Working on Vancouver Island

Resident photos courtesy of Wayne Dupuis.

Resident photos courtesy of Wayne Dupuis.


Vancouver Island has a total population of about 750,000.

The major city centers are the Victoria Regional District (375,000), Nanaimo Regional District (150,000), Comox/Campbell River (100,000), Duncan (85,000) and Port Alberni (35,000).


Victoria has two major hospitals: Royal Jubilee Hospital (500 beds) and Victoria General Hospital (340 beds). Each of the other cities on Vancouver Island has one hospital with Nanaimo the next biggest (260 beds) and Comox (110 beds), Duncan (95 beds), Campbell River (60 beds) and Port Alberni (52 beds).

The Medicine Community on Vancouver Island

The RJH in Victoria is a major regional Cardiac center that provides all aspects of cardiac care including General Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery and Cardiac Electrophysiology.

Victoria is a major Cancer care center with the largest Cancer Agency outside Vancouver.

Vancouver Island is small enough to provide an intimate learning environment, but large enough to cover all aspects of modern Medicine.