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Driftwood Cove Beach House is located on the south end of Lasqueti Island, the Gulf Island's "best kept secret", about 100 km (60 miles) north of Vancouver.
The ferry departs from French Creek, 1/2 hour north of Naniamo, on Vancouver Island.

Like any great adventure - getting here is half the fun.

 
 
Lasqueti Island is about 20 km (12 miles) in length and has a year-round population of approximately 300 people. A rural island, Lasqueti is 'off the grid', with no hydro or services; like our homestead, the Beach House is powered by alternate energy, including solar and micro-hydro.
Driftwood Cove Beach House is located just above Point Young on Copley Bay. Here the shoreline forms a large, shallow cresent bay, with a sand and pebble beach strewn with driftwood logs. Rock bluffs on either side of the beach make the retreat private and exclusive. A large meadow gives the feeling of openness, while flower gardens and natural flora enrich the landscape.

The Lasqueti Island ferry, the Centurion VII, is a foot passenger ferry only. It sails from French Creek on Vancouver Island and arrives at False Bay, at the north end of Lasqueti Island. Crossing time is 1 hour.

Driftwood Cove Beach House is about 14 km ( 8.5 miles) down island along Main Road. Pickups or taxi can be arranged, or you can bring a bike on the ferry if you're up to the ride.

Fare: varies with the season, but is about $8/adult.
Pay for tickets once aboard and underway.
Pets are allowed on ferry, but must be leashed or in a kennel at all times.
Kayaks and canoes must be empty of all gear before being put on the ferry.

Boarding Passes: On summer and holiday weekends, it isadvisable to arrive at French Creek one hour before sailing to get a boarding pass at the Ferry Dock. Please note that you must be back on the dock at least 15 minutes before the scheduled sailing time for your bording pass to be honoured.

Ferry Schedule: Check ferry schedule here.

   The Lasqueti Ferry: Centurion VII top
   


Water taxi
- private charters are available from either French Creek (just north of Parksville on Vancouver Island) or Schooner Cove, at Nanoose Bay which is south of Parksville, or Secret Cove on the Sunshine Coast. Rates will be quoted at the time of booking, but usually range between $100 - $150, depending on conditions i.e. weather, season, amount of weight, etc.

Private boat - if you're coming in your own boat, the nearest safe harbour for small boats is Squitty Bay, just around the point from Driftwood Cove. This small bay can be congested during the summer months. Pickup from Squitty Bay is free. There is also a mooring in front for those who wish to keep their boats close-by; this mooring is suitable for vessels under 24 ft, and only when seas are relatively calm.

Seaplane/Helicopter - we will supply seaplane carrier names upon request. Arrival at our beach is possible in good weather. We also have a large open grassy area suitable for helicopter landings.

 
 
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