The Old Bakery Cottage

Where the locals are more colourful than the birds

The Old Bakery Cottage is a private, off-the-grid guest house located on the tranquil shores of Lasqueti Island, British Columbia. Make your way here to unplug, unwind, and bask in the simplicity of "island life".

Life is amazingly good when it’s simple and amazingly simple when it’s good.
— Terri Guillemets

KAYAKING

Navigate your way through the crystalline waters and narrow passageways of Finnerty Islands; or just hug the coastline of Lasqueti Island.


BIKING

Biking is a great way of exploring the island!

Once you reach the Teapot House at the island's only T-Junction, turn right towards Squitty Bay (17km) and the Community Centre, or left to the north of the Island towards Spring Bay (5km) and other beaches; good for collecting driftwood and pebble picking.


HIKING

Walk the woodland trail to Pete's Lake, about two and a half kilometers away, and loop back along the road. See map in cottage. For the more adventurous; hitch a ride to Mount Tremerton and hike to the highest point on Lasqueti Island, where one may enjoy the stunning views!


SWIMMING

When the tide is in, China Cloud Bay offers the warmest swimming waters on the island - and right at your doorstep. Don't forget your watershoes! 


OYSTER & CLAM COLLECTING

Grab a bucket from the shed, roll up your pants and sleeves, and get digging! AGAIN, don’t forget your watershoes!!

ARTS AND CRAFTS

Across from the Old Bakery Cottage, is the Arts Center, where visitors are welcome to join a class or just do their thing! In the summer months adults and children are encouraged to attend the arts picnic's, which are held weekly.Bull kelp basket weaving classes are also held throughout the summer, although booking ahead is a must, due to their popularity.


COMMUNITY CENTRE

See the community calendar to check out what's going on. From live music to yoga classes, the community centre on Lasqueti Island is a great gathering spot.


PUB

Stop in for a pint on your way in - or out! Sit up on the deck and watch the comings and goings of the ferry and enjoy meeting the "locals".


OTHER PLACES OF INTEREST

Get a massage at the Living Tree Healing Centre, a cob house getaway set in the middle of an orchard.  Or book an appointment with Tolling Jennings, a practitioner of Jin Shin Do body and mind acupressure.

If you're looking to pick up a few tokens, Crystals & Chamomile gift shop is great for a browse. Forgot to bring a book? Drop by the Free Store and see what other treasures are there for the taking.  


AND AS FOR GETTING AROUND...

If you're not up for a bike ride or need to go somewhere further afield than your feet can get you, don't fret. Lasqueti is very hitchhiker friendly - simply stick out your thumb and jump aboard!