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Vancouver Island has been named one of Canada’s best three islands in a survey conducted by a New York-based travel magazine.

Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards survey placed Vancouver Island in the number two spot, sandwiched by two islands on the Atlantic Coast: Cape Breton in number one, and PEI in number three.

The survey asked readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe, rating islands on activities and sights, natural attractions and beaches, food, friendliness, and overall value.

According to the magazine, Vancouver Island “offers an irresistible mix of big-city sights and natural attractions.”

They specifically singled out the century-old architecture of Victoria and the “surf capital” of Canada, Tofino, as sights to see on the Island.

Each destination was assigned a score out of 100. Vancouver Island received a score of 84.97.