A Secret Island Where Everyone Lives Completely Off-grid: Lasqueti — One Hour from Vancouver

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Lasqueti is a small island between Vancouver and Vancouver Island, home to a little known community of off-gridders who take pride in their isolation from both mainstream culture and mainland Canada. In this short documentary film, a journalist from 16×9 News goes to meet some of Lasqueti’s characters and find out more about life on this beautiful land that time forgot.

With very little industry or economy, most of the residents live simply, taking what they need from the land and having next to no carbon footprint (and little need for money). The 2011 census recorded 426 people living in Lasqueti, who meet up to socialize in the island’s (one) bar and cafe.

Lasqueti also has a free store, where people can leave or collect items without any monetary exchange. Just one hour by boat from Vancouver island, Lasqueti doesn’t have a tourist industry, booming economy or any industry to speak of, but those who live there say that they enjoy the sense of timelessness, community, and freedom that their home provides.

Dave's place on Lasqueti Island. All photography by Jonathan Taggart.

Dave’s place on Lasqueti Island. All photography by Jonathan Taggart.

Lasqueti is off the BC Ferries grid as well. Everything must be walked aboard the small passenger ferry. Photograph by Jonathan Taggart.

Lasqueti is off the BC Ferries grid as well. Everything must be walked aboard the small passenger ferry. Photograph by Jonathan Taggart.

A waterwheel, used to generate electricity from a small creek. Photograph by Jonathan Taggart.

A waterwheel, used to generate electricity from a small creek. Photograph by Jonathan Taggart.

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