Saturday, November 08, 2008

Canada boasts three top 10 islands

Canada can be proud of its islands. In Conde Nast Traveler's Readers Choice Awards, Canada has three islands that made it in the Top 10 North American Islands category. And for the seventh year in a row, Vancouver Island takes first place honors in Conde Nast Traveler's Top 10 North American Islands.

BC's Gulf Islands placed #4, while Prince Edward Island came in right behind at #5. The magazine's annual awards are in the November 2008 issue -- you can also see the results by logging onto their interactive map.

Top 10 North American Islands

Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Kiawah, South Carolina
Nantucket, Massachusetts
Gulf Islands, British Columbia
Prince Edward Island, Canada
Amelia Island, Florida
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Mount Desert Island, Maine
San Juan Islands, Washington
Mackinac, Michigan
Sanibel, Florida

Low tide at Nanoose Bay on Vancouver Island
Photo by Sue Frause