B.C. Best Places to Retire Thread.

Discussion in 'Canada' started by yamalama, Feb 13, 2015.

  1. Nibbets

    Nibbets n00b

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    Retired 11 years ago, very happy to live in Nanaimo, but like Yuma in the winter
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  2. devildogg

    devildogg Long timer

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    15 more get ups and I am done :clap
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  3. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile greetings from Wa state

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    Nibbets , good move, I used to visit friends in Yuma ( "where the fun never sets" ) Canadians are well known there for earlier happy hours then Yanks. they lived in Nanoose but have passed away. they were married 75 years
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  4. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile greetings from Wa state

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    DD congrats !!!
  5. Nibbets

    Nibbets n00b

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    My house in Rural Port Alberni, 6 years ago , the taxes were $75 year ! because I qualified for the 2 available grants !
  6. Nibbets

    Nibbets n00b

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    I might add, IMHO the best place in Canada to live.
  7. devildogg

    devildogg Long timer

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    Thanks having a tough time focusing on work and not spending all day on ADVrider :)
  8. Droptarotter

    Droptarotter Long timer

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    My last working day was yesterday.......still looking in the Okanagan for another place to move to.

    Cheers
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  9. devildogg

    devildogg Long timer

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    :clap
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  10. shuswap1

    shuswap1 Long timer

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    Don't overlook the north Okanagan, we bought a place in Scotch Creek and will spend much time there. Great riding, both on and off road, not crowded, best lake in the province, good healthcare in either Kamloops or Salmon Arm, etc. BC is GREAT!
    Now I just need more free time......
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  11. devildogg

    devildogg Long timer

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    Can you guess what I did yesterday[​IMG]

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  12. shuswap1

    shuswap1 Long timer

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    Moved?
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  13. devildogg

    devildogg Long timer

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    Really?..... no


    I retired and am going to play for a month
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  14. Steve G.

    Steve G. Long timer Supporter

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    Scratch your AT with your mtn bike?
  15. edwin

    edwin Been here awhile

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    with the bicycle....i suggest pulling the pedals, then flipping it tits up so seat and bars are on truck bed. would give motos more scratch free space. or dangle the bike over the tailgate. nice collection!
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  16. Adanac rider

    Adanac rider O.S.T.R. Supporter

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    Have fun :clap.
  17. Big Dog

    Big Dog Bigdog

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    We chose Lake Country. Still kind of rural, away from the madness of Kelowna but close to everything you need. My second choice would be Vernon. Motorcycle riding is awesome up here, some of the best roads I’ve on. If anybody wants to join up for a ride let me know, Riding alone gets a little boring.
  18. Calibre

    Calibre Canadian, eh.

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    I think maybe I found the place.. Nanoose Bay. Belcarra-ish area 15 mins up the highway from Nanaimo. Ocean views, big lots, great houses. Close enough to civilization for groceries, far enough away to not feel like it.
  19. Newbusa

    Newbusa Long timer

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    If you want to meet other motorcycle riders, a huge group of older guys meet at Serious Coffee in Parksville every Sunday at 9:30 am not far from Nanoose.
  20. Calibre

    Calibre Canadian, eh.

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    That would be awesome, eventually. I'm still a couple years away, and I'm only 42. Can I be the youngest guy? :lol2