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Texada Island

Texada Island Overview

Texada Island is the largest island in the Strait of Georgia of British Columbia, Canada. Its northern tip is located about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) southwest of the city of Powell River and west of the Sechelt Peninsula on the Sunshine Coast. A former mining and logging area, the island still has a few quarries and old logging roads. It is the largest of the Northern Gulf Islands at some 50 kilometres (31 mi) in length and 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) in width, with its length aligned along a northwest-southeast axis.

Access and Services

A regular ferry service links Powell River and the main ferry terminal at Blubber Bay. The island also has two stores, a library, bank, gas station, elementary school, hotel, bed and breakfasts, bistro, and a museum and a post office. Located near Gillies Bay, Texada Island also has a 3000′ paved runway CYGB for private aircraft and scheduled services. There are many parks, forests, lakes, beaches and mountains to explore. There are rare fossils, abundant plant life and a variety of wildlife. South Texada Island Provincial Park and Shelter Point Park are two wonderful areas.

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