Hornby Island

HORNBY ISLAND, 30 sq km, pop 966, is one of the 2 most northerly GULF ISLANDS lying in GEORGIA STRAIT between southern VANCOUVER ISLAND and the mainland (the other is Denman Island). It was a seasonal home for SALISHAN FIRST NATIONS. The first settlers arrived to begin farming in the 1870s, and a shore WHALING station operated at Whaling Station Bay from 1870 to 1872. The island is well known as an arts and crafts centre, with many galleries and studios. AGRICULTURE and commercial FISHING are...

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