Port Alice, British Columbia

Port Alice, British Columbia

Port Alice is a small, quiet, town of approx. 821 (2006 census) located off on Neroutsos Inlet, northwest of Port McNeill, on Vancouver Island.

It was named after Alice Whalen, the founders mother. The brothers began their construction of the mill at its present site in 1917, with first pulp produced in 1918. [editor's note: who are the brothers] Port Alice bears a remarkable resemblance to Port Annie, the fictional town described by Vancouver Island author Jack Hodgins in his novel "The Resurrection of Joseph Bourne".

The community is known for its natural beauty, pulp mill, and salt water fishing.

The new orchid hybrid "Port Alice" has been officially listed at London England in the Royal Horticultural Society's "Book of Registered Orchid Hybrids". This slipper-type flower is the result of crossing a complex hybrid Paphiopedilum "Western Sky" with a species "Paphiopedilum appletonianum".

It is also the birthplace of 1984 Olympics bronze medalist Dale Walters (in boxing).



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