Vancouver Island, off Canada’s Pacific Coast, is known for its mild climate and thriving arts community.
On its southern tip is Victoria, British Columbia’s capital, and its boat-lined Inner Harbour, neo-baroque Parliament Buildings, grand Fairmont Empress Hotel and English-style gardens.
Harbour city Nanaimo, home of chocolate-and-custard Nanaimo bars, has an Old City Quarter with shops, galleries and restaurants.
Area: 31,285 km²
Population: 864,864 (2021)
Pop. density: 10.3/km2 (26.7/sq mi)
Location: North Pacific Ocean, on the coast of southern British Columbia
Province: British Columbia
Learn about Vancouver Island
Schools, Universities, and Colleges
Getting to Canada | Find a Host | Housing, Jobs, and More | Learn about Vancouver Island