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….
1. False Bay Wharf, Lasqueti Island
2. French Creek, Adjacent to boat launching ramp, 2 miles north of Parksville
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:
- 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
Lasqueti Island does not have a resident doctor. For serious injuries there is an ambulance service from Parksville.
Parksville Ambulance, 250-248-3511
Lasqueti Island has no garbage disposal service. Please take away the refuse that you bring/create.
The only public washroom on Lasqueti Island is an outhouse at the Legion Lot. Ferry washrooms are locked when in dock.
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 Chief – Ross Thompson, 250-333-8680
Forestry, Zenith 5555
A permit is required for any burning or campfires after April 15.
Contact the Fire Chief, 250-333-8680
Ferry does not wait for buses arriving at French Creek.
Contacts for bus schedules:
|Island Coach Lines||1-800-318-0818|
|Link Coach Lines||1-877-954-3556|