Living in BC

To support residents in distributed medical education, we have compiled guides on many cities in BC that highlight a little bit about the area, where the hospital is, and any resident recommendations. If you have a recommendation you would like added let us know.

We also have a DME database of residents at the various sites which provides traveling residents access to contacts at the sites before their arrival. To join the database please complete the form.

*Recommendations are provided by residents, and are not to be considered endorsements by Resident Doctors of BC.

large map of BC with Health Authorities noted

Fraser Health Authority

  • Abbotsford

    Abbotsford is a city on the Canada-US border, South of Mission, East of Langley, and West of Chilliwack. It is the fifth most populated city in British Columbia. For more information on the area visit Hello BC

    Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre – 32900 Marshall Road

    Read our Distributed Site Feature on Abbotsford from the March 2014 edition of the Pulse.

  • Burnaby

    By population, Burnaby is the third biggest city in British Columbia. It is directly to the east of Vancouver.

    Burnaby Hospital – 3935 Kincaid Street

  • Chilliwack

    Chilliwack is a city East of Abbotsford. It used to be predominantly for agricultural, but it now home to approximately 80,000 people, and has become more suburban. Visit their tourism Chilliwack for more details.

    Chilliwack General Hospital – 45600 Menholm Road

    Read our Distributed Site Feature on Chilliwack from the July 2014 edition of the Pulse.

  • Coquitlam

    Coquitlam is situated just East of Burnaby and includes the Coquitlam Mountain in the North-East. It is a part of the Tri-Cities, which includes Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore, and Belcarra. Locals often refer to this grouping as “District 43″, after the public school district.Learn more about the area on Hello BC.

    Eagleridge Medical Clinic – 102-1173 The High Street

  • Delta

    Delta is a city just South of Richmond. It includes three communities: Ladner, Tsawwassen, and North Delta.For more information on the area, visit the tourism website.

    Delta Hospital – 5800 Mountain View Boulevard

  • Hope

    Many tourists who travel to Hope will enjoy the scenic nature of this city. Hope boasts a plethora of outdoor activities such as bird watching, cross-country skiing, kayaking, and mountain biking. It is only a 1.5-2 hour drive from Vancouver to Hope. Visit Hope BC for another great reference.

    Fraser Canyon Hospital – 1275 7th Avenue RR4

    For more information on training sites in Hope, please visit the Rural Coordination Centre

  • Langley

    Langley is a city located just east of Surrey. It is south of the Fraser River, and north of the US border. Visit Tourism Langley for more information on the area.

    Langley Memorial Hospital – 22051 Fraser Highway

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  • Maple Ridge

    Maple Ridge is between the Fraser River and the Golden Ears, a group of mountain summits. It is West of Mission, and East of Port Coquitlam. It is BC’s fifth oldest municipality. For more information on the area, visit Hello BC

    Ridge Meadows Hospital – 11666 Laity Street

  • New Westminster

    New Westminster is just South of Burnaby and West of Port Moody. It is located on the Fraser River across from Surrey. Part of the city (Queensborough) is located on Lulu Island adjacent to Richmond.

    New Westminster is a historically significant city, having been the province’s original capital. Its museum, Irving House, is one of the oldest homes in metro Vancouver. In keeping with its historic presence, New Westminster is home to Paddlewheeler Riverboat Adventures, a company which provides a variety of Fraser River tours on an authentic paddlewheeler.

    New Westminster has many parks and recreational areas including the Canada Games Pool, Centennial Community Centre and Queensborough Community Centre, Queens Park, Moody Park, Sapperton Park and Glenbrook Ravine Park. For more information on the area, visit Tourism New Westminster.

    Royal Columbian Hospital – 330 East Columbia Street

  • Port Coquitlam

    Port Coquitlam is just North of the Pitt River and South of Coquitlam. It is a part of the Tri-Cities, which includes Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore, and Belcarra. Locals often refer to this grouping as “District 43,” after the public school district.

  • Port Moody

    Port Moody is East of Burnaby, and North of Coquitlam. It is a part of the Tri-Cities, which includes Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore, and Belcarra. Locals often refer to this grouping as “District 43,” after the public school district.For more information on the area, visit Hello BC

    Eagle Ridge Hospital – 475 Guilford Way

  • Surrey

    Surrey is a city located just above the US border. The main regions in Surrey include: Fleetwood, Whalley, Guildford, Newton, Cloverdale, and South Surrey. For more information on the area, visit Tourism Surrey.

    Surrey Memorial Hospital – 13750 96 Avenue

    Check out the distributed database for residents who are at this site, to provide a contact and familiar face when you arrive.

    Resident Recommendations:

    Read our Distributed Site Feature on Surrey from the May 2015 edition of the Pulse.

Interior Health Authority

  • 100 Mile House/South Cariboo

    100 Mile House was formerly named Bridge Creek House, after the creek that runs through it. It adopted its current name during the Cariboo Gold Rush, when a roadhouse was constructed at the 100 mile mark, away from Lillooet, on the Old Cariboo Road. The 100 Mile House is popularly known for the richness of bird life; as well, there is a yearly Cariboo Ski Marathon that attract skiers from all over the world. For more information on the area visit their website.

    100 Mile District General Hospital – 555 Cedar Street

    For more information on the training sites in 100 Mile House, visit the Rural Coordination Centre.

  • Ashcroft

    Ashcroft’s downtown is on the east side of the Thompson River, although the municipal boundaries straddle the river, with housing and the town’s hospital and recreation complex on the west bank. It is something of a “twin” to nearby Cache Creek, which unlike Ashcroft is on the major highway. For more details on the area, visit their website.

    Ashcroft Hospital and Community Health Centre – 700 Ash-Cache Creek Highway

    For more information on the training sites in Ashcroft visit the Rural Coordination Centre.

  • Castlegar

    Castlegar is the second largest city in the West Kootenay region of BC. It is located within the Selkirk Mountains in between the Kootenay and Colmbia Rivers. The community is fueled by forestry, mining, and tourism. It is home to over 7,250 people.

    Castlegar & District Hospital Foundation- 709 10th Street

    For more information on training locations in Castlegar, visit the Rural Coordination Centre.

  • Cranbrook

    Cranbrook

    Cranbrook is a city in Southeast BC, located on the west side of the Kootenay River; it is the largest urban centre in the East Kootenay area. For more information on the city visit Hello BC.

    East Kootenay Regional General Hospital – #3 24th Avenue North

    For more information on the training sites in 100 Mile House, visit the Rural Coordination Centre.

  • Creston

    Creston_BC_-_grain_elevatorsCreston is south of Kootenay Lake in the Rockies in Southeast BC. For more information on the community visit their website.

     

    Creston Valley Hospital – 312 15th Avenue

    For more information on training sites in Creston, visit the Rural Coordination Centre.

  • Golden

    Golden is located in the Rocky Mountain Trench. Its history is tied to the Canadian Pacific railway and logging, and much of its industry is still tied to those influences, as well as tourism as it is a common stop for those traveling between BC and Alberta. For more information on the town, please visit their website.

    Golden and District Hospital – 835 9th Avenue

    For more information on training sites in Golden, please visit the Rural Coordination Centre.

  • Grand Forks

    Grand ForksJust north of the border in the West Kootenay region, this town was a mining hub in the late 1800s. The town is home to about 4,000 people. For more information on the area visit the town website.

    Boundary Hospital – 7649 22nd Street

    For more information on training sites in Grand Forks, Please visit the Rural Coordination Centre.

  • Invermere

    On the shore of one of BC’s warmest lakes in the valley, the town of Invermere is relaxing and has many summer activates such as boating, river rafting, golfing and hiking. For more information on the area, visit the city’s website.

    Invermere & District Hospital – 850 10th Avenue

    For more information on training sites in Invermere, visit the Rural Coordination Centre.

  • Kamloops

    Kamloops is a major golfing destination with around a dozen courses, more than 100 lakes and near the South and North Thompson rivers. This city takes pride in its vibrant arts community and its First Nations culture represented in various cultural sites, theatre, and music festivals throughout the city. For more information on the area, visit Hello BC.

    Royal Inland Hospital – 311 Columbia Street

    Read our Distributed Site Feature on Kamloops from the May 2014 edition of the Pulse.

  • Kelowna

    Kelowna is located on Okanagan Lake. It is a very popular tourist area in the summer and features many great activities. The Kelowna Farmers & Crafters’ Market is another popular attraction held three days a week at various locations throughout the year. It also has a large shopping centre called Orchard Park. Visit Kelowna Tourism for more attractions and activities in the area.

    Kelowna General Hospital – 2268 Pandosy Street

    Resident Recommendations:

    Read our Distributed Site Feature on Kelowna from the July 2013 edition of the Pulse

  • Lillooet

    Lillooet lies outside of Kamloops in the Fraser Canyon, and is ideal for fishing, canoeing, hiking and mountain biking. The wildlife allows for excellent bird watching. Lillooet was originally called Cayyosh Flat and was renamed for the Lil’wat First Nations people. For more information on the area, please visit Hello BC.

    Lillooet Hospital and Health Centre – 951 Murray Street

    For more information on training sites in Lillooet, visit the Rural Coordination Centre.

  • Nakusp

    A small village on the shores of Arrow Lake, the culture and history can be discovered at the Nakusp Museum, learn about the Silvery Slocan mining boom and eventual burst. For more information on the area, visit the village website.

    Arrow Lake Hospital – 97 1st Avenue NE

    For more information on training sites in Nakusp, visit the Rural Coordination Centre.

  • Nelson

    Located in the West Arm of Kootenay Lake, and in the heart of the Selkirk Mountains, Nelson is a popular destination for alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, cat-skiing, mountain biking and hiking. This town has hundreds of well-preserved heritage buildings. For more information on the area, visit Discover Nelson

    Kootenay Lake Hospital – 3 View Street

    For more information on training sites in Nelson, visit the Rural Coordination Centre.

  • Osoyoos

    Established as a customs point on the Canada-US border, and surrounded by grasslands and high mountains, the town is known for its climate of hot dry summers and mild winters. For more information on the area, visit the town website.

    Osoyoos Health Centre – 4816 89th Street

    For more information on training sites in Osoyoos, visit the Rural Coordination Centre.

  • Revelstoke

    Revelstoke is a city in the south-eastern region of British Columbia.  It was founded because of the Canadian Pacific Railway, which runs through the area. The city is named after Lord Revelstoke, who saved the CPR from bankruptcy in 1885. For more information on the area, visit Hello BC.

    Queen Victoria Hospital – 1200 Newlands Road

    Resident Recommendations:

    • La Baguette Catering (Coffee & Tea) – 103-607 West Victoria

      Kawakubo Japanese Restaurant – 109 East 1st Street

      The Modern Bakeshop & Cafe – 212 Mackenzie Avenue


    • Ambrosia Day Spa – 402 West Third Street

  • Salmon Arm

    Salmon Arm is the economic hub of the Shuswap Lakes region, and a four-season tourist destination. The panoramic view of Shuswap Lake, farmland and forests are what attracts people. For more information on the area, visit the city’s website.

    Shuswap Lake General Hospital – 601 10th Street NE

    For more information on training sites in Salmon Arm, please visit the Rural Coordination Centre.

  • Trail

    Trail is a city in the West Kootenay region of the Interior of BC. It was named after the Dewdney Trail, which passed through the area. It is the self-proclaimed “Home of Champions,” where many world class athletes have trained and participated in national and international sports events. For more information on the area, visit the city’s website.

    Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital – 1200 Hospital Bench

    For more information on training sites in Trail, please visit the Rural Coordination Centre.

  • Williams Lake

    Williams Lake is located in a sheltered valley of the Interior Plateau of central BC, north of Vancouver and south of Prince George. Surrounded by trees, Williams Lake is a destination for adventure seekers with plenty of outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, skiing, snowmobiling, canoeing and kayaking. For more information on the area, visit Tourism Williams Lake

    Cariboo Memorial Hospital – 517 North 6th Avenue

    For more information on training sites in Williams Lake, please visit the Rural Coordination Centre.

Northern Health Authority

  • Burns Lake

    BurnsLakeBurns Lake is located in the heart of northern British Columbia, about 222km west of Price George on Highway 16. It has a population of 3,614 residents and is home to two of the six local First Nations communities located within municipal boundaries.

    Burns Lake is popular for fishers, hikers, golfers, mountain bikers, cross country skiers, and wilderness lovers. For more information on the area, visit Hello BC.

    Lakes District Hospital and Health Care – 741 Centre Street

    For more information on the training sites in Burns Lake visit the Rural Coordination Centre.

  • Chetwynd

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    The district of Chetwynd is located in the foothills of the eastern Rocky Mountains. Accessible by Highway 97 and 29, as well as the CN Rail mainline, Chetwynd is the natural transportation hub of the Peace River area. Chetwynd is lined with forests, rolling hills, snow-capped mountains and crystal clear lakes and rivers. It is home to about 3,100 people. For more information on the area, visit Hello BC.

    Chetwynd Hospital and Health Centre – PO Box 507, 5500 Hospital Road

    For more information on training sites in Chetwynd, visit the Rural Coordination Centre.

  • Dawson Creek

    Dawson CreekDawson Creek, named after the creek that runs through the community, is mile zero of the Alaskan Highway. For more information on this community, please visit their website.

    Dawson Creek and District Hospital – 11100 13th Street

    For more information on training sites in Dawson Creek, visit the Rural Coordination Centre.

  • Fort Saint John

    Fort Saint John is a 5-hour drive northeast of Prince George and 14 hours north of Vancouver.

    The city hosts many annual festivals and events including the Chocolate Festival in February, The Peace River Festival of Performing Arts in April, a Classic Car show in July, Fall Fair in August and an Old Fashioned Christmas Tea in December. For more information on the area or events occurring in Fort Saint John, visit Visitor Services.

    Fort Saint John Hospital and Health Centre – 8407 112 Avenue

    For more information on training sites in Fort Saint John, visit the Rural Coordination Centre

    Resident Recommendations

    Read our Distributed Site Feature on Fort Saint John from the January 2015 edition of the Pulse.

  • Hazelton

    HazeltonHazelton has a considerable amount of First Nations culture and serene natural wildlife, and activities such as boating, hiking and heli-skiing are popular. The impressive Hagwilget Bridge and Canyon as well as the Kispoix Valley Rodeo and Music Festival draw many visitors to the area. For more information on the area visit the city’s website.

    Wrinch Memorial Hospital – 2510 Hwy 62

    For more information on the training sites in Hazelton, visit the Rural Coordination Centre.

  • Mackenzie

    File:World largest tree crusher.jpgLocated at the south end of Williston Lake, Mackenzie is a destination for outdoor sports enthusiasts. In the winter Mackenzie hosts dog sled races, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling competitions. This forestry town was named after the famous explorer Alexander Mackenzie who camped near the town site on his journey to the Pacific in 1793. For more information on the area, visit Hello BC.

    Mackenzie and District Hospital – 45 Centennial Drive

    For more information on training sites in Mackenzie, visit the Rural Coordination Centre.

  • Masset

    Masset is a fishing village at the northern end of the larges BC Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii). For more information on the area, visit the community’s website.

    Northern Haida Gwaii Hospital & Health Centre – 2520 Harrison Avenue

    For more information on training sites in Massett, visit the Rural Coordination Centre.

  • Prince George

    Prince George is Northern BC’s largest city and boasts many activities and attractions including horseback riding, hiking and camping. For more information on the area, visit Tourism Prince George.

    Prince George Regional Hospital – 1475 Edmonton Street

    Resident Recommendations:

    Read our Distributed Site Feature on Prince George from the January 2014 edition of the Pulse.

  • Queen Charlotte City

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    A population of 945, a village municipality on Haida Gwaii, Queen Charlotte City offers a unique outdoor experience and First Nations Culture. The town was established when the first sawmill began operating in 1908. For more information on the area, visit the city’s website.

    Queen Charlotte Islands General Hospital – 3209 Oceanview Drive

    For more information on training sites in Queen Charlotte City, visit the Rural Coordination Centre.

  • Smithers

    A mountain town set against the backdrop of the Hudson Bay Mountain and with views of the Babine and Telkwa Mountain Ranges. The town of Smithers is in northwestern BC between Prince Rupert and Prince George. For more information on the area, visit Tourism Smithers.

    Bulkley Valley District Hospital – 3950 8th Avenue

    For more information on training sites in Smithers, visit the Rural Coordination Centre.

  • Terrace

    Located on the Skeena River, Terrace has been home to The Kitselas people for thousands of years. With the largest regional population of northwestern BC, it is the service, educational, medical and transportation hub of the region.

    For more information on the area, visit the Terrace tourism website.

    Mills Memorial Hospital – 4720 Haugland Ave

    Read our Distributed Site Feature on Terrace from the March 2015 edition of the Pulse.

  • Vanderhoof

    The geographical centre of BC, Vanderhoof means “farm” in Dutch – fitting the towns ranching history, and vast forestry. For more information on the area, visit Hello BC.

    St. John Hospital – 3255 Hospital Road

    For more information on training sites in Vanderhoof, please visit the Rural Coordination Centre.

Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

  • Bella Bella

    Bella Bella, also known as Waglisla, is an unincorporated community and Indian Reserve community located within Bella Bella Indian Reserve No. 1 on the east coast of Campbell Island in the Central Coast region of British Columbia, Canada. Bella Bella is north of Port Hardy, on Vancouver Island, and west of Bella Coola. For more details on the area visit the Central Coast Regional District.

    R.W. Large Memorial Hospital – 88 Waglisla Street

    For more information on training sites in Bella Bella, visit the Rural Coordination Centre.

  • Bella Coola

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    Bella Coola is a community of approximately 600 at the western extremity of the Bella Coola Valley. Bella Coola usually refers to the entire valley, encompassing the settlements of Bella Coola proper (“the townsite”), Lower Bella Coola, Hagensborg, Saloompt, Nusatsum, Firvale and Stuie. For more details on the area, visit the community website.

    Bella Coola General Hospital – 1025 Echo Street

    For more information on the training sites in Bella Coola, visit the Rural Coordination Centre.

  • Bowen Island

    Bowen Island is located northwest of North Vancouver, and west of the Burrard Inlet. Is it a heavily forested island that kayakers and beach-lovers frequent. A drive from one side of the island to the other is only 15 minutes. For more information on the community, visit their website.

    For information on the Community Health Services in the area, visit the Rural Coordination Centre

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  • Gibsons

    Gibsons HarbourGibsons, while on the mainland, is not accessible by road, vehicle access is by BC Ferries from Horseshoe Bay, and is about 40 minutes. In 2009 it was declared the Most Liveable Community in the World Award (under 20,000 population) at the international Livcom Awards. For more information on the town, please visit their website.

    Gibsons is servers by the Gibsons Medical Clinic, the referral hospital is Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver.

    For more information on training sites in Gibsons, please visit the Rural Coordination Centre

  • North Vancouver

    North Vancouver is across the Burrard Inlet from Vancouver and is popular for hiking, mountain biking and skiing. It is home to Cypress Mountain – a 2010 Olympic venue, Mount Seymour and Grouse Mountain; all of which host winter sports.

    Grouse Mountain is also famous for the Grouse Grind, a grueling mountainside hiking challenge and a resident recommended attraction. North Vancouver is also home to Capilano Suspension Bridge a popular tourist attraction built in 1889, as well as the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge.

    It has several parks including Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, Cates Park, Mosquito Creek Park and Victoria Park.

    For more information on the city visit the municipality’s website.

    Lions Gate Hospital – 231 East 15th Street

    Resident Recommendations:

    Read our Distributed Site Feature on North Vancouver from the November 2014 edition of the Pulse.

  • Powell River

    Located on the upper Sunshine Coast, Powell River is accessible by ferry from Vancouver Island or from driving up from Gibsons or Sechelt. For more information on the area, visit the community’s website.

    Powell River General Hospital – 5000 Joyce Avenue

    For more information on training sties in Powell River, visit the Rural Coordination Centre.

  • Richmond

    Richmond host many events throughout the year. One such event is the Summer Night Market, popular for its food carts and shopping, it runs from June through September each year.

    Richmond is also home to many historical sites such as the London Farm Historic Site and the Flinn Slough Heritage Site.

    It has several parks, which include Garry Point Park, Minoru Park and McDonald Beach Dog Park. For more information on the area, visit Tourism Richmond.

    Richmond Hospital – 7000 Westminster Highway

    Resident Recommendation:

    • Watermania (Swimming Pool) – 14300 Entertainment Boulevard

  • Squamish

    Located between Vancouver and Whistler, Squamish at a population of 16,000 has breathtaking mountain views that visitors enjoy while driving along the Sea-to-Sky Highway. For more information on the area, visit Hello BC.

    Squamish General Hospital – 38140 Behrner Drive

    For more information on training sites in Squamish, visit the Rural Coordination Centre.

  • Vancouver
    Map with Vancouver communities

    Vancouver includes a number of communities. For details on each of the communities, visit the Vancouver website.

    There are a number of hospitals and training sites in Vancouver, including:

    • British Columbia Cancer Agency: 600 West 10th Avenue Vancouver BC
    • British Columbia Children’s Hospital: 4490 Oak Street Vancouver BC
    • British Columbia Women’s Hospital: 4500 Oak Street Vancouver BC
    • GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre: 4255 Laurel Street Vancouver BC
    • Mount Saint Joseph Hospital: 3080 Prince Edward Street Vancouver BC
    • St. Paul’s Hospital: 1081 Burrard Street Vancouver BC
    • Vancouver General Hospital: 855 West 12th Avenue Vancouver BC
    • UBC Hospital: 2211 Westbrook Mall Vancouver BC
    Check out the distributed database for residents who are at this site, to provide a contact and familiar face when you arrive.

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  • Whistler

    Whistler is a popular resort town that becomes increasingly popular during winter months, as tourists like to ski and snowboard there. Over two million tourists visit Whistler annually, making tourism its main industry. For more information on the area, visit Tourism Whistler.

    Whistler Health Care Centre – 4380 Lorimer Road

    For more information on training sites in Whistler, visit the Rural Coordination Centre.

Vancouver Island Health Authority

  • Alert Bay

    Alert Bay is a 40 minute ferry ride from Port McNeill, which is 4 hours from Nanaimo, and 6 hours from BC’s capital city Victoria. Most day travelers leave their cars at Port McNeill and explore the island of Alert Bay on foot, but be prepared for steep hills.

    An Aboriginal cultural destination with 1,300 residents, 2 historic museums, and home to the worlds largest totem pole. For more attractions in the area, visit Hello BC.

    Cormorant Island Health Centre – 49 School Road

    For more information on the training sites in Alert Bay, visit the Rural Coordination Centre.

  • Campbell River

    Campbell River is located on the northeast coast of Vancouver Island hosts many provincial parks, two of which are recommended by residents for day trips and camping: Elk Falls Provincial Park and Strathcona Park. For more information on the area, visit their tourism website.

    Campbell River & District Regional General Hospital – 375 2nd Avenue

    For more information on training sites in Campbell River, visit the Rural Coordination Centre.

  • Chemainus

    Chemainus MuralsChemainus is a small community on the east coast of Vancouver Island that is famous for its outdoor murals. For more information on the community, visit the town website.

    Chemainus Health Care Centre – 900 Esplanade Street

    For more information on training sites in Chemainus, visit the Rural Coordination Centre.

  • Comox

    Comox Aerial

    A town of about 13,000 people on the east cost of Vancouver Island. Although Comox contains a large amount of agricultural land, the largest employers are is the armed forces base, the hospital and tourism. Learn more about this community at Hello BC.

    St. Joseph’s General Hospital – 2137 Comox Avenue

    For more information on the training sites in Comox, visit the Rural Coordination Centre.

    Read our Distributed Site Feature on Comox from the September 2014 edition of the Pulse.

  • Courtenay

    Courtenay is located between Campbell River and Nanaimo on the east coast of Vancouver Island. For more information on the Community, visit Hello BC.

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  • Duncan

    Duncan is a city located in southern Vancouver Island, just south of Nanaimo. It’s tourism slogan is “The City of Totems,” as the city has 80 totem poles total, including the world’s thickest totem pole.

    Cowichan District Hospital – 3045 Gibbins Road

    Resident Recommendations:

    • Coffee on the Moon – 501 Canada Avenue

      Coffee on the Moon – 2653 James Street

    • Matisse Day Spa – 241 Craig Street

  • Ladysmith

    LadysmithLadysmith is a small, quiet town on the east coast of Vancouver Island, just south of Nanaimo. Its demographic is mostly made up of retired seniors, although the main industry is manufacturing. Some tourists like to visit Ladysmith for its peaceful atmosphere. Visit Tourism Ladysmith for more information on the area.

    Ladysmith and District General Hospital – 111 4th Avenue

  • Nanaimo

    Nanaimo is on the east coast of Vancouver Island. Cedar is a small town just 8 kilometers southeast of Nanaimo. It is a quick drive on the Island Highway for day trips and outings. For more information on the area visit Tourism Nanaimo.

    Nanaimo Regional General Hospital – 1200 Dufferin Crescent

    Resident Recommendations:

    Read our Distributed Site Feature on Nanaimo from the November 2013 edition of the Pulse.

  • Parksville

    Parksville is best known for its sandy beaches, and hosts the “Parksville Beachfest,” which is a sand-sculpting contest. Locally, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, French Creeks, Coombs, Errington, and Nanoose are collectively called the community of “Oceanside.” For more information on the area, visit Hello BC.

    Oceanside Health Centre – 489 Alberni Highway

  • Port Alberni

    A friendly lumber and fishing town with various recreational activities. The birthplace of Canada’s first female Prime Minister and home to the largest flying boats ever flown. For more information on the area, visit Hello BC.

    West Coast General Hospital – 3949 Port Alberni Hwy

    For more information on training sites in Port Alberni, visit the Rural Coordination Centre.

  • Port Hardy

    Port Hardy is located on the northern part of Vancouver Island. It is a resource based economy with a focus on fishing, logging and mining. For more details on the area visit Hello BC.

    Port Hardy Hospital – 9120 Granville Street

  • Port McNeill

    Surrounded by mountains, rainforest and the islands of archipelago, this small community offers outdoor activities and a dynamic First Nations history and culture. For more information on the area, visit Hello BC.

    Port McNeill and District Hospital – 2760 Kingcome Place

    For more information on training sites in Port McNeill, visit the Rural Coordination Centre.

  • Qualicum Beach

    Qualicum Beach is just 11 km northwest of Parksville. The proximity of the two cities is the reason why many locals colloquially refer to them as the “twin cities.” It is a popular tourist destination and has many rental cottages along its coast.

  • Salt Spring

    The dream west coast lifestyle led by artists and young neo-hippies. Summers are busy with boaters and seasonal residents, and lots of outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking, golf, cycling, bird watching and more. For more information on the area, visit Salt Spring Tourism.

    Lady Minto Gulf Islands Hospital – 135 Crofton Road

    For more information on training sites in Salt Spring, please visit the Rural Coordination Centre.

    Read our Distributed Site Feature on Salt Spring Island for the July 2015 edition of the Pulse

  • Tofino

    Tofino is popular place to vacation, as it is on the scenic “Pacific Rim.” It is exceptionally popular during the summer time, attracting many surfers and whale-watchers. The winter season is often referred to as the storm-watching season. For more information on the area, visit Tourism Tofino.

    Tofino General Hospital – 261 Neill Street

  • Victoria

    Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia, and is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. It is one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest and has several historic buildings including the Parliament Buildings (finished in 1897 and still housing the Legislative Assembly) and the Empress Hotel (opened in 1908). Victoria’s Chinatown is also the second oldest in North America, after San Francisco.

    Victoria has many parks and beaches, including Beacon Hill Park and Macaulay Point Park. For more information on the area, visit Victoria Tourism

    Royal Jubilee Hospital – 1952 Bay Street

    Victoria General Hospital – 1 Hospital Way Victoria

    Check out the distributed database for residents who are at this site, to provide a contact and familiar face when you arrive.

    Resident Recommendations:

    Read our Distributed Site Feature on Victoria from the April 2013 edition of the Pulse.