The Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Centre re-opened to the public on Monday, July 6, 2020 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
  • 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 - Sunday 10am to 4pm. 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 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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Getting Here

Getting Here


By Road: from Victoria and South Island: 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. Give yourself at least 2.5 hours total driving time and as much as 3 hours in heavier traffic situations. 

from Nanaimo: 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 (or Port Alberni Highway). 

from Courtenay/Comox and North Island: Take #19 Island Highway south then exit at the Qualicum Beach turnoff heading west on #4. Highway #4 will take you into Port Alberni via Johnston Road (or Port Alberni Highway). 

By Ferry via Vancouver/Lower Mainland: If you are coming from Vancouver, take the one hundred 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. Port Alberni is an easy 1 hour drive from the Ferry Terminal

Alternatively, you can also take the one hundred twenty minute  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. Port Alberni is about 75 minutes from this Ferry Terminal

By Bus: Tofino Bus lines

The Tofino Bus Service has stops throughout the Island and is an easy way to get about no matter where you're going or where you're starting from. 

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. The service has expanded significantly since starting and is now running upwards of three trips per day between Port Alberni and Vancouver. Stay up to date with their schedules right here.

Pacific Seaplanes also have a number of local sightseeing tours available including a spectacular one that will bring you over to Canada's highest Waterfalls - Della Falls. 

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, call the Port Alberni office directly at 250-724-4495, or contact KD Air toll free at 1-800-665-4244.

Westjet/Air Canada both have scheduled service to our nearby airports of Nanaimo and Comox. Each of those airports are just over 1 hour from Port Alberni and each provide for a number of connecting flights to Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Seattle. 

By Water: Port Alberni is a 'Port City' thus it is easily accessible by water.   Find your way throughout BC and the West Coast of Vancouver Island right here.



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