Pitt Island

PITT ISLAND, 1,373 sq km, is the fifth-largest island on the BC coast. Lying just south of the mouth of the SKEENA R on the North Coast, it is divided from the mainland by the narrow GRENVILLE CHANNEL. A steady stream of boats and ships pass the island on their way through the channel, which is part of the INSIDE PASSAGE navigation route. Named by Capt George VANCOUVER for the famous British prime minister, the island is mountainous, wild and uninhabited, though people of the TSIMSHIAN First...

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