The lone Canadian location listed on CNN’s list of the planet’s most picturesque locations in British Columbia.
Locals on Vancouver Island won’t be shocked to learn that the publication complimented their area for having world-class surfing, wildlife, “criss-crossing” trails, and rocky shoreline.
Vancouver Island was described by CNN as “Canada in miniature,” along with places like Svalbard in Norway, Samburu in Kenya, Rotorua in New Zealand, Petra in Jordan, Positano in Italy, and Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in China. And sincerity? That kind of makes sense, I suppose.
Grizzly bears, snowy owls, stunning mountains, approximately 10,000 lakes, over 3,000 kilometers of shoreline, and amazing architecture are just a few of the numerous natural and man-made beauties found on Vancouver Island, which also has a fantastic cuisine and culture scene.
Vancouver Island has many nooks and corners worth exploring, whether you head to the brunch capital of Canada, meander through Butchart Gardens, stroll cobblestone alleys downtown, or escape to a surf town like Tofino.
It’s difficult to describe or even adequately depict the magnificence of this place with words or a camera. There is something magical about the land, the salt air, and the leisurely pace of life (especially during cherry blossom season).
Lucky you if you reside on Vancouver Island! If not, you should probably start planning a trip as the mainland is only a short BC Ferries ride away.