So you want to come visit, eh?
Many folks contact us through the website wondering how they can visit Lasqueti and experience our unique lifestyle (I've posted a few sample messages below for your amusement :-)
If you are looking for a vacation / relaxed visit, please see the accommodation listings: http://lasqueti.ca/visitors/view/accommodation
You may have to try a few places, as most are small, family-run B&Bs, and not all are open year-round, but persevere - someone will help you arrange accommodation, travel, and other plans.
If you are more interested in a "life experience", there is no better introduction than through the WWOOF program: http://www.wwoof.ca/
You will live and work with your host, experience their lifestyle first-hand, and get connections to the rest of the community. There are several WWOOF hosts on Lasqueti, and once you are here, you may find others willing to do work-trade accommodations.
If you are looking to buy real-estate, please see: Island Girl Real Estate
Lisa can help you understand the real-estate market here.
If you are looking to camp - sorry, there are no campgrounds, and no camping allowed in any parks nor on crown land. If you are looking to squat, probably best to look elsewhere - this is a pretty tight-knit place.
- You may also register for an account and post a classified ad if you are looking for longer-term rentals, land co-ops, etc.
However you decide to come, and whatever you are hoping to find here, please keep this in mind: Lasqueti is not some utopian paradise, it is not an "intentional community", and it is probably not whatever you think it is - it is just a relatively remote island, populated by a small, tight-knit community of quirky, independent-minded people, with its own unique culture and identity. Come with an open mind, a willingness to discover something a little different, and without rigid expectations. Resist the urge to project upon us your vision of what this place "should" be. It is what it is, and we like it this way, warts and all. If you can get with that, you too may find a place here.
A few important things to note:
- Pack-it-in / Pack-it-out: no waste services here, please come prepared to take your garbage back with you.
- Transportation: there are no public transport or vehicle rentals, and no way to bring a car. Bring a bike, arrange a taxi, wear sturdy shoes, and/or use your thumb.
- In Summer: Farmer's Market every Saturday; Arts Picnic (for kids) on Thursdays; Festivals throughout the summer. Please support the local economy while you are here.