Queen Charlotte Sound
Queen Charlotte Sound is the body of water that separates Haida Gwaii from Vancouver Island.
Its waters merge with the Hecate Strait to the north, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and Queen Charlotte Strait to the south. It was, along with other “Queen Charlotte” locations, named after Queen Charlotte (1744-1818), wife to King George III of England.1
  • 1. Andrew Scott, The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2009), 485.
Mentions of this place in the documents
The Colonial Despatches Team. Queen Charlotte Sound. 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. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/queen_charlotte_sound.html.

Last modified: 2020-12-02 13:40:34 -0800 (Wed, 02 Dec 2020) (SVN revision: 5008)