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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
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Ep 2
Grande Comore
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Ep 3
Salt Spring Island
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Ep 4
Big Island-Hawaii
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Ep 5
Channel Islands
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Ep 6
Cape Verde
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Ep 7
Okinawa
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Ep 8
Cuba
Watch December 21, 7:00pm
Ep 9
Newfoundland
Watch December 28, 7:00pm
Ep 10
Crete
Watch January 4, 7:00pm
Ep 11
Bali
Watch January 11, 7:00pm
Ep 12
Montserrat
Watch January 18, 7:00pm
Ep 13
Reunion Island
Watch January 25, 7:00pm
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)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Fri Dec 15, 6:00pm
Sat Dec 16, 3:00pm
Sun Dec 17, 11:00pm
Mon Dec 18, 3:00am
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)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Thu Dec 21, 7:00pm
Thu Dec 21, 11:00pm
Fri Dec 22, 6:00pm
Sat Dec 23, 3:00pm
Sun Jan 7, 11:00pm
Mon Jan 8, 3:00am
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)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Thu Dec 28, 7:00pm
Thu Dec 28, 11:00pm
Fri Dec 29, 6:00pm
Sat Dec 30, 3:00pm
Sun Jan 14, 11:00pm
Mon Jan 15, 3:00am
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)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Thu Jan 4, 7:00pm
Fri Jan 5, 6:00pm
Sat Jan 6, 3:00pm
Sun Jan 21, 11:00pm
Mon Jan 22, 3:00am
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)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Thu Jan 11, 7:00pm
Fri Jan 12, 6:00pm
Sat Jan 13, 3:00pm
Sun Jan 28, 11:00pm
Mon Jan 29, 3:00am
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)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Thu Jan 18, 7:00pm
Fri Jan 19, 6:00pm
Sat Jan 20, 3:00pm
Sun Feb 4, 11:00pm
Mon Feb 5, 3:00am
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)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Thu Jan 25, 7:00pm
Fri Jan 26, 6:00pm
Sat Jan 27, 3:00pm
Sun Feb 11, 11:00pm
Mon Feb 12, 3:00am
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.

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