REGION 13: VANCOUVER ISLAND
Vice President (Central)
Vice President (South)
John (Jack) Henzie
William (Bill) Rothery
Law Enforcement Liason
Gordon (Gord) Gummer
1532 Eric Road
Victoria, B.C. V8N 5Y4
Ph: (250) 472-0327
Vancouver Island, B.C. Vancouver Island, B.C. West coast of British Columbia and home to BC's capital, Victoria
L’île de Vancouver et les autres îles.
Come Join Us on the West Coast
Visit our website: www.ipavancouverisland.org
The membership of IPA Vancouver Island (Region 13) want you to come and pay us a visit. Our members are anxious to show off our region to visiting International Police Association (IPA) members from around the world. We will assist you in many ways to help make your visit more enjoyable and interesting. Come and visit us on Vancouver Island on the West Coast of Canada, but plan to stay a few days. You can’t see all we’ve got to offer in just one day.
Region 13 (Vancouver Island) area
Internationally renowned for warm hospitality, gorgeous scenery, and exceptional activities and attractions. Nestled along Canada's West Coast, Vancouver Island is a paradise of tranquil islands, pristine coastlines, and emerald forests, where the ever present Pacific Ocean shapes the scenery and softens the climate. Lush old-growth rainforests where the trees form a cool canopy over hiking trails, sparkling wave-swept beaches that stretch for miles, majestic mountains with glittering glaciers and snow-capped peaks,crystal-clear rivers teeming with fish, sun-dappled lakes surrounded by parkland, alpine meadows filled with wildflowers, rolling vistas of farmland and vineyards — it's one awe-inspiring view after another. Whether you are strolling on a beach or cycling a country lane, watching an artist at work or enjoying a seafood feast on a sunny patio, you feel the magic of being on an island surrounded by the magnificence of the Pacific Ocean.
Geographically, Vancouver Island is situated less than 20 minutes by air from Vancouver and Seattle, a 90-minute majestic Ferry trip from Vancouver or Port Angeles, or the three hour ferry from Seattle. Vancouver Island is a huge island measuring 32,261 square kilometres (19,356 square miles). Victoria, the provincial capital of British Columbia is located on the southern tip; home of the Provincial Legislature, World Famous Butchart Gardens and many other high-end tourist attractions. Other major cities on the island include Nanaimo, Parksville, Courtenay, Campbell River, as well as the rugged west coast community of Tofino, and the majestic beauty of the Gulf Islands.
Thanks to the warming currents of the Pacific Ocean and the protection of the Coast Mountains, Vancouver Island has the mildest climate in Canada, making any time of year an ideal time to visit