a business friendly community


We support and promote our business community, through advocacy, education and communication.

We are honoured to Live, Work and Play on the Traditional Territory of the Hupacasath and Tseshaht First Nations Peoples.

About the Hupacasath People

  • For thousands of years the Hupacasath people have owned, used, and occupied their traditional territory on Central Vancouver Island (See Hupacasath Traditional Territory Map 1). The Hupacasath are comprised of three distinct tribes, the Muh-uulth-aht, Kleh-koot-aht and Cuu-ma-as-aht (Ahahswinis).

Learn more about the Hupacasath People and their history and future here: https://hupacasath.ca

About the Tseshaht People

  • We are the c̓išaaʔatḥ (sis sha ahtah or Tseshaht) a vibrant community with an active and progressive natural resources-based economy. We are one of the 14 Nations that make up the Nuu-chah-nulth [Nootka] people of western Vancouver Island. We are proud of our culture and work as a community to preserve our traditional values and teachings.

Learn more about the Tseshaht Peoples and their history and future here: https://tseshaht.com/

Welcoming Figures - HUPACASATH FIRST NATION From the Land, From the Sea
Tseshaht Building

Our Business Community

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Better Buy Port Alberni

A website built and maintained by the Chamber of Commerce (with support from the City of Port Alberni) offering a one stop shopping experience. The site was designed initially as a means of offering Virtual Gift Cards and has since evolved to a full online experience. BBPA also serves as the place for various local promotions where businesses and other organizations can offer contests and gift card packages.

Commerce Circle

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