Knight Inlet

KNIGHT INLET, 113 km long, 250 km north of VANCOUVER, is one of the major FJORDS indenting the mainland coast. It was named by George VANCOUVER in 1792 after John Knight, a British naval officer. Like all visitors to the inlet, Vancouver was impressed by the "high stupendous mountains rising perpendicularly from the water's edge." Mt WADDINGTON, the highest peak entirely within BC, towers over the upper end. The Klinaklini R forms an elaborate ESTUARY where it drains into the head of the...

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