CNN lists Vancouver Island as one of the 20 best places to visit in 2020

CNN lists Vancouver Island as one of the 20 best places to visit in 2020
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Long Beach near Tofino

You don’t have to leave the Island if you want to see one of CNN Travel’s 20 best places to visit in 2020.

In the annual list, CNN’s travel editors described Vancouver Island as a treasure chest with “pristine forest and beaches punctuated by small, artsy towns and a cosmopolitan capital city.”

“You could easily occupy an adventure-packed month there backpacking, camping and eating well. More manageable is an itinerary between two towns — the southern coastal paradise of Tofino and the capital, Victoria — with a five-hour, bear-sighting, picturesque drive in between,” David G. Allan wrote.

Allan describes Tofino as a pretty fishing village with excellent but affordable dining options.

He also recommends the Atleo River Air Service  “milk run” route, the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, the Common Loaf Bake Shop in Tofino, Tacofino in Tofino the Pink Dishrack, also in Victoria.

“Or orient your Vancouver Island visit by activity or theme: romantic getaway, rugged outdoor adventure, First Nation art and culture, foodie pilgrimage, nature nirvana, surf safari or a combination,” Allan wrote.

Here is the full list of CNN Travel’s 20 places to visit in 2020, in alphabetical order:

1. Chile Lake District
2. Copenhagen, Denmark
3. The Dead Sea
4. Dominica
5. Estonia
6. Galway, Ireland
7. Jamaica
8. Kyrgyzstan
9. Kyushu, Japan
10. Paraty and Ilha Grande, Brazil
11. New Caledonia
12. São Tomé and Príncipe
13. St. Petersburg, Russia
14. Sri Lanka
15. Tunisia
16. Vancouver Island
17. Washington, D.C.
18. Wuppertal, Germany
19. Wyoming
20. Zambia


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