Galiano Island
Galiano is a long, narrow island in the Gulf Islands group; its eastern shore looks out to the Strait of Georgia. Royal Navy surveyor George Richards named the island in 1859, after Spanish explorer Alcalá-Galiano.1
Europeans began to settle Galiano in the 1870s. Today, the 57 square km island is home to roughly 1000 people.2
  • 1. Andrew Scott, The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2009), 213.
  • 2. Ibid.
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Alcalá-Galiano, Dionisio

Richards, George Henry

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Gulf Islands

Strait of Georgia