Hole in the wall - Port Alberni, Vancouver Island
Hole in the wall - Port Alberni, Vancouver Island
Wide view of the clouds and Mountains from Mount Moriarty & Labour Day Lake - Port Alberni,  Vancouver Island
Wide view of the clouds and Labour Day Lake from Mount Moriarty - Port Alberni,  Vancouver Island
View of the clouds and Mountains from Mount Moriarty & Labour Day Lake - Port Alberni,  Vancouver Island
Wide view of the clouds and Labour Day Lake from Mount Moriarty - Port Alberni,  Vancouver Island
Wide view of the trees, clouds and Mountains from Mount Moriarty & Labour Day Lake - Port Alberni,  Vancouver Island
View of the clouds and Mountains from Mount Moriarty & Labour Day Lake - Port Alberni,  Vancouver Island
View of the clouds and Labour Day Lake from Mount Moriarty - Port Alberni,  Vancouver Island
Wide view of the clouds and Mountains from Mount Moriarty & Labour Day Lake - Port Alberni,  Vancouver Island
Wide view of the clouds and Mountains from Mount Moriarty & Labour Day Lake - Port Alberni,  Vancouver Island
Wide view of the clouds and Mountains from Mount Moriarty & Labour Day Lake - Port Alberni,  Vancouver Island
Wide view of the clouds and Mountains from Mount Moriarty & Labour Day Lake - Port Alberni,  Vancouver Island
Wide view of the clouds and Mountains from Mount Moriarty & Labour Day Lake - Port Alberni,  Vancouver Island
Wide view of the clouds and Mountains from Mount Moriarty & Labour Day Lake - Port Alberni,  Vancouver Island
View of the clouds and Labour Day Lake from Mount Moriarty - Port Alberni,  Vancouver Island
View of the clouds and Labour Day Lake from Mount Moriarty - Port Alberni,  Vancouver Island
View of the clouds and Labour Day Lake from Mount Moriarty - Port Alberni,  Vancouver Island
Two people enjoying the clouds and Labour Day Lake from Mount Moriarty - Port Alberni,  Vancouver Island
Wide view of the clouds and Mountains from Mount Moriarty & Labour Day Lake - Port Alberni,  Vancouver Island
A Woman standing by the Labour Day Lake - Port Alberni,  Vancouver Island
User Welcome Board in Arden Creek,  Vancouver Island
User Caution Board in Arden Creek,  Vancouver Island
Campfire Regulations Board in Arden Creek,  Vancouver Island
User Info Board in Arden Creek,  Vancouver Island
User Welcome Board in Arden Creek,  Vancouver Island
User Info Board in Arden Creek,  Vancouver Island
Wide view of the sky and Mountains from Arden Creek - Port Alberni,  Vancouver Island
View of the sky and Mountains behind the trees  from Arden Creek - Port Alberni,  Vancouver Island

Port Alberni

Port Alberni is a city and port on Vancouver Island in the province of British Columbia, Canada. It is a deep port city within the Alberni Valley at the head of the Alberni Inlet, which is Vancouver Island's longest inlet. The city has two official city centres and has a unique layout due to its "twin city" status. The former city of Alberni is called "North Port" and is centred at Highway 4 and Gertrude Street. Port Alberni has numerous creeks and ravines that cut across the townsite today.
Port Alberni was named after Captain Don Pedro de Alberni, a Spanish officer commanding Fort San Miguel at Nootka Sound from 1790 to 1792. Port Alberni and the West Coast of Vancouver Island grounds are parts of the traditional territory of the Hupacasath and Tseshaht First Nations of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth.
The main source of employment in Port Alberni is the forest industry. Ecotourism is also a vital part of the city's economy. Port Alberni is heaven for anglers, especially in the past few years that Sockeye salmon returns have been the largest in history. Actually, Port Alberni is known as the salmon capital of the world.


Average Weather in Port Alberni

Port Alberni's climate is Mediterranean with dry, warm summer. During the winter months, the weather is cool and moist because the air flows from the Pacific Ocean. The average minimum and maximum temperature for Port Alberni is -1° (30.2°F) in January and 25°C (77°F) in August.

The Best Time to Visit Port Alberni

The best time to visit Port Alberni is from the end of May to the end of September. It is when warm-weather activities are available.

How to Get to Port Alberni?

Port Alberni Airport Transfers

KD Air offers daily scheduled flights between Port Alberni and the South Terminal at Vancouver International Airport (YVR).


Seaplane to Port Alberni

Pacific Seaplanes has once-a-day round trips between Port Alberni and Vancouver.


Ferry to Port Alberni

BC Ferries can take you from Horseshoe Bay (West Vancouver) to Departure Bay Terminal and Duke Point Terminal. From there you can drive or take a bus to Port Alberni, which takes about an hour to reach.

Top Attractions in Port Alberni

  • Stamp Falls Provincial Park
  • Taylor Arm Provincial Parks
  • Sproat Lake
  • Kitsuksis Creek Walking Path
  • Rollin Art Centre
  • The Alberni Valley
  • Black bear watching
  • Canal Beach
  • Alberni Valley Museum
  • Port Alberni Maritime Discovery Centre
  • McLean Mill Historic Park
  • Alberni Harbour Quay
Visiting Port Alberni

Discovering Beauty and Entertainment in Port Alberni

As Port Alberni is a deep-sea port at the head of the Alberni Inlet, there are several chances for outdoor and indoor activities and visiting attractions. The city with a moderate climate is famous for its breathtaking scenery. The area is surrounded by mountains, freshwater lakes and streams that will carve into your memory. Wonderful and exciting activities are available such as salmon sport-fishing, scuba diving, kayaking, windsurfing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, hiking, mountain biking, ATV'ing, golfing, and wildlife viewing.


Port Alberni gardens

Gardens, Parks, and Natural Green Attractions in Port Alberni

  • Kitsucksus Creek Trail
  • Blair Park and trail
  • Williamson Park
  • Sherwood Forest Indl Park
  • Parks & Recreation Dept
  • Sproat Lake Provincial Park
  • Dry Creek Park and trail
  • Weaver Park
  • Canal Beach
  • Naesgaard's Farm & Market
  • Walmart Garden Centre

Beaches, Lakes, Rivers, and Water-based Activities in Port Alberni

Museums and Art Galleries in Port Alberni

  • Alberni Valley Museum
  • Port Alberni Maritime Discovery Centre
  • Morris Gallery
  • Pamela Holl Hunt Fine Artist
  • Rollin Art Centre
  • Blue Fish Gallery
  • DRAW Gallery

Entertainment in Port Alberni

Festivals and Events in Port Alberni

  • Salmon Festival
  • Port Alberni Toy Run
  • Five Acre Shaker Music Festival
  • Port Alberni Fall Fair
  • Sproat Lake Regatta
  • Okee Dokee Slo-Pitch Tournament

Nightlife and Entertainment in Port Alberni

  • Alano Club
  • Puddle Duck Brew Pub
  • Creekers Bar & Grill
  • Rainbow Room live music bar
  • Pastimes Sports Bar and Grill
  • Port Sports Pub
  • Bucksnort's Bar & Grill
  • Alberni Maker Space night club
  • Kingsway Pub

Free Attractions in Port Alberni

  • Swimming and sunbathing at lakes, rivers, or beaches.
  • Hiking and bird watching all around the Blair Park and Dry Creek Park trails
  • Visiting McLean Mill Historic Site
  • Hiking to Hole in the Wall
  • Going to Harbour Quay
  • Browsing the galleries
  • Water sports by Sproat Lake

Services in Port Alberni

Public Transportation in Port Alberni

Port Alberni public transportation includes bus, ferry, and taxi. There is also an airplane service for getting in or out of the city.


Where to Stay in Port Alberni

Port Alberni offers accommodations various in price and service. Here is a list of hotels, motels and B&B's that are all members of the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce. No matter where you are staying in beautiful Port Alberni, you can be sure to receive good service.

Hotels:
Ocean Marina Hotel
Best Western Plus Barclay Hotel
 
Self-Catered Accommodation:
Berkie's Bed & Breakfast
Strathcona Street B&B
Stamp Falls B&B
Edelweiss B&B
Cedar Wood Lodge B&B
Ryan's Roost Bed & Breakfast

Hostels:
Esta Villa Motel
Redford Motel and RV
Sunset Motel
Swept Away Inn
Tyee Village Motel
Bluebird Motel
Timberlodge Motel and RV Campground
Somass Motel & RV
Riverside Motel
Hospitality Inn

Guesthouses:
Sproat Lake Landing Inc
Chars Landing & GuesthouseA-1 Alberni Inn
Chim's Guest House

Campground:
Whiskey Creek Campground
China Creek Campground
Arrowvale Campground


Shopping in Port Alberni

Port Alberni has lots of good quality shops. Here is a list of them:
Northport Plaza, Ahtsik Native Art Gallery, Rollin Art Centre, Pacific Rim Shopping Centre, Coombs Country Candy

Food and Beverage Services in Port Alberni

Restaurant and Café in Port Alberni

  • Bucksnort's Bar & Grill
  • Solda's Family Restaurant
  • Boomerangs Café
  • Alberni Sushi
  • J & L Drive-In
  • The Clam Bucket
  • Little Valley Restaurant & catering curry night
  • Dimitri's Pizza
  • Wait You Chinese Restaurant
  • Granny's Chicken & Grill
  • Smitty's Family Restaurant
  • The Starboard Grill
  • All Mex'D Up Taco Shop
  • Porto Taco
  • Brie & Barrel
  • Little Bavaria Restaurant
  • Burde Beans Coffee & Things
  • Blue Door Café
  • Wildflower Bakeshop and Café
  • Full Of Beans PlayCafe
  • SteamPunk Café
  • Turtle Beach Café
  • Stamps Café
Port Alberni Restaurants and Cafes

Wineries, Breweries, Distilleries, Pubs, and Bars in Port Alberni

  • Emerald Coast Vineyards and Wine Shop
  • Brewing Company
  • Twin City Brewing Company
  • Dog Mountain Brewing

Health and Wellness in Port Alberni

Sport and Wellness Centers and Spas Port Alberni

Sport and Wellness Centers, Spas, and Recreational Therapy in Port Alberni

  • Alberni Fitness Center
  • Echo Park Fieldhouse
  • Pure Fitness
  • rack n rally
  • Fitness Network Co Ltd
  • Wellness Centers
  • CBI Health Centre
  • Inner Stillness Holistic Studio
  • The Comfort Zone Mobility Aids & Spas
  • Jyoti's Nails And Threading Studio
  • Cloud Nine Spa Therapy
  • Akta Spa Svc
  • Rain Spa & Laser
  • Thumbs Up Therapy
  • Christine Peterson, RMT
  • Alberni Massage Therapy
  • Elements Registered Massage Therapy

What you Can Expect to Do Near Port Alberni

China Creek Diving

China Creek Diving

Camping in Little Qualicum Falls Campground

Camping in Little Qualicum Falls Campground

Sproat Lake Wakeboarding and Waterskiing

Sproat Lake Wakeboarding and Waterskiing

China Creek Kiteboarding

China Creek Kiteboarding

What you Can Expect to See Near Port Alberni

Great Central Lake

Great Central Lake

Port Alberni

Port Alberni

Sarita Falls

Sarita Falls

Sproat Lake Provincial Park

Sproat Lake Provincial Park

Pelham Range

Pelham Range

Somass River

Somass River

No Name Falls

No Name Falls

Little Qualicum Falls

Little Qualicum Falls

Sproat Lake

Sproat Lake

Hole in the Wall Falls

Hole in the Wall Falls

Cameron Lake

Cameron Lake

Horne Lake

Horne Lake

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