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Port Alberni, British Columbia
Port Alberni, British Columbia is a city located in the province of British Columbia in Canada. It is the seat of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District. The city has a total population of 19,531.

Port Alberni is located at 496′N 12429′W. Port Alberni is located within the Alberni Valley at th www.ciprofloxacin500mgantibiotics.com 500 mg e head of the Alberni Inlet, on Vancouver Island. The other end of the inlet is located on Barkley Sound, Clayoquot Sound.

History
The town of Alberni was named for Captain Don Pedro de Alberni, a Spanish officer, who commanded the fort at Nootka on Vancouver Island's west coast from 1790 to 1792. The first European settlers in the area were with the Anderson Company (a sawmilling company) from London, England in 1860. The original mill failed but several others were established in the 1880s. Port Alberni was incorporated in 1912.

Port Alberni's main industries were once mining and logging, but today the town is also reinventing itself as a major tourist destination for those who enjoy outdoor recreation.

In 1964, Port Alberni was hit by two tsunamis during the Good Friday Earthquake. About 375 homes were damaged and 55 were washed away.

In 1967 the twin cities of Alberni (to the north) and Port Alberni (to the south) amalgamated to form Port Alberni, B.C.



Demographics
The chief source of employment in Port Alberni is the forest industry. A large paper mill sits on the edge of the Alberni Inlet. There is also a lumber mill, Alberni Pacific Division, that also sits on the inlet. Some farming is also practiced on the Alberni Valley's red clay soils.



Economy
The chief source of employment in Port Alberni is the forest industry. A large paper mill sits on the edge of the Alberni Inlet. There is also a lumber mill, Alberni Pacific Division, that also sits on the inlet. Some farming is also practiced on the Alberni Valley's red clay soils.



Attractions
Port Alberni is located near Pacific Rim National Park. The city is also known for its fishing. Its waters contain five different species of salmon and yearly runs of steelhead. Halibut can also be found in the salt water inlets near the city.

Port Alberni is home to the McLean Saw Mill, a national historical site incorporating a steam railway from the downtown harbour to the saw mill up the valley. (http://www.alberniheritage.com/)

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





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