Howe Sound
One Of The Fjords
of Amazing British Columbia

On this page: References for fjords, the F entry in Amazing British Columbia: A Natural History From A To Z


One alphabet book cannot tell everything about fjords. The references below include information about the photographer and links to other sites with more information about BC's fjords

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Adam Crysler, Photographer Of The Howe Sound Fjord

Adam Cryslerphotographer for Amazing British ColumbiaAdam Crysler lives in Vancouver and shot the photo of Howe Sound from The Chief in Squamish where he was living at the time on a day he got out of school early. Here is the information he sent me about that day.

The story of that day was that we got off school at lunch and decided a hike was in order (as my friend and I often decide), and the closest thing with a decent view that wouldn't be crowded was The Chief. So we hiked up the backside (no scaling the front, I climb mountains...but not rock walls!) and peaked the 2 main peaks. The shot in the book is taken from Peak 2 looking up Howe Sound. You can see the Squamish Pulp terminal, and behind there is Mt Ellesmere, Foulger Peak. Those mountains actually back onto Sechelt / Salmon Inlet and border with Tetrahedron Provincial Park.

Adam is now an officer on cruise ships.

He has posted more of his hiking photos online. (Opens in a new window)

This photo of Adam shows him again in the BC mountains he loves.

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Other Photos Of Fjords

Before I found Adam's unusual photo, I considered others for the book Amazing British Columbia. My favourites were
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Books About Fjords

Here is what I read to research fjords for Amazing British Columbia:
  • ___________(2000). "Coastline" in Encyclopedia of British Columbia. Daniel Francis (Ed.) p. 137.
  • ___________(2000). "Dean Channel" in Encyclopedia of British Columbia. Daniel Francis (Ed.) p. 171.
  • ___________(2000). "Douglas Channel" in Encyclopedia of British Columbia. Daniel Francis (Ed.) p. 182.
  • ___________(2000). "Fjords" in Encyclopedia of British Columbia. Daniel Francis (Ed.) p. 253.
  • ___________(2000). "Gardner Channel" in Encyclopedia of British Columbia. Daniel Francis (Ed.) p. 114.
  • ___________(2000). "Jervis Inlet" in Encyclopedia of British Columbia. Daniel Francis (Ed.) p. 368.
  • ___________(2000). "Knight Inlet Channel" in Encyclopedia of British Columbia. Daniel Francis (Ed.) p. 387.
  • ___________(2000). "Map of BC" in Encyclopedia of British Columbia. Daniel Francis (Ed.) p. xvii.
  • ___________(2000). "Portland Inlet" in Encyclopedia of British Columbia. Daniel Francis (Ed.) p. 568.
  • Pickard, G.L. (1999)"Fjord" in Canadian Encyclopedia.Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. p. 865

Here is a story for adults about living on the fjords of BC. (This link opens in a new window.)

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The Longest Fjords In BC

Fjord Length Communities
Gardener Canaal114 kmKemano
Knight Inlet113 kmGenerally unpopulated
Portland Inlet110 kmStewart
Dean Channel97 kmGenerally unpopulated
Burke Channel90 kmBella Coola
Jervis Inlet77 kmGenerally unpopulated
Douglas Channel72 kmHartley Bay and Kitimat


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Links To More Information About
The Fjords Of BC



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