Port Alberni Travel Guide
Welcome to Port Alberni!
Unlike the unexpected tsunami that pounded Port Alberni in 1964, the wave of tourists flowing into this Pacific Rim destination today is foreseeable. Its central location only 80 km (50 mi) from Nanaimo on Vancouver Island makes it a convenient and pleasant waterfront getaway. The area is an angler's paradise, as there are abundant salt and fresh water fishing opportunities. Many people stream toward the array of galleries, shops and restaurants at Alberni Harbour Quay, a vibrant district located on the waterfront. A climb up the clock tower at the Quay gives visitors a seagull's view of the amazing Alberni Inlet. Port Alberni is not just a clever name—the city was builtaround its working port, situated 40 km (25 mi) in from the outer west coast shores. The long saltwater channel leading up to this central Vancouver Island city gives it an aqueous atmosphere, and allows visitors a fluid entrance to Port Alberni's net of attractions.
Look up to the sky during the summer in Port Alberni, and visitors might catch a glimpse of the famous Martin Mars Water Bombers, the world's largest flying boats ever flown operationally.
Hotels & Motels
The natural beauty of Pacific Rim National Park is right at the doorstep of this hotel.
Experienced guide Don Graves will take guests to the fish rich waters of Port Alberni and Parksville for great fishing and wildlife watching.