So let’s see… where to start? What kind of work is there here ? Well this is a remote town. It’s about 4 hours away from Vancouver, and Victoria. There isn’t any industry. Logging is farther away, in even more remote places. Mills are no longer running here. There’s a mine in Gold River, about 3 hours away. There is an air force base, a hospital, and not much more. Real estate went crazy in 2004. Everything doubled, except wages and incomes.
There is an arts community, ofcourse artists have to find business outside this place, but this is where they want to live.
Lastly there is a huge retirement population. So you do need resources to live here, or you need to be resourceful. It’s one of the most beautiful and naturally rich environments, and it’s scenic and clean landscape is worth any drawback that could be named.