Quadra Island
Quadra Island is located off the mid-east coast of Vancouver Island. Turbulent tidal channels surround the island, which was considered Valdes Island until the 1870s, along with Sonora and Maurelle islands—these three islands did not receive their individual names until 1903.1
Quadra Island was named after Spanish naval explorer Captain Don Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra, who met and debated with Captain Vancouver at Friendly Cove.2
  • 1. Andrew Scott, The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2009), 483.
  • 2. Ibid.
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