Garden Bay / Hardy Island / Irvines Landing / Malaspina Strait

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Garden Bay, BC (Nearby: Irvines Landing, Madeira Park, Kleindale, Earls Cove, Vaucroft Beach)

  • Hardy Island
  • Irvines Landing
  • Malaspina Strait
  • Malaspina Strait

4907 Pool Rd
Garden Bay, British Columbia
V0N 1S0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Vancouver, Coast, & Mountains

Description From Owner:
  • Hardy Island - After Vice-Admiral Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy, baronet, RN. Hardy was captain of HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar, in which Lord Nelson died in his arms.
  • Irvines Landing - After Charles Irvine, who became the first postmaster here in 1897 and left in 1904.
  • Malaspina Strait - After Captain Alexandro Malaspina, an Italian who, with two ships of the Spanish Navy, explored widely in the Pacific from 1789 to 1794.
  • He sailed along the BC coast in 1791 but never entered the waters east of Vancouver Island.
  • For political reasons the Spaniards imprisoned Malaspina not long after his voyage. He was liberated and banished to Italy in 1803, where he died in 1809.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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