• In the centre of Vancouver Island’s Nimpkish Valley, the community of Woss is situated along a trade route used for hundreds of years by native peoples, a route that linked the east and west coasts of wild and rugged North Vancouver Island.

    In modern times, the Nimpkish Valley has been an important source of timber, and home to the longest working logging railway in North America (76 miles / 122 km).

    Wilderness hiking and camping abound in the densely forested Nimpkish Valley, beckoning to adventurers. From here visitors can venture off to many unique outdoor areas, including lakes, caves, rock walls and alpine trails.

    Woss is located on the Island Highway 19 in the Nimpkish Valley in North Vancouver Island, between Sayward and Port McNeill. Travelling distance from Campbell River is 80 miles (129 km), and 244 miles (394 km) from Victoria.

    Tourism and forestry

    • Population

      Village Population: 189 (2016 Census)

    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Island Health

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: A

    • Practitioners

      There are no general practitioners yet in this community.

      The nearest health services are located in Port McNeill.