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Life on Vancouver Island

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

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