Hornby Island lies in the Strait of Georgia between Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia, southeast of the island community of Courtenay. It is a wooded island with a shoreline of sandbanks and rock shelves. Whaling was carried out in the 19th century from a shore station on the east coast; today it is a busy recreation area. Sandstone ledges along the shore show good examples of Indian petroglyphs. The name refers to Rear-Admiral G.T. Phipps Hornby, commander of the Pacific Station from 1847-51.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Francis, Daniel. "Hornby Island". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 04 March 2015, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/hornby-island. Accessed 28 September 2023.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Francis, D. (2015). Hornby Island. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/hornby-island
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Francis, Daniel. "Hornby Island." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 07, 2006; Last Edited March 04, 2015.
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Hornby Island," by Daniel Francis, Accessed September 28, 2023, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/hornby-island
Article by Daniel Francis
Published Online February 7, 2006
Last Edited March 4, 2015