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Queen Charlotte Islands


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An archipelago off the western coast of British Columbia, Canada, separated from Vancouver Island to the southeast by Queen Charlotte Sound, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. Haida Gwaii.


Named by George Dixon, who surveyed the archipelago in 1787, after one of his ships, the Queen Charlotte, which itself was named in honour of Queen Charlotte, wife of George III of the United Kingdom. (Wiktionary)


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