Quick Facts about the District of Lantzville

Key Economic Indicators

  • Population: 3,817 (2021)
  • Population annual growth rate since 2016: +5.9%
  • Unemployment rate: 6.9% (2016)


The District of Lantzville is located on the east coast of Vancouver Island in the Province of British Columbia, between the City of Nanaimo and the City of Parksville.

Distances to Other Major Cities:

  • Vancouver, BC: 93 km (58 miles)
  • Victoria, BC: 126 km (78 miles)
  • Seattle, Washington: 317 km (197 miles)
  • Calgary, Alberta: 1062 km (660 miles)
  • Edmonton, Alberta: 1,251 km (777 miles)


The District of Lantzville is part of the Regional District of Nanaimo in central Vancouver Island. The Regional District of Nanaimo is a transportation gateway and is easily accessible to the mainland thanks to a comprehensive transportation network including an airport, three ferry terminals, seaplane terminal, a Helijet service, highway system, and a public transit system.

Transportation by Air

The Nanaimo Airport (YCD) has a 6,600 ft. runway capable of accommodating 737-700W aircraft. YCDís Instrument Landing System (ILS) allows the airport to be over 99% weather reliable. The Nanaimo Airport Authority makes continuous investments to improve the airport infrastructure, attract new carriers, new tenants and add new destinations. The airport recently underwent a $14.8 million terminal expansion which was completed in February 2020. The Nanaimo Airport is serviced by two major airline: Air Canada and WestJet

The Nanaimo Seaplane Terminal is operated by the Nanaimo Port Authority and provides facilities for seaplane flights to and from downtown Nanaimo. Regularly scheduled flights to downtown Vancouver and Vancouver International Airport are available through Harbour Air, and Seair Seaplanes with a flight time of only 20 minutes. Harbour Air flies to nine destinations in British Columbia with frequent service between Nanaimo and the lower mainland. Sunshine Coast Air provides flight service between Nanaimo and Sechelt as well as Victoria. Helijet provides 14 scheduled flights between 7am and 7pm on weekdays from the Nanaimo Cruiseship Welcome Centre to downtown Vancouver. Helijet is equipped to operate in daylight, after dark and in most inclement weather.

Transportation by Sea

Located 36 nautical miles west of Vancouver, the Port of Nanaimo is Vancouver Island's largest commercial port. Operated by the Nanaimo Port Authority, the port offers deep sea ship anchorages with four berths and over 21ha (88 acres) of paved storage space, covered warehousing space, barge loading facilities and a 104 metric tonne capacity crane.

  • BC Ferries provides scheduled ferry service between Nanaimo and Vancouver from two terminal locations: Departure Bay and Duke Point. There are 17 scheduled sailings daily. The ferries can carry approximately 370 vehicles (including trucks and commercial vehicles) and over 1,650 passengers. In 2016-17, more than 4.96 million passengers and 1.91 million vehicles travelled between Nanaimo and Vancouver.
  • Seaspan located at Duke Point offers regular roll-on/roll-off barge service between Nanaimo and Vancouver.

Great Business Climate

With a skilled, well-educated workforce, a business-friendly municipal Council, low effective tax rate, lower land and building cost index than most other cities on Vancouver Island and the lower mainland; Lantzville is a great place to operate a business.

Contact Us

District of Lantzville
7192 Lantzville Road, PO Box 100
Lantzville BC V0R 2H0
Telephone: 250.390.4006
Email: planning@lantzville.ca

Last Modified: Sep 13, 2023
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