Burke Channel

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Burke Channel is a channel in the Central Coast region of the Canadian province of British Columbia, separating the south and east coasts of King Island from the mainland.[1] It was first charted in 1792 by James Johnstone, one of George Vancouver's officers during his 1791-95 expedition. Vancouver named it "Burke's Channel" after Edmund Burke.[2]


  1. ^ "Burke Channel". BC Geographical Names.
  2. ^ Vancouver, George, and John Vancouver (1801). A voyage of discovery to the North Pacific ocean, and round the world. London: J. Stockdale.

Coordinates: 51°55′N 127°53′W / 51.917°N 127.883°W / 51.917; -127.883