Posted by: cherylyoung | March 8, 2015

Spring Break Come to Vancouver Island

Cheryl Young's Blog

Vancouver Island Clayoquot Wilderness Resorts, Albert Normadin photo

The Vancouver Island region is a large, sparsely populated area,

encompassing Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, as well

as a portion of the mainland.

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Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards ranked

Vancouver Island number one in its “Top 5 Islands in Canada” category.

It has one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems: Rainforests, marshes

, meadows, beaches, mountains, oceans, rivers and lakes create habitats

for multitudes of wildlife species.

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In fact, the region is one of the world’s premier locations for whale

watching, birding, as well as salmon and trout fishing.

Much of the island is protected parkland. It contains many pockets

of old-growth fir and cedar forests, as well as rare, naturally occurring

groves of Garry oak. Vancouver Island is bisected, north to south, b

y the Beaufort Mountain Range, which is home to one of Canada’s

biggest all-natural…

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