Open to any and all ideas/suggestions.
Okay I'm going to take your word on this. Sell your home, move out to BC and settle on Vancouver Island. You could come to Qualicum Beach, lots of retired military, I will give a link to my now deceased father. Many from Quebec, Ontario and Alberta retire into this area. Golf courses/person ratio is high. The house I am now living in I inherited from my parents.
By the way, the best boating in Canada is here in BC, Washington state and South East Alaska. Buy yourself a decent used Nordic Tug and you can cruise down to Victoria and park yourself in front of the Empress Hotel. You can go Salmon fishing from Comox or Campbell River, see Orcas and Grey Whales, sea otters, sea lions, and harbour seal.
When my father was posted to St. Hubert (he was logistics) we lived in St. Lambert. I was there for the best year - 1967 Montreal Expo.
Lots of military retired out here and bring your golf clubs. And you can golf in November, December, January.... etc.
Here is a link on my Dad, first half is his sport record in Cornwall Ontario, Cornwall boy, the second half is his military record: