“There are not many places that offer what we have here. I really like the ocean. I can hop in my kayak after work and go for a paddle without even leaving the parking lot”
After completing residency in Campbell River, we decided to settle in Port Hardy because of the available outdoor activities, as well as the allure of full service rural family medicine with 24h emergency department call, first nations outreach, occasional obstetrics, etc. We love the access to the outdoors, especially for our small children.
"Campbell river is a very welcoming community. I have enjoyed starting a practice and new medical clinic surrounded by supportive colleagues."
"In the summer we can walk down to the ocean and eat our lunch. Plus a lot of national athletic programs and elite sport programs are based in Victoria. If there is an interest in the elite athlete population there is a lot going on. It is an exciting environment to work in."
"The best thing about being in Victoria is having access to fresh air, ocean breeze, and waves that crash down... The general attitude is a mix of productivity and relaxation."
"We feel so lucky to be here. My family and dogs are making our dreams of an outdoor lifestyle a reality; the garage filled of kayaks, mountain bikes, motor bikes and canoe says it all. It mystifies me as to how Nanaimo, and the rest of Vancouver Island, is short of doctors."
Can’t think of a better place to live and practice... from skiing on Mount Washington, playing in the river, sailing in the ocean, and everything in between. I find the community a perfect size to raise a family. I also find the medical communities outstanding, energetic, and committed. The new North Island Hospital should make this valley an even better place to practice.
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