Some B.C. communities may not seem that worthy of exploring, as you fly by on the highway: gas stations, big-box stores and fast food only hold so much charm. But many smaller centres have great little downtown cores, when you take the time to get off the beaten asphalt path. Great shopping at independent boutiques, locally owned cafés and brew pubs are just some of the charms in Island communities we love, like Langford, Duncan, Ladysmith, Qualicum, and Comox. In B.C.’s Interior, we think fondly of stops in downtown Princeton, Salmon Arm, Revelstoke, Invermere, Cranbrook and Summerland.
Buy here: 2021 assessed value of a single-family home in Langford: $674,000 (+8%).