Bligh Island (Canada)

Bligh Island is an island of the Nootka Sound area in British Columbia (Canada); [1] it is adjacent to Nootka Island and Vancouver Island.

The island was named after William Bligh, of future HMS Bounty fame, who served as Master aboard ship during James Cook's third world voyage. The southern portion of the island is included within Bligh Island Marine Provincial Park.


  1. ^ BC Namess/GeoBC entry "Bligh Island"

Coordinates: 49°39′46″N 126°31′03.8″W / 49.66278°N 126.517722°W

Bligh Island

Bligh Island may refer to several places named after British navigator William Bligh:

Bligh Island (Alaska), Prince William Sound, Alaska

Bligh Island (Canada), Nootka Sound, Canada

Bligh Island, a.k.a. Ureparapara, Banks group, Vanuatu

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