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Port Alberni is a city located in the province of British Columbia in Canada. It is the seat of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District. Port Alberni lies within the Alberni Valley at the head of the Alberni Inlet, Vancouver Island's longest inlet. The other end of the inlet is located on Barkley Sound, Clayoquot Sound. Port Alberni has been dubbed the "Salmon Capital of the World", a distinction also claimed by nearby Campbell River. Port Alberni is sister-city to Abashiri in northern Japan. Places to eat in the region include Solda's Restaurant, Golden Dragon Restaurant, Pescadores Bistro, and Millers Place.

Wondering where to stay? Lodging options in the city are mainly limited to Bed and Breakfast type accommodations, though there are a large number of nearby hotels. If you are travelling in the area, Port Alberni is located close to French Creek, Century Sam Lake, Kammat Lake, Lieutenant Ian Philip MacDonald Picnic Area and Rosewall Creek.

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Selected and best reviewed properties in Port Alberni

The Hummingbird Guesthouse & Charters

Photograph of Hummingbird Guesthouse & Charters, Port Alberni
Take a deep breath, exhale and let go! So much more than a place to stay . . Unsurpassed luxury and relaxation. Where the only thing we overlook is the river! A world of wonderful possibilities designed to make you feel right at home, while at the same time , exceeding your every expectation. .....

The Esta Villa Motel

Friendly Service & Great Value We feature 1 bedroom kitchen suites and sleeping units. All rooms are equipped with a fridge, electric heat, a direct dial phone, free local calls, a remote control colour cable TV, free movie channel and both a shower and bath. We're Your Island Home We are located .....

More about the areas accommodations and tourism

Port Alberni was named for Captain Don Pedro de Alberni, a Spanish officer, who commanded the fort at Nootka on Vancouver Island's west coast from 1790 to 1792. Alberni and the West Coast of Vancouver Island is the traditional territory of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Nation.

The first European settlers in the area were with the Anderson Company from London in 1860. The original mill failed but several others were established in the 1880s. It was the first sawmill in BC. Port Alberni was incorporated in 1912 with the arrival of the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway, and planned arrival of the Canadian National Railway, and the Trans-Pacific telegraph cable at Bamfield. Mining took place on the Alberni Canal, as with many fish camps and outports that depended on Port Alberni as a base.

The forest industry was the dominant force, with prime cedar and Douglas fir tracts nearby. Large logging operators moved in namely Bloedel, Stewart and Welch. Sawmills were built at Alberni, Great Central Lake, and the MacLean Mill. By the second world war plywood mills and a nascent pulp industry started. For the next forty years, the forest industry reigned supreme. MacMillan Bloedel Limited became the large lumber player in the valley.

Other local Port Alberni information.

  • Longitude: -124°51'14.4
  • Latitude: 49°17'41.64

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  • Alberni Dew Drop Inn Bed & Breakfast, 5447 Maebelle Road