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Mountains of Vancouver Island, Canada

49.6N 125.4W

March 19th, 2011 Category: Mountains

Japan – February 18th, 2011

This orthorectified image shows Vancouver Island (below) and the straits separating it from the mainland of British Columbia (visible above in the full image): Johnstone Strait and Queen Charlotte Strait.

The Vancouver Island Ranges run most of the length of the island, dividing it into a wet and rugged west coast and a drier, more rolling east coast. The highest point in these ranges and on the island is the Golden Hinde, at 2,195 metres (7,201 ft).

Located near the centre of Vancouver Island in 2,500 square kilometres (965 sq mi) Strathcona Provincial Park, it is part of a group of peaks that include the only glaciers on the island, the largest of which is the Comox Glacier.

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