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View of Anvil from Sunshine Coast, photo courtesy Jeff GauLocation: The Northernmost of the large islands in Howe Sound Anvil lies northeast of Gambier Island and Southwest of Britannia Beach.

Geography: The island is essentially one large near-conical mountain, with a plateau on the north side of the summit.

Getting There: By private boat, watertaxi or kayak only

Population: There are no permanent residents on Anvil. The island is enjoyed in the summer by a long established children’s camp and summer residents.

History: Named by Captain George Vancouver in 1792.

Recreation: Popular with kayakers who circumnavigate the island, for sailing and fishermen after salmon. Anvil lies just north of Pam Rocks, home to a good sized seal colony.


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