Pitt Island (Canada)

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Pitt Island
Hecate Strait, with Pitt Island in the background. North coast of British Columbia, Canada.
Pitt Island is located between Banks Island and the mainland.
Coordinates53°30′00″N 129°47′00″W / 53.50000°N 129.78333°W / 53.50000; -129.78333Coordinates: 53°30′00″N 129°47′00″W / 53.50000°N 129.78333°W / 53.50000; -129.78333
Area1,368 km2 (528 sq mi)
Length90 km (56 mi)
Width8 km (5 mi)
Highest elevation962 m (3,156 ft)
ProvinceBritish Columbia

Pitt Island is an island in British Columbia, Canada, located between Banks Island, across Grenville Channel (part of the Inside Passage) from the mainland. It is separated from Banks Island by Principe Channel. The only settlement is a First Nations village, Chino Hat, on the west coast.[citation needed] Economic activity is primarily natural resource extraction, including mining (magnesite and iron) and logging.

The island has an area of 1,368 km² (528 sq mi), is 90 km (56 mi) long, and ranges from 8 to 23 km (5 to 14 mi) wide. Its highest point is at 962 m (3,155 ft).


  • "Pitt Island". The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. Columbia University Press. 2000.
  • "Pitt Island". BC Geographical Names.

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