Living on Queen Charlotte Islands
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Apr 23, 2012 2:44 PM Last Post By: nwdiver
Apr 20, 2012 8:47 PM
Living on Queen Charlotte IslandsHello,
I am just investigating some different options for places to live. I am a Canadian, but know very little about Queen Charlotte Islands, but was curious to know if it would be a good place for someone who wants to be surrounded by nature rich in energy and spirituality to move to. I love quiet, peace, and calm environments. I much prefer plants and animals over people:P ! I am looking for a place (maybe Queen Charlotte Islands??) to live where I can grow with my energy healing work and meet others that are harmonious with me.. If anyone knows of a place on the Queen Charlotte Islands that might be a good match I'd love to hear about it and start my research! I don't know how easy work would be to find here, any info. on that too would be appreciated! Thanks:)
Apr 20, 2012 11:36 PM
1It is VERY wet and cold there, constantly rains. You'd need to be good with that. Very beautiful in that rugged west coast rainforest way. I was there in August two years ago and much as I love the west coast (born and raised here) it is too damp and cold for me. My brother spent several years working the logging industry there and said it is very rare to have a clear sunny day even in summer.
And it is no longer called the Queen Charlotte Islands, it is now Haida Gwaii. The aboriginal population there dominates all aspects of life so you would need to be harmonious with that as well. A friend's son moved up there a few years ago to work for the power authority and found it a really tough go in terms of making friends / breaking into the local culture. They are wary of outsiders ....no doubt for good reason.
Noe of which is to say don't go. Just understand what you are going into. No idea about work prospects.
Apr 21, 2012 6:20 AM
2For a milder, dryer climate with marginally better work prospects, look at the Gulf Islands. Lots of hippies like yourself live there.
Apr 21, 2012 8:49 AM
Apr 21, 2012 6:35 PM
Apr 22, 2012 8:17 PM
5It's a wet, wet wet place to live. As pointed out, it is called Haida Gwaii - and has been for a couple of years now. Not sure how much work you'd find in the Engergy Healing field ... It's a logging and fishing kind of place, but check it out.
Also, look into the Gulf Islands, and the Sunshine Coast ...
Apr 22, 2012 10:27 PM
6A few years ago we went travelling in Haida Gwaii. We kept meeting folks who lived there who had come from somewhere else. The response to the "why are you here?" question usually got the reply "I came here several years ago just to visit and somehow I never left". So it might be your kind of place.
But you sure have to put up with a lot of rain!!
Apr 23, 2012 2:44 PM
7Spend time travelling from north to south on the BC coast and see it for yourself, some people like the rain.
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