Central Vancouver Island is a stunning location with an abundance of natural beauty and endless outdoor activities. The island is home to some of the most picturesque scenery in Canada, including rugged coastlines, lush forests, and pristine lakes. Whether you enjoy hiking, kayaking, fishing, or simply soaking up the sunshine on the beach, there is something for everyone on Vancouver Island. In addition to the natural beauty, the island is also home to a thriving community of artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs, creating a rich cultural scene. 


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Living on Central Vancouver Island offers many benefits, including a slower pace of life and a strong sense of community.

The island's small towns and friendly locals create a warm and welcoming environment, where neighbours know each other by name and support each other in times of need. The island's economy is diverse, with opportunities in a range of industries, including tourism, forestry, and technology. Access to quality healthcare, education, and other amenities is also readily available. Overall, living on Central Vancouver Island offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and a supportive community, making it an ideal place to call home.
Central Vancouver Island is also known as the retirement capital of Canada, attracting retirees from across the country with its mild climate, beautiful natural scenery, and supportive community. The island offers a range of retirement living options, from independent living to assisted living, and has a variety of healthcare services available to support the aging population. Retirees can enjoy a fulfilling and active lifestyle, with a range of social activities, cultural events, and outdoor recreation opportunities available to them.

Residents of Central Vancouver Island have several transportation options to reach the City of Vancouver, including ferries, seaplanes, helicopters, and buses. The ferry ride from Nanaimo to Horseshoe Bay takes approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes and offers breathtaking views of the coast and surrounding islands. Meanwhile, seaplanes and helicopters provide a quicker, more scenic option, with a flight time of approximately 20-30 minutes. For those who prefer to travel by land, there is a regular bus service that connects Nanaimo to Vancouver, with multiple departures daily. And the City of Victoria is a short 1 hour and 30 minute drive south of Nanaimo.

Central Vancouver Island includes the communities of: Parksville, Qualicum Beach, French Creek, Deep Bay, Nanoose Bay & Fairwinds, Nanaimo, Errington, Coombs.

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