Stuart Island (British Columbia)

Stuart Island is one of the Discovery Islands of British Columbia, which lie between northern Vancouver Island and the British Columbia Coast. It is privately owned and has no ferry access. It is situated at the mouth of Bute Inlet[1] to the east of the larger Sonora Island within Electoral Area C of the Strathcona Regional District. The island,[2]: 474  and Bute Inlet,[2]: 73  were named for John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1762 to 1763.

Stuart Island
Dennis Washington estate on Stuart Island
Location of Stuart Island
LocationBute Inlet and Calm Channel
Coordinates50°23′N 125°6.5′W / 50.383°N 125.1083°W / 50.383; -125.1083
ArchipelagoDiscovery Islands
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Regional districtStrathcona

The island is mostly home to exclusive fishing lodges and large private estates. Most of the visitors arrive by float plane or helicopter. Nanook Lodge is the only fishing/adventure lodge open to the public on Stuart Island and has scheduled daily seaplane service from Seattle.[citation needed]

Among the property owners on this island is Dennis Washington, a Montana businessman and owner of the Seaspan Marine Corporation, Dave Ritchie, a Vancouver businessman and Kris Mailman, owner and CEO of Seymour Pacific Developments and Broadstreet Properties. Washington has built a 9-hole golf course out of the granite on his estate.[citation needed]

Stuart Island has a paved, private airstrip, approximately 2100 feet long. It does not appear on any aeronautical chart or in the Canada Flight Supplement. The Big Bay Water Aerodrome appears in the Water Aerodrome Supplement.[citation needed]

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References Edit

  1. ^ "Stuart Island". BC Geographical Names.
  2. ^ a b Walbran, Captain John T. (1971), British Columbia Place Names, Their Origin and History (Facsimile reprint of 1909 ed.), Vancouver/Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre, ISBN 0-88894-143-9, archived from the original on 2016-03-03

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