Strait of Georgia

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Etymology[edit]

Named the "Gulphe of Georgia" in honour of George III by English explorer George Vancouver in 1792.[1] This was changed to "Strait of Georgia" in 1865, a more accurate description of the feature.[1]

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Strait of Georgia

  1. A strait that runs between Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia.

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  1. ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Strait of Georgia". BC Geographical Names.