New Visitor Centre in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island
Posted: Jul 30, 2010
Island Timberlands announced the donation of approximately 27 trees for the construction of the new Visitor's Centre in Port Alberni. Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce received a grant for $706,000 from Community Adjustments Fund and also an additional $700,000 from Island Coastal Economic Trust. The reminder of the money is from of variety of local donors. The new building is projected to cost approximately $1.5 million. The new chamber will be built in its existing location where the Port Alberni Highway splits from Highway 4 at the east end of the city. Local timbers will feature prominently in the 3,800 square foot design. The new chamber and Visitor Information Centre will house four offices, an administration area, board room, staff room and main hall. The project started in March and is expected to be completed by late September. Port Alberni is located 30 minutes from Qualicum Beach and Parksville a quick drive to Ucluelet and Tofino on Vancouver Island.
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