CNN Travel has named Vancouver Island as one of its top places to visit in 2020.
The American news organization’s travel editors released its list of 2020’s hottest destinations on January 1st and includes Copenhagen, the Dead Sea, Estonia, Jamaica, Sri Lanka, and Vancouver Island as its must-see places.
CNN’s David G. Allan refers to Vancouver Island as “a 290-mile stretch of 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,” writes Allan.
“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.”
The article names Tofino as a “pretty fishing village with excellent but affordable dining options” whereas Victoria is “a city of stately Edwardian architecture.”
Must-see eateries mentioned are Tofino’s Tacofino taco truck and the Common Loaf Bake Shop.
Vancouver Island has also made headlines after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, reportedly vacationed there over the Christmas holiday.
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The Duke and Duchess recently shared a video on their Instagram, which includes a snapshot of Prince Harry and his son Archie with what appears to be Vancouver Island in the background.
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