Osland – Skeena River Fishing Community

On the UNBC Educational Tour “Canneries of the Northcoast ” & “The Skeena River Historical Journey by Jet Boat” we will visit the Icelandic fishing community of Osland.  It is situated on Smith Island  at the mouth of the Skeena River. The community was settled 1910-15 with a group of Icelandic individuals from the province of Manitoba. The community was quite small with a population rarely exceeding 100. The main industry was fishing.  Today it is a small community of cabins and cottages with a scattereing of old boats and relics from the fishing days.  The most unique feature is the 1 km long boardwalk that parallels the ocean which makes for a magnificent stroll while looking for that unique photo.

Osland Boardwalk

 

 

Old boat relic along the Osland Boardwalk