I think you can still find a decent QSO but it takes a bit more effort on HF. Digital voice modes seem to be taking over on VHF/UHF, though activity is still a bit sparse. I'm not sure if you can reach the nearest Dstar repeaters to you, I see a couple in Vancouver and one in Victoria. On HF, FT8 digi mode dominates now - if you have a waterfall display, you'll see 'wall to wall' FT8 signals in the watering holes on any band. JS8CALL is a lesser known conversational mode that uses FT8's weak signal capability.