Lantzville

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Lantzville
District of Lantzville[1]
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
CountryCanada
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Regional DistrictNanaimo
Incorporated2003
Government
 • MayorMark Swain
 • Governing bodyDistrict of Lantzville Council
 • MPPaul Manly (Green)
 • MLAMichelle Stilwell (BC Liberal)
Area
 • Total27.08 km2 (10.46 sq mi)
Elevation
20 m (70 ft)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total3,605
 • Density130.2/km2 (337/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
Postal code span
Area code(s)+1-250
WebsiteDistrict of Lantzville

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

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 who invested in a coal mine in Nanoose.[3]:149

In honour of its history as a coal mining area, Lantzville annually celebrates Minetown Day, which is 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.

Education[edit]

Lantzville is home to Seaview Elementary School which is K - 7 and part of the Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District #68.[4] There is also a local private school called Aspengrove School, which is JK - 12.[5]

Grades 8 - 12 are schooled in Nanaimo at Dover Bay Secondary School.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "British Columbia Regional Districts, Municipalities, Corporate Name, Date of Incorporation and Postal Address" (XLS). British Columbia Ministry of Communities, Sport and Cultural Development. Archived from the original on July 13, 2014. Retrieved November 2, 2014.
  2. ^ District of Lantzville - Council Members
  3. ^ Akrigg, G.P.V.; Akrigg, Helen B. (1986), British Columbia Place Names (3rd, 1997 ed.), Vancouver: UBC Press, ISBN 0-7748-0636-2
  4. ^ "School Plan – Seaview Elementary". Retrieved 2019-10-22.
  5. ^ "Admissions Presentations". Aspengrove School. Retrieved 2019-10-22.