Vancouver Island is postcard picture-perfect, and based on what I’ve read, it’s the warmest spot in Canada. Because of its precise location,
Victoria claims the mildest climate in Canada because the Pacific ocean in this region maintains a constant temperature of 50 degrees F. Prevailing westerly ocean winds provide a buffer to warmer summer and cooler winter temperatures. Regional mountains also provide weather protection, and as a result, Victoria has the lowest rainfall on the West Coast and consequently enjoys the most days of sunshine. Victoria is the only city in Canada that has recorded winters when the thermometer did not drop below freezing. Even in January the temperate climate allows outdoor activities such as fishing, sailing and golfing in the coastal areas.
Golfing and sailing in January? How cool is that? I don’t do either, mind you, but I could learn.
British Columbia is also the home of many Canadian artists and artisans.
Yes, I think I could adjust to British Columbia just fine.