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"Nunsensations: The Vegas Revue" Poster  

Capitol Theatre is accustomed to hosting unique, different, and at times maybe odd playwrights over the years; but, none other has sparked such laughter and amusement in the halls of the theatre then that of Dan Goggin’s “Nunsensations: The Vegas Revue”.

What To Expect:

Laughs and pure entertainment is the end goal and the “Nunsensations’” cast has worked very hard to make this a reality. Dubbed the “Nunscence” show, this tells the story of a nunnery which receives a $10,000 donation if the Sister school agrees to perform in a club in Las Vegas. Naturally, as the holy world of Sisterhood collides with Sin City, these nuns partake on an interesting adventure of fun-filled musical numbers and sequined covered dancers.

Tickets, Dates, & More:

This play is fun for all ages! One critic summed up the production perfectly stating, “it’s a whole lot funny, and a little bit naughty, but there ain’t nothin’ dirty goin’ on”. This production won’t last long so you definitely don’t want to miss your chance! Capitol Theatre will only host “Nunsensations: The Vegas Revue” on certain days Feb-March, 2018. This schedule goes as such: Friday nights include Feb 23rd and March 2nd & 9th; Saturday nights of Feb 24th and March 3rd & 10th; Sunday will feature only matinee showings on Feb 25th and March 4th & 11th; and last but not least, one showing will be also be held on Thursday, March 8th. Online tickets can be purchased here.

Best Western Barclay Hotel is lucky to be situated in the heart of Port Alberni so our guests can enjoy the wonders our city holds.This includes being only a 5 minute drive from Capitol Theatre where “Nunsensations” is hosted. Our hotel offers some of the greatest deals on clean, comfortable accomodation in the Port Alberni area, so you can get the most out of your stay!  
 2017 christmas family friendly events Port Alberni 
Christmas is coming up fast, and our community in Port Alberni is already planning lots of great events to bring joy to locals and visitors alike this holiday season. Whether you need to get your holiday shopping done or want to just relax with some bright Christmas lights or live music, we’ve got you covered. See our suggestions below for Christmas events in Port Alberni this December:
The second annual Christmas Magic Market returns to Port Alberni from December 1-3, presented by the Uptown Urban Market. This three-day event features a Christmas craft show with local vendors and small businesses who will be selling their unique handmade gifts. There’s no better place to get your Christmas shopping done with plenty of time to spare! Check it out at Hanson Hall from 1-7pm, less than a 30 minute walk away from Best Western Plus Barclay, or less than 5 minute away by car.
Join us for a light up on the water! On the evening of Sunday, December 3rd, lots of boats of varying shapes and sizes will head out on the water to show off their elaborate Christmas light displays. The view from the shore is sure to be simply stunning! The event will also feature barbecue and hot dogs, live music, and a fireworks display. Everything takes place at Harbour Quay, a short 5 minute drive away from Best Western Plus Barclay.
On Sunday, December 10th, our local beloved Timbre! Choir will be performing a beautiful concert of classic Christmas songs, from old to new. Prepare for a festive afternoon with all your favourite tunes, including Angels We Have Heard On High, The Christmas Song, and, of course, You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch. The show will be held at the ADSS Auditorium, just a 5 minute drive or 30 minute walk away from Best Western Plus Barclay. Tickets are $20 for adults and seniors, and just $5 for children and students under 18 years old. Tickets are limited, so be sure to get yours soon!
There are so many great Christmas events to check out in Port Alberni this winter! By staying at Best Western Plus Barclay, you get clean, comfortable, and affordable accommodations that are centrally located for everything you’ll want to see and do. There’s no better place to plan your family holiday vacation!
 Keep celebrating Canada in Port Alberni!


You probably already knew this 2017 marks Canada’s 150th birthday! If you didn’t do enough celebrating back on July 1st, don’t fret — Port Alberni has more fun ways to keep celebrating our great country with the whole community. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 22nd, for the Canada 150 Birthday Bash, taking place at Harbour Quay. Harbour Quay is less than a 10 minute drive from Best Western Plus Barclay Hotel, or just 30 minutes on foot if you take a leisurely stroll in the summer sun. 
Join in on Wheely Fun Alberni’s Ride for the Canada 150 Birthday Bash. Bring your bike and meet at the Echo Community Centre parking lot at 5:30 pm. The ride will depart at 5:45 pm. Please note all cyclists are requested to have a helmet!
After the ride, the fun is only beginning. At 6:30 pm there will be tons of activities for the whole family, including kite flying, good old fashioned bean bag tosses, a hockey shoot, face painting, and much more. There will also be great live entertainment with performances from local artists and dance groups. Finally, you can’t get more Canadian than a floating hockey game on the pier against the Alberni Bulldogs. 
As summer begins to wrap up, we’re looking forward to having another opportunity to relive the magic of Canada Day! Take some time away from the stress of every day life and enjoy those late summer days with the whole family. Our heated outdoor pool is open until October 1st, and you can take some much needed time to yourself in our newly renovated fitness centre. Bring your kids or plan a romantic getaway. At Best Western Plus Barclay Hotel, we’ve got great onsite dining options and are located in the heart of Port Alberni, so you can stroll around the community and appreciate everything Port Alberni has to offer. 
As summer approaches, Port Alberni is excited to host the 9th annual Black Ty Gala on Saturday, May 27th, 2017. This year’s theme is Starry Night, celebrating the famous painting by Vincent Van Gogh, depicting a quiet village under a brilliant night sky. An awe-inspiring and unforgettable work of art, this year’s Black Ty Gala is sure to leave you with the same lasting impression (pun intended!).
The evening will begin with a champagne reception, sponsored by Tyler-Mollon, followed by a scrumptious dinner by chef Dave Timmons. Then stay for the main event – the auctions where you’ll get the chance to bid on some priceless and wonderful things!
The Gala is made possible by businesses and individuals who generously donate items and services, such as fine art, wine, trips and activities, gift certificates, and more. These are auctioned off at the Gala in both live and silent auctions, with all proceeds supporting Ty Watson House.
The Black Ty Gala is one of the biggest fundraisers of the year. Ty Watson House is a 4 bed community hospice with 24-hour care right in Port Alberni. It benefits those who are battling a life-altering illness but who do not require hospital admission. Ty Watson house is operated by the Alberni Valley Hospice Society, who hosts the Black Ty Gala. AV Hospice employs passionate staff and volunteers who provide a large variety of services to members of the community who are the end of their lives, and support their caregivers and loved ones before and after passing.
This wonderful event will take place at Echo Community Centre, just a 15 minute walk away from Best Western Plus Barclay Hotel. Tickets are $100 and are eligible for a $60 tax receipt. You can purchase tickets through the Alberni Valley Hospice Society website, or locally at the hospice’s main office, Boutique Belles Amies and Jim’s Clothes Closet. We at Best Western Plus Barclay Hotel are so proud to be a part of this vibrant community and love to support the organizations who make it thrive. We are ideally located near the event, so you can truly make it a night to remember! 
We are very excited to share our Fitness Center is looking better than ever.  Don't take our word for it, come on in and check it out when you stay with us. 

Visiting Vancouver Island’s Alberni this February? Then you’re in luck, because the city is hosting plenty of events to make sure its visitors are well entertained during their trip. Do a spot of Valentine’s Day shopping, check out some live music, and catch a classic film. If it were all on the same date, wouldn’t that be the greatest date you could have? Book your stay BEST WESTERN PLUS Barclay Hotel and enjoy the convenience of being centrally located while also having a spacious room.

Shopping for Love

Who’s in the mood for love? It’s hard not to feel in love in Alberni, so we’re sure you are already! However, if you need an extra push then there’s a Valentine’s Mini-Bazaar taking place on February 11 from 9am until 3pm. Head down to Cherry Creek Hall, just a short 5 minute drive from our hotel, and pick up a special home crafted item for your significant other. Nothing says I Love You like a well thought out, unique gift!

Local Bands Bring the Folk Rock

It’s going to be a night of folky rock goodness on February 11, when Vancouver Island’s very own Maverick Cinema will bringing their musical talents to Char’s Landing. The band will be supported by Non Stop Talk. Polish off your dancing shoes and get ready to dance the night away. The show begins at 8 and runs until around midnight.

Old Stone

How’s a critically acclaimed Chinese-Canadian film film sound? On February 26, the Paramount Theatre Film Festival will be presenting a showing a Old Stone, a film detailing the plight of poor Lao Shi, who’s on a mission to be cleared for an accident he didn’t cause. The film received plaudits from film critics, so it’s not to be missed for any film lover.


Christmas is a time of such good cheer that it deserves to be stretched out to encompass as much of the year as possible. Visit Port Alberni this November and you’ll be able to indulge in the goodness of Christmas, all the while enjoying the atmosphere and activities of the city. Our hotel is ideally situated to experience the best the city has offer, and includes a pool and fitness centre, on-site dining, and much more.

Christmas in the Valley

Find the perfect Christmas gift for friends and family back home at Christmas in the Valley, a craft fair that specialises in a wide range of products, including woodwork, jewelry, homemade candles and soaps, paintings, and much more. The large fair takes place over three days from Friday November 11 - Sunday November 13. Admission is free.

Christmas Tree Light Up

It’s hard not to get carried away with the spirit of Christmas at a tree lighting ceremony. Head on down to the Blue Marlin as the large outdoor tree is lit up with hundreds of lights. Takes place from 6 - 9pm on November 20 and includes plenty of Christmas fun.

Christmas Ballet

Fall in love the Nutcracker all over again on Saturday November 26, when Stage West & Urban Dance will be hosting their production of the classic Russian ballet. Set to much loved music by Tchaikovsky, follow the story of Christmas toys and magic as ballet dances bring the narrative to life in stunning fashion. Takes place at ADSS Auditorium at 7pm.

Craft Sale

Another craft sale will be taking place on Sunday November 20 at 3945 4th Avenue. Featuring homemade chocolates, art, crafts, jewelry, clothing and much more, this event is a fundraiser to local charities and provides visitors the opportunity to buy for a good cause as well as pick up a great gift. Takes place 10am - 5pm.

port alberni salmon fest hotel

It’s almost that time of year again! In just a few weeks, Port Alberni’s Salmon Festival will make its annual return—for a whopping 45th time!

This awesome staple of the Port Alberni calendar is a great choice for guests of all ages and descriptions; from solo travellers, to couples, to families!

Here’s a bit of information on this highly anticipated event!

First up, the basics: It all goes down on Labour Day weekend, from September 2nd to 5th, at the Clutesi Haven Marina, just a short drive from our conveniently located Port Alberni Hotel.

As its name suggests, this festival is a celebration of all things salmon. Over the course of the weekend, these beautiful fish will be caught, weighed, photographed and—you guessed it—cooked up and eaten. Of course, there’s so much more to this festival than its namesake.

The weekend will also feature plenty of live music and karaoke, a beer garden, a chainsaw carving contest, plenty of fishing demos, and more. Travelling with kids? They’ll have a great time too, as the event will include a handful of entertaining and enriching children’s activities. And finally, it’s worth mentioning that the event will see more than $55,000 in cash and prizes given away, so there’s a good chance you won’t leave empty handed. For a full rundown of the event’s many attractions, click here

Intrigued? Well, we can’t blame you. Port Alberni’s Salmon Festival has been a success, year after year, and this year figures to be no different. 

Of course, you’ll need a comfortable place to rest when each day of this awesome event is over, and in Port Alberni, there’s no better choice in that regard than our cozy hotel. Book your stay today and enjoy a range of comfortable rooms, a long list of convenient amenities, and great rates. We look forward to welcoming you to our picturesque corner of the province!

Mother’s Day Buffet

Brunch  10 – 2 

     Breakfast Items

 Eggs Benny, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Savory Hashbrowns, Cinnamon Swirl French Toast, Belgian Waffles, Pancakes


Fresh Fruit Salad, Danish and Muffins

Assorted Cereals, Granola and Yogurt


Lunch Items 

Chef Carved Roast Beef

Homestyle Lasagna, Chicken Cordon Bleu

Herb Crusted Cod, Southern Fried Chicken,

 Bavarian Sausage w Sauerkraut, Oven Roasted Potatoes, Rice Pilaf, Steamed Vegetables, Fresh Pan Gravy, Cabbage Rolls and Sweet & Sour Meat Balls


An assortment of salads, pickles, deli meats and cheeses, fresh vegetables with dip

A large variety of desserts


Adults $ 26.95

Seniors $ 24.95

Kids 10 and under $1.50 per year of age.

posted by: Best Western Plus Barclay Hotel on: May 5, 2016 4:58:03 PM

Mothers day evening features

2 piece Lemon Pepper Cod  $17.95