Cape Scott

CAPE SCOTT is a wilderness provincial PARK (est 1973; 218.49 sq km) at the northwest tip of VANCOUVER ISLAND. It is named for David Scott, a merchant who backed a voyage there in 1786. Long stretches of rocky coast are broken by a series of sandy beaches. The area is exposed to wind and storm and heavy rainfall (an average of 425 cm annually). The terrain is low and rolling, rising to the highest point at Mt St Patrick (el 422 m). Occupied by the KWAKWAKA'WAKW (Kwakiutl) at contact, the area...

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