Latitude: 50.6558

Longitude: -128.011

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Holberg, British Columbia

The clickable maps and pictures on this page present facts about Holberg, British Columbia. Holberg (pop. 200) is a small settlement on northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The community was established in the early 1900s by Danish settlers who named their new home in honour of Baron Ludwig Holberg, the great Danish playwright.

Holberg is on the long, winding, unpaved road to Cape Scott Provincial Park, San Josef Bay and Winter Harbour.

Nearby Ronning Gardens, an anomaly in the west coast temperate rainforest, was created by Norwegian settler Bernt Ronning around 1910.

Holberg has always been noted for logging and copious amounts of precipitation.

During the Cold War, the Royal Canadian Air Force established RCAF Station Holberg, a Pinetree Line radar base.

Up on one of the roads of Holberg is a small school called San Josef Elementary. There has never been a large number of children there.

Holberg is serviced by an AM radio station, CFHG 1490. CFHG began operations on April 16, 1963 from studios at CFS Holberg. The station primarily aired the programs of Vancouver CBC Radio station CBU, but it also aired local programs produced by volunteer staff at the station. CFHG, which produced up to 28 hours of local programming per week in the beginning, gradually increased its local programming content to as much as 68 hours a week by 1984. When CFS Holberg closed and was mostly dismantled in 1990 due to budget cuts, CFHG was sold to Western Forest Products Ltd. and became a community-owned full rebroadcaster of CBU. Like other CBC Radio One repeaters on Vancouver Island, CFHG now rebroadcasts CBCV-FM Victoria.

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Visitors to Holberg typically pass through fabulous natural parks that are made accessible via logging roads. With the exception of Winter Harbour, land access to San Josef Bay, Raft Cove Provincial Park, and Cape Scott Provincial Park is all by way of Holberg. The town itself carries its own interesting history and is worthy of a quick stop to see the remnants of what was once the world's largest floating town.

Despite the very low population, the Scarlet Ibis Pub remains in operation, providing a relaxing, family friendly stop on the way to and from the surrounding destinations.

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Winter Harbour, British Columbia (15.57 km)

Winter Harbour is a fishing village of 20 people on the northern tip of Vancouver Island, at the mouth of the Quatsino Sound, in British Columbia, Canada. It was named in the 19th century because of its eponymous bay that forms a safe natural harbour. Quatsino Provincial Park and Raft Cove Provincial Park are nearby.

Raft Cove Provincial Park (17.63 km)

Raft Cove Provincial Park is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada, located south of San Josef Bay on northwestern Vancouver Island. History The park was established 1990. Conservation Raft Cove contains features characteristic of the Nahwitti Lowland Landscape such as rounded hills, poorly drained areas, rugged coastline and western hemlock and western red cedar forests. Other park features include a river estuary and a long spit and crescent-shaped sandy beach. Raft Cove is home to a significant population of black bears, who forage along the creek beds and beach in the park.

Quatsino Provincial Park (22.88 km)

Quatsino Provincial Park is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada, located on Quatsino Sound on northern Vancouver Island. History The park was established July 12, 1995. Conservation This undeveloped park protects some of the largest old-growth trees, some small lakes, Koprino Harbour, which is a sheltered inlet, and the Koprino River estuary, which is noted for its critical fish-rearing and waterfowl habitat. The park also protects nesting and feeding habitat that is used by a high concentration of bald eagles.

Sea Otter Cove (23.73 km)

Sea Otter Cove is a remote place near the north-western end of Vancouver Island which has been part of Cape Scott Provincial Park since 1973. It is north of Mount St. Patrick and San Josef Bay. On land, it is surrounded by forest, and only accessible by boat or a rough hiking trail. It was named by Captain James Hanna in 1786 after his vessel, the Sea Otter. At the mouth of the cove is a group of small islands called the Helen Islands. As is common on the west coast of Vancouver Island, there is a high annual rainfall.

Cape Scott Provincial Park (26.76 km)

Cape Scott Provincial Park is a provincial park located at the cape of the same name, which is the northwestern tip of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. First established in 1973 with about, later boundary revisions increased this to . Lanz and Cox Islands Provincial Park, formerly Scott Islands Marine Provincial Park, is offshore, to the northwest of Cape Scott. Geography The park is known for its old growth forest and sandy beaches. The terrain is rugged and the area is known for its heavy rain and violent storms. The park's highest point is Mt. St. Patrick, above sea level.

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