Queen Charlotte Islands

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Queen Char·lotte Islands

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An archipelago off the western coast of British Columbia, Canada, south of the Alexander Archipelago. It is separated from Vancouver Island to the southeast by Queen Charlotte Sound, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean.

Queen Charlotte Islands

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(Placename) a group of about 150 islands off the W coast of Canada: part of British Columbia. Pop: about 6000 (latest est). Area: 9596 sq km (3705 sq miles)

Queen′ Char′lotte Is′lands


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a group of islands in British Columbia off the W coast of Canada. 4500; 3970 sq. mi. (10,280 sq. km).
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This story is often repeated on Haida Gwaii and is a story that resonates.
It's an odyssey that began a century and more ago, when archaeologists and artifact hunters dug up the remains of ancient people whose descendants still call their home Haida Gwaii and that maps call the Queen Charlotte Islands off the British Columbia coast.
On the front side of the $20 note is a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, and showcased on the back is a meshing of Bill Reid's sculptures, "The Spirit of Haida Gwaii," "The Raven and the First Men," "Haida Grizzly Bear" and "Mythic Messengers."
The programme, involving volunteers from Haida Gwaii who camp for the summer season at five remote locations within the park, was put into place to protect significant Haida sites from vandalism and other damages linked to increased park visitations.
She necessarily became a Carr scholar to perform this feat (even traveling in Carr's footsteps in the Haida Gwaii), for Carr's own writings are full of ambiguity, and it is as difficult for the historian, or novelist, to sort out the facts of the events as it must have been for Carr's contemporaries to cope with her critical edge and prickly self-absorption.
Kelly originally is from Skidegate Village in Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) off northern British Columbia.
Haida Gwaii -- meaning "islands of the people" -- is the name used by the Haida.
Regarding the article on a sea otter being spotted off the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii) for the first time in 25 years [Columbiana, Spring 2002, p.
There is little doubt they have lived on the islands, known to them as Haida Gwaii, for thousands of years.
One of the largest and most remote of north temperate archipelagos is Haida Gwaii (previously the Queen Charlotte Islands), found 80 km off the western coast of Canada.
The 1st and 2nd specimens of Scopelosaurus adleri (Notosudidae) in British Columbia, originally identified as Scopelosaurus harryi, were caught off Haida Gwaii (Taylor 1967), and a 3rd specimen was caught southwest of Vancouver Island (Peden 1974).