Port Alberni, British Columbia
Port Alberni is a city located in the province of British Columbia in Canada. It lies within the Alberni Valley at the head of the Alberni Inlet, Vancouver Island's longest inlet. Recently the salmon population has decreased significantly in Port Alberni and other areas of British Columbia.
Port Alberni sits beneath Mount Arrowsmith and is almost completely surrounded by mountains. It is a 1.5 hour drive from Pacific Rim National Park. The city is also known for its fishing. Its waters contain five different species of salmon and yearly runs of steelhead. Halibut can also be found in the saltwater inlets near the city.
Things to see and do
* Robertson Creek Fish Hatchery
* McLean Mill National Historic Site
* Pacific Rim National Park
* Martin Mars Water Bombers
Cruise Season – May - Nov
Currency – Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Language – English, French
Population – 17,750 approx
Land Area – 44.33 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins US style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 1
Port Location – The port is located in the Alberni Inlet.
Transport Links – Port Alberni Airport (CBS8) is located 11 km north west of the city. The airport is serviced by Coulson Aircrane, Canadian Aero Technologies, Alberni Valley Flying Club and Vancouver Island Helicopters.