Port Alice is growing. Between 2016 and 2021, the little town grew by 11 percent.
That’s great news for a town that has faced hard times until recently.
“It’s huge,” Mayor Kevin Cameron told the North Island Gazette. Cameron said things really started to pick up in Port Alice about three years ago.
“We’ve got people moving into the area with their kids who are using the school system here, and it’s just making us a richer community.”
Port Alice has had its share of ups and downs over the past 100 years. But the village was already bustling in the 1910s and 1920s.
Take a look at these pics of Port Alice from days gone by. Do you recognize the landscape? Of course, these are from the original townsite before the village was moved to Rumble Beach.