Quick Facts about the District of Lantzville

Key Economic Indicators

  • Population: 3,605 (2016)
  • Population annual growth rate since 2006: - 0.2%
  • Unemployment rate: 6.9% (2016)


The District of Lantzville is located on Vancouver Island in the Province of British Columbia on the west coast of Canada and north of the State of Washington, USA.

Nanaimo is located on the east side of Vancouver Island, 23km (14 miles) west of Vancouver and 113km (70 miles) north of Victoria, the capital of British Columbia.

Map of Nanaimo

Transportation and Accessibility

The District of Lantzville is in the Nanaimo region of central Vancouver Island. The Nanaimo region is a transportation gateway and has a comprehensive transportation network with an airport, seaplane terminal, Helijet service, two ferry terminals, highway system, and a public transit system.

The Nanaimo region is easily accessible to the mainland by ferry, air, and to other Vancouver Island destinations by road. Deep-sea shipping facilities are available through the Port of Nanaimo and Seaspan Ferries. Businesses have a range of options to access markets, customers and suppliers.

Distances to Other Major Centres:

  • Vancouver, BC 61 km (38 miles)
  • Victoria, BC 113 km (70 miles)
  • Seattle, Washington 217 km (135 miles)
  • Calgary, Alberta 983 km (609 miles)
  • Edmonton, Alberta 1,163 km (721 miles)

Air Transportation

The Nanaimo Airport (YCD) Ė 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 is currently undergoing a $15 million terminal expansion to be completed by the end of 2019. The Nanaimo Airport is serviced by Air Canada, WestJet and Island Express.

The Nanaimo Seaplane Terminal, operated by the Nanaimo Port Authority, provides facilities for seaplane flights 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.

Marine Transportation

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. There are 16 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

Lantzville is a great place to operate a business. We have a:

  • Skilled, well-educated workforce and business-friendly municipal Council
  • Low effective tax rate
  • Lower land and building cost index than most other centres on Vancouver Island or the lower mainland

Contact Us

Frank Limshue
Director of Planning & Community Services
District of Lantzville
7192 Lantzville Road, PO Box 100
Lantzville BC V0R 2H0
Telephone: 250.933.8083
Email: flimshue@lantzville.ca

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