Vancouver Island is located in the southwestern corner of the province of British Columbia .
It is separated from mainland Canada by the Strait of Georgia, Johnstone Strait , and Queen Charlotte Strait, and from the U.S. state of Washington
by the Strait of Juan de Fuca . To the west of the island is the Pacific Ocean
The island is roughly divided between a rugged, wet west coast and a drier, more rolling east coast by the Vancouver Island Ranges, which run down most of the length of the island. The highest point in these ranges and on the island is the Golden Hinde, at 2195 m or 7219 ft.
Vancouver Island - Victoria & the Gulf Islands boast the mildest climate in Canada.
Summertime is reliably warm and sunny, with frequent ocean breezes. Temperatures reach average highs in the mid 20's Celsius (70 to 80 Fahrenheit) but evenings can be cool. In winter the Vancouver Island region is the most temperate of all British Columbia, with temperatures just below 0 Celsius (32 Fahrenheit). The Gulf Island wineries are listed on their own page. There in now a winery on Quadra Island