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- proper n. A large island off the southwest coast of British Columbia, Canada.
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- n. an island off southwestern Canada (off the southwestern coast of British Columbia); the largest island off the west coast of North America
I knew from a very young age, for example, that our father, Steven Ellis, moved to Vancouver Island around the time I was three, even though I had no memory of it or of him, and even though our mother never spoke of it.
Harry caught a glimpse of Vancouver Island and the Straits of Juan de Fuca.
After I had driven about Vancouver Island for a week, my mind was a medley of Totem poles, golf courses, rocks, beaches, ocean, swans on small lakes, pergolas, chalets, and ribbon-like roads between huge gorges filled with hemlock and pines.
Misty and shadowy, Vancouver Island dropped astern, until at last they steamed into harbor, where a crowd of happy-faced Squamish Indians greeted them, stowed them away in canoes, paddled a bit up coast, then sighted the great, glancing fires that were lighting up the grey of oncoming night – fires of celebration and welcome to all the scores of guests who were to partake of the lavish hospitality of the great Squamish chief.