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Overview of Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada

Port Alberni and the Alberni Valley, have become gateways to the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Surrounded by freshwater lakes and streams, the area is wildly popular for its salmon sports fishing as well as for hiking, camping and kayaking.

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  • Population: 17 743 (2001)
  • Population Density: 892.8/km²
  • Area: 19.87/km²
  • Latitude: 49°14?2?N
  • Longitude: 124°48?18?W
  • Weather: See Forecast
  • Time Zone: Pacific
  • Language: English
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History of Port Alberni, British Columbia

The municipality of Pitt Meadows was incorporated in the fall of 1874, with the Federal Free Homestead Act passed in the same year attracting more settlers to the area. The act provided land for $1 per acre. After 1885, the arrival of the railway attracted more people to the area. The completion of the Lougheed Highway in 1931 renewed activity and development in Pitt Meadows.

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Port Alberni's Demographics

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Port Alberni's Climate

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Education in Port Alberni, British Columbia

Port Alberni is part of the School District 70 Alberni and has both elementary schools and secondary schools as well as a North Island College Campus.

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Transportation around Port Alberni, British Columbia

Port Alberni/Clayoquot Transit System is the public transit bus system that serves Port Alberni, which operates Monday through Saturday.

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Tourism and Attractions of Port Alberni

Port Alberni is known for it's fishing. Its waters contain five different species of salmon and halibut can also be found in the water near the city. Golf enthusiasts can indulge in their passion nearly year round in Port Alberni. Theatre and performing arts and shopping all have a large presence in the city. Beautiful viewpoints and wildlife viewing are also popular activities for people in the area.

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Surrounding Communities

  • Port Alberni
  • Bowser
  • Sproat Lake
  • Green Cove
  • Kildonan
  • Sarita
  • Bamfield
  • Port Albion
  • Ucluelet
  • Esowista
  • Tofino
  • Opisat
  • Cox Point
  • Nahmint

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Geography of Port Alberni, British Columbia

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Port Alberni's Government

The municipal government consists of the Mayor and six Councillors, and meets every second and fourth Monday of the month at the Port Alberni City Hall.

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Port Alberni's Economy and Industry

The chief source of employment in Port Alberni is the forest industry. A large paper mill and several smaller sawmills exist throughout the valley.

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Port Alberni's Culture and Significant Events

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Sports in Port Alberni, British Columbia

Port Alberni is home to the Alberni Valley Bulldogs, a Junior A hockey team.

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Media of Port Alberni

The Alberni Valley Times is the local newspaper that is published Monday to Friday serving the Alberni Valley. Port Alberni also has a few FM radio stations that broadcast various music./paragraph

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