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Port Alberni Travel Guide

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Welcome to Port Alberni!

Unlike the unexpected tsunami that pounded Port Alberni in 1964, the wave of tourists flowing into this Pacific Rim destination today is foreseeable. Its central location only 80 km (50 mi) from Nanaimo on Vancouver Island makes it a convenient and pleasant waterfront getaway. The area is an angler's paradise, as there are abundant salt and fresh water fishing opportunities. Many people stream toward the array of galleries, shops and restaurants at Alberni Harbour Quay, a vibrant district located on the waterfront. A climb up the clock tower at the Quay gives visitors a seagull's view of the amazing Alberni Inlet. Port Alberni is not just a clever name—the city was builtaround its working port, situated 40 km (25 mi) in from the outer west coast shores. The long saltwater channel leading up to this central Vancouver Island city gives it an aqueous atmosphere, and allows visitors a fluid entrance to Port Alberni's net of attractions.

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