List of islands of British Columbia

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This is a list of islands of British Columbia .

South Coast

Vancouver Island

Gulf of Georgia

Gulf Islands

Southern Gulf Islands
Northern Gulf Islands
Discovery Islands

While included here, because of their location at the northern end of the Gulf of Georgia, Cortes and Quadra islands are often categorized as part of the Northern Gulf Islands.

Contents

Sunshine Coast
Howe Sound

West Coast of Vancouver Island

Lower Mainland

NB Most of the islands in this section are river or lake islands, not coastal islands. Deadman's Island is in Coal Harbour (Burrard Inlet), Echo and Long Islands are in Harrison Lake. All others are in the Fraser River and its estuary.

Central Coast

Johnstone Strait-Queen Charlotte Strait region

Fitz Hugh Sound-Dean Channel region

North Coast

Queen Charlotte Sound-Hecate Strait region

Dixon Entrance-Portland Channel region

Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands)

Interior

See also

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