The Vancouver Island/Coast region is known for its temperate climate, unspoiled wilderness and beautiful coastlines. Home to British Columbia’s capital city, Victoria, the region also includes mountains, beaches, rainforests and farmland.
Boating, kayaking, hiking and wildlife viewing are popular, as are arts and cultural events.
The service sector is a big part of the economy.
Many people work in health care, public administration, tourism, logging and fishing.