Port Alice

The community of Port Alice, BC is located along the most breathtaking natural splendour of the Neroutsos Inlet on Vancouver Island. With approximately 800 people residing in Port Alice, BC, over 200 residents are Neucel Specialty Cellulose employees, with another 150 employees in the surrounding tri-port community area.

Port Alice is picturesque, well planned and an ideal place to live for those individuals and families who appreciate living in the unique natural beauty of Vancouver island and living in a friendly small-town community.


The Village of Port Alice has a shopping area, liquor store, bank, health care facility, doctor's office, two churches, a library, excellent restaurants, fuel facility, boat launch and yacht club. Two challenging 9-hole public golf courses are located near Port Alice, BC with one perched on the mountainside above the Neucel pulp mill.

In town, there is a fully equipped recreational facility with meeting rooms, ice and curling rink, weight room and gymnasium. There is a school from grades K-10. Grade 11 and 12 students are bussed to nearby Port McNeill, BC on a daily basis.

Visitors and residents enjoy breathtaking scenery from seaside walkways, community parks, picnic areas and various campsites. The Port Alice area offers some of the best ocean fishing on Vancouver Island as well as spectacular boating opportunities, hiking trails, renowned mountain bike trails and easy access to other lakes and natural wonders such as the Devil’s Bath and the Eternal Fountain.

See: Port Alice, Vancouver Island

Neucel Community Involvement

Neucel is an active supporter and sponsor of Port Alice and Tri-Port Community (Port Alice, Port Hardy and Port McNeil) interests and events. Oscar Hicks Memorial Hockey Tournament, the Rumble Fest Mountain Bike races, several local Golf Tournaments and proposed High School Outreach and Apprenticeship programs are all Neucel-sponsored events. Neucel lobbies hard for local health care funding and actively supports Village interests in Provincial and National areas.

Neucel Specialty Cellulose supports the Island community by providing educational student tours of the mill and, on a related vein; Neucel has also instituted apprenticeship programs for high school students and trainees, and provides financial support to trade-related training in high schools in the Tri-Port Community area.

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