Investing in Port Alberni, British Columbia



Region:  Vancouver Island and Coast

Regional District:  Alberni-Clayoquot

Located at the heart of the West Coast of Vancouver Island, Port Alberni is a friendly and affordable waterfront community. Port Alberni truly has something for everyone, from urban living to rural amenities, all set within a picturesque valley rich with natural resources, stunning views and majestic mountains and rivers.  With our unique positioning at the head of the 48 kilometre long Alberni Inlet, we have one of the finest deep-sea harbours in North America.  Our surroundings are incredible.  Hiking, recreational fishing, mountain biking and various water activities (swimming, boating, tubing, kayaking, kite boarding and canoeing) are all found here.  The City of Port Alberni offers a deep sea port, beautiful waterfront quays, an airport with a new runway expansion, a modern 52 bed hospital anchored by first class health care services, great schools including a community college and a new $58 million state-of-the-art high school, affordable child care, an abundance of shopping, a casino, a well-developed array of recreational facilities and a vast supporting infrastructure often found in much larger cities.  So in a matter of minutes, you can travel from city shopping plazas into the thick of the Alberni Valley wilderness with surging rivers and a rain forest of giant trees towering more than 61 m (200ft).  We invite you to come and view our wonderfully restored past and take the time to witness our proud heritage evident through-out our city.  Contact us to find out how you can be part of one of the best places to live and do business.  The Port Alberni area includes the municipality of Port Alberni, the rural Electoral Areas B, D, E and F of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District, and multiple Indian Reserves. It is equivalent to Statistics Canada's Port Alberni Census Agglomeration. As of the 2006 Census, this area no longer includes Area B of Alberni-Clayoquot RD; it now includes Area A.


Community Size: 21.10 km²

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Former BC Hydro District Office and Equipment Yard is a business for sale in BC.

Former BC Hydro District Office and Equipment Yard

1-4505 Victoria Quay, Port Alberni, BC
Former BC Hydro District Office and Equipment Yard. Centrally located and situated in the Heart of Port Alberni. This multi-function building was constructed in the 1960's and contains office space, storage space, six overheight truck-equipment bays and a mezzanine area. A detached 5 bay shop, two l... continue

Redford Centre is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

Freestanding Retail - Redford Centre

4152 Redford St, Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 3R5
Opportunity to lease 6,000 sf of retail space in a freestanding building at Redford Centre. Zoned C2.... continue

Waterfront Land is a business for sale in BC.

Waterfront Land

River Road, Port Alberni, BC
1.55 Acres of Highway waterfront land zoned A-1 on gateway to Tofino Road and across Somass River and Marina. One of the nicest Port Alberni potential development that could include condo's, townhomes, single family, senior housing, etc. Land is flat, versatile and near amenities including hotels, s... continue

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