Quadra Island

QUADRA ISLAND, 300 sq km, pop 2,525, is one of a group of islands lying between VANCOUVER ISLAND and the mainland at the north end of GEORGIA STRAIT opposite CAMPBELL RIVER. Originally called Valdes Island, it was renamed in 1903 for the Spanish explorer BODEGA Y QUADRA. Capt George VANCOUVER landed at CAPE MUDGE in 1792 at a large village that is thought to have been Coast Salish (see SALISHAN FIRST NATIONS). There are more than 50 petroglyphs on the beach below the old village site (see ROCK...

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