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Anytime is the right time to explore the elements of Vancouver Island, but here are a few thoughts to build into your summer plans.

The landscape of Vancouver Island—the rolling valleys, mountain peaks, and lapping waves—is just one facet of your travels. The cultural makeup of the Island is unique, and for centuries past and even more recently, the people living off the land have created equally distinct experiences.

In this edition of Island Moments, we explore the heritage of Vancouver Island’s First Nations, and we invite you to immerse yourself in the culture of towns like K’ómoks (Comox) and Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ (Ucluelet). Find yourself in your element, whether that’s by touring cultural centres or hearing the tales of the harmony between the land and the people.

And while you get ready to explore the different regions of the Island, we also highlight the greens and fairways where you can tee up, swing and cross your fingers for a hole-in-one.

JUNE - JULY 2017

Find Your Wave on Vancouver Island
Jason Finnerty
READ TIME: 5 Mins  |  June - July 2017

This summer, grab your sunblock and favourite towel and ride the waves on and around Vancouver Island. With over 10,000 lakes and rivers to choose from, and over 3,400km (2,138 miles) of ocean shoreline, there’s an aquatic adventure available to everyone. All you need is a love of the water, time to enjoy yourself, and an urge to explore.

Surf’s Up

Dip your paddle in the coo...

Perfectly Cultured
Jason Finnerty
READ TIME: 3 Mins  |  June - July 2017

Brush strokes and bokeh. Glazes and galleries. Masks and museums. There must be something in the water on Vancouver Island that enhances creative ability, because the Island is disproportionately endowed with a multitude of creative talents across a wide variety of genres. From the Island’s First People, whose influence can be traced back over 8000 years, to today’s crop of talent across a ...

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