Malcolm Island

Coordinates: 50°38′39″N 126°59′53″W / 50.6442°N 126.9981°W / 50.6442; -126.9981
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Malcolm Island
The community of Sointula on Malcolm Island
The community of Sointula on Malcolm Island
Map of location within British Columbia
Map of location within British Columbia
Malcolm Island
Location within British Columbia
Coordinates50°38′39″N 126°59′53″W / 50.6442°N 126.9981°W / 50.6442; -126.9981
Adjacent toQueen Charlotte Strait
Area81.9 km2 (31.6 sq mi)[1]
Length24 km (14.9 mi)[2]
Width3 km (1.9 mi)[2]
Highest elevation189 m (620 ft)[1]
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Regional districtMount Waddington
Population684 (2016)[2]
Pop. density8.4/km2 (21.8/sq mi)

Malcolm Island is an island along the northeast coastline of Vancouver Island in the Canadian province of British Columbia.[3] Located in the Queen Charlotte Strait, it is separated from Vancouver Island by the Broughton Strait, with Haddington Island and Cormorant Island situated in the middle. It has ferry access from the Vancouver Island community of Port McNeill. The island is located within the Mount Waddington Regional District.

Malcolm Island has daily BC Ferry service for both vehicles and passengers. The ferry schedule is available at, there are approximately 6 daily sailings.

The main community on Malcolm Island is Sointula.

Malcolm Island was named for Admiral Sir Pulteney Malcolm.[4]


  1. ^ a b Ian McDougall (8 December 2004). "Biodiversity Chapter for the Malcolm Island Landscape Unit" (PDF). BC Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management, Coast Region. Retrieved 4 April 2024.
  2. ^ a b c Parcher, Kim (6 April 2017). "Malcolm Island is a Place of Harmony". Vancouver Island View. Retrieved 4 April 2024.
  3. ^ "Malcolm Island". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 4 April 2024.
  4. ^ "Malcolm Island". GeoBC: The Province of British Columbia. 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014.

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