Vancouver Island is a jewel of an island on Canada’s west coast.
Vancouver Island’s quality-of-life is consistently ranked among the highest in the world — the result of the fresh sea air, temperate climate, and lush flora.
The island is 460 km from north to south, and it is as diverse at it is large. The northern end is home to vibrant forestry and fisheries that first drew settlers to this former colony.
The west coast, including Tofino, Long Beach and Pacific Rim National Park, is a breathtaking sight. Crashing surf, sandy beaches and ancient rainforests combine to create an awe-inspiring scene.
The Cowichan Valley, including Ladysmith, is in a rain shadow caused by the Beaufort mountain range. The result is a warm climate the hosts the countless small wineries, orchards and farmer’s markets in the region.
Victoria, on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, is the provincial capital. The city has retained its old-time charm while becoming a centre of commerce and culture.