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 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 communities here over ten thousand years ago.  

Did you know? As per Census Canada Data, 64% of residents commute less than 15 minutes for work!

Mayor's Welcome



The City's 5 Strategic Priorities:

1. Respond to demographic change.

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

Cover of strategic plan

Official Community Plan

Cover of official community plan

An Introduction to Port Alberni & The Alberni Valley

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