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Lasqueti Island


Lasqueti Island is an island off the east coast of Vancouver Island in the Strait of Georgia, Powell River Regional District, British Columbia, Canada. A passenger-only ferry connects the island to the community of French Creek, near Parksville. The ferry makes two to three runs per day, five days per week, weather permitting.


Lasqueti Island was named in 1791 by Spanish Naval officer José María Narváez, commander of the Saturina. The island had a population of 359 in the Canada 2006 Census, down 2.2% from the 2001 census and a land area of 73.57 km² (28.4 sq mi).


Lasqueti Island is the least developed of the major Gulf Islands. Its roads are mostly unpaved, and it is the only one of the larger Gulf Islands that is not connected to BC Hydro’s electrical power grid. Solar, wind, micro-hydro and fossil fueled generators power the island.

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