Lulu Island

Lulu Island is the name of the largest island in the estuary of the Fraser River. The island makes up most of the City of Richmond, a major suburb of Vancouver, British Columbia. However, the eastern tip of Lulu Island, known as Queensborough, is part of the City of New Westminster.

Lulu Island is situated between the two principal arms of the Fraser River estuary across and downstream from the City of New Westminster. The Middle Arm of the Fraser River separates it on the northwest from Sea Island, the site of Vancouver International Airport, which, despite its name, is also part of the City of Richmond. At the western edge of the island lies Sturgeon Bank, a large sandbank which falls off into the Strait of Georgia on its western edge.

Read more about Lulu Island:  History, Geohazards

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Lulu Island - Geohazards
... Because the island is composed partly of glacial silt brought down by the Fraser River, there is a fear of liquefaction of its sands if a strong-enough tremor were to shake it ... The island is also fully diked to protect it from potential flooding during the annual spring freshet on the Fraser ... Some of the island is below sea level, and river level, and there is an extensive drainage and pumping system to prevent flooding during heavy rain ...
J. W. Sexsmith Elementary School - History
... brought him to a plot of land on what was then known as Lulu Island ... his land holdings to some 1,900 acres (7.7 km2) on Lulu Island as well as several hundred acres in modern day Pitt Meadows ... Sexsmith was largely responsible for the building of bridges to join Marpole, Sea Island and Lulu Island ...

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