Perhaps, I am a little hesitant to recommend a place that is already popular and flies in the face of my self interest.
I went to Alberta for 25 years. It is worth the trip (that is another blog), but I planned my return to the island 25 years ago.
We had a struggle,50 some years ago, moving across this big beautiful country. I was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
We stopped in Thompson Manitoba.
And there are no shortages of places to live on Vancouver Island. I have lived in Duncan and Qualicum to name a couple.
Recently I have been working in Langford.
Islands have a unique psychological aspect to them. On the one hand it is isolating but on the other it invites solitude.
I am not patriotic but I am influenced by my past experiences.
Just let me say, I consider the Island a well kept secret that some need to experience for themselves.
I am happy to be living on Vancouver Island and think those interested in having the experience better get at it.