Hunter Island (British Columbia)

Hunter Island (British Columbia)

Hunter Island is an island on the coast of the Canadian province of British Columbia. It is located on Queen Charlotte Sound, about convert|130|km|mi north of the town of Port Hardy at the north end of Vancouver Island. It is located within the Central Coast Regional District.

A number of small islands lie to the south of Hunter Island, including Stirling Island and Nalau Island. South of these, across Hakai Passage, is Calvert Island. To the east Fitz Hugh Sound, part of the Inside Passage, separates Hunter Island from the mainland and King Island. Queens Sound lies to the west, between Hunter Island and the Goose Group archipelago. To the north Hunter Island is separated from Denny Island by Lama Pass, and from Campbell Island by Hunter Channel. Fitz Hugh Sound and Lama Pass are part of the main Inside Passage route.

Hunter Island is convert|34|km|mi long and ranges in width from convert|5|km|mi to convert|16|km|mi. It is convert|334|km2|sqmi in area. The island reaches convert|899|m|ft in elevation. [ [http://www.bartleby.com/69/93/H05993.html Hunter Island] , The Columbia Gazetteer of North America]

Protected areas

Just south of Hunter Island in Hakai Pass is the Hakai Luxvbalis Conservancy Area. At more than convert|1200|km2|acre of land and sea, it is the largest provincial marine protected area on the British Columbia coast. [ [http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/hakai_luxv.html Hakai Luxvbalis Conservancy Area] , Ministry of Environment]

Hakai Provincial Recreation Area, 50,707 ha in size, includes the southern part of Hunter Island and the northern part of Calvert Island, as well as numerous smaller islands in the area. [ [http://ilmbwww.gov.bc.ca/north/pas/gap_eco/hel/HEL_ecosummary2001.htm Hecate Lowland Ecosection Summary] , Integrated Land Management Bureau]

References

External links

*


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

См. также в других словарях:

  • Calvert Island (British Columbia) — Calvert Island is an island on the coast of the Canadian province of British Columbia. It is located on Queen Charlotte Sound, about convert|100|km|mi north of the town of Port Hardy at the north end of Vancouver Island. The island is located… …   Wikipedia

  • King Island (British Columbia) — King Island is an island on the coast of the Canadian province of British Columbia. It is located south of Dean Channel and about convert|20|km|mi east of Bella Bella, and within the Central Coast Regional District. A number of other islands… …   Wikipedia

  • Campbell Island (British Columbia) — Campbell Island is an island in the Canadian province of British Columbia, located west of Denny Island and north of Hunter Island, near Milbanke Sound. The Inside Passage waterways of Lama Pass and Seaforth Channel meet at the northern end of… …   Wikipedia

  • Hunter Island — heissen: Hunter Island (New York), Insel in den Vereinigten Staaten Hunter Island (Tennessee), Insel in den Vereinigten Staaten Hunter Island (Crawford County, Wisconsin), Insel in den Vereinigten Staaten Hunter Island (Wood County, Wisconsin),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hunter Island — There are many islands named Hunter Island:*Hunter Island (South Pacific), in the Pacific Ocean, in dispute between New Caledonia (France) and Vanuatu. *Hunter Island (British Columbia), off the coast of British Columbia, Canada. *Hunter Island… …   Wikipedia

  • British Columbia Coast — Howe Sound, along British Columbia s South Coast. The British Columbia Coast or BC Coast is Canada s western continental coastline on the Pacific Ocean. The usage is synonymous with the term West Coast of Canada. In a sense excluding the urban… …   Wikipedia

  • British Columbia general election, 2001 — 1996 ← May 16, 2001 → 2005 …   Wikipedia

  • British Columbia Hockey League — Current season or competition: 2011–12 BCHL season Sport Ice hockey Founded 1961 …   Wikipedia

  • British Columbia Junior Hockey League — Die British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) ist eine Junioren Eishockeyliga zweiter Kategorie in der kanadischen Provinz British Columbia. Sie wurde 1961 gegründet und ist eine von zehn, zur Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) gehörenden Ligen.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • British Columbia Hockey League — Die British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) ist eine Junioren Eishockeyliga zweiter Kategorie in der kanadischen Provinz British Columbia. Sie wurde 1961 gegründet und ist eine von zehn, zur Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) gehörenden Ligen.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia


Поделиться ссылкой на выделенное

Прямая ссылка:
Нажмите правой клавишей мыши и выберите «Копировать ссылку»