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.
Mentions of this place in the documents
The Colonial Despatches Team. Galiano Island. 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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