Historic Walking Tours

Discover the rich history of Port Alberni with a self-guided historic walking tour.

These tours, presented by the Alberni Valley Museum, contain historic information and photographs to help you engage with the built heritage of three different areas of the City of Port Alberni. Enjoyable for locals and tourists alike, they are available in a PDF format which can be downloaded and viewed on your portable device. Paper versions are available at the Alberni Valley Museum (4255 Wallace Street).

 

Northport Area: The Old Town of Alberni

This tour explores the area around Victoria Quay, Johnston Rd., Elizabeth St. and Margaret St., once part of the City of Alberni.

Distance: approx. 2.5 km

Time: 30-40 minutes

Download the Northport tour

 

Southport Harbour Area: Port Alberni’s Business & Industry

This tour covers the early business development and industrial heritage of the area around the harbour (Argyle St., Kingsway Ave. and 1st Ave.) of Port Alberni.

Distance: less than 1 km

Time: 10-20 minutes

Download the Southport business and industry tour

 

Southport Residential Area: Port Alberni’s Pioneer Community

This tour covers the early residents, businesses and community buildings around Argyle St from 4th to 8th Avenue of Port Alberni.

Distance: less than 1 km

Time: 10-20 minutes

Download the Southport residential area tour