Lantzville

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District of Lantzville
Lantzville is located in Vancouver Island
Lantzville
Location of Lantzville within the Regional District of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island
Coordinates: 49°15′N 124°4′W / 49.250°N 124.067°W / 49.250; -124.067Coordinates: 49°15′N 124°4′W / 49.250°N 124.067°W / 49.250; -124.067
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Regional District Nanaimo
Incorporated 2003
Government
 • Mayor Jack de Jong
 • Governing body District of Lantzville Council
 • MP James Lunney
 • MLA Ron Cantelon
Area
 • Total 27.87 km2 (10.76 sq mi)
Elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 3,807
 • Density 131.4/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
Postal code span V0R 2H0
Area code(s) +1-250
Website District of Lantzville

Lantzville is a coastal community on the east side of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada along the western shore of Strait of Georgia and immediately north of the City of Nanaimo, British Columbia.

The District of Lantzville was incorporated on June 25, 2003. It covers an area of 27.87 square kilometres and has a population of 3,807. The district is almost completely residential, with some commercial buildings on Lantzville Road (formerly part of the Island Highway).

History[edit]

Lantzville was originally a mining town and is named after its American founder, Fraser Harry Lantz. To remember its history Lantzville annually celebrates Minetown Day (A community fair). According to Lantzville: The First Hundred Years, the first European settler in the area was an English Coal Miner named Emanuel Wiles, also known as Robert Emanuel or Bob. Lantzville is a tourist destination with a number of well located Bed and breakfast operations.

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