The Island Diaries | Knowledge.ca
The Island Diaries
Season 1: Ep: 1 "Faroe Islands"
Join host Sophie Fouron (from Waterfront Cities of the World) as she travels the globe to discover the unique lifestyles being lived out on islands. From Canada to Japan to Cape Verde, discover what similarities these island communities share, and what sets them apart.
Episodes
Ep 1
Faroe Islands
Unlimited Viewing
Ep 2
Grande Comore
Unlimited Viewing
Ep 3
Salt Spring Island
Unlimited Viewing
Ep 4
Big Island-Hawaii
Unlimited Viewing
Ep 5
Channel Islands
Unlimited Viewing
Ep 6
Cape Verde
Unlimited Viewing
Ep 7
Okinawa
Unlimited Viewing
Ep 8
Cuba
Unlimited Viewing
Ep 9
Newfoundland
Unlimited Viewing
Ep 10
Crete
Unlimited Viewing
Ep 11
Bali
Unlimited Viewing
Ep 12
Montserrat
Unlimited Viewing
Ep 13
Reunion Island
Unlimited Viewing
Faroe Islands
A self-governing country within the kingdom of Denmark, the Faroe Islands are a cluster of islands with impressive cliffs towering over the sea. Patriotic, welcoming and patient, the Faroese lead peaceful lives, despite harsh weather conditions. (1 of 13)
Grande Comore
At the heart of the Indian Ocean, traditions are strong on the island of Grand Comore. Although daily life has its challenges, Comorians face them with a smile. (2 of 13)
Salt Spring Island
A stone's throw away from Vancouver Island, Salt Spring Island is known as British Columbia's go-to place for hippies. It's 10,000 or so inhabitants, many of them retired, enjoy the self-sufficiency, solidarity and tranquility of their tight-knit community. (3 of 13)
Big Island-Hawaii
Known as the Island of Fire and Ice because of its snow-capped peaks and volcanoes, Hawaii Island, or Big Island, is the largest Hawaiian Island, yet it is the least visited by tourists.(4 of 13)
Channel Islands
Discover the Channel Islands in all their rich and abundant natural glory, each with its own personality and living conditions and each inspired one way or another by British history and French culture. (5 of 13)
Cape Verde
As a Portuguese and African melting pot off the coast of Senegal, Cape Verde has an infinite wealth of breathtaking sceneries. Despite its limited resources, locals have never parted ways with their legendary kindness and passion for music. (6 of 13)
Okinawa
Off the coast of Southern Japan, Okinawa is said to hold the secret to long life. With a laidback atmosphere and very rich cultural history, discover how it is adapting to changing times. (7 of 13)
Cuba
Inspiring and cultured, Cuba is loved by tourists despite the rationing system that still prevails. Creativity is deeply embedded in Cubans, who practice eco-agriculture and are developing an increasingly prosperous private sector. (8 of 13)
Newfoundland
Located at the easternmost point of North America, Newfoundland looks like it's at the edge of the world. For centuries, its fierce ocean and fragile economy have forced locals to count on their own resourcefulness, resilience and each other's help. (9 of 13)
Crete
The cradle to Greek mythology, the picturesque Crete is said to be the birthplace of Zeus. Today, hit by an economic slowdown, many Cretans strive for self-sufficiency by turning towards the rural economy and community initiatives. (10 of 13)
Bali
A small Hindu enclave at the heart of Indonesia, Bali's landscapes and people make for an enchanting experience. Now, amidst an expanding tourism industry, the Balinese are actively finding ways to preserve both their land and spiritual balance. (11 of 13)
Montserrat
In 1996 the Soufriere Hills volcano erupted, burying two thirds of the island of Montserrat, known as the emerald isle of the Caribbean. Now, Montserrat is on the road to recovery, banking on its resilient charm, tourism, geothermic exploitation and the exportation of its volcanic sand. (12 of 13)
Reunion Island
As France's youngest region, Reunion Island is also referred to as the "Intense Island" because of its splendid and sometimes harsh geography. However, with a diverse, but united population, life on this island is anything but intense. (13 of 13)
Extras

Get to know the man behind the laugh, Mr. Salt Spring Island himself.

Featured in the Salt Spring Island episode of The Island Diaries, meet the late Arvid Chalmers.

Read More