On the island we have two highway systems now. The new highway is 4 lanes, straight, and there is nothing, nada...to look at. You have to exist to find any civilization. You can drive 110 km per hour on this road, but the speeds are alot higher.
The other highway is the old island highway. This one is two lanes and its mostly along the ocean. I never use the new highway, the old one is so awesome now, no traffic, hardly, unbelievable after all these years. Now if you take this route, you gotta stop at every place along the way
The beach at parksville, and the famous SOS thrift store there, where you can purchase a book for under a buck. Than you gotta stop at the shady rest in qualicum, the food of couse, also a awesome beach. Than you gotta stop in qualicum bay at the smokehouse for fish....than you gotta stop in fanny bay at the FBI, cause everybody does....always run into somebody you know there...than you gotta stop in union bay...cause everybody knows somebody in union bay. This pretty much happens along the entire route. I did not mention all the garage sales, farmers markets, and artists and marinas that you have to stop along the way for also...ehm...this is definately not the speeding route, but its the best one.
But I have been told that perhaps I am a bit heavy on petal....but I have driven these highways all my life..I know every corner and what is coming up...to comfortable...a bad sign.