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
Admission by Donation
Vancouver island lighthouse
Step inside our lighthouse; see its importance
UCHUck and lady rose
Vessels beloved by the community
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!
Get information on our Summer Events for our 2021 season. We have more amazing family events set up for this summer. Check them out!
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 .