Port Alice - A Gateway to the West Coast, Vancouver Island
Port Alice Nature & Mountains view, Vancouver Island
Port Alice Nature & Mountains view, Vancouver Island
Port Alice Info Board, Vancouver Island
Port Alice Nature & Mountains view, Vancouver Island
Port Alice Nature & Mountains view, Vancouver Island
Port Alice Nature & Mountains view, Vancouver Island
Port Alice Nature & Mountains view, Vancouver Island
Port McNeil welcome Board - Port Alice, Vancouver Island
Port Alice welcome Board, Vancouver Island
A Bear in the Nature - Port Alice, Vancouver Island
Port Alice Nature & Mountains view, Vancouver Island
Port Alice Info Board, Vancouver Island

Port Alice, the Sea Otter Capital of Canada

Port Alice is a village north of Vancouver Island placed off on Neroutsos Inlet. It was built by Whalen Pulp and Paper Mills and named after Alice Whalen, the founders' mother. The brothers Whalen began constructing the mill at its present site in 1917, with the first pulp produced in 1918. The mill at Swanson Bay, on the Inside Passage farther north, was also a Whalen operation.
Port Alice is actually "The Gateway to the Wild West Coast." The natural environment of Port Alice is what this village is famous for; Also, it is count as the sea otter capital of Canada. The area is surrounded by lakes with water access to the ocean, making Port Alice fantastic for salt-water fishing, boating, and kayaking. Natural attractions are more than lakes; there are campsites with the forest and mountain view near the port.


Average Weather in Port Alice

On average, the lowest temperature that you may experience is 2°C (35.6°F) from December to February, and the highest weather temperature is 21°C (69.8°F) in July or August. Rainy weather is almost possible all month of the year.

The Best Time to Visit Port Alice

June to September is the best time to visit Port Alice when the weather is mild and suitable for water activities.

How to Get to Port Alice?

Port Alice Airport Transfers

You can get to Port Hardy Airport with about a 1-hour flight from Vancouver and take a taxi to continue the way to Port Alice for another hour.


Seaplane to Port Alice

Wilderness Seaplanes offers charter services between Vancouver and Port McNeill. From Port McNeill, you can take a taxi and travel about 53 km (32.9 miles) to Port Alice.


Ferry to Port Alice

Take BC Ferries in Vancouver to Nanaimo from Tsawwassen or Horseshoe Bay. And then drive from Nanaimo to Port Alice.

Top Attractions in Port Alice

  • Alice Lake
  • Port Alice Seawalk
  • Marble River Provincial Park
  • Dan Nordin Artist's Gallery
  • Seaside Studio and Gallery
  • Lawn Point Provincial Park
  • JC Pacific Charters

Discovering Beauty and Entertainment in Port Alice

Port Alice is located in a rich region where you can find several natural attractions. Discover from lakes and rivers to mountains and jungle and have excellent views of Neroutsos Inlet. This nature is home to many animals, inhabitants of the water and the land, such as sea otters, sea lions, bears, and birds. A pleasant entertainment in Port Alice is fishing. If you skip it with this amount of lakes and rivers around, you will regret it.


Gardens, Parks, and Natural Green Attractions in Port Alice

  • Link River Regional Park
  • Eternal Fountain
  • Devil's Bath Recreation Site
  • Kathleen Lake Recreation Site
  • Spruce Bay

Beaches, Lakes, Rivers, and Water-based Activities in Port Alice

  • Alice Lake
  • Victoria Lake
  • D Lake
  • Colony Lake
  • Sara Lake
  • Newt Lake
  • Frances Lake
  • O'Connell Lake
  • Benson River (vattendrag i Kanada)
  • Lippy Creek
  • Coqueis Creek
  • Teeta Creek
  • Sorenson Creek
  • Cayuse Creek
  • Howlal Creek
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba diving

Museums and Art Galleries in Port Alice

  • Seaside Studio & Gallery
  • Dan Nordin Artist’s Gallery
  • Quatsino Museum

Festivals and Events in Port Alice

Entertainment in Port Alice

Nightlife and Entertainment in Port Alice

  • Port Alice Golf & Country Club

Free Attractions in Port Alice

  • Seawalk
  • Outdoor Playground
  • Wild life wiewing like whale, sea lion, sea otters and different birds
  • Fishing near the port

Services in Port Alice

Public Transportation in Port Alice

It is a small village, and there isn't any public transportation, but you can stroll the community with your own car.


Where to Stay in Port Alice

The area has a high potential for camping. You may want to choose between camps like Mount Waddington Campsite Alice Lake, Link River Regional Park, or Spruce Bay. But for those who look for a more modern place to rest there are some hotels and guest houses.

Hotel:
Inlet Haven B & B
Kagoagh Resort and Fishing Lodge

Guesthouse:
Frigon Bed & Breakfast
Quatsino Lodge


Shopping in Port Alice

Grocery stores and liquor stores are among the shops in Port Alice.

Food and Beverage Services in Port Alice

Restaurant and Café in Port Alice

Pizza Place and Tylerelli's Pizzeria are the restaurants in Port Alice.

Restaurants and Cafes Port Alice

Wineries, Breweries, Distilleries, Pubs, and Bars in Port Alice

BC Liquor Stores is located downtown, and you can find many kinds of wines there.

Health and Wellness in Port Alice

Sport and Wellness Centers and Spas Port Alice

Sport and Wellness Centers, Spas, and Recreational Therapy in Port Alice

  • Port Alice Health Centre
  • Diagnostic & Treatment Centres - North Island

What you Can Expect to Do Near Port Alice

Camping in Cluxewe Resort

Camping in Cluxewe Resort

Kyuquot Sound Surfing

Kyuquot Sound Surfing

What you Can Expect to See Near Port Alice

Coal Harbour

Coal Harbour

Port Alice

Port Alice

Port McNeill

Port McNeill

Port Hardy

Port Hardy

Artlish Caves

Artlish Caves

Little Huson Caves

Little Huson Caves

Mquqᵂin/Brooks Peninsula Provincial Park

Mquqᵂin/Brooks Peninsula Provincial Park

Nimpkish Lake Provincial Park

Nimpkish Lake Provincial Park

Karmutzen Range

Karmutzen Range

Hankin Range

Hankin Range

Little Huson Cave Regional Park

Little Huson Cave Regional Park

Nimpkish River

Nimpkish River

Nimpkish Lake

Nimpkish Lake

Refugium Range

Refugium Range

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