Shop Alberni Valley

Find Everything You Need and More – Enjoy a Local Shopping Experience in Port Alberni

Some of us love shopping and Port Alberni will not disappoint! Whether you’re wandering along the waterfront, exploring the Central Hub, or stocking up for a trip to the West Coast, let this guide be your companion as you uncover favourite destinations while you shop Alberni Valley.

There are many places to find fun mementos, gifts and souvenirs of your visit in Port Alberni. Find a variety of retail experiences, from unique boutiques and vibrant Farmers Markets, with a mix of local charm and fresh, locally-sourced products. If you need to stock up on essentials and gear for your travels, you will find everything you need with a good selection of specialty, sporting goods, and anchor retailers.

Port Alberni Local Shopping Guide

Explore all the shopping Port Alberni has to offer, from fun and fashion to essentials including grocery and pharmacy, all listed here. Make sure to explore the unique offerings of our local shopping businesses, where you’ll uncover a diverse array of treasures and experiences in the heart of Alberni Valley.

Fashion, Gifts + Souvenirs

Farm Markets and Local Goods

Spirit Square Farmers Market Port Alberni

Harbour Quay Farmers Market

This Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 9 am to 12 noon, in Spirit Square at the picturesque Harbour Quay, year-round. You will find locally grown beef, chicken, pork, lamb and emu products. Enjoy fresh, local seasonal vegetables, and fruits, with local artisans and crafters offering a wide array of locally crafted items. Learn more on the Spirit Square Farmers Market Facebook page.

Cherry Creek Farmers Market in Port Alberni, Alberni Valley

Cherry Creek Farmers Market

If you can make it, bake it, or grow it, you’ll find it at the Cherry Creek Farmers Market. This market runs year-round, every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm. Located at the First Baptist Church, 6211 Cherry Creek Road. Booths are located under shelter and indoors. Assorted meats, early greens, fresh eggs, honey, home baking, handcrafted soap, woodwork, knitting and more. Learn more on the Port Alberni Farmers Market Facebook page.

Naesgaard’s Farm Market in Port Alberni, Alberni Valley

Naesgaard’s Farm Market

A family-run market for over 40 years, with an eclectic selection of wares. Fresh fruits and vegetables, home and garden decor, women’s fashion and unique gifts, as well as fresh-cut Christmas trees, ornaments and all things Christmas during the holiday season. Known for the largest selection of clay pots on Vancouver Island and for their famous pot sale, Naesgaard’s is one of those places you can’t find anywhere but in the Alberni Valley. See Naesgaard’s Facebook page

Grocery, Essentials + General Supply

Shopping Centres

Harbour Quay Shopping in downtown Port Alberni

Harbour Quay – Source: Port Alberni Visitor Centre

Harbour Quay

A fantastic waterfront location with a delicious and delightful Farmers Market on Saturdays. Choose from various dining options from coffee and doughnuts to chocolates, all-day breakfast, lunch, or fine dining. Galleries and small boutiques offer an intimate shopping experience. Turn left at the Visitor Information Centre junction and follow the signs for Harbour Quay.

Central (10th and Redford)

Park and shop at this convenient collection of stores, with plenty of parking and all the basics: grocery stores, drugstore, liquor store, bank, and restaurants.


The original city centre is being revitalized with boutique shops and various art galleries that are worth making the time to explore. Home to the Rotary Arts District with art displayed on the street in sculptures, banners, murals and even doors. Turn left at the Visitor Information Centre junction and follow the signs for City Centre.

Pacific Rim Shopping Centre

City shopping with small-town service. Pacific Rim Shopping Center, in Port Alberni, is where you can find your favourite national brands and big-box stores. Hardware, sporting goods, vehicle repairs, groceries, clothing, banking, pet supplies, restaurant and coffee shops. Easy to access and plenty of free parking. Get directions to Pacific Rim Shopping Centre

NorthPort Plaza

The last spot to shop before heading to the West Coast, NorthPort offers all your last-minute items. Groceries, books, souvenirs, liquor, sporting goods, hardware, vehicle repair, and several dining and fast food restaurant options. Keep right at the Visitor Information Centre junction. Get directions to North Port Plaza