Blessed with incredible natural beauty and a temperate climate, Vancouver Island is a wonderful place to call home and an amazing place for business. In addition to its endless list of hiking, camping, and paddling adventures, the Island offers ample opportunities to unwind on its scenic golf courses and lush vineyards. From the vibrant city of Victoria on the south end, to Tofino, the unofficial surf capital of Canada on the west coast, to Cape Scott on the northern tip of the island, there is something for everyone that is sure to keep you entertained. Residents pursue a wide range of outdoor activities all year round and are recognized as having the greatest amount of active leisure time of any major city in Canada.
Vancouver Island has a diverse economy driven by small and medium sized business. Advanced technology is the leading economic generator, with annual revenues exceeding $3.15 billion. Tourism is a major contributor to the economy with a regional impact of about $2 billion. Education, marine, construction, health, retail, and agriculture are other sectors steadily on the rise. The education industry fuels much of the development of high tech and other knowledge-based industries.