- Major Matthews
- Are there any deer on Gambier Island now?
- Miss Wiegand
- Yes, many of them.
Early Vancouver, Vol. 7, Major J.S. Matthews
The conversation above took place in 1946 and I can confirm that there still plenty of deer on Gambier Island. I’ve seen them resting in the shadows of a tree in our lower section, I’ve spooked them in the bush and, most recently, I awoke to see two young black-tailed deer crossing the steep slope above our tent. I’ve heard of a cougar sighting on the island, but most sources say the deer have no natural predators, so I expect to see many more.