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Vancouver Island is in the northeastern Pacific Ocean, and part of the Canadian province of British Columbia. The island is 460 km (290 mi) in length, 100 km (62 mi) in width at its widest point, and 32,134 km 2 (12,407 sq mi) in area. It is the largest island on the west coasts of the Americas.
The largest city in British Columbia is Vancouver, a coastal seaport on the mainland with an estimated population of 610,000 in the city proper, which makes it the 8th largest municipality in Canada. Vancouver is the third largest metropolitan area in the country with a metro population of 2.48 million.
Towns were abandoned as people left their homes for the towns of Skidegate and Masset, for cannery towns on the mainland, or for Vancouver Island. Today, around 4,500  people live on the islands. About 70% of the indigenous people (Haida) live in two communities at Skidegate and Old Massett , with a population of about 700 each.
Nanaimo (/ n ə ˈ n aɪ m oʊ /) is a city on the east coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.As of the 2016 census, it had a population of 90,504.It is known as "The Harbour City".
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Tofino is a district of approximately 1,932 residents on the west coast of Vancouver Island in the Canadian province of British Columbia.The district is located at the western terminus of Highway 4 on the tip of the Esowista Peninsula at the southern edge of Clayoquot Sound.
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Dec 14, 2015 · A couple of boat rides, a little hike, and you'd never know you were only about 150 kilometres away from Vancouver.. On Lasqueti, a community off the coast of Vancouver Island, around 400 people ...
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Mar 01, 2015 · One of the least-hyped populated islands in British Columbia, Lasqueti, about 50 miles northwest of Vancouver, is a bit of an anomaly.While residents have most of the services we've come to expect on the other Gulf Islands - pub, coffee shop, some basic roads, a volunteer fire department, an elementary school - BC Ferries doesn't service it and it's mostly a secret to travellers.