Port Alberni has one of the most affordable home prices on Vancouver Island, with an excellent return on investment. Live in one of the City's North Port, South Port and Central Alberni neighbourhoods or "commute" less than 30 minutes from the rural communities of Sproat Lake, Beaver Creek or Cherry Creek. There's ample choice of housing styles, from upscale single detached homes to farm acreages, to cozy, compact heritage apartments. Find something move-in ready, in need of your expertise, or build something new on the perfect plot of land.

Get more than what you paid for.

Find a Home to Buy or Rent

Any local realty office will be happy to assist you. Visit each site for a complete view of listings.

Royal Lepage

Within city limits, 67% of residents commute less than 15 minutes for work! The mean time in the above table has been calculated including commutes outside of Port Alberni to neighbouring communities for employment. 

City Neighbourhoods

The layout of Port Alberni can be understood in the context of its history of having once been two separate cities separated geographically by Roger Creek. There are two commercial areas, two waterfronts, two sides of town and two roads to get around town. It takes about 15 minutes to cross town by vehicle.

The former 'twin' cities of Alberni and Port Alberni are called North Port and South Port, respectively. 


Neighbourhood Driving Tour

Central Alberni

North Port

South Port

Rural Neighbourhoods 

There are 3 major residential and regional district electoral areas just outside City limits at a maximum distance of approximately 15 kilometres away. Many of the owners and tenants work, do business and purchase their daily goods and services in Port Alberni.


Sproat Lake

Beaver Creek

Cherry Creek


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