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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

OPENING JULY 4

10-4 7 DAYS A WEEK
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

UCHUck and lady rose

Vessels beloved by the community 

1964 Tsunami

The event that brought our communities together

UPCOMING EVENTS

10am - 12pm

MARITIME MONDAYS

The Port Alberni Maritime Discovery Center invites you and your family to our Full-Steam Fridays! At each hour student leaders will read stories and lead a kids craft based on a maritime theme. Small snacks will be provided.

2020 Season

SUMMER EVENTS

Get information on our Summer Events for our 2020 season. We have more amazing family events set up for this summer. Check them out!

 

 

 

2020 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. 

 

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