Fishermen's Harbour Improvements

Port Alberni Port Authority

Sources of Funding
ICET Contribution:$3,116,848
Small Craft Harbours:$1,276,883
WestCCAP:$250,000
City of Port Alberni:$228,555
Port Alberni Port Authority:$3,094,065
Total Budget: $7,966,351
Quick Facts: 

The expansion has attracted a number of new businesses, including a regularly scheduled seaplane service.

Fishermen’s Harbour was originally a Small Craft Harbour and marine centre for commercial fishing vessels. Adjacent to the Alberni Harbour Quay, the location is a community focal point and destination for visitors. Additional improvements to the waterfront infrastructure were designed to help retain and expand the home port fishing fleet, increase marine access to the city, expand tourism opportunities and enable new marine-related businesses.  

The project involved two phases. The first phase (Centennial Pier) included development of an access ramp, and installation of a floating breakwater and mooring system. Phase two (Tyee Landing) involved fabrication and installation of a breakwater, access ramp, and upland facilities to ensure adequate space for loading and vehicle turn around. The two breakwaters provide safe harbourage and create an environment for subsequent expansion projects to proceed. The project also included a number of pedestrian enhancements, allowing the public to experience the urban waterfront and host a number of events

Since completion, the expanded capacity has attracted a number of new marine-related services, including a seaplane operator, boat rentals and scenic tours that serve cruise ship passengers and other visitors. Improved access for pedestrians and transient boaters have strengthened the waterfront's role as a tourism destination and public space, hosting the annual Port Alberni Salmon Festival and Derby among other events throughout the year. As a result of the breakwater, the harbour is also able to attract and accommodate visiting yachts. 

ICET By The Numbers

2,500
person years employment created (construction phase)

ICET By The Numbers

50
locally elected officials and MLAs working together

ICET By The Numbers

$10.4
million annual provincial government revenue generated

ICET By The Numbers

2,750
post completion jobs created

ICET By The Numbers

$4.6
dollars leveraged for every ICET dollar invested

ICET By The Numbers

$246
million leveraged into the region

ICET By The Numbers

$52.3
million disbursed

ICET By The Numbers

$55.2
million committed

ICET By The Numbers

230
economic development projects

ICET By The Numbers

210
projects completed

ICET By The Numbers

36%
projects in small (less than 5,000) communities

ICET By The Numbers

50+
communities with ICET projects

2020-2021
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