Local Links

Governments

City of Port Alberni - City of Port Alberni Website.

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District - ACRD serves residents in the districts surrounding the City of Port Alberni.

Port Alberni Port Authority - PAPA oversee the waterfront development of the Alberni Inlet.

Community Futures Development Corporation (Alberni-Clayoquot) - CFDC is a local, non-profit organization that provides entrepreneurial assistance and economic development resources to our region’s communities of Bamfield, Port Alberni, Tofino and Ucluelet.

First Nations

Tseshaht First Nation - The Teseshaht is one of the First Nations bands that live in the Alberni Valley & the West Coast.

Hupacasath First Nation - The Hupacasath is another First Nations band that live in the Alberni Valley & the West Coast.

Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council - The Nuu-chah-nulth consists of many First Nation bands which together cover territories stretching approx. 300 kilometres on the West Coast of Vancouver Island.

Huu-Ay-Aht First Nation - Creating a Future as Rich as Our Past. Together, the Huu-ay-aht Economic Development Committee and group of businesses strive to achieve a flourishing Huu-ay-aht economy through initiatives that provide sustainable benefits for all.

Education

School District #70 - SD70 oversees the K-12 schools in Port Alberni, Bamfield, Tofino and Ucluelet.

John Paul II School - A School with a difference - where children learn to love and love to learn. Quality Christian Education from Kindergarten to grade 8.

Literacy Alberni Society - A non-profit organization (with charity status) located in the Alberni Valley on Vancouver Island. The society's mission is to work collaboratively with other organizations and stakeholders within the community towards improving literacy levels in the Alberni Valley.

North Island College (Port Alberni Campus) - NIC offers quality post-secondary education and vocational training in a local community college setting.

Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences - A special purpose university primarily focused on a combination of distance learning and on site delivery, targeting professionals in the human resources and occupational health field who also have an additional involvement in disability management and return to work, and are keen to see value added education and certification in this field as an opportunity. Specific degree approval is subject to the terms and conditions as set out by the Degree Quality Assessment Board under the Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development of the Province of British Columbia.

Media

Alberni Valley News - Local weekly newspaper.

Ha-shilth-sa Newspaper - Published bi-weekly, Ha-Shilth-Sa covers the events and issues throughout the West Coast from a distinctly Nuu chah nulth perspective.

93.3 The Peak Radio - Local radio station covering Alberni Valley & the West Coast region.

Shaw TV (Port Alberni) - Provides daily community features and information for the Alberni Valley & West Coast communities.

Alberni.ca - Port Alberni's community web portal; with local news, blogs, classified, forums, coupons, and events calendar.

MyAlberni APP  - Local Community APP providing Event, Shopping and other information. 

Annual Events

Alberni Valley Charity Golf Classic (July) - at the the Alberni Golf Club, with all proceeds to BC Children's Hospital and local charities. Everyone is welcome. Register at the Alberni Golf Club

"Thunder in the Valley" (Alberni Valley Drag Racing) - This annual August weekend Drag Racing event draws over 10,000 fans and 250 cars from all over North America. The event is moving from its long time location at the Alberni Valley Regional Airport to the Lower 3rd Avenue area within the City Limits. This change will make the race an 1/8 of mile format and also bring the event to the core of the city thus allowing for more spectators and easier access to local services. The event happens early August every year. 

Port Alberni Salmon Festival - Labour Day Weekend every year.  Salmon Derby, entertainment, salmon barbeque, fireworks, kids bullhead derby Thousands of dollars in prizes.

Alberni Distric Fall Fair - The big annual 4-day Fall Fair in September features livestock, produce, crafts, prizes and entertainment for the whole family.

Port Alberni Toy Run - This annual event draws over 800 bikers and many community businesses to bring toys and gifts to underprivileged children and the elderly in Port Alberni, Ucluelet and Tofino.