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Vancouver Island Cities on the Map

Vancouver Island. Covered in lush temperate rainforests, picturesque seaside towns battered by the tall waves that surfers chase. Home to Cathedral Grove old-growth forest, filming location of the latest Jurassic Park film and Della Falls, one of the tallest waterfalls in Canada. Vancouver Island is one of the most rewarding places in Canada to visit as a tourist, and one of the most desirable places to live (especially around Victoria where the climate is among the most mild in Canada).

There are 36 cities, towns, villages and districts in the region, how many can you name?

Including islands considered to be part of the Vancouver Island region, but excluding the mainland portions of Mount Waddington and Strathcona Regional Districts.
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Last updated: August 4, 2021
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City
90.5 k
Nanaimo
85.7 k
Victoria
35.3 k
Langford
35.1 k
Campbell River
25.5 k
Courtenay
17.6 k
Port Alberni
16.8 k
Colwood
12.5 k
Parksville
4.9 k
Duncan
District
114 k
Saanich
29.6 k
North Cowichan
18.0 k
Oak Bay
17.6 k
Esquimault
16.8 k
Central Saanich
13.0 k
Sooke
11.2 k
North Saanich
4.7 k
Metchosin
4.1 k
Port Hardy
3.7 k
Cumberland
3.6 k
Lantzville
2.2 k
Highlands
1.9 k
Tofino
1.7 k
Ucluelet
Town
14.8 k
Comox
11.6 k
Sidney
10.4 k
View Royal
8.9 k
Qualicum Beach
8.5 k
Ladysmith
3.2 k
Lake Cowichan
2.0 k
Port McNeil
 
 
Village
1.2 k
Gold River
664
Port Alice
489
Alert Bay
311
Sayward
248
Tahsis
107
Zeballos
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Level 70
Aug 4, 2021
Flag shown is the unofficial flag of Vancouver Island! While it may look historical, it was actually created in 1988 and is an interpretation of what a colonial Vancouver Island flag may have looked like. Despite not being officially recognised, if you drive around Vancouver Island you will see this flag often, as the Islanders can be quite passionate about their regional identity.

The Spanish were some of the first Europeans to visit the island. Thus, there are several Spanish-language placenames. These names are not pronounced anything like the original Spanish, however (Zeballos is pronounced '/zɛˈbɑːloʊs/' or 'ze-bah-los' for example).

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Level 71
Aug 5, 2021
First of all, great quiz! Second, as someone who is unfamiliar with Canadian geography, I find it really interesting that the major population centers seem to cluster at the bottom of the island. I know the blurb at the top says it's because of the mild climate, but can you elaborate on that (like how is the climate different between the northern and southern parts of the island)?
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Level 70
Aug 5, 2021
Thank you! The geography on the west is very rugged with sounds and fjords. Also the temperature, while mild, includes cool summers on the west coast while the east enjoys summer heat. Also the larger cities are all closer to Vancouver, with ferries connecting Nanaimo and Greater Victoria to the mainland. Tofino and Ucluelet only gained road access in 1959, just to show you how remote much of the island can be. Thanks for asking :)