The Gateway to the Wild West Coast
Leave the crowds behind as you enter a true coastal wilderness. The sheltered waters of Neroutsos Inlet harbour an abundance of wildlife and welcome you to delight in the wonder of the natural world.
1Port Alice Dike Walk
Skirting around the top of town, this well maintained trail features interpretive signage about the protective dike and the surrounding nature. Keep your ears open for the sounds of chickadees and sparrows as you take in the views over the town towards the sound.
2Port Alice Seawalk
Explore the shoreline of this small coastal community and search for seabirds as you cruise the 1.5km Sea Walk Trail just south of the town. Watch for Eagles and Ravens or potentially even a Sea Otter or Humpback whale if you are fortunate. At low-tide, the intertidal zone offers access to the tidal pools where you can spot sea stars and other marine invertebrates.
3Marble River Trail
A well-maintained 4.2km trail offering interpretive signs along the way that provide information about the forest environment. During the salmon spawning season, the fish ladder becomes a flurry of activity and visiting black bears are not uncommon. For birders, the majority of the activity is forest-dwelling, with songbirds and associated birds of prey, such as the Sharp-shinned Hawk, making up the majority of the sightings.
4Link River Regional Parkhttp://www.rdmw.bc.ca/regional-services/parks/
Located where the Link River meets Alice Lake, this regional campsite has an excellent swimming beach along with sheltered barbeque sites in the day use area. While there, explore the shoreline, riversedge and surrounding woodland as you look for the summer-resident songbirds and passing migrants.
5Spruce BayVictoria Lake Rd, Port Alice, BC V0N 2N0
South of Link River lies the Spruce Bay Recreation site and Old Growth trail. Towering Sitka Spruce and Douglas Fir greet hikers to this densely forested interpretive trail that educates hikers on the old growth forest as you hike. Some way finding is required on the 3.1 km loop, but these magnificent trees provide habitat for some unique species that make the trip worthwhile for the adventurous.
6Foggy Mountain Coffee Co.1001 Marine Dr, Port Alice, BC V0N 2N0
Charming cafe serving premium specialty coffees, breakfast sandwiches and wraps, and fresh baked goodies. Enjoy your coffee with views of the Neroutsos Inlet.
7Calm Waters CafePort Alice, BC V0N 2N0
Enjoy an incredibly well priced breakfast and a beautiful view at the Port Alice Legion, available only on Friday and Saturday mornings.
8Port Alice Family Foods1071 Marine Dr, Port Alice, BC V0N 2N0
Get everything you need from this locally run grocery store with a deli, bakery, large frozen section, and a great selection of a variety of household items.
9McWilkies1110 Marine Dr, Port Alice, BC V0N 2N0
Food truck at the Port Alice Municipal Marina serving hot and tasty fast food dishes, like poutine, burgers, fish and chips and more. Enjoy your meal with beautiful views of the marina.
10Mio Amore Pizza1071 Marine Dr #4, Port Alice, BC V0N 2N0
Casual pizza spot serving classic recipes and inventive slices as well as vegan and gluten free options.
11Accommodation in Port Alice
Choose from a range of accomodation options in Port Alice, including self-catering lodges, bed and breakfasts, retreats and campgrounds.
12Port Alice Visitor Information Centre951 Marine Dr, Port Alice, BC V0N 2N0
Port Alice Dike Walk
Port Alice Seawalk
Marble River Trail
Accommodation in Port Alice
More opportunities to explore in Port Alice
The Alice Lake loop is a rugged road based excursion taking the adventurous on a 100km journey along gravel logging roads to explore some of the best opportunities to see Karst landforms in the country.