Englefield Bay
Englefield Bay is located on the west side of Haida Gwaii, in Mitchell Inlet, off northwest Moresby Island. It was named after a friend of Captain Vancouver, Sir Henry Charles Englefield (1752-1822)—this bay is known unofficially as Gold Harbour, following the discovery of gold, likely on the shores of Mitchell Inlet, in the mid-1850s.1
  • 1. Andrew Scott, The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2009), 184.
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Vancouver, George

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Gold Harbour

Haida Gwaii

Mitchell Inlet