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Welcome to Port Alberni ...

The coastal city of Port Alberni is located on Vancouver Island.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Port Alberni, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1925.

A typical abbreviation for Port Alberni: Prt. Alberni

Port Alberni is 190 feet [58 m] above sea level.<1>.

Time Zone: Port Alberni lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: PST- Heure Normale du Pacifique (HNP), PDT- Heure Avancée du Pacifique (HAP).

Area codes for Port Alberni: (250) and (778)<2>

The Canadian Postal Code for Port Alberni: V9Y<3>

Websites for Port Alberni ...

Official Website: www.city.port-alberni.bc.ca/

Communities near Port Alberni ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Port Alberni.

  • Qualicum Beach
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Qualicum Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Qualicum Beach <5>
  • Qualicum
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Qualicum came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
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  • Sproat Lake
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sproat Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
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  • Beaver Creek
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Creek came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
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  • Great Central
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Great Central came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
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  • Dunsmuir
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunsmuir came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
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  • Nahmint
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nahmint came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
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  • Bowser
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowser came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowser
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Bowser
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowser <5>
  • Hilliers
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hilliers came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
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  • Coombs
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coombs came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coombs
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Coombs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coombs <5>

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Port Alberni ...

Looking for more information about Port Alberni? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Port Alberni, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Port Alberni.

Adding Port Alberni to Our Gazetteer ...

The earliest source we've referenced which mentioned Port Alberni was on a map titled Auto Trails Map - Washington and Oregon (from Rand McNally, 1925).

We also found Port Alberni on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for British Columbia (1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Port Alberni.

The official website for Port Alberni: www.city.port-alberni.bc.ca/

The official website for Province of British Columbia: https://www.gov.bc.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Port Alberni - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<2>Area code (778) is an overlay for area code (250).
<3>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. In the case of Port Alberni, we provide only the FSA and not the LDU. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Port Alberni). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Port Alberni or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.
<4>If we found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

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