False Bay Lasqueti Island
False Bay Lasqueti Island. False Bay is the primary settlement on Lasqueti Island with a public float offering limited dock space and a floatplane tie-up. A passenger-only ferry runs between False Bay and French Creek on Vancouver Island. Island residents transport not only themselves by ferry but also bring a large quantity of supplies, everything from food and clothing to appliances It’s quite a scene when the ferry arrives at False Bay. An open-air market is held at the arts center, a quarter-mile up the road from the ferry landing, from mid-June to September.
Buoys adjacent to the ferry landing are private and fill most of the anchoring area near the public float. The preferred anchorage is the north shore of the bay, an easy dinghy ride to the public float. On warm summer afternoons strong winds, called Qualicum, can blow through False Bay; waves break at the dock, making tie-up difficult. If you must tie in these conditions, make sure you have robust dock lines and fenders. Kevin Monahan, a long-time resident of Lasqueti Island, reports that southwest gale force winds at Cape Beale often serve as a presage of Qualicum winds arriving at False Bay.
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