Gilford Island

GILFORD ISLAND, 388 sq km, is located on the Mid-Coast between northern VANCOUVER ISLAND and the mainland at the entrance to KNIGHT INLET. It is named for Richard James Meade, Viscount Gilford, a British naval officer who served on the coast from 1862 to 1864. Part of the BROUGHTON ARCHIPELAGO, Gilford Island has been inhabited for thousands of years by peoples of the KWAKWAKA'WAKW First Nations and their ancestors. LOGGING began in the 1880s and was still being done in the 1990s. There is a...

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