The Alberni harbour is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island at the head of the Alberni Inlet. Canadian Hydrographic Chart #3668 depicts the harbour and inlet. The Inlet is a long fiord, which measures approximately 40 kms in length with an average width of over 1kms. Panamax size vessels can easily navigate the inlet and harbour. The Port is ice-free at all times and the mild climate enables shipping and marine operations to be carried on throughout the year. There are no bridges or other structures that prohibit passage. Tides are not extreme and the surface is generally calm. Ocean swells do not influence activity in the Port.
At a glance
- Port Alberni Terminals — Port Alberni Terminals has all the necessary shore services required for international and coastal trade, including Canada Customs and Immigration, shipping agents, stevedoring companies, tugs and shipyards.
- Berths 1 and 2 — 320 meters (1,050 feet) in length; depth alongside — 11.4 meters (37.5 feet) at zero tide.
- Berth 3 — 183 meters (600 feet) in length; depth alongside — 12.2 meters (40 feet) at zero tide.
- Warehouses — Four warehouses totalling 4,645 square meters (50,000 square feet) located on the shipping berths; storage up to 9,000 tonnes with chandlery, water, electricity and telephone services available.
- China Creek — 88 slips and more than 2,300 lineal feet of side tie moorage with gas dock (both marine fuel and diesel available), a four-lane launch ramp, fish cleaning station, electrical hook-ups and pump-out station.
- Clutesi Haven Marina — Able to accommodate 170 pleasure craft including 28 covered berths. All berths feature access to hydro and fresh water. Available amenities include fuel docks, a fish cleaning stations, washrooms and picnic areas.
- Harbour Quay Marina — 15 slips for moorage and more than 2,000 lineal feet of side tie moorage. Other amenities include washrooms, showers, laundry facilities, a security access system and on site management.
- Fisherman’s Harbour — Located in the downtown area, Fisherman’s Harbour is a multi-use facility accommodating the commercial fishing fleet, tugs, salvage vessels and pleasure craft. The facility is situated in proximity to a complete supply of shore services, including a shipyard, marine ways, two 1.5 ton electric over hydraulic winches, and a sani-pump station. The modern wharf and concrete float systems features access to hydro and fresh water.
- Tyee Landing — A multi-use facility accommodating the commercial fishing fleet, tugs, salvage vessels and pleasure craft. The facility is situated in proximity to a complete supply of shore services, including a shipyard, marine ways, two 1.5 ton electric over hydraulic winches, and a sani-pump station. The modern wharf and concrete float systems features access to hydro and fresh water.
- Centennial Pier — For the enjoyment of the public; special use available by application.
- Convenience Floats — The Port Authority provides and maintains two convenience floats for use by the recreational boating public. The floats are located in Hook Bay and San Mateo Bay.
- Lease Portfolio — The Port Authority manages over 100 lease and land exchange agreements on behalf of the Federal Crown and Province of British Columbia. The majority of the Port’s foreshore leases are for log storage in the Provincial portion of the harbour. On the uplands fronting the Federal portion of the harbour, the Port Authority leases land and/or facilities to a variety of marine related businesses.
2750 Harbour Rd
Port Alberni, British Columbia
Canada, V9Y 7X2
President and CEO — Zoran Knezevic (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Director of Operations — Mike Carter (email@example.com)
Director, Public Relations and Business Development (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Shelley Chrest, Chair
Jeff Cook, Vice Chair
Dr. Arne Elias