Hunter Island

HUNTER ISLAND, 334 sq km, is a large island on the Mid-Coast 500 km north of VANCOUVER, just south of BELLA BELLA. It is separated from the mainland by FITZ HUGH SOUND, a busy shipping lane used by Alaska CRUISE SHIPS and the ferry to PRINCE RUPERT. The shores of the island were used for food gathering by people of the HEILTSUK First Nation. Icelandic settlers began arriving in 1912 and eventually formed a colony that at its peak numbered about 70 people, most of whom made their living FISHING...

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