Walking and Hiking
There are hiking and walking possibilities for every age and ability in and around Port Alice. The Sea Walk, a wheelchair-accessible pathway that follows the community coastline, offers beautiful scenery, several picnic areas and a chance to explore Walk-out Island when the tide is out. As well, there are trail systems around the community to explore the area.
Approximately a 30-minute drive from Port Alice, Spruce Bay Campground offers a short hiking trail that showcases old and new growth forest. Operated by Western Forest Products, this interesting trail explains the re-growth process after an area has been logged.
Similarly, Marble River and Link River Campgrounds both offer a series of out-and-back trail systems.
Other hiking destinations in the area of Port Alice include Devil’s Bath, Eternal Fountain, Vanishing River & Reappearing River – a series of ancient Quatsino karst and limestone formations. All features are located along logging roads.
Proper care should be taken when driving these roads, and hikers should be equipped with clothing, footwear, safety supplies and information appropriate for hiking in remote back country areas.