Wood Islands, an unincorporated area, is located in Queens County in the central portion of Prince Edward Island, SW. of Murray River. Its precise location is N 45°58', W 62°45'.
This page is a comprehensive index of all of the information on our website related to Wood Islands. You can also search for information on other communities.
Aerial photography courtesy of AirScapes. All aerial photographs are available for sale, as prints or slides; please contact AirScapes for details. You can also see a complete list of aerial photographs of the Island.
|Lighthouse and Ferry - Wood Islands|
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Our community photographs collection includes selected photos of schools, churches, parks, and other public buildings, areas and events. .
|Lighthouse in Wood Islands |
Credit: 2012 Marian Burrows
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|Visitors Guide Listings|
Our Visitors Guide is a complete vacation planning manual.
|The Geography of Wood Islands|
You can use our interactive maps to
display maps of Wood Islands and area.
Click on the map link: Show Map
Driving Distances and Times
To find driving distances and times from other locations, consult the distance chart for Wood Islands.
Wood Islands falls inside the Statistics Canada
census subdivision of Lot 62. They have detailed statistical information available
for the Lot 62 census subdivision for the following categories:
Education,Ethnicity,Family,Income,Labour Force,Population, and Shelter.
Information courtesy Statistics Canada.
|History of the Name|
The official history of the geographic name Wood Islands (which can be somewhat technical, we admit):
Wood Islands East (Sett.) was adopted 25 April 1946 on 11L/2. Confirmed 8 November 1948 on c. 4404.Status changed to Locality in 1960 Gazetteer.Name changed to Wood Islands (Sett.) 21 November 1966 on 11E/15. Wood Islands North (Sett.) was adopted 6 May 1947 on C. 4405 at 46 00 -62 46.Status changed to Post Office in 1960 Gazetteer. Name changed to Wood Islands (Sett.) and moved to 45 59 - 62 45 (as shown on 11E/15, ed. 2) 4 January 1967 on 11E/15. Application of Wood Islands (Sett.) was altered 18 January 1972 on 11E/15 to 45 58 - 62 45.Status changed to Locality when Wood Islands became part of the Community of Belfast in 1972.
Information courtesy Geomatics Canada .