Port Alberni Port Authority

As one of 17 Canadian Port Authorities, the Port Alberni Port Authority is mandated to facilitate trade and economic sustainability on behalf of our community and country. Whether it’s operating our Shipping Terminals, Marinas, Food Processing Facility or Campground, Port Alberni Port Authority continues to attract new businesses, providing significant economic benefits to our region.


Port Alberni Terminals operate twenty-four hours per day, seven days a week. There are 3 deep sea berths capable of hosting some of the largest vessels on the West Coast. Four warehouses, totalling 50,000 sq. ft over a storage assembly area of 17-acres, offer services that include chandlery, water, electricity, telephones and wifi. The Terminal area is fully floodlit with 24-hour security. For inquiries related to warehouses, shipping berths or storage space please contact the Vice President of Operations directly at 250-720-6771.


The Port Authority manages close to 100 lease and land exchange agreements, which include major forestry sector corporations such as Catalyst Paper Excellence, Western Forest Products, Mosaic Forestry, and SAN Group. Many of the Port’s foreshore leases are for log storage in the Provincial bed of the Inlet. On the uplands fronting the federal portion of the harbour, the Port Authority leases land and/or facilities to various business models including marine engineering, marine-industrial project remediation, a water bottling facility, and various other private ventures.


The Dock+, also developed by the Port Authority, is a shared 17,000 sq ft. space with a Commercial Kitchen, offering start-ups and small businesses a rental facility that food processors can use to refine or develop new products. This space creates an environment that supports the growth and development of the local economy, while providing nourishment for our community. Membership can be purchased allowing tenants 24-hour access, training opportunities, and access to professional equipment as needed. For inquiries about rental space in our commercial kitchen, please contact us at thedock@papa-appa.ca

Within the Dock+ facility is the Ice Plant, providing an essential product to preserve peak freshness from the catch and harvest to table. The ice plant produces and sells ice for Indigenous, commercial, and recreational fishers, seafood processors, food distributors and the general public.

Also available at the Dock+ is a Cold Storage Facility offering temperature-controlled storage and blast freezing for bulk ingredients and finished goods. Our facility meets the highest quality and safety standards and is CFIA certified.


The Port Authority operates six successful Marinas: five recreational and one commercial fishing marina on behalf of Small Craft Harbours. Below is the contact information for each marina.

Centennial Pier

China Creek

Clutesi Haven

Fisherman’s Harbour (Small Craft Harbour)

Harbour Quay

Tyee Landing


The Port Authority also leases lands from the Regional District to operate a 250-site campground, China Creek Marina & Campground. This stunning wilderness retreat features oceanfront and forested RV and tent sites, waterfront cabins that offer the perfect beachside getaway, as well as our newly opened Rustic Oceanfront Cabins. For bookings, please contact Heather Newton at camp@campchinacreek.com.