Lund, British Columbia
Lund, seen from a floatplane
|Province Sheenu Has a Lund IN Corp||British Columbia|
|Regional District||qathet Regional District|
|• MP||Rachel Blaney (NDP)|
|• MLA||Nicholas Simons (NDP)|
|• Total||10.57 km2 (4.08 sq mi)|
|• Density||27/km2 (70/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-8 (PST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-7 (PDT)|
Lund is a small craft harbour and unincorporated village in qathet Regional District, British Columbia, Canada. It is along the northern part of the Strait of Georgia on the mainland BC coast. The main landmark in the village is the Lund Hotel, established in 1905. By boat from Lund, the Copeland Islands (Copeland Islands Marine Provincial Park) and Desolation Sound, (which includes Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park) are nearby. Lund is home to many shops and services including a general store, a restaurant overlooking the water, kayak and adventure tourism stores, and Nancy's Bakery, a favourite of locals and tourists.
Lund was named by brothers Frederick and Charles Thulin, who came from Tryserum near Valdemarsvik, Sweden. When they settled at the harbour in December 1889, they named it after Lund, Sweden, because it was Swedish and fairly easy for non-Scandinavians to pronounce. When they arrived, there were native homes around the harbour. The Thulins built a store and in 1892 a post office was added followed by the first licensed hotel north of Vancouver two years later. Logging and fishing were the source of income in the early years. Transportation was by water. A second hotel, called the Malaspina, was built by the Thulins. When the original hotel was destroyed by a forest fire in 1918, the newer hotel, which continues to operate in the village, was renamed the Lund Hotel. A paved road leading south to Vancouver was completed in 1954 and coastal steamer service ended two years later. The original wharf built by the Thulins was damaged by a storm in 1954 and replaced by a government wharf.
Lund is the northern terminus of Highway 101. The highway is locally known as the Sunshine Coast Highway. Powell River is 22 kilometres (14 mi) south by road, from where BC Ferries offers service to Comox on Vancouver Island to the west across the Strait of Georgia. Transportation is also available from Powell River by private aircraft or scheduled service with Pacific Coastal Airlines, which offers half-hour flights to Vancouver. Road access to Vancouver to the south involves two ferry crossings of fjords along the Sunshine Coast.
Lund harbour provides marine vessel access including regular water taxi service to Savary Island
and is accessible by chartered float plane.
Government and politics
Lund is a part of the North Island-Powell River federal riding. Rachel Blaney, of the New Democratic Party of Canada, is the Member of Parliament. She was elected to represent the riding in the 2015 federal election.
- Census Profile, 2016 Census - Lund, Unincorporated place Designated place, British Columbia Province
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- "Lund, UNP" (PDF). 2006 Census Profile - Summary Version. BCStats. 2009-08-26. Retrieved 2009-09-07.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Lund, British Columbia.|
- Lund, British Columbia travel guide from Wikivoyage
- Lund Harbour (aerial view) Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Small Craft Harbour, Retrieved October 1, 2006
- Lund, Harbour Authority Association of BC Retrieved October 1, 2006
- Lund Hotel, retrieved October 1, 2006 and see particularly their history page.