How long from Vancouver island to Cancun?
Spanish captain Bodega y Quadra and British captain George Vancouver met near Vancouver Island. There meeting was a friendly one, and Captain Quadra proposed that the Island be named Quadra and Vancouver Island, which they both agreed upon. Spanish influence later disappeared, so the name of the island was eventually shortened to Vancouver Island.
There are many islands west of Vancouver, BC. That group of islands is known as the Gulf Islands. The largest of the Gulf Islands is Quadra Island. There is also a very large island just west of Vancouver BC that is not included in the Gulf Islands group. It is called Vancouver Island. Victoria, BC is located on Vancouver Island.