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:
    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:
    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, try: Wesley Yule
    Wes 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.

Can I live on Lasqueti?


We get 3 or 4 requests a month asking how one goes about visiting / renting / buying / working on Lasqueti, or just about what life is like here. 
Here are few real messages we have received, with apologies for my irreverent answers:

Is there free land in Lasqueti?


Living on the island seems like the perfect place for me to go, I just don't know what I'll do when I get there, or first of all, how I will get there. Any tips or help?


Is everyone welcome to Lasqueti ?

Only nice people.

I am  just wondering if you have camping available?


How much do you have to pay for land on the island

How much do I have to pay or how much do you have to pay?

I was wondering if anyone is allowed to move to Lasqueti Island?

We were wondering if there is some way to stop 'em.

i just need more info on migrating to your community. can you show up and just find crown land to live off of?


i was wanting to see if i am able to survive off the grid with my two small kids
i have most camping gear..please let me know.

I'd like to see that too!

I would like too buy some land on your island ,anything for sale?

Ask Lisa...

Are there any Building Codes on the Island?

Yes, but no Building Inspectors cheeky

I must ask:  Life there on Lasqueti seems like a rural paradise - I was wondering; how does one come to live in such a community or are all who live there descended from the original settlers?

It's not (paradise, that is); by moving (generally to Lasqueti, that is); No.

I heard about this place on the radio.  Do you have an area for
vacationers?  What is the weather like?  What is there to do?

No. It rains constantly. Umbrella repair.

 I have recently learned of your paradise and I would very much like to become a member.

It's not paradise!  It's not a club

I am wondering if there is some matter I can apprentice to learn to fully survive on your island. I may have only a few skills, but I wish to contribute as much as I can.

It's all we'd ask of anyone :-)   Try Jessie...

I'm wondering if a resident on the island would consider writing to me
and helping me figure out if moving there is a feasible idea?  I'm looking
for information on living costs and the realities of living off-grid as a
single woman with little experience but a willingness to learn.  Thanks for
your help.

You've come to the right place.

We've never been to the island and wondered if there is a pub at or near
the ferry dock.


I would like to know how i would become a member of the lasqueti
community.we are a young couple trying to get away from the everyday

Are you saying we're not normal?

I'm travelling around Canada with my friend Aurora, we think that the way you are living is very interesting, so we would like to meet you and stay a few days helping you or wathever. If it's possible please contact me, it would be so nice! thankyou and have a nice day!

We love you already - please come and WWOOF...

Hi. Saw the TV program and would love to live off the grid.

You saw it on TV, so it must be true!

I just saw a tv special on your island. I have to say it was one of the most inspirational things I have seen in a long time. The people that live there off the power and resources of the island amaze me. I think it is wonderful that you have found such a beautiful spot to enjoy the true wonders of the world in their natural state. I am not one that could cope with such a lifestyle, but I admire those that can. I would love to be able to visit the island, do you offer accommodations for people that would like to experience the wonder of your world? I would love to be able to show my children that there is more to life than the conveniences of modern life. It scares me that they could possibly grow up not appreciating the enjoyment of life without tv, computers and cell phones.

Please come - your kids need us.  Visitors...

I came across your web site by accident when I saw your group profile
on  I was interested in information about visiting Lasqueti
Island, perhaps as an initial visit to moving and living there.

Please come - Kiva rocks.