Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Vank Island. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Vank Island) to Point B.
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vank Island. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.4705, Longitude: -132.6115 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Vank Island have been estimated.