Mudge Island

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Mudge Island is one of the Southern Gulf Islands in the Strait of Georgia, in British Columbia (BC), Canada. It lies between Gabriola Island and Vancouver Island, and is considered part of the De Courcy group of islands. It is about 0.8 km (0.50 mi) wide and 4 km (2.5 mi) long.

The island is named for William Fitzwilliam Mudge, an officer on HMS Plumper under Captain George Henry Richards.[1] Richards surveyed and named many of the islands and other features in the area in 1859.

The island has about 60 year-round residents and a summer population of over 200. There is no bridge or ferry service to Mudge Island, but there is a private marina called Moonshine Cove. The island's development is entirely residential, although some residents run businesses out of their homes.

There are several dirt roads connecting the residences. The island has full electric, telephone and cable television service, unique among the smaller De Courcy Islands.


  1. ^ "Mudge Island". BC Geographical Names.

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Coordinates: 49°08′N 123°47′W / 49.133°N 123.783°W / 49.133; -123.783