Transportation & Maps
Port Alberni is an easy hour-long drive from Vancouver Island's southcentral east coast along the scenic Pacific Rim Highway (aka Hwy #4).
Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, is 193km/120mi to the south. Transportation options include car travel, ferry service, public transportation, and flights to Port Alberni Airport and other locations.
Traffic from Nanaimo (82km/51mi distant) and other eastern Vancouver Island towns exit off the multi-lane Highway 19 at Parksville onto Highway #4A (aka the Old Alberni Highway). The ribbon of tarmac rolls smoothly past Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park, Cameron Lake, and the old-growth giants of Cathedral Grove before climbing high on a vertical ascent past Mount Arrowsmith and then down into the Alberni Valley.