The Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Centre re-opened to the public on Monday, July 6th with many safety protocols in effect.

  • The Visitor Centre will host a maximum of 6 Guests at a time in addition to no more than 2 Employees
  • Visitors to the Building will see a TABLE in front of the doors restricting entrance to the Building. This table will have pertinent and updated information displayed based on current Health Orders in the Province of BC
  • As of early November 2020 ALL VISITORS TO THE BUILDING ARE REQUIRED TO ENTER WITH A MASK ON. 
  • We ask that Visitors do not attempt to challenge this requirement. Our employees are doing what they're asked to do; please respect that courtesy. 
  • Hand Sanitizer is available for your use both at the table and inside the building
  • Washrooms are OPEN (outside) for your use. They are cleaned frequently through the day
  • Hours of operation are: Monday - Saturday 10am to 4pm. We are currently CLOSED on Sundays. Note that the washrooms are accessible during open hours only
  • Our employees are stationed behind physical barriers. We ask that Visitors not attempt to circumvent the barriers. Please respect that for the safety of all
  • Please notice and respect the floor stickers that are positioned at least 2 meters apart. The PHO orders continue to mandate Physical Distancing in all situations. 
  • Maps, Brochures and other publications are available by request only. We ask Visitors not to attempt to access any of these publications. Please allow us to do that on your behalf. 
  • Please take notice of the posters on our Windows describing the Symptoms of COVID - 19 and please respond accordingly.
  • PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE BUILDING OR APPROACH THE TENT AREA, OR ANY EMPLOYEE IF YOU ARE FEELING UNWELL. 
  • Please do not leave personal garbage on our property or in the garbage cans. 
  • Please do not discard used MASKS or other PPE on our Property. Doing so increases the risk to our Employees
  • Overnight Parking or Camping is not permitted. Note Signage that does grant us right to have unidentified vehicles towed at owner expense. 
  • Our Employees have all reviewed our COVID - 19 Protocol Measures and all understand the importance of following guidelines as presented, and often updated, by the Provincial Health Officer. 
  • Our Employees are not permitted to work if feeling unwell and if symptoms indicate the potential for COVID - 19 they will be asked to submit to a test and will not be permitted back to work until confirmation of a Negative Result and/or confirmation that the incubation period has expired. 
  • Our Facility is cleaned several times during the day including a full clean prior to close/open every day. Said clean includes the use of a commercial cleaning device (think Ghostbusters) that sprays a cleaning solution similar to what is used on tables throughout the facility. This equipment and product is highly recommended by the Island's largest Cleaning Service 

We are pleased to have you back! 

Alberni Chamber of Commerce - The Voice of Business for the Alberni Valley

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General Information

Port Alberni (population: 17,743) and the pastoral Alberni Valley serve as the introduction to BC’s west coast. Just a 193-km (120-mi) drive northwest from the provincial capital, Victoria, Port Alberni boasts a magnificent, deep-sea port that opens to Alberni Inlet, Barkley Sound and the Pacific Ocean. Port Alberni has a moderate climate and is well-known for its breathtaking scenery.

There is plenty to experience in Port Alberni and its surrounding valley. Enveloped by freshwater lakes and streams, the area is wildly popular for its salmon sports fishing. Fishing charters operate year-round and the rewards include steelhead, halibut, cod, and of course, all Pacific Species of salmon!

Other popular outdoors activities include scuba diving, kayaking, windsurfing, boating, waterskiing/wakeboarding,  hiking, ATV'ing,  golfing and wildlife viewing. Some visitors choose to explore the area via helicopter and floatplane tours, while others discover the region’s rich history through the Heritage Network.

Port Alberni with its Valley based climate is a wonderful place to visit all year long but especially through the Spring/Summer Seasons and in fact well into Fall. We will often have the high temperature for the entire Island which of course means that many people will venture to the many water sources around us for a lovely refresh. 

 

How to Get Here

From Nanaimo: The Nanaimo Airport YCD is only a 1 hour drive to Port Alberni.

To reach Port Alberni from Nanaimo, take the #19 Island Highway heading north, then take the highway #4 West turnoff to Port Alberni. Highway #4 will take you into Port Alberni via Johnston Road.

From Victoria: To reach Port Alberni from Victoria, take the #1& #19 Island Highway heading north, then take the highway #4 West turnoff to Port Alberni. Highway #4 will take you into Port Alberni via Johnston Road.

From Vancouver: If you are coming from Vancouver, take the ninety-five minute BC Ferries sailing from Horseshoe Bay (West Vancouver) to Nanaimo's Departure Bay Terminal. Stay on the #19 Island Highway heading north, then take the #4 West.

Alternatively, you can also take the 2-hour BC Ferries sailing from Tsawwassen (Vancouver) to Nanaimo's Duke Point Terminal. Again, Stay on the #19 Island Highway heading north, then take the #4 West.
 

Tofino Bus lines (tofinobus.com)

Travelling from Port Hardy and Courtenay to Port Alberni, Tofino and Ucluelet we make a connection in Parksville.

Traveling to Vancouver and other mainland destinations from Tofino, Ucluelet or Port Alberni, we make a daily connection Nanaimo.

By Air

Pacific Seaplanes  began scheduled service to Port Alberni in January of 2016. The service is direct to the Harbour Quay area at our Centennial Pier and has started with once daily round trips between Port Alberni and Vancouver. Later this Spring there are plans to expand the service and add in several options for Sightseeing and other ventures. 

 

KD Air proudly offers daily scheduled services between Port Alberni and the South Terminal at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Their convenient shuttle bus service will pick you up from, or drop you off at The Hospitality Inn, Best Western Barclay Hotel, or the Timberlodge, and will safely transport you to or from Qualicum Beach for your 30 minute flight.

For fares, schedules and online reservation services, please see the website at www.kdair.com, call the Port Alberni office directly at 250-724-4495, or contact KD Air toll free at 1-800-665-4244.