Lasqueti Island

LASQUETI ISLAND  () , 73.5 sq km, pop 367, lies at the north end of GEORGIA STRAIT between VANCOUVER and TEXADA islands. It is the least developed of the GULF ISLANDS. Occupied by First Nations people at least seasonally for hundreds of years, it was named by a SPANISH expedition in 1791 after Juan Maria Lasqueti, a naval officer. The first settler was A.G. Tranfield, who began raising sheep at False Bay in the 1860s. Loggers began cutting...

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