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Vancouver Island - World Class Vacation Destination
Planning a holiday in British Columbia? If you are,
visit to Vancouver Island is a must. Be sure to allocate enough time in
itinerary to take in some of the scope and variety of Vancouver
many places and environments. With a total area of 32,134 sq. km and a
driving time of about seven hours from Victoria in the south to Port
in the north, Vancouver Island has a lot of territory to explore.
Come and enjoy a
little Island time...
A world recognised vacation
Vancouver Island has been selected by the readers of
Conde Nast as the Best Temperate Island Destination in the World in the
November 2002 issue of the Magazine.
Vancouver Island Geography
For the second year in a row Vancouver Island is rated #1
"Best Island" in Continental US/ Canada by Travel + Leisure
For the third year in a row, British Columbia's coastal
waters ( including those between Vancouver Island and the mainland )
have been named the top scuba diving destination in North America in a
recent survey of Rodale's Scuba Diving, the largest scuba diving
enthusiast magazine in circulation.
Vancouver Island wins second consecutive
"Best Island" award
Vancouver Island has been named "Best
Island in North America" by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine
for the second consecutive year. The award, which designates Vancouver
Island as one of the premiere holiday travel destinations in the world,
was formally presented last night in a star-studded ceremony held at
Museum in New York City.
The 2003 Readers' Choice Awards, featured in
the November issue of Conde Nast Traveler magazine, recognizes the
world's top hotels, airlines, resorts, cruise lines, cities, rental car
companies and islands. The publication, with a per issue
readership of 2 million, is considered an opinion leader in the travel
field and has been conducting a Readers Choice awards program for
A random sampling of Condé Nast
Traveler subscribers received the 2003 "Poll of Consumer
candidate was graded on a number of criteria. Islands were graded
on Scenery, People/Friendliness, Lodging, Dining and
( 10-10-03 News Release from Vancouver Island
Length : 454 Km (282 miles)
Width : 100 Km (62 miles)
Area : 32,134 sq. Km (12,408 sq. miles)
Latitude ... 49 degrees 57 min. 4 sec. N
Longitude ... 125 degrees 16 min. 10 sec. W
Population : approx. 750,000
Vancouver Island stretches southeast to northwest
along the western coast of British Columbia. The rugged west coast is
inundated with deep fjords between high mountains with a few small
communities located on the shores of protected inlets. The eastern
plain is rich with timber, farmlands, fishing streams, small
communities and cities.
Vancouver Island boasts the mildest climate in Canada.
Summertime is generally warm and sunny, with frequent ocean
breezes. Temperatures reach average highs in the mid 20's Celsius (70
to 80 Fahrenheit) with cooler evening temperatures.
In winter, daytime temperatures are usually well above
freezing throughout most of the region, with overnight frost on some
Links to current weather conditions for Vancouver Island
communities such as Victoria, Nanaimo, Tofino, Comox, Campbell River,
Port Hardy and other British Columbia locations can be found here.
Copes Islander Oceanfront Bed and
Comox Valley, Vancouver Island B & B and
Vacation Rental Accommodations