Vancouver is well known worldwide but one ferry stop north of Vancouver is the Sunshine Coast. The ferry system in BC can either be a blessing or a curse ... the many islands can provide the partial isolation you may be seeking until you need to leave and then you are at the mercy of the ferry system.
Although the Sunshine Coast is not an island
(continuation of the coast north of Vancouver), a ferry is necessary to travel to and from since there isn't a highway connecting Vancouver and the coast further north.
Largely an unspoiled section of BC coastline, the hot Vancouver real estate market is spilling over and it has become an area in transition.
Don is a former educator and having worked for a Canadian airline, he enjoys travel that is mildly