We spent 3 days exploring the island and camping on the coasts. The island is quiet – really quiet. Tea time seems to be a major event in most towns.
The Eastern side is more open and has sand beaches and a Provencial Park. It’s the more populated area and we quickly figured out how to determine who’s full-time and who’s here for the summer: the size of the wood pile. You know you’re Canadian when your wood pile is bigger than your house.
The island was once known for it’s fish traps. Over 100 and they all have names. Most are now disused and in direpair. Some have been taken over by sea lions.
We spent 2 nights camping on the cliffs near ‘Hole in the Wall’ watching whales breach offshore. Whale-watching from your campsite. You really can’t beat this.