• Holberg is located 42 km west of Port Hardy at the head of Holberg Inlet. Port Hardy is the closest commercial Airport providing flights to Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo and many coastal communities.

    Holberg was established in the early 1900s by hardy Danish colonists headed inland from windswept coastal settlements who named their new village after Baron Ludwig Holberg, a distinguished historian and dramatist.

    Once the site of the world’s largest floating logging camp, Holberg is now entirely land-based.

    The route to this small hamlet of 200 people passes brilliant blue lakes and forested valleys. The area’s lakes and waterways are well protected for boating and kayaking.

    Keep your camera handy, as the northern region of Vancouver Island is a remarkable area teeming with wildlife, and the chances of seeing bear and deer are good.


  • Town Population: 35 (2016 Census)

    Health Authority: Island Health

    There are no general practitioners yet in this community.

    The nearest health services are located in Port Hardy.