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Life on the Island
By: SWMBO , 7:45 PM GMT on June 24, 2009
Vancouver Island is a natural wonder that is as inviting and accessible as it is beautiful. Countless beaches give way to peaceful countryside and lush forests which seem to beckon you to explore every corner along its varying terrain. From the calm and soothing shores along the eastern side of the island up over its alpine meadowed backbone of mountains back down to its wild western coast, Vancouver Island will give you the chance to find your very own 'perfect spot' to re-connect with what life has to offer.
Life is different here!
It could be because of the panorama of physical beauty. It could be the stress-relieving effects of deep-breathing fresh ocean air. Perhaps it is the more relaxed pace of life. Maybe it results from the influence of an eclectic combination of people who have shared the Island for generations – the First Nations people, artists and artisans, organic farmers, fishers and loggers, environmentalists, professionals and business people. It could be because of the daily experience Islanders have with Canada’s piece of paradise, and knowing their place is in it.
Island living and the Island culture have a certain quality. There is a gentle calm. In all levels of interaction, there is more consistent warmth, respect and kindness than you would ever expect.
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