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.
Vancouver now has one of the highest concentrations of ethnic Chinese people in North America, as many came from Hong Kong in anticipation of sovereignty transfer to China. Other major Asian groups in Vancouver are South Asian (primarily Punjabi), with large groups of Indo-Canadian (5.7%), Filipino (5.0%), Japanese (1.7%), Korean (1.5% ...
British Columbia health officials reported 941 new cases – including 11 on Vancouver Island – and 10 deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday. The total number of confirmed cases in B.C. now stands at 28,348 while the death toll climbs to 358.
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Oct 17, 2019 · According to the University of Victoria, roughly 4000 of the solitary creatures live in Canada. Of that number, a whopping 3500 call B.C. home. Astonishingly, a quarter of the B.C. population live on Vancouver Island, yet the Island only represents 3% of the total land mass in the province.
We often tell people, “We get to live on a Pacific island. It doesn’t get much better than this.” A few years ago we were trying to explain Canada to a friend in the Netherlands, so we drew a quick map, drew a circle around Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, and said, “This is the Netherlands. Now, THIS is Canada.” Hugs, Marcia ...
Nov 10, 2020 · Approximately 9,781 people are under public health monitoring in B.C. due to exposure to known cases of the virus, while 13,704 people who tested positive have now recovered.
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.
Apr 01, 2017 · I lived in Vancouver, not on Vancouver Island, so I asked a couple of friends who made the move to Nanaimo and Victoria. The climate is great (for Canada). The winter is mild and there’s less rain than on the mainland.