Salish Sea
The Salish Sea is a collective name for the marine waters of Juan de Fuca Strait, the Strait of Georgia and Puget Sound, and their associated channels, passes and straits. This 18,000 square km sea has its western entrance at the mouth of the Juan de Fuca Strait, its northern boundary just above the top of the Strait of Georgia, and its southern boundary near the base of Puget Sound.1
The name Salish Sea was first proposed in 1989, but not considered until 2009 when it was proposed again, and, finally, accepted in British Columbia's Throne Speech of February 9th, 2010.2
  • 1. Salish Sea, BC Geographical Names Information System.
  • 2. Ibid.
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