In honour of Keira heading to her hometown today on Vancouver Island (and Alanah who we want to import for the hockey season) I thought I would post about this little tid bit that we should all be proud of.
Travel + Leisureâ€™s 2007 readers survey identified Vancouver Island as the best island in Canada and the continental U.S. That puts us on a par with such exceptional island destinations as Maui, Kauai, Galapagos and Bali. [Nanaimo Bulletin]
It gets even better, over on the official Travel + Leisure website in their ‘best of 2007‘ section you can see their selection for world’s best island destinations, and Van Isle comes in at #6, beating out Phuket, Thailand and Hawaii. Wowsa.
As Vancouver is usually the top-ranked place in these parts it’s nice to see the Island getting some recognition. Hiking, forests, history, beaches as far as the eye and see, surfing, snowboarding, fishing… the list goes on and on. I find the Island represents what Vancouver used to be all about before we got a little too wrapped up in the hype of being on the world’s stage. It’s not plastic, it’s not pretentious, and it is world class.
Over the next week there are a couple of events happening mid-Island that Keira will be covering on her blog, such as the Filberg Festival and an international bike competition at Mount Washington. Safe travels hot stuff!