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Woss, BC, Vancouver Island
Woss is a very small seaside village located in the Nimpkish Valley on the north end of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The Nimpkish Valley is a wilderness destination with an abundance of wildlife, a small selection of lakes, many rumbling rivers nearby and plenty of forest.
The wilderness landscape, in and around Woss, is ideal for many hard core adventures. The adventures are hard core because the landscape is left in it's natural state - untouched and challenging. The hiking trails in the region are not developed and are considered wilderness routes in many cases. Some of the more popular trails are the ones exploring on Mount Schoen and Mount H'kusam. Other trails to explore near Woss include the Salmon River Trail and the Dalrymple Trail.
Other activities enjoyed in the region exploring the wilderness mountains include caving and mountain biking. The Little Husan Caves is one destination for spelunking. Mountain bikers need not go far as mountains are everywhere. Mt. Cain is one of the most popular biking hills in the region. The mountain also acts as a skiing destination in the winter months.
The waterways surrounding Woss are the playgrounds for many marine activities. Kayaking, canoeing, fishing, sailing and wind surfing are just a few of the adventures enjoyed on the water. The winds created in the valley escape onto Nimpkish Lake. This build up of winds is ideal for wind surfing and sailing. The calmer waters on Atluck, Vernon and Klakakama Lakes attracts people who are more interested in canoeing, fishing and kayaking.
The Village of Woss has some of the basic services important to travelers like a gas station, motel, campground, restaurant, general store, pub, marina and a liquor store.
How to Get to Woss, BC
Woss is located off of Highway 19 just south of Port McNeill, BC. Approaching Woss from the south of Vancouver Island from Victoria, travel north on the Hwy 19 ( North Island Hwy) for 200 km (124 mi) just south of Port McNeill. Watch for directional signs.
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