Port Alice Community Gateway

Village of Port Alice

Sources of Funding
ICET Contribution:$12,500
Village of Port Alice:$10,000
Regional District of Mount Waddington:$2,500
Total Budget: $25,000

In response to industrial curtailment, the remote village of Port Alice created an economic development strategy to support diversification in the local economy. Increasing awareness and marketing of Port Alice as a visitor destination, especially for visitors already on the North Island, was identified as a clear opportunity for growth.  With no presence or wayfinding at the highway junction, the community was missing out on “low hanging” visitor attraction opportunities.

Moving the strategy into action, Quick Start funding helped establish two signs at the junction of Highway 19 and Highway 30 – encouraging motorists to turn off onto the scenic drive to Port Alice as they travel the main North Island highway. The new signs incorporated a refreshed municipal logo on attractive wood finished, cedar post signs inviting travelers to the ‘Gateway to the Wild West Coast.’

Completed in 2016, the updated signs have increased the profile of Port Alice drawing more tourism activity into the community. The project was an important first step creating strategic momentum for Port Alice tourism development, and enhancing the community’s viability as a visitor destination.

ICET By The Numbers

2,500
person years employment created (construction phase)

ICET By The Numbers

50
locally elected officials and MLAs working together

ICET By The Numbers

$10.4
million annual provincial government revenue generated

ICET By The Numbers

2,750
post completion jobs created

ICET By The Numbers

$4.6
dollars leveraged for every ICET dollar invested

ICET By The Numbers

$246
million leveraged into the region

ICET By The Numbers

$52.3
million disbursed

ICET By The Numbers

$55.2
million committed

ICET By The Numbers

230
economic development projects

ICET By The Numbers

210
projects completed

ICET By The Numbers

36%
projects in small (less than 5,000) communities

ICET By The Numbers

50+
communities with ICET projects

2020-2021
ANNUAL REPORT

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