School District No. 85 covers a total of 22,416 square kilometres of the northern end of Vancouver Island and the adjacent mainland in British Columbia. An abundance of wildlife, including Killer Whales, Bald Eagles, Roosevelt Elk, Deer, Black Bear and Pacific Salmon, can be viewed throughout the region. The panoramic beauty and vistas of snow-capped mountains, tree-bordered lakes and coastal waters is a photographers’ haven and a magnet for naturalists. Year round, moderate temperatures are normal for this large area of forests, towns, small villages, fish farms and logging camps. Forestry, commercial/sports fishing and tourism are the key industries on the North Island.