Woss Lake

WOSS LAKE lies in the mountainous north-central interior of VANCOUVER ISLAND just north of STRATHCONA PROVINCIAL PARK. Long (25 km) and narrow, it drains north into the NIMPKISH R. It was part of an aboriginal trading route across the island and was used for fishing by the 'Namgis (Nimpkish) group of the KWAKWAKA'WAKW (Kwakiutl) First Nations, now centred at ALERT BAY. The first white person to visit the lake was John Buttle, a botanist, on the same expedition in 1865 that visited BUTTLE LK....

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