Originally posted on Cheryl Young's Blog:
Quadra Island The largest and most populated of the
Quadra Island is nestled between Vancouver Island and the
mainland of British Columbia.
Quadra Island is a popular destination for visitors from
around the world, and is best known for its natural and
beautiful wilderness scenery, and its excellent salmon
and freshwater sportfishing.
The mild temperate climate, rural lifestyle, pristine
environment, breathtaking coastal scenery, and the
friendly people of Quadra all add to the charm of
The diversity of people, professions, lifestyles and
pastimes is what makes Quadra Island a truly great
place to live or visit.
Quadra Island was named after Don Juan Francisco
de la Bodegay Quadra, the 18th Century Spanish Naval
Officer and close friend of Captain George Vancouver.
Just over two hundred years ago, Captain Vancouver
made contact with the aboriginal people on the island,
sending yawls to sound the now-named Discovery Passage
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