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The Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia

The Canadian province of British Columbia has its own tropical destination - the Queen Charlotte Islands. Graham and Morseby are the two most prominent of the 100+ islands; other significant smaller islands include Langara, Louise, Lyell, and Burnaby.

Wildlife

Bring your camera and explore the wildlife in Queen Charlotte Islands. Among the many varieties, the most prevalent on the island are stoats or ermines (part of the weasel family), black-tailed deer, raccoons, and black bears. Actually, if you're driving on the island, be sure you watch out for black tailed deer. They have been known to get into road accidents with drivers.

Large Native Trees

In the Queen Charlotte Islands, look out for the Western Redcedar, Yellow Cedar, Shore Pine, Western Hemlock, Mountain Hemlock, and Red Adler.

Trivia

Q. Which Queen were the Queen Charlotte Islands named after?
A. Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. She was married to King George 3rd. They were King and Queen of the UK - she was crowned in 1761.

Q.Queen Charlotte Islands has another name in the Haida language. What is the name?
A.Xhaaidlagha Gwaayaai, which is translated in English as "Islands of the People."

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October 20, 2013

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