Places to stay in Port Alberni, British Columbia

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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 Beaufort Lake, Mount Becher, Rowbotham Lake, Fatty Basin and Comox Indian Reserve 1.

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Photograph of Timberlodge & RV Campground, Port Alberni

The Timberlodge & RV Campground

Located on outskirts of Port Alberni near downtown within 5 minutes, the Timberlodge is noted for courteous personal service. Indoor heated swimming pool, 22 motel rooms with Fridge, Cable TV & Free local Call, and 24 R.V. Sites with full hookup, also 50 amp available. High Speed Wirelss Internet .....

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The Inntorestin B&B

Above the city, overlooking the canal and nestled among 7 century old Douglas Fir trees, sits a 2 story,immaculate, smoke free, air conditioned family home. Full breakfast with fruits, vegetables, home baking, and egg dishes served with style. Have tea in the private back yard surrounded by .....

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The Howard Johnson

The Howard Johnson is located just off highway 4 in Port Alberni BC. The spacious 42 room hotel. The hotel is located in the Gateway to the Pacific Rim on the west coast of Vancouver Island within walking distance of the Marina. Port Alberni being the salmon Capital of the world offers world class .....

Photograph of Sproat Lake Landing Resort, Port Alberni

The Sproat Lake Landing Resort

Seeking your dream vacation plush with natural beauty? What if you could unpack just once, stay in luxury, and experience the very best of Vancouver Island by day trips from ONE place? For these reasons and more there is no finer location than Sproat Lake Landing. Indulge yourself in luxury at our .....

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The Hospitality Inn Port Alberni

The Hospitality Inn is located in the heart of Port Alberni and offers a unique blend of comfort, charm and professional service to all of our guests. A cozy fireplace in the lobby welcomes you to our charming Tudor-style inn. Our recently upgraded guest and bathrooms with modern amenities ensure a .....

Photograph of China Creek Marina, Port Alberni

The China Creek Marina

Explore, relax and reconnect at China Creek Campground! We offer an immersive Vancouver Island camping experience on the Alberni Inlet with stunning oceanfront to forested tent and RV sites. China Creek Campground offers a unique camping experience in Port Alberni. Enjoy beautiful views of the .....

Photograph of Lakewoods Bed & Breakfast, Port Alberni

The Lakewoods Bed & Breakfast

We welcome adult travellers to our peaceful waterfront home, in a garden setting overlooking beautiful Sproat Lake. We invite you to enjoy a swim before turning in, or before we serve you a full home made breakfast. Visit Historical McLean's, Mill, a steam driven sawmill in working order. We speak .....

Photograph of Best Western Barclay Hotel, Port Alberni

The Best Western Barclay Hotel

The Best Western Barclay Hotel is centrally located in the beautiful Alberni Valley on Vancouver Island. A scenic one hour's drive from the BC Ferry terminal in Nanaimo, and 100 kilometers from Pacific Rim National Park. The Best Western Barclay Hotel is a full service, AAA Triple Diamond facility .....

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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Closed or unlisted properties

  • Alberni Dew Drop Inn Bed & Breakfast located at 5447 Maebelle Road closed or delisted.