Port Alice

" There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about. "

Margaret J. Wheatley 


The town of Port Alice is located on the shores of the picturesque shores of Quatsino Sound. Port Alice is on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, 54 kilometres from either Port Hardy or Port McNeill and is home to 820 permanent residents. 

Port Alice was first settled in the early 1900’s. Port Alice has always been a mill town and, at one time, there were three pulp mills operating in the area. The economy is also supported by commercial fishing, salmon hatcheries, and a growing tourism base. 

Known as the Gateway to the Wild West Coast, Port Alice has much to offer the outdoor enthusiast. There are many hiking, walking, and biking trails. Port Alice has one of the oldest and most challenging golf courses on Vancouver Island. There are caves to explore nearby. Port Alice and Quatsino Sound are renowned for the abundance of sealife which provides some excellent fishing, whale watching, and wildlife viewing opportunities. There is also boating, diving, and kayaking. Stroll along the wheelchair accessible sea wall and enjoy a picnic in the seaside park. Port Alice is a planned community. As such there is a fully equipped recreational complex that includes a hockey arena, curling arena, and an indoor swimming pool. 

There are basic services in Port Alice. There are churches, a school for grades kindergarten through grade 9, health clinic, bank, grocery store, liquor store, gas station, hardware store, and a library. There are restaurants, cafes, and pubs to choose from. A complete range of services one would require can be obtained in nearby Port Hardy or Port McNeill. 

If you are considering calling Port Alice home, BC Island Homes.com has detailed listings of homes and properties for sale in Port Alice.

Your West Coast.com has an Accommodations Directory with a complete list of the bed & breakfasts, cabins & cottages, condos & suites, farm stays, hotels, inns & motels, lodges, resorts & retreats, and vacation homes available to welcome you to Port Alice. Alternatively, a complete list of campgrounds and rv parks can be found in the Your West Coast.com Recreation & Leisure Directory.

While staying in Port Alice, what better way to learn about the community than to seize the opportunity for some fun, food, and education! Your West Coast.com has a complete range of directories for you to enjoy everything Port Alice has to offer. Plan out your day, your weekend, or your week in Port Alice using Your West Coast directories that include Arts Culture & HeritageFarms Farmers & FoodFestivals & EventsRecreation & Leisure, and Business & Services.

Community Events:

Check the Port Alice community calendar on Your West Coast.com every day for upcoming annual events, arts, meetings, recreation, music, and education in your community.