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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. [1] 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.

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At its southern end, it opens onto lower Knight Inlet. Viscount Island lies in the left side of the channel within that opening, separated from the adjacent mainland by Sergeaunt Channel at 50°41′04″N126°11′39″W / 50.68444°N 126.19417°W / 50.68444; -126.19417 (Sergeaunt Channel) , [2] at the northeast end of which, on Tribune Channel, is Pumish Point at 50°42′59″N126°11′20″W / 50.71639°N 126.18889°W / 50.71639; -126.18889 (Pumish Point) [3] At the south end of Sergeaunt Channel, on Knight Inlet, is Steep Head at 50°40′11″N126°11′02″W / 50.66972°N 126.18389°W / 50.66972; -126.18389 (Steep Head) . [4]

Knight Inlet

Knight Inlet or Tsawatti or Tswawadwi is one of the principal inlets of the British Columbia Coast, and the largest of the major inlets in the southern part of the Coast. It is fifth in sequence of the great saltwater inlets north from the 49th parallel north near Vancouver, but it is the first whose outflow points away from the Strait of Georgia, opening into Queen Charlotte Strait at the Kwakwaka'wakw community of Memkumlis on Village Island.

Viscount Island is an island in the Central Coast region of British Columbia, situated on the east side of the southern entrance to Tribune Channel from lower Knight Inlet, to the southeast of Gilford Island. A narrow waterway, Sergeaunt Passage, separates it from the mainland to its east.

On the west side of Viscount Island is Nickoll Passage at 50°40′44″N126°14′29″W / 50.67889°N 126.24139°W / 50.67889; -126.24139 (Nickoll Passage) . [5]

A beach on the south side of the channel at 50°43′40″N126°09′00″W / 50.72778°N 126.15000°W / 50.72778; -126.15000 (tse'lxmedzes) , south of the opening of Thompson Sound and opposite the southwest coast of Gilford Island and Kumlah Island , is called tse'lxmedzes in Kwak'wala, meaning "crabapple trees on beach". [6]

Kumlah Island is a small, uninhabited island in British Columbia, Canada. It is located south of Gilford Island in the waters of Tribune Channel.

Other locations named for HMS Tribune are:

Tribune Bay Provincial Park provincial park located on Hornby Island in British Columbia, Canada

Tribune Bay Provincial Park is a provincial park located on Hornby Island in British Columbia, Canada. It features a broad, crescent-shaped beach of white sand, Tribune Bay, and spring wildflowers. There are opportunities for canoeing, fishing, hiking, tennis, picnicking, and open water swimming. Six pit toilets are provided.

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Gilford Island is an island in British Columbia, Canada, located between Tribune Channel and Knight Inlet. The island has an area of 382 square kilometres (147 sq mi). Turnour Island is to the south across Tribune Channel, the entrance to Thompson Sound to the east.

Kwatsi Bay is a bay on the North American mainland of British Columbia, Canada. It is just north of Gilford Island on the north side of Tribune Channel. At the head of the bay was its namesake, kwatsi, a former village of the Kwicksutaineuk group of the Kwakwaka'wakw peoples. Kwatsi Point is the headland at the southeast corner of the bay, located at 50°50′37″N126°15′40″W.

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.

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Scott Cove is a locality on the west side of Gilford Island in the Queen Charlotte Strait region of the Central Coast of British Columbia, Canada, located at the cove of the same name.

Metap, also mit'ap and Meetup and Mit'apdzi and big mit'ap ] is a former Kwakwaka'wakw village at the head of Viner Sound on the northwest coast of Gilford Island in the Queen Charlotte Strait region of the Central Coast of British Columbia, Canada. There is an Indian reserve, Meetup Indian Reserve No. 2, at the location today.

Bond Sound is a sound located on the northeast side of Tribune Channel in the Central Coast region of British Columbia. Bond Sound, with the head of Kingcome Inlet to its north, frames the Wishart Peninsula. Like other names in the area, it was named by Captain Pender in 1865, in association with other names in the area associated with HMS Tribune.

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Turnour Island is an island in the Johnstone Strait region of the Central Coast of British Columbia, located between Gilford Island and West Cracroft Island. On the other side Canoe Passage on its northwest is Village Island, while to its south and southwest is Beware Passage, across from which is Harbledown Island. Gilford Island is to the north across Tribune Channel. Separating Turnour from West Cracroft is Clio Channel.

East Cracroft Island is an island in the Johnstone Strait region of the Central Coast region of British Columbia, Canada. It is the smaller of the two Cracroft Islands, and at low tide is really one island with its larger neighbour, West Cracroft Island. On the south side of the shallows that form an isthmus between them at low tide is Port Harvey, which is a short, wide inlet or bay. On its east shore is Keecekiltum Indian Reserve No. 2, 11.7 ha., which is under the governance of the Tlowitsis Nation of the Kwakwaka'wakw peoples. at 50°33′00″N126°16′00″W.

Gwayasdums is a village of the Kwakwaka'wakw peoples on the west side of Gilford Island in the Johnstone Strait region of the Central Coast of British Columbia, Canada. The village, located on Retreat Pass, is on Gwayasdums Indian Reserve No. 1. Other spellings of the name are Kwaustums and gwa'yasdams and Gwa'yasdams and Gwa’yasdams.

Wakhanaq, or Wak'a'nakw, meaning "real river" in Kwak'wala, was a village of the Kwakwaka'wakw located on the north side of Gilford Island at the head of Wakhana Bay. The centre of Wahkana Bay, which is immediately south of Kwatsi Bay across Tribune Channel, is at 50°49′21″N126°16′17″W

Kye-yaa-la Indian Reserve No. 1, officially Kye-yaa-la 1, is an Indian reserve, comprising the whole of Sail Island and including three small islands, in Retreat Passage to the west of Gilford Island, and east of Bonwick Island in the Johnstone Strait region of the Central Coast of British Columbia, Canada. The reserve is 9.6 ha. in size and is under the administration of the Kwikwasut'inuxw Haxwa'mis First Nation band government.

Susukw was a Kwakwaka'wakw village on the south side of Gilford Island, facing Gilford Bay in the Johnstone Strait region of the Central Coast of British Columbia, Canada. The village site, which is to the east of Port Elizabeth, was a fishing, gardening and timber harvesting site for the Mamalilikulla subgroup of the Kwakwaka'wakw.

Retreat Passage is a short strait and marine waterway between Gilford Island (E) and Bonwick Island (W) in the Broughton Archipelago of the eastern Queen Charlotte Strait region of the Central Coast of British Columbia, Canada.

Bonwick Island is an island in the Broughton Archipelago in Central Coast region of British Columbia, Canada. The archipelago is located on the northeast side of Queen Charlotte Strait and lies northwest of the Village of Alert Bay and immediately to the west of Gilford Island, separated from it by Retreat Pass. Arrow Passage is on the island's northwest, separating it from Mars Island.

kamla, meaning "to cut on rock" in Kwak'wala, is a village of the Kwakwaka'wakw peoples, located on the southeast side of Gilford Island on Tribune Channel. The village site is on Kumlah Island, and was a camp of the Dlidligit and Kwicksutaineuk. It is under the administration of the Kwikwasut'inuxw Haxwa'mis First Nation, as Kyimla Indian Reserve No. 11.

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Coordinates: 50°48′19″N126°12′58″W / 50.80528°N 126.21611°W / 50.80528; -126.21611

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