Board of Variance – Request for Volunteer Board Members

The Village of Port Alice is accepting applications from interested residents wishing to serve on the Port Alice Board of Variance. The Municipal Council will be appointing three members effective March 1, 2024. The appointment will be for a three-year term.

The Board of Variance is an autonomous body with the power to vary Zoning Bylaw regulations in situations where compliance with respect to the siting, dimension or size of a building or structure would cause a person undue hardship. The Board of Variance may not vary the density or use of land.

The three-member volunteer Board meets on an as needed basis, when a Variance application is submitted. All meetings are open to the public and involve the weighing of information and evidence to determine if variances are to be approved or declined.

FOR INFORMATION: Contact Tanya Spafford, Deputy Corporate Officer at 250-284-3391 or via e-mail to

HOW TO APPLY: Port Alice residents interested in being considered for the Board of Variance must submit a letter or email expressing their interest.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4:00 PM, Friday, February 16, 2024. Submit to email at or mail to Village of Port Alice, PO Box 130, Port Alice, BC V0N 2N0