Vesuvius, British Columbia

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Vesuvius is located in British Columbia
Location of Vesuvius in British Columbia
Coordinates: 48°53′00″N 123°34′00″W / 48.88333°N 123.56667°W / 48.88333; -123.56667Coordinates: 48°53′00″N 123°34′00″W / 48.88333°N 123.56667°W / 48.88333; -123.56667
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Area code(s)250, 778

Vesuvius, also known as Vesuvius Bay, is an unincorporated settlement and ferry terminal on the northwest coast of Saltspring Island in the Gulf Islands of British Columbia, Canada. It is the eastern terminus of a ferry which connects Saltspring Island to Vancouver Island across Sansum Narrows to Crofton, which is just north of the city of Duncan.

It is named for HMS Vesuvius (1839), a ship of the Royal Navy assigned to the Pacific Station at Esquimalt in the 19th Century, and indirectly after Mount Vesuvius in Italy.[1]:284


  1. ^ Akrigg, G.P.V.; Akrigg, Helen B. (1986), British Columbia Place Names (3rd, 1997 ed.), Vancouver: UBC Press, ISBN 0-7748-0636-2