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Port Alberni Maritime Heritage Society (PAMHS) was formed in 1989 with the purpose of working with the museum and the community to preserve and present the maritime heritage of the West Coast area.  It has developed and hosted temporary exhibits, mounted public information panels, coordinated many special events and restored the Bamfield Lifeboat.   Each summer season a new exhibit on a maritime theme is presented, along with special events and activities.

WELCOME TO THE
PORT ALBERNI MARITIME DISCOVERY CENTRE

 
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HOURS OF OPERATION

Sunday         9:30-4:30

Monday        9:30-4:30

Tuesday          CLOSED

Wednesday    CLOSED

Thursday      9:30-4:30

Friday           9:30-4:30

Saturday       9:30-4:30
Admission by Donation

 

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Knowledge  for All

Navigating the graveyard

Tools to navigating the West Coast

Boat models

Now Showing: MHCS Alberni

The Vanlene

Bamfeild's Vehicular Grave

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Vancouver island lighthouse

Step inside our lighthouse; see its importance

LEARN MORE

UCHUck and lady rose

Vessels beloved by the community 

LEARN MORE

1964 Tsunami

Currently under renovations

UPCOMING EVENTS

Mondays 10-12

Maritime Monday

We have free children's programming every Monday throughout the summer. From July- August stop by anytime between 10-12 and participate in a themed craft and story. Some of the themes are Dive Day, Square Riggers, Sailing Lore and knot tying among others. Come on down and join in the fun this summer!

2021 Season

SUMMER EVENTS

Get information on our Summer Events for our 2021 season. We have more amazing family events set up for this summer. Check them out!

 

 

 

2021 Season

WINTER EVENTS

Interested in local maritime topics and want to learn more. Check out our Winter events as we update it throughout the season as we schedule more heritage speakers to come in. 

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LOCATION & DIRECTIONS

We’re conveniently located in Port Alberni, right at the waterfront besides the Harbour Quay. We are situated near local restaurants and shops. If you’ve got any remaining questions or need more details, you can give us a call or email us at portalbernimhs@gmail.com.

 

The Swan

From Past to Present

The Tatoosh

Boom Boat of the Alberni Inlet

LightHOUSe Pier Panels

View the sites offered by the Inlet

CONTACT US

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Phone:

250-723-6164

Address:

2900 Harbour Rd

Port Alberni, BC

V9Y 7X2

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