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Port Alberni

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Port Alberni is a city located on Vancouver Island in the province of British Columbia, Canada.Port Alberni has a total population of 17,743, and a census agglomeration area of 25,396.Port Alberni is a deep port city which lies within the Alberni Valley at the head of the Alberni Inlet, Vancouver Island's longest inlet. It is the location of the head offices of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District.HistoryPort Alberni was named for Captain Don Pedro de Alberni, a Spanish officer, who commanded Fort San Miguel at Nootka Sound on Vancouver Island's west coast from 1790 to 1792.Before Europeans came, Alberni and the West Coast of Vancouver Island was the traditional territory of the Tseshaht and Hupacasath First Nations of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council. The Nuu-chah-nulth were previously called the Nootka. Many place names in Port Alberni have a Nuu-chah-nulth origin, such as Somass (washing), Kitsuksis (log across mouth of creek), Pacheena (foamy), and Nootka (go around). Ancient petroglyph carvings can be found at Sproat Lake.
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Forest
Cathedral Grove
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Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Stamp River Provincial Park
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Duration: 2 hours
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Park
MacMillan Provincial Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Brewery
Twin City Brewing
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Port Alberni

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National Park
Pacific Rim National Park Tofino
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching Campbell River
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching Ucluelet
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Hiking Trail
Wild Pacific Trail Ucluelet
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Port Alberni

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Other
Coombs Country Candy
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Landmark
Hole in the Wall
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Park
Fossli Provincial Park
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Neighborhood
Harbour Quay
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Port Alberni

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Art Gallery
Ahtsik Native Art Gallery
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Specialty Museum
Alberni Valley Museum
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Military Museum
Port Alberni Maritime Discovery Centre
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Duration: 2 hours
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Art Gallery
Rollin Art Centre
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Port Alberni

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Park
Sproat Lake Provincial Park
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Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Taylor Arm Provincial Park
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Duration: 2 hours

Wildlife in Port Alberni

Wildlife Area
Robertson Creek Fish Hatchery
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
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Duration: 8 hours

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