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  • Community Information

    Port Alice is located on beautiful Neroutsos Inlet in the northern region of Vancouver Island. Known as British Columbia’s “instant municipality”, the village relocated here in 1965, only seven kilometers from its original site. As a planned community, Port Alice is proudly maintained with lovely gardens and tall trees. Commercial fishing, a pulp mill and salmon hatcheries form the economic base for the community which boasts a fully-equipped recreational complex including a weight room, hockey and curling rinks and indoor swimming pool. Other recreational activities in the area include boating, fishing, hiking, kayaking and golf. The Port Alice Golf and Country Club is one of the oldest and most challenging 9-hole courses on the island.

    INDUSTRY:
    Commercial fishing, forestry, tourism


    • Population

      Town Population: 805 (BC Stats, 2011 Census)

      Ages of Population:

      0-17: 22.8%

      18-24: 10.5%

      25-64: 55.7%

      65+: 11.1% (BC Stats, 2010 Figures)

    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Island Health

      Health Service Delivery Area: North Vancouver Island

      Regional District: Mount Waddington

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: A

      RRP Points: 33.40

    • Practitioners

      General Practitioners: 2 (www.cpsbc.ca)


    • Hospital Info

      Port Alice Health Centre
      Box 69, 1090 Marine Drive
      Port Alice, BC, V0N 2N0
      P: 250 284-3555
      Hrs: Mon-Sun 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
      

    • Emergency Room

      This community has a limited service Emergency Room. It transfers all CTAS I, II, and III cases immediately, and provides emergency obstetrical services. It is open daily from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

      Number of Visits per Year: 1,303 (2009/2010 Statistics: VIHA)

      Travel Distance to Nearest Hospital: 401 km to Nanaimo


    • Health Centre CAEP and CTAS

      CTAS Level

      CTAS Level IV (Less Urgent)
      CTAS Level V (Non Urgent)
      


    • Lab services

      Port Alice Health Centre
      Box 69, 1090 Marine Drive
      Port Alice, BC, V0N 2N0
      P: 250 284-3555
      Hrs: daytime only


    • Blood Bank

      There is a blood bank in this community.


    • Imaging services

      X-Ray 
      
      Port Alice Health Centre
      Box 69, 1090 Marine Drive
      Port Alice, BC, V0N 2N0
      P: 250 284-3555
      
      CT 
      
      

      There are CT imaging services in this community.

      Mammography

      Mammography services provided by BC Cancer Agency twice a year. See www.bccancer.bc.ca for details.

    • BC Ambulance

      BC Ambulance Service provides coverage to this community, including Air Ambulance services.

    • Home Nursing

      In-community
      We Care Comox Valley TFP: 1 888 334-8531 | TFF: 1 888 334-8571

    • Mental Health and Addictions

      Port Alice Health Centre
      Box 69, 1090 Marine Drive Port Alice, BC, V0N 2N0 P: 250 284-3555 ext. 229 In-community

      Mental Health and Addiction Services available through Port Hardy or Port McNeill.