Gulf Islands

GULF ISLANDS are a scattering of more than 200 islands and islets situated in GEORGIA STRAIT. Technically the term encompasses all islands in the strait, but commonly it refers to those on the southwestern side, from DENMAN ISLAND south to DISCOVERY ISLAND in JUAN DE FUCA STRAIT. The main Gulf Islands are TEXADA (the largest), SALTSPRING, GABRIOLA, GALIANO, MAYNE, N and S PENDER, SATURNA, HORNBY, THETIS and LASQUETI. The islands were once part of VANCOUVER ISLAND but were detached by glacial...

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