Port Alberni Houses & Real Estate

Port Alberni BC Houses for Sale

Search all Port Alberni Houses for Sale and real estate listings below. You’ll find all the best things about Vancouver Island right here in Port Alberni: snow-capped mountains, beautiful forests, warm water lakes, stunning rivers, and, of course, the sea. Not to mention the opportunity to view wildlife!

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Port Alberni Real Estate Market

The secret is out! And people are moving to Port Alberni from all over the country. They’re deciding to buy a house in Port Alberni for two main reasons: its diverse and stunning natural beauty and because it remains one of the most affordable cities on Vancouver Island. 

Before deciding to make the move, people have to decide if this is the right city for them. Luckily, it’s a great place for everyone from wildlife lovers to people working remotely to those who just want a quieter place to settle down. As a result, the real estate market remains active despite the rise of mortgage rates, which makes investing in Port Alberni real estate a great idea.

Home buyers will find a good range of affordability options ranging from $350,000 for a modest home to $2 million for a waterfront home at Sproat Lake. Meanwhile, condos in Port Alberni start at $250,000. The most common housing type here is single-family homes, and the most common style is either mid-century two-storeys or newly built ranchers. 

Popular neighbourhoods include North Alberni, the Uplands, South Alberni, and Cameron Heights. If someone wants to live close to town, but enjoy the lower taxes of the Regional District, then Cherry Creek and Beaver Creek are popular choices. At Loyal Homes, we're your local real estate experts providing a monthly Port Alberni real estate stats report.

Where is Port Alberni?

At the heart of the Alberni Valley is the city of Port Alberni, surrounded by beautiful forests. The entire Alberni Valley is spotted with creeks and lakes of all shapes and sizes, the most notable being the spectacular Sproat Lake and Great Central Lake. The Alberni Inlet stretches 49 km from the Pacific Ocean at Barkley Sound. 

Often called the Heart of Vancouver Island, the central location lends itself well to enjoying nature's splendours. It is a truly remarkable place to live because it allows for small-town living close to nature while at the same time being a relatively short distance to some of the luxuries of life that larger cities enjoy. 

Port Alberni is a small inland city connected to the Pacific Ocean through the world-renowned Barkley Sound. The city is a sheltered, deep seaport. The Alberni Valley is surrounded by snow-capped mountains, including the most prominent Mount Arrowsmith. The city itself owes its unique layout to its historical "twin city" status and the numerous creeks and ravines that bisect the townsite. The rural areas in the Alberni Valley include Cherry Creek and Beaver Creek to the north and beautiful Sproat Lake to the west.

Port Alberni Community Amenities

There is a whole lot to love about living in Port Alberni! To start, the Alberni Valley is a paradise for outdoor recreation. If it can be done under the great blue sky, you’ll likely find someone doing it in Port Alberni. Hiking, climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, rafting, and swimming are all favourite pastimes for the adventurous. 

Port Alberni is known as both “The Salmon Capital of the World” and the “Ultimate Fishing Town,” and for good reason. The salt waters of the Alberni Inlet and Barkley Sound are renowned for their salmon and halibut fishing. Meanwhile, the Stamp and Somass River attract anglers from all over the world to try their hand catching Steelhead.

Camping is another favourite pastime of those who call Port Alberni home. There are a number of amazing campgrounds across the valley, and for the more adventurous, the opportunity for backcountry camping is nearly endless. 

Port Alberni has an incredible recreational infrastructure for a city of its size. There are modern recreational facilities for nearly every sport and activity including track and field, soccer, hockey, basketball, baseball, climbing, swimming, roller skating, skateboarding, bowling, and lawn bowling. If you’re into golfing, the Alberni Gold Club at the base of the Beaufort Mountain in Cherry Creek will having you golfing in style. 

There are fantastic restaurants and eateries, shopping, and medical facilities in the city. The Port Alberni library and museums are great places to spend time for those interested in learning and history.  

Port Alberni Local Highlights

  • The waterfront is key to the Port Alberni experience, including swimming at Sproat Lake, Great Central Lake, and Canal Beach on the Alberni Inlet. 
  • The Harbour Quay is a must-visit for its shops and eateries along old Port Alberni’s waterfront.
  • You’ll love hiking or walking the dog through the city’s temperate rainforest. Popular trails include the Hole in the Wall, Rogers Creek Nature Trail, and the Log Train Trail. 
  • Port Alberni has some impressive parks that attract visitors from around the world, including Cathedral Grove, Stamp Falls and McLean’s Mill. 
  • There is a growing number of dining options and an emerging art scene in the city. The Blue Fish Gallery is a favourite among tourists and locals alike. 

Port Alberni School Information

Port Alberni is part of School District 70 (SD70), which comprises thirteen schools. The highlight of the district is Alberni District Secondary School, a state-of-the-art facility built in 2010. Spanning 180,500 square feet, this high school offers a wealth of amenities, including a learning center with a 500-seat theatre, a First Nations gathering space, a youth health clinic with shared-use community space, two gymnasiums, a fitness room, a cafeteria, vocational training shops, a library, and a dance studio.

There are six elementary schools in Port Alberni: Alberni Elementary School, home of the French Immersion program; EJ Dunn Elementary; John Howitt Elementary; Maquinna Elementary; Tsuma-as Elementary; and Wood Elementary. Each school has its own catchment area, which means that the location of your home affects which school your children will attend. While not part of SD70, there is also a French public school in the city called École des Grands-cèdres.

North Island College has a Port Alberni campus with several post-secondary academic and credit courses, continuing education programs, and elder college programs. Finally, Pacific Coast University is a statutory, not-for-profit post-secondary institution dedicated to granting degrees and conducting research.

Port Alberni Real Estate Agents

Are you thinking of buying or selling a home in Port Alberni? If you’re looking to buy a home, contact our Port Alberni Realtors, who can answer all your Port Alberni community, neighbourhood, and real estate questions. As local real estate agents, we have up-to-date information on the Port Alberni real estate market's unique dynamics.

If you’re thinking of selling your Port Alberni, BC home, our associated Listing Realtors can provide information on recently sold comparable properties, up-to-date real estate market information, and professional tips to help you prepare and sell your house for top dollar. Visit our market analysis page to receive a free home value estimate within minutes.