We took out our iPads and started exploring Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, Canada. What a beautiful, interesting place!
Here are some of the facts we learned:
British Columbia is one of the world’s top three producers of blueberries and cranberries.
The provincial flower is the dogwood.
Fishing is essential to the economy.
Vancouver is home to one of the longest suspension bridges in world.
Forty per cent of Vancouver residents are foreign-born (in our home of Austin, that number is twenty per cent).
Vancouver Island the largest Pacific island east of New Zealand.
Some of the best caving areas in the world are in Vancouver Island.
The island was first colonized in 1861.
Average winter temperatures hover in the 40s; average summer temperatures are in the 70s. We’re jealous!
We decided that the British Columbia flag is one of the most awesome flags we’ve ever seen!
We also watched this video tour of Comox Valley, home to Mrs. Smith’s seventh grade class. Looks like a great place to live!
After watching this video, we have to say that the scenery is beautiful! Wow!