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Vancouver Island Geography

Island Geography

Vancouver Island – Geography

Mountain ranges divide Vancouver Island between its rugged west coast and leeward east coast — around which many of the Island’s historic and charming cities and towns are located. Located near the centre of Vancouver Island is Strathcona Provincial Park, which includes the only glaciers on the Island, and where the major ski area of Mount Washington is found.

Pacific Rim National Park on the west coast, near the towns of Tofino and Ucluelet, is home to the oldest temperate rainforests on earth. The sunny mid and southern regions of the Island include the cities of Port Alberni, Campbell River, Comox, Parksville, Nanaimo and Victoria, all of which are extremely popular recreation areas.

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