Active Pass
Active Pass is a narrow channel of ocean between Mayne Island and Galiano Island, East of Vancouver Island and north of Prevost Island. It was named after the USS Active, an American surveying vessel.1 The pass is used in the modern day as a route for the BC Ferries line between the Schwartz Bay and Tsawwassen ferry terminals.2
Mentions of this place in the documents
Vessels in this document

USS Active

Places in this document

Galiano Island

Mayne Island

Prevost Island

Schwartz Bay


The Colonial Despatches Team. Active Pass. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria.

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