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  • proper n. A strait that runs between Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the strait separating Vancouver Island from the Canadian mainland


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


  • EBBESMEYER: The remains have been found in the Strait of Georgia, which is a pretty isolated body of water.

    CNN Transcript Jun 19, 2008

  • Salish Sea for the waters also known as the Strait of Georgia, Puget Sound and the Strait of

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • And the Salish Sea is now used as a name of waters also known as the Strait of Georgia, Puget Sound and the Juan de Fuca Strait.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Twenty-foot-long glass walls on either side provide no barrier to views of overgrown meadows, trees and a dark-sanded beach, strewn with seaweed and washed up logs, that overlooks the dark-blue Strait of Georgia and a horizon that stretches to Canada.

    The Disappearing House

  • The cause in the Fraser delta is that dikes, constructed to prevent flooding, force the river to carry its sediment load out into the Strait of Georgia so that none accumulates on deltaic lands.

    01 « October « 2009 « Stephen Rees's blog

  • Just below is the Saanich Inlet, on the other side is the Saanich Peninsula and you can see clear across the peninsula to the water on the far side, then the Gulf/San Juan Islands, past them the Strait of Georgia and finally the mainland in the distance and, if a clear day, topped by Mt.

    The Malahat Summit, and I shanghai the group into Colonial Life!

  • The more southern Strait of Georgia is formed in the Vancouver Island Shelf, and has an average depth of about 155 metres.

    Pacific Ocean

  • The Fraser enters the Strait of Georgia about 50 miles north of Padilla Bay.

    Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Washington

  • Grasping a seat cushion would be struggle in the Strait of Georgia or the Gulf of St. Lawrence for the first five minutes after entering the water.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • They also fly over the Strait of Georgia between Vancouver Island and the BC mainland.

    Archive 2008-08-01


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