Welcome to the Maritime Discovery Centre

Check out our Website at https://www.portalbernimaritimeheritage.ca/ 

Experience the rich maritime history of the Alberni Valley, Alberni Inlet, Barkley Sound and Vancouver Island's rugged west coast . . .

Port Alberni's Maritime Discovery Centre, constructed from an actual coastal lighthouse, is a unique maritime museum, situated on the waterfront adjacent to the city's deep-sea harbour.  With its companion Hutcheson Gallery this museum is dedicated to exhibiting and interpreting our fascinating cultural, environmental and industrial maritime history. 

This attraction is a must see for all who visit the Alberni Valley. It is both an educational and a fun, hands-on experience for all ages. Sense the raw adventure, tales of heroism and moments of mystique, grandeur and romance that tell the story of our intriguing west coast.

 2017 summer hours ~ Opening June 17th
Monday - Friday 10-4

Saturday - Sunday 9:30-4:30
Admission by donation