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Living just across the water from Vancouver Island in northern Washington State for many years, I was lucky to be able to visit frequently. It’s a place I never tire of returning to. The largest island in the Pacific east of New Zealand, it lies off the west coast of British Columbia, accessed via ferry or a scenic seaplane flight from the city of Vancouver. Once there, you can experience some of the province’s and the nation’s most stunning natural wonders.
It’s home to the beautiful British Columbia capital city of Victoria and Pacific Rim National Park, which features unspoiled beaches and old-growth coastal rainforests as well as a wide range of wildlife, including bears, bald eagles, bears, seals, and multiple whale species. Look forward to hiking, kayaking, soaking in hot springs, boat tours, and much more.