We thought you might be interested in this article. Sidney, BC as a RETIREMENT DESTINATION.

When asked if he’s met many Albertans since he moved to Sidney, B.C., Fin Fairfield laughs.

“Everybody you talk to – it’s crazy. And it’s understandable, really. Alberta is not a very happy place for now, and Sidney is just a charming, cozy community.”

Mr. Fairfield retired three years ago from his practice as a family physician in the Alberta city of St. Albert, near Edmonton. He and his wife, Peggy, a retired X-ray technician, decided to downsize from their two-storey house. They chose the seaside town of Sidney, on Vancouver Island, because it’s near their children and it’s small. After looking at dozens of properties, they settled on a 1,500-square-foot condo that’s a five-minute walk to the ocean. It cost $340,000, and READ MORE

Affordable and scenic B.C. town attracts retirees

Special to The Globe and Mail

Published Monday, Mar. 07, 2016 6:00AM EST

Last updated Monday, Mar. 07, 2016 4:33PM EST