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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

 

HOURS OF OPERATION

OPEN

10-4 Saturday, Sunday, Monday
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

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Vessels beloved by the community 

1964 Tsunami

Currently under renovations

UPCOMING EVENTS

April 15

Virtual MHN

Due to current health and safety protocols, the Maritime Heritage Society has decided to move forward with Maritime Heritage Nights in a virtual format to keep everyone safe, while still gathering and learning together. Our first night will be hosted by Frank Holm as he shares his presentation on the 1964 Tsunami which shaped Port Alberni into the community it is today. It is a fascinating and detailed presentation which memebers are garunteed to walk away from with new information. Click the button below or Email portalbernimhs@gmail.com for the zoom link and more information . 

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

Phone:

250-723-6164

Address:

2900 Harbour Rd

Port Alberni, BC

V9Y 7X2

250-723-6164

2900 Harbour Rd, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7X2, Canada

©2017 by Port Alberni Maritime Discovery Centre