Port Alice Future
As one of the North Island’s largest employers, Neucel Specialty Cellulose Mill, owned by the Fulida Group Holdings Ltd. of China, employs more than 200 Port Alice residents, with another 150+ employees in the surrounding tri-port community area. Port Alice’s second largest employer, Western Forest Products, provides logging jobs and operates Quatsino dry land log sort.
Residents also work in local retail businesses, food service, health care, education, RCMP and municipal operations. There are many home-based businesses and opportunities to start new ventures. Mining exploration in the area may also provide future opportunities.
The North Island tourism sector continues to work towards enhancing its position in the tourism marketplace. The marketing and promotion efforts of the Vancouver Island North Tourism Association http://www.vancouverislandnorth.ca/ are having a positive impact on North Island communities, including Port Alice.
The Rumble Beach Marina was built in 2013 to provide 12-20 boat slips for visiting boaters. Neroutsos Inlet provides locals and tourists access to prime fishing and recreation areas on the West Coast.
The Village continues to invest in its infrastructure and works hard at securing partner funding whenever possible. Recent improvements include the new marina ($600,000), renovations to the arena ($100,000) and upgrades to the public water system of approximately $200,000.
Port Alice has a healthy selection of residential real estate for sale and for rent: mobile homes, strata condos, townhouses, and single-family detached homes.
Council continues to engage new ideas for the Village of Port Alice and Port Alice residents to prosper. Our doors are always open to you and your ideas!