Valdes Island is one of a range of islands on the outer edge of the Gulf Islands in the Str of Georgia, off the SE coast of Vancouver I, BC. The long, narrow island is heavily wooded and has a few farms. A reserve occupies a third of it and there are several Indigenous burial grounds. In the 1920s it provided a refuge for the cult leader Brother Twelve, who ruled a colony there and is rumoured to have left behind buried gold when he fled. The name refers to a Spanish mariner who explored the area in the 1790s.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Francis, Daniel. "Valdes Island". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 23 January 2014, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/valdes-island. Accessed 04 December 2023.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Francis, D. (2014). Valdes Island. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/valdes-island
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Francis, Daniel. "Valdes Island." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 07, 2006; Last Edited January 23, 2014.
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Valdes Island," by Daniel Francis, Accessed December 04, 2023, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/valdes-island
Article by Daniel Francis
Published Online February 7, 2006
Last Edited January 23, 2014