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Vanderhoof (pop. 4,500) is located on the banks of the Nechako River. Major industries include forestry and agriculture.

Fishing in Vanderhoof, BC
Hiking and Fishing - BC Govt Photo licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 at PictureBC.ca

Activities in the area include:

  • Golfing
  • Skiing, curling, and skating
  • Horseback riding
  • Bowling
  • Tennis
  • Fishing
  • Boating, water-skiing, and canoeing
  • Hunting and camping

St. John Hospital in Vanderhoof, BC

St. John Hospital is a 24 acute-care bed facility. The Hospital serves the communities of Vanderhoof and the Saik’uz First Nation, as well as acting as a referral centre for the surrounding communities of Burns Lake, Fort St James and Fraser Lake. 

The services of St John Hospital include: 

  • 24/7Emergency department
  • 2 outpatient bays
  • Labour and delivery with Cesarean Section capabilities.
  • Diagnostic Imaging, including ultrasound and fluoroscopy
  • Lab including blood transfusion services
  • 24/7 OR offering orthopedic day surgery, plastics, dental, ENT, endoscopy, and general surgeries
  • Inpatient occupational therapy and physiotherapy
  • Dietician
  • Teaching facility for the University of Northern British Columbia
  • Palliative Care
  • Oncology Clinic

Community Services include: 

  • Primary Care Nursing and Home Support
  • Diabetic counseling
  • Cardiac Rehab
  • Mental Health and Substance Use
  • Dietician
  • Occupational Therapy 
  • Outreach clinics to surrounding communities
  • BC Ambulance Service
  • 53 bed residential are facility attached to the hospital

Patients requiring further care are referred to the University Hospital of Northern BC in Prince George. 

Local Resources
Vanderhoof Heritage Museum, BC
Heritage Museum - BC Govt Photo licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 at PictureBC.ca