Northwest Coast Islands

Range TypeArchipelago
Highest PointGolden Hinde (2195 m/7201 ft)
CountriesCanada (61%), United States (39%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesBritish Columbia (62%), Alaska (39%), Washington (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area91,929 sq km / 35,494 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent1,180 km / 733 mi North-South
946 km / 588 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long49° 36' N; 125° 51' W
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Map of Northwest Coast Islands
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Northwest Coast Islands.
Pacific RangesLevel 2 (Parent)
         Northwest Coast IslandsLevel 3
                 Alexander ArchipelagoLevel 4 (Child)
                 Queen Charlotte IslandsLevel 4 (Child)
                 North B.C. Coast IslandsLevel 4 (Child)
                 Vancouver IslandLevel 4 (Child)
                 Inside Passage IslandsLevel 4 (Child)
         Coast MountainsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Northwest U.S. Coast RangesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Central and Southern California RangesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Baja CaliforniaLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Cascade RangeLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Sierra NevadaLevel 3 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Northwest Coast Islands

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Golden Hinde21957201Vancouver Island
2.Elkhorn Mountain21947198Vancouver Island
3.Victoria Peak21597083Vancouver Island
4.Mount Albert Edward20936867Vancouver Island
5.Kings Peak20616762Vancouver Island
6.Rees Ridge20456709Vancouver Island
7.The Red Pillar20346673Vancouver Island
8.Mount Harmston20096591Vancouver Island
9.Argus Mountain19946542Vancouver Island
10.Alexandra Peak19836506Vancouver Island
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Golden Hinde21957201Vancouver Island
2.King Island High Point16795509North B.C. Coast Islands
3.Veniaminof Peak16435390Alexander Archipelago
4.Mount Addenbroke15915220Inside Passage Islands
5.Mount Moresby11643819Queen Charlotte Islands

Photos of Peaks in the Northwest Coast Islands

Kootznoowoo Peak
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The NW aspect of Kootznoowoo Peak the highest point of Admiralty Island (2013-08-11). Photo by Ben Still.
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