|Gwaii Haanas (Haida)|
Haida Gwaii, off the coast of BC. Moresby Island is the large southern island. Alaska is the next land to the north of this map.
Moresby Island (British Columbia, Canada)
|Coordinates||52°45′00″N 131°50′00″W / 52.75°N 131.8333°WCoordinates: 52°45′00″N 131°50′00″W / 52.75°N 131.8333°W|
|Area||3,399.39 km2 (1,312.51 sq mi)|
|Regional District Electoral Area||Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District Electoral Area E|
|Electoral Area Director||Evan Putterill|
|Pop. density||0.18 /km2 (0.47 /sq mi)|
Moresby Island (Haida: Gwaii Haanas) is a large island (3,399.39 km2 or 1,312.51 sq mi) that forms part of the Haida Gwaii archipelago (formerly known as Queen Charlotte Islands) in British Columbia, Canada, located at 52°45′00″N 131°50′00″W / 52.75°N 131.8333333°W. Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site includes Moresby and other islands. The island, together with its numerous nearby smaller islands and islets in the southern portion of the archipelago, is defined by Statistics Canada as Skeena-Queen Charlotte E, with a population of 402 as of the 2006 census. Almost all of its population resided in the unincorporated community of Sandspit, on the northeast corner of Moresby. The total land area of the electoral area is 3,399.39 km2 (1,312.51 sq mi).
On October 27, 2012, an earthquake of magnitude 7.7 (the strongest earthquake in Canada since the 1949 Queen Charlotte Islands earthquake) was epicentred at a depth of 17.5 kilometres (10.9 miles) under the island.
- Aero, British Columbia a former logging camp on the island.
- Community Profile: Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District Electoral Area E, British Columbia; Statistics Canada
- Sandspit unincorporated place, Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District Electoral Area E, British Columbia; Statistics Canada
- Sea islands, Natural Resources Canada Atlas of Canada