Queen Charlotte, British Columbia

village in Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, Canada

Queen Charlotte (or Queen Charlotte City) is a village in the Canadian province of British Columbia. It is located in the south end of Graham Island in the Haida Gwaii group of islands. It is on Skidegate Inlet.

Queen Charlotte
Village of Queen Charlotte[1]
City Harbour
City Harbour
Queen Charlotte, British Columbia is located in British Columbia
Queen Charlotte, British Columbia
Location within British Columbia
Coordinates: 53°15′17″N 132°06′49″W / 53.25472°N 132.11361°W / 53.25472; -132.11361Coordinates: 53°15′17″N 132°06′49″W / 53.25472°N 132.11361°W / 53.25472; -132.11361
Country Canada
RegionHaida Gwaii
Regional districtSkeena-Queen Charlotte
 • Governing bodyQueen Charlotte Village Council
 • MayorCarol Kulesha
 • Total37.28 km2 (14.39 sq mi)
20 m (70 ft)
 • Total852
 • Density23.9/km2 (62/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
WaterwaysSkidegate Inlet

The population of Queen Charlotte was 944 in 2011.[3] The town was first established 1908 when the first sawmill in the islands began operating.[4] The villagers worked to help supply Allied war planes with lumber during World War II. Within the year, three general stores, a drug and clothing store, two hotels, a pool hall, a boarding house, a barbershop and the local newspaper started operating in the village.[4] The town gained a stable economy from the quick growth in the timber industry during the Great Depression.[4]


  1. "British Columbia Regional Districts, Municipalities, Corporate Name, Date of Incorporation and Postal Address" (XLS). British Columbia Ministry of Communities, Sport and Cultural Development. Retrieved November 2, 2014.
  2. Statistics Canada. 2016 Census. [1] Archived 2017-02-24 at the Wayback Machine
  3. "Census Profile for Queen Charlotte". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2014-01-05.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "The History of the Village of Queen Charlotte". Village of Queen Charlotte. Retrieved 2014-01-05.

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