Port Alberni, British Columbia

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Port Alberni’s beautiful surroundings and affordable prices are making it to be one of the most desirable places to live on Vancouver Island. Just a short drive away from Nanaimo, Victoria, and even Tofino, there is always things to do and places to see in and around Port Alberni. In addition to numerous hiking routes, Port Alberni is world-renowned for its excellent fishing.

More of a city dweller? Port Alberni is a very well developed town with casinos, shopping malls, and many recreational facilities. There is something for everyone in Port Alberni!

  Population: 17,743

161 kilometres west of Vancouver, British Columbia

195 kilometres northwest of Victoria, British Columbia

 January Average Temperature: 2.1° Celsius

 July Average Temperature: 17.3° Celsius

Education: 11 Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Schools

Top Industries: Forestry and Tourism

Major Local Events: Barnyard Bash, Starlight Movie Nights, Town Birthday Parties

Cost of Living: Affordable

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