The Best Islands in the World

By Condé Nast Traveler - 2013-07-16T16:14:22Z

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Vancouver Island

Readers' Choice Rating: 82.0

Readers implore visitors to this Canadian Island to stay as long as possible, since there are simply “so many places to visit and explore.” “Extremely safe,” and “impossibly clean,” Vancouver Island includes the city of Victoria, British Columbia’s capital, which offers “cute shops” and “endless great dining.” Nearby are the verdant Butchart Gardens, “an absolute must,” while further north lies Tofino, “a rain forest with beautiful and exotic species of plants,” ideal for “nature lovers.”

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