Nootka Sound

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Nootka Sound is an inlet of the Pacific Ocean and a natural harbor on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The sound is between the mainland and Nootka Island in the southwest of British Columbia. It covers 554 km² (206 sq miles).

The mouth of the sound was first sighted by Spanish explorer Juan Pérez in 1774. Captain James Cook visited the Nootka Sound in 1778. He was the first European to land in the region. Ten years later, British explorer John Meares established a trading post on Nootka Sound. The post was seized by Spaniards in 1789, triggering a controversy between Spain and England over claims in the region. The Nootka Convention of 1790 resolved the dispute and opened the northern Pacific coast to British settlement.

Nootka Sound is in the southwest of British Columbia.


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