Eat, Shop, and Stay in the Alberni Valley

The Alberni Valley is home to a rich and diverse community working together to bring you incredible flavours, great value, artistic masterpieces, and comfortable and friendly accommodations. Discover the beauty of a community connected to nature.

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

Uptown

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.

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.

Farm Markets and Shops

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

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

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 for current specials and events.

 

Best Western Plus Barclay Hotel

The largest full facility hotel in Port Alberni, BC offering convenience, comfort, and amenities to serve all types of travellers.  Our central location make planning your stay easy with access to many local attractions nearby. Walk and shop on the Alberni Harbour Quay, enjoy a snack or to watch the game on our big screen […]

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Char’s Landing Public House

Char’s Landing 19+ Public House is the heart of our community. Since 2010, Char’s Landing has earned a reputation as THE Live Entertainment Venue in Port Alberni, attracting performers in every field with a wide range of talents. Here, you’ll find musicians of every influence from all over Vancouver Island and British Columbia – and […]

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China Creek Campground

Relax in one of our 250 tent or RV campsites with beautiful forested or beachfront scenery.  We have sites that offer full service hookups through to an authentic wilderness camping experience with some unserviced sites.

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Hospitality Inn Port Alberni 

Hospitality Inn

The Hospitality Inn is a full facility, air conditioned hotel with amenities including covered, outdoor, salt water, heated pool and hot tub, plus fitness facility. Visit our hotel dining room serving a full complimentary buffet breakfast including a live omelette station. The hotel also has a private liquor store onsite. We also offer complimentary coffee/tea, […]

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Ocean Marina Hotel

Nicely appointed 42-room hotel conveniently located off River Road (HWY 4 to Ucluelet/Tofino). Walking distance to Fisherman’s Harbour, Clutesi Haven Marina. Perfect starting point for some of the best sport and commercial fishing in Canada. Creeker’s Pub Restaurant Liquor, Cold Beer and Wine store Special Rates Continental breakfast Close to Hwy 4 Meetings room Non-smoking […]

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Somass Hotel

Cottage Style Motel and Campground situated in the heartland of Vancouver Island’s Pacific Rim region. The Somass Motel’s mid-island location in Port Alberni makes it the perfect base for day trips throughout the Pacific Rim and Central Vancouver Island areas. We have a seasonal outdoor pool, basketball area and several garden areas where the younger set can expend some of […]

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Bare Bones Fish & Chips

Bare Bones Fish & Chips offers Cod, Halibut, Salmon & Prawns to be done in your choice of either Traditional English Style Batter, Crispy Panko Breadcrumbs, or Open Fire Grilled. You also get to choose the sides for your meal Chips, Slaw or Ceasar Salad. Then we have 5 amazing sauces to choose from: Traditional Tartar […]

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Boomerangs

Boomerangs is a locally owned, family run restaurant. They offer a little taste of Australia, along with some of your old favorites. Hours: Open 7 days a week (Closed some holidays) Sunday – Thursday: 6:00am-9:00pm Friday – Saturday: 6:00am-10:00pm

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Char’s Landing Public House

Char’s Landing 19+ Public House is the heart of our community. Since 2010, Char’s Landing has earned a reputation as THE Live Entertainment Venue in Port Alberni, attracting performers in every field with a wide range of talents. Here, you’ll find musicians of every influence from all over Vancouver Island and British Columbia – and […]

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Clam Bucket Restaurant

The Clam Bucket is a world famous seafood restaurant located at the heart of beautiful Port Alberni. The staff of the Bucket prides themselves on delivering the tastiest meals on the West Coast as well as providing the utmost in customer service.

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Coombs Country Candy

Coombs Country Candy is Vancouver Island’s Sweetest Secret. Come inside and see how we craft some of the finest chocolates, candies, frozen treats and more. All our products contain natural ingredients and we carefully make our products by hand in-store, all for you!

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Doki Doki Alberni

Asian Restaurant in Port Alberni Hours: Monday: Closed Tuesday: 11:30a.m.–2:30p.m., 4:30–8p.m. Wednesday: 11:30a.m.–2:30p.m., 4:30–8p.m. Thursday: 11:30a.m.–2:30p.m., 4:30–8p.m. Friday: 11:30a.m.–2:30p.m., 4:30–8p.m. Saturday: 11:30a.m.–2:30p.m., 4:30–8p.m. Sunday: Closed

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Donut Shop

Fresh IN STORE made donuts in a variety of 24 flavours including Maple Walnut, Lemon Coconut and our newest flavour – Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup. Fresh coffee and selection of teas and cold beverages as well, or come by for a hot or cold sandwich, or an ice cream treat. Port Alberni owned an operated […]

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Golden Dragon Restaurant

Located on the corner of Johnstone & Margaret in beautiful Porn Alberni, we combine authentic Chinese cuisine with contemporary delicacy. Offering quality Asian food that is aromatic, flavourful, colourful, and reasonably priced. From a wide selection of northern Szechuan to southern Cantonese and traditional style BBQ meats. Port Alberni residents have the opportunity to indulge […]

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J & L Drive In

Burger Joint. Hours: Monday: 10:45a.m.–9:45p.m. Tuesday: 10:45a.m.–9:45p.m. Wednesday: 10:45a.m.–9:45p.m. Thursday: 10:45a.m.–9:45p.m. Friday: 10:45a.m.–9:45p.m. Saturday: 10:45a.m.–9:45p.m. Sunday: 10:45a.m.–9:45p.m.

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Little Bavaria

Little Bavaria is restaurant with great history that offers Canadian hospitality and the best German and European foods and drinks. Most people in the Alberni valley are very familiar with the wonderful service from the staff and many of whom have been with The Little Bavaria for many years and of course the cuisine is […]

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Pescadores Bistro

At Pescadores, we aim to keep you coming back for more. From our award-winning breakfasts to our famous fish tacos, we have the recipe for a fun and enjoyable dining experience. Our unique menus boasts a wide range of dishes sure to satisfy the most simplistic or adventurous pallet. We do our best to utilize […]

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Pizza Factory

The Port Alberni Pizza Factory is a localy owned and operated pizza shop. We use the freshest ingredients available. Our main suppliers are local business’s who employ members of our community. Our goal is to create and prepare the very best pizza possible. Our sauce is hand made inhouse, placed on top of our scrumptious […]

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Porto Taco

Nowadays tacos are everywhere, but a great taco can be hard to find. At PortoTaco you can bet taco connoisseurs’ will leave thirsting for more! We offer a community setting for people to gather over tasty Mexican food with fresh salsas and homemade hot sauces. Not to mention, our intimate patio is the perfect place […]

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Stamps Cafe

Come join us in a casual dining environment for your breakfast, lunch, or dinner. We will tempt your pallet with exceptional West Coast dishes and daily features. Children will love selecting from a menu in our hotel restaurant specially prepared for them. Located in the Best Western Plus Barclay Hotel.

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Starboard Grill

The Starboard Grill is Port Alberni’s only on-the-water restaurant with a patio overlooking the harbour and down the canal. Enjoy a fresh, west coast style lunch, dinner or snack with a view from every table. Located in the heart of the Harbour Quay, The Starboard Grill will be the place to relax among friends and […]

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Westwind Pub

Voted #1 by Locals every year. Amazing, comfortable, outdoor patio with an attached full sized outdoor beach volleyball court! Come play while you wait for your food at no additional cost! Hours: Mon: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm Tue: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Wed: 11:00 am – 12:00 am Thu: 11:00 am – 12:00 […]

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