Gulf Islands
The Gulf Islands are commonly understood to comprise an archipelago off of southeastern Vancouver Island, in the waters of the Strait of Georgia, with D'Arcy Island the most southwestern, Saturna Island the most southeastern, and Gabriola Island, across from the city of Nanaimo, the northernmost feature.1
The Gulf Island name is likely related to the “Gulph of Georgia”, Captain Vancouver's name for what is now the Strait of Georgia.2
  • 1. Gulf Islands, BC Geographical Names Information System.
  • 2. Ibid.
Mentions of this place in the documents
The Colonial Despatches Team. Gulf Islands. 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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