Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District
British Columbia Canada
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Garden Island is a small island with distinctive 'canoe skids' in the Prince Rupert harbour that was used by generations of the local Tsimpsian people for gardens and burials. Keeping with this tradition, early inhabitants of the young city of Prince Rupert took their dead by boat to this tiny island for burial until 1912 when Fairview Cemetery was established within the city.