When in Port Alberni a must stop is the Visitor Centre. Located at the entrance to town just past Coombs Country Candy is a lovely building that houses not on the Visitor Centre but the managing organization - the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce. Our Visitor Centre is often commented on as "This is the nicest Visitor Centre I've ever seen!" Test that comment for yourself!
Within the Visitor Center we of course have an abundance of information flyers from our many Chamber of Commerce Members including pretty much every Tourism related Business and many others. We also have:
>A very cool Adventure Map that has over 125 fun graphics depicting businesses and things to do in the Alberni Valley
> Get our Tear-off map which is generously sponsored by our friends at Hupacasath First Nations. The map develped by the Chamber of Commerce is a full Street Index Map on one side and on the other is a listing - A - Z of things to do while in the Alberni Valley. You'll need to stay a month or two to come close to doing everything.
> Our centre also has a display of pamphlets and maps for the West Coast, since we are the last stop before Ucluelet/Tofino!
> Home Hardware's West Coast Games has recently move into our building with their shop providing everything from games to camping essentials to Port Alberni merchandise.
Photo credits: Darran Chaisson Photography