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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.Baranof Island High Point16435390Alexander Archipelago
4.Mount Addenbroke15915220Inside Passage Islands
5.Mount Moresby11643819Queen Charlotte Islands



Photos of Peaks in the Northwest Coast Islands

Golden Hinde
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The south side of Golden Hinde. We turned back on this one after failing to find the route (2005-08-02). Photo by Richard Carey.
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Hkusam Mountain
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Mt. H'kusam summit portion, viewed from the high pass. It is necessary to drop down into the valley and then hike up the drainage in order to climb the summit block. Photo by Jan Triska.
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Baranof Island High Point
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Baranof Island High Point as seen from the summit of Peak 3,750 on an unsuccessful attempt (2014-05-18). Photo by James Barlow.
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Mount Cokely
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Terrain in the summit section of Mount Cokely. Note the tracks across the snowfield - it was a heavy snow cover in the 2011 season.- Views towards Georgia Strait, Beaufort Mountains and Denman and Hornby Islands (2011-06-15). Photo by Jan Triska.
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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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