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Insular Mountains
Parent Area: Pacific Cordillera Range

Area: 133875 sq km.   Location: This mountain chain covers Vancouver Island as well as the Queen Charlotte Islands. Terrain: The Insular Mountains are made up mostly of rocks called turbidites and interbedded pillow lavas, unlike the Coast Mountains; granitic plutons are relatively uncommon in the Insular Mountains. The range has not yet fully emerged above sea level, and Vancouver Island and the Queen Charlotte Islands are really just the higher elevations pf the range, which was in fact fully exposed during the...more

Top Trips
Overland to Golden Hinde Robin Tivy
Generic Mountain Nomenclature: Trip to Bedwell Lake Lucas Earl
Golden Hinde Traverse with a Twist: From the Elk River to Phillips Creek Gord Johnson
Port Renfrew Backroad Bicycle Loop - CP railway Variation Robin Tivy
Nine Peaks - April Ski Tour Henrik Hinkkala
A Personal Quest: Golden Hinde from Marble Meadows Gord Johnson
Mount Tom Taylor - Climb Peter Rothermel
Traverse of Mount Colonel Foster Steven Harng
Sleeping Beauty and Mount Raymond, Haida Gwaii David Campbell
Mount Myra from Nyrstar Mine (Westmin Mine) Tom Tiedje
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Top Photos
Golden Hinde from Phillips Ridge Robin Tivy
The Golden Hinde Looking Meaner Than It Really Is Gord Johnson
Elkhorn from North Reid Holmes
Victoria Peak and Warden Peak from the East Sandy Briggs
Tom Taylor from East Ridge Sasha Kubicek
Mount Arrowsmith - Southwest Side David Campbell
Sutton from "Third" Lake John Robertson
Triple Peak from 5040 Peak David Campbell
Mount Colonel Foster: North Tower in Clouds Steven Harng
Mount Abel from Northwest Reid Holmes
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