofino and partake in the many activities from whale watching to fishing, bird watching, hiking and much more. 

Local Recommendations 

Tseshaht Market: Breakfast (Best Breakfast Sandwich), Snacks, Fuel & Indigenous Giftware. Turn Left and drive 2 Min West 1.8 km away. 

 

Restaurant: Little Bavaria 250-724-4242  Reservations are a Good Idea 

 

Burgers:  J & L Drive-In   4422 Gertrude St                      250-723-6331   

 

Our Go-To Place - Good Service, Food & Liquor Store:     

Best Western Barclay: Past Times Sports Grill                          250-724-7171 

 

Coffee: Steam Punk Café, 3025 3rd Ave (Great Breakfast Sandwiches too) 

 

Bear Cam

Let's Talk Bear Safety!

Tseshaht territory is surrounded by wilderness and is home to black bears. It is not uncommon to see bears at the Chim's Guest House. Visitors need to recognize that being around wild animals can be exciting and scary if you do not know how to keep yourself safe.

Always lock your room and vehicle.  Never leave food outside.

There are a few things guests should pay attention to when encountering a bear: 

  • Back up slowly. Never turn your back on a bear, or run. ...

  • Stay calm. If the bear sees you, talk in a low, calm voice and then regardless if it has seen you or not.

  • Jingle your keys or have some sort of noisemaker... bears do not see very well. 

  • Do not stare. ...

  • Always look both ways when leaving your car or the guest house, especially at night.

  • Give it space. ... Never approach it! 

  • Never come in between a mom and her babies

  • Use your bear spray as it approaches.

Bear Cam
About Us
McCoy Lake, Vancouver Island

About Us

Ed and Naomi Nicholson Have Operated Chims Guest House Since July 11, 2018 in the

Nuu-chah-nulth Territory in Port Alberni. čims Means Bear in Nuu-chah-nulth Barkley dialect. To Help Guests Pronounce and Spell the Word, the Nicholson's Added  the "h" in Chims.

​Naomi Studied the Polynesian Cultural Centre in Oahu Hawaii and is a Certified First Host Indigenous Customer Service Trainer. When Teaching First Host, the Program Would Talk About Indigenizing Your Space By Décor or Same, Teaching People Parts of the Language.

Naomi Would Say to Her Participants "Why Isn't Someone Creating Our Own Indigenous Designed Lodging and Experiences, Mexico and Hawaii Have Found a Commercial Way to Showcase and Preserve the Culture."

​Fast Forward Many Years Later Naomi and Ed had a Chance to Build their Dream Home with Commercial Zoning Usage. Now They Have Expanded From One (1) Guest House (A Detached Building Like a Cabin) to Add Another Guest House (Bear Studio Suite) and 3 Custom Mint Tiny House Company  Park Model Tiny Homes.

If You Have a Complaint or Feedback on How We Can Improve Your Stay,  Please Call/Text/Email to Let Us Know! We Can't Fix What We Don't Know About.

Ed and Naomi Look Forward to Hosting You!

Chims Guest House is a Member of:

Indigenous Tourism British Columbia (ITBC               

  Our ITBC  Listing

Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC)   

 Our ITAC  Listing

Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce (AVCOC)       

 Our AVCOC Listing

Port Alberni Visitors Centre.ca                                              

Our Visitors Centre.ca  Listing

Trip Advisor  

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6890A Pacific Rim Highway - Google 6890 Pacific Rim Hwy
Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 8Y3 Canada   
How to Get to Port Alberni 
 
By Land: 

Port Alberni, BC, is 50 kilometers west of Parksville or 121 kilometers northwest of Victoria on Vancouver Island's Highway 4. 

To reach Port Alberni from Victoria, take the Island Highway and head north. After travelling just over 100 kilometers, avoid the turnoff to Nanaimo and stay on the Island Highway until you come to the Highway 4 West turnoff to Port Alberni. Thirty minutes later, this highway will take you into Port Alberni via Johnston Road. 

If you are coming from Vancouver, take the ninety-five minute BC Ferries sailing from Horseshoe Bay (West Vancouver) to Nanaimo's Departure Bay Terminal. From the ferry terminal in Nanaimo, connect with the Island Highway, heading north.  Then take Highway 4. 

 
By Air: 
CBS8, ALBERNI VALLEY REGIONAL AIRPORT, 7400 Airport Rd, Port Alberni
Chims Guest House is Closest Accommodation Provider 7.5 km, 8 minutes Away. Shuttle May be Available.

The closet airport is Cassidy Airport just outside of Nanaimo, 84 km east of Port Alberni. Jazz Air, a division of Air Canada, has flights that arrive daily into Cassidy Airport. 

For international air travelers, the nearest international airports are in Vancouver (YVR) on the mainland or Victoria (YYJ) on southern Vancouver Island. Other major airports on Vancouver Island are Nanaimo Airport (YCD),  Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) and Qualicum Beach Airport (XQU). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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