BCBusiness in partnership with BCEDA and the City of Port Alberni

A transitioning waterfront town

B.C.’s strong economy is expected to outperform the rest of Canada and Vancouver Island is a major contributor to the equation.

With its rugged natural beauty, convenient geographical location and promising future, investors, entrepreneurs, and tourists alike are flocking to the small towns of Vancouver Island to see what all the fuss is about. And in the middle of it all sits Port Alberni, a transitioning waterfront town of 17,000 that is getting noticed on account of its growth in tourism, housing, shipbuilding, agriculture and aviation.

With increases in business licensing and economic diversification, the construction of a $60-million high school, a rise in homes sales and over 800,000 tourists moving through Port Alberni annually, this perfectly situated town offers the best value on Vancouver Island and is easily accessible by air, land and sea.


Pat Deakin, Economic Development Manager
City of Port Alberni
Office: 250.720.2527
Mobile: 250.720.9117
@CityofPortAlberni Local Government