Galiano / Collinson Point / Galiano Island

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Galiano Island, BC (Nearby: Galiano, Sturdies Bay, Mayne Island, Lighthouse Point, Port Washington)

  • Collinson Point
  • Galiano Island

1-23 Madrona Dr
Galiano Island, British Columbia
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British Columbia Tourism Region : Vancouver Island

Description From Owner:
  • Named after William Tomkins Collinson, JP, who arrived in British Columbia from England in 1858.
  • After spending some time in the Cariboo and the Fraser Valley, he moved to Mayne Island in 1871 with Mary, his Indian wife. In 1880 he became the first postmaster on the island.
  • Galiano Island - After Dionisio Alcala Galiano, captain of the Spanish vessel Sutil, which explored this area in 1792. Galiano was killed, fighting against the British, in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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