many locals walk regularly… along the DIKE TRAIL above the village  ….


view towards Quatsino Sound from DIKE TRAIL above Port Alice, photograph by RonaLee Syme

view towards the South approach photographs by RonaLee Syme

seasonal flowers like these foxglove fill the outflow ditches between dikes, photographs by RonaLee Syme

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South Entrance to the Dike Trail (across from Rumble Beach Marina)

forested trail portion of Dike Trail heading north, see birds’ nests built in bushes

or on the SEAWALK which from end to end measures 4 km

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at one end (north) you can walk out on the Government Wharf – Jeune Landing

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or at the other (south) end view the RCAF memorial to the 1944 crash of NORSEMAN 695

photographs by Susan Mohler


when the tide is low WALKOUT ISLAND can be accessed on foot

photograph by Darrell McIntosh

a walk with doctors program active in port Alice …details

Locals and visitors go further afield for other interesting walking trails

Alert Bay Boardwalk (Alert Bay)

Alert Bay Ecological Park & Trail System (Alert Bay)

Fort Rupert Trail (Port Hardy)

Port Hardy Sea Wall (Port Hardy)

Quatse River Loop & Estuary Trails (wheelchair accessible in sections) (Port Hardy)

Port McNeill Rotary Trail (wheelchair accessible) (Port McNeill)

Port McNeill Sea Wall (Port McNeill)

Schoolhouse Creek Trail (Port McNeill)

Botel Park Trail (Winter Harbour)

Kaleva Road Walkway (Sointula)

Mateoja Heritage Trail (Sointula)

FEATURE PHOTOGRAPH by Trish Weatherall