Thompson Sound, British Columbia

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Thompson Sound
Location of Thompson Sound in British Columbia
Coordinates: 50°48′00″N126°01′00″W / 50.80000°N 126.01667°W / 50.80000; -126.01667 Coordinates: 50°48′00″N126°01′00″W / 50.80000°N 126.01667°W / 50.80000; -126.01667
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Area code(s) 250, 778

Thompson Sound is an unincorporated locality on the east side of the sound of the same name, which is in the area of Tribune Channel and the Broughton Archipelago in the Central Coast region of British Columbia, Canada.

Thompson Sound is a sound on the Central Coast of British Columbia, Canada, located on the east side of Tribune Channel and to the east of Gilford Island, part of the Broughton Archipelago. The headland on the north side of the sound's entrance is London Point at 50°46′09″N126°07′07″W. The south side of the entrance is demarcated by Cleave Point at 50°44′35″N126°07′28″W.

Tribune Channel is a channel or strait on the Central Coast of British Columbia, Canada, separating Gilford Island on the west and north from the mainland. The channel bends around Gilford Island, with the mouth of Thompson Sound at the elbow of the bend, opening eastwards to the mouth of the Kakweiken River.

Broughton Archipelago geographical object

The Broughton Archipelago is a group of islands on the northeastern flank of the Queen Charlotte Strait on the coast of British Columbia, Canada. The largest islands in the group, which includes numerous smaller islets, are Broughton Island, North Broughton Island, Eden Island, Bonwick Island and Baker Island. The islands are all located within the Regional District of Mount Waddington; however, nearly all lands in the area are owned by the Provincial Crown and most settlements in the area, with the exclusion of floating settlements, are either Indian Reserves of bands of the Musgamagw Tsawataineuk Tribal Council or fish farms under the jurisdiction of the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

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