Vancouver Island, located in British Columbia, Canada, is the largest Pacific island east of New Zealand. Originally called Quadra and Vancouver Island after Spanish navigator Juan de la Bodega y Quadra and British navy officer George Vancouver, the island was first explored by British and Spanish expeditions in the late 18th century. The former's name was eventually dropped and it has since been known solely as Vancouver Island. It is one of several North American locations named after this British Royal Navy officer who explored the Pacific Northwest coast of North America between 1791 and 1794. While the city of Vancouver is located on the North American mainland, Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, is located on the island. Along with the minor islands near its southern portion, it is the only part of British Columbia that is south of the 49th Parallel. The island is 460 kilometres in length, 80 kilometres in width at its widest point, and 32,134 km2 in area.
Synonyms and antonyms of Vancouver Island in the English dictionary of synonyms
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Translation of «Vancouver Island» into 25 languages
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «VANCOUVER ISLAND» OVER TIME
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Vancouver Island
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I went to University of Victoria on Vancouver Island and their theater program.
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «VANCOUVER ISLAND»
Discover the use of Vancouver Island in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Vancouver Island and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
Hiking VancouverIsland: A Guide to VancouverIsland's ...
Featuring more than 50 trails on Canada's west coast, this one-stop guide takes hikers from the rugged wind-swept coast of Cape Scott Park to the urban wonder trails of Victoria's Galloping Goose. 50 photos. 50 maps.
Shannon Cowan, Lissa Cowan, 2003
Imperial VancouverIsland: Who Was Who, 1850-1950
"During the century 1850-1950 Vancouver Island attracted Imperial officers and other Imperials from India, the British Isles, and elsewhere in the Empire.
J. F. Bosher, 2010
Vancouver Island Book of Musts: The 101 Places Every ...
Details one hundred one sights to see on Vancouver Island, including Canada's tallest waterfall, Goldstream Provincial Park, and the Old Country Market in Coombs.
Peter Grant, 2010
Secret Beaches of Southern VancouverIsland: Qualicum to the ...
This is your guide to dozens of spectacular and often hidden beaches on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island between Qualicum and the Malahat.
Theo Dombrowski, 2011
Explorer's Guide Victoria & VancouverIsland: A Great ...
"Consistently rated the best guides to the regions covered.
Eric Lucas, 2011
Frommer's VancouverIsland, the Gulf Islands and San Juan ...
Throughout the guide will be Frommer's trusted insider perspective, complete with detailed reviews, suggested itineraries, and extensive advice on how best to create your perfect holiday.
Chris McBeath, 2013
Cretaceous and Eocene Decapod Crustaceans from Southern ...
A large collection of fossil decapod crustaceans from Cretaceous and Eocene rocks of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, has yielded a remarkably diverse fauna.
The VancouverIsland Letters of Edmund Hope Verney: 1862-65
This previously unknown collection of letters lets us experience colonial British Columbia through the eyes of a young British naval officer who spent three years on Vancouver Island commanding a Royal Navy gunboat during the Cariboo gold ...
Allan Pritchard, 2011
Islands of Truth: The Imperial Fashioning of VancouverIsland
Islands of Truth discusses these developments, the geographies they worked through, and the stories about land, identity, and empire stemming from this period that have shaped understanding of British Columbia's past and present.
Daniel Clayton, 2011
The east coast of Vancouver Island, from the broad Cowichan Valley to Campbell
River, has a special appeal. The pace seems to slow and the vastness of the land
forms a backdrop to a series of small communities, rolling countryside dotted ...
Michael Kluckner, 1989
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «VANCOUVER ISLAND»
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Changing weather should help clear smoke on Vancouver Island
A high-pressure system sent smoke to Vancouver Island from massive fires in the ... Vancouver Islanders are getting a bit of a breather despite the extreme fire ... «Times Colonist, Jul 15»
Vancouver Island conservation officer suspended for refusing to kill …
A Vancouver Island conservation officer has been suspended for refusing to put down a pair of bear cubs near Port Hardy last weekend. The Campbell River ... «Vancouver Sun, Jul 15»
As seen from space: Wildfire smoke blankets parts of BC
Vancouver, along with towns and cities on Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast were blanketed in a haze of ash and smoke as forest fires continue to burn ... «CTV News, Jul 15»
'I popped him': BC man punches cougar in face to save his dog
... back on the animal. If you spot one, call the BC Conservation Officer Service at 1-877-952-7277. With a report from CTV Vancouver Island's Scott Cunningham ... «CTV Vancouver Island, Jul 15»
Campfire ban comes to Vancouver Island a month early this weekend
MacPherson said the campfire ban will remain in effect until further notice and applies to all areas of the coastal region except northern Vancouver Island, the ... «Times Colonist, Jun 15»
Joint effort: Victoria to follow Vancouver's lead on medical pot …
“For the longer-standing dispensaries, we haven't really hidden all that much,” said Steven Roberts from the Vancouver Island Compassion Society. “We've ... «CTV Vancouver Island, Jun 15»
Fundraiser for Vancouver Island homeless man who returned lost …
A homeless man in Langford, B.C. (on Vancouver Island) found $2,000 on the street, and decided to return it the police. West Shore RCMP are praising the ... «Vancity Buzz, Jun 15»
10 vessels in Vancouver Island fleet could tackle oil spill
The company hired to clean up the oil spill in Vancouver's English Bay has vessels stationed around Vancouver Island — including the largest ship at CFB ... «Times Colonist, Apr 15»
Radiation from Fukushima reactor detected off Vancouver Island
VICTORIA -- Radiation from the leaking Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor has been detected on the shores of Vancouver Island, four years after a deadly ... «CP24 Toronto's Breaking News, Apr 15»
Earthquake hits off Vancouver Island coast
An earthquake hit about 150 kilometres south of Port Hardy, B.C. just after the lunch hour on Wednesday — but it was far enough out in the ocean that it likely ... «CBC.ca, Mar 15»
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