Port Alberni is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island at the end of a 48-kilometre deep sea inlet, on the banks of the Somass River estuary surrounded by rivers, lakes and mountain ranges. The Alberni Valley area has always been rich in natural resources dating back to the days when the ancestors of today's Nuu-chah-nulth people chose to establish their communities here over ten thousand years ago. Today, Port Alberni is the largest city in the Pacific Rim and the regional leader in major industries. 

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In the Livability tab: Note that mean commute time differs from average commute time. As per Statistics Canada Data, 67% of residents commute less than 15 minutes for work!

Mayor's Welcome



The City's 5 Strategic Priorities:

1. Respond to demographic change/improve quality of life.

2. Enable the new economy.

3. Provide and maintain quality services.

4. Champion environmental leadership.

5. Foster a complete community
(safe, healthy and inclusive).


Corporate Strategic Plan

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Official Community Plan

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An Introduction to Port Alberni & The Alberni Valley

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