Alberni Street runs between Robson Street and Georgia Street, from Burrard Street to the foot of Chilco Street near Lost Lagoon.
|1800 block of Alberni Street|
|1900 block of Alberni Street|
Source of name
This is one of the streets that Lauchlan Hamilton named after features on a Pacific Coast admiralty chart.
Alberni Street was named after the Alberni Canal on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
Elizabeth Walker, Street Names of Vancouver, 1999, p. 4;
Richard Edward Allen, A Pictorial History of Vancouver: Book 1: Origin of Street and Place Names, 1982, p. 95.
Alberni Canal was named after Don Pedro de Alberni [Wikipedia article: Pedro de Alberni], who was with Francisco de Eliza’s expedition to Nootka Sound in 1790. [Wikipedia article: Francisco de Eliza].