Lasqueti Island Ferry

Lasqueti Island, named in 1791 by Spanish Naval officer José María Narváez, commander of the Santa Saturnina,  is an island off the east coast of Vancouver Island in the Strait of Georgia, British Columbia, Canada.  The island had a population of about 350 and a land area of 73.57 km² (28.4 sq mi).

Lasqueti Island Ferry is offering foot passenger-only ferry service between the French Creek Government Wharf  at Qualicum Beach (Hwy 19 north of Parksville) and False Bay on Lasqueti Island.

Currently it is serviced by MV Centurion VII.  For more info on Lasqueti Island….

Terminal Locations

1.  False Bay Wharf, Lasqueti Island

2.  French Creek, Adjacent to boat launching ramp, 2 miles north of Parksville

Crossing Time

1 Hour, Distance 10 Nautical Miles

Land Use Regulations

Lasqueti has land use regulations and a density zoning by-law which regulates residential and commercial buildings and provides guide-lines for community development.

For more information, contact:

  • 1-800-663-7867
  • Islands Trust – Northern Office – 250-247-2063
  • Trustee – Susan Morrison – 250-333-8589
  • Trustee – Jen Gobby – 250-240-0914

Powell River Regional District

The regional district provides Fire Services and the public ramp.  For more information, contact (collect): 604-483-3231.

Area Director: Merrick Anderson, 250-333-8878

Medical Services

Lasqueti Island does not have a resident doctor.  For serious injuries there is an ambulance service from Parksville.

Parksville Ambulance, 250-248-3511

Garbage

Lasqueti Island has no garbage disposal service.  Please take away the refuse that you bring/create.

Public Washrooms

The only public washroom on Lasqueti Island is an outhouse at the Legion Lot.  Ferry washrooms are locked when in dock.

Roads

All roads on Lasqueti Island are gravel or dirt.  Drive cautiously and slow down for pedestrians and cyclists.

A 30 kph speed limit is in effect for the first 1.2 km.  Remember that 50 km speed limit still creates thick dust.

Fire Department

Fire Chief – Ross Thompson, 250-333-8680

Forestry, Zenith 5555

Fire Permits

A permit is required for any burning or campfires after April 15.

Contact the Fire Chief, 250-333-8680

Bus Information

Ferry does not wait for buses arriving at French Creek.

Contacts for bus schedules:

Greyhound Bus 604-482-8747
Island Coach Lines 1-800-318-0818
Link Coach Lines 1-877-954-3556

Lasqueti Fares & Schedule

Please note that, being a public ferry service Lasqueti Ferry Service does not accept reservations. Fares (effective April 1, 2015): A – Peak (Summer) Season (last Wednesday of June to Labour Day, inclusive)   Fare Type Fares – One Way (GST included) Adult $11.25 Child (6-12) $  5.50 Child (Under 6) Free Student* N/A in …

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Lasqueti Freight Information

Dangerous Cargo – No dangerous cargo is permitted. Freight Capacity/Rates Freight capacity is limited.  All freight and excess personal baggage must be approved by the crew prior to loading.  Maximum freight length is 14-1/2 ft. Unattended Freight All freight traveling unattended (e.g. groceries, laundry bags) must display owners name.  Unattended freight whose owner cannot be …

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Lasqueti Freight Tariff

(All freight service is subject to space available) Rates in $ (GST included) A Commercial Freight 1 Per cu.ft or $0.10/lb, whichever is greater 1.50 B General Freight 1 Personal use over limit, per cu. ft or $0.10 per lb. whichever is greater 1.25 2 Major appliances (e.g. fridge, stove, washer, dryer, etc), per unit …

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