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Harbour Quay

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Address: Argyle St. and Harbour Road, Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
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+1 250-723-1376

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Nice waterside spot for lunch and more

Nestled on the waterfront in the heart of the town, this place offers a multitude of things to do and eat and watch. Many new gift and specialty shops and services including a new... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Port Alberni
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Comox Valley, Canada
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331 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 767 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Port Alberni HARBOUR QUAY is a wonderful place to walk around on a sunny day. There was an outdoor craft fair going on, gift stores, donut shop, beautiful wood sculptures and amazing waterfront views. My favourite activity was climbing the 360 degree-view TOWER CLOCK. Don't forget your camera because there's great photo ops everywhere.

1 Thank Paulshappy
Port Alberni
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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nestled on the waterfront in the heart of the town, this place offers a multitude of things to do and eat and watch. Many new gift and specialty shops and services including a new aquarium and even a donut and coffee shop grace the quay, with outdoor seating and beautiful views of the inlet and surrounding mountains. The Starboard Grill,... More 

Thank 828jefferyw
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

great place to walk along the harbour. some neat shops to look at as well. Bought moccasins at Salmonberry's for a reasonable price

1 Thank Sherry B
Vancouver Island
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This is a wonderful place to wander about. There are a few shops nearby and food places as well. Saturday morning's there is a Farm Market with a variety of items for sale.

1 Thank mema98
Port Alberni, Canada
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

There is something for everyone down at the Quay, people on the island come from miles away just to have a donut at the donut shop, there are eateries for any taste. A kids playground with a view of the inlet and mountains. Take a walk around, go out to the pier and sit and enjoy the beautiful views along... More 

Thank jan y
Bowser, Canada
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31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Want to get a sense of The Coast, including Forestry, Fishing & Things to do & See? Visit The harbour quay in Historic Port Alberni-Old Town. Walk the docks, nosh on good seafood, board the steam train to the end of the line. what a great way to spend the day or a couple of days.

Thank Susan012014
Vancouver Island, Canada
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28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

The town has really done a good job of fixing this place up. It's attractive, with reasonably priced cafés and a lot of good historical information about the region. Very much worth a visit on your way to Tofino.

Thank BillBC
Nanaimo, Canada
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Nice place for stopping for some fresh air. Well kept grounds, ample parking, flat walkways, lots of places to sit, play area for kids, very relaxing stop.

Thank irish_elfin
The Entrance, Australia
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259 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Great place to walk around and look through shops. This area has gift shops, fast food and coffee shops. Take the time to relax and wander through this area.

Thank Steven R
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51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Nice little stop with lots of little shops. A snack from 'the donut shop' is the perfect addition to the amazing harbour views. It has a few nice shops & also has a new aquarium for a bonus stop. Definitely going back there again, recommended if you're going through the area!

Thank Evangeline C

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