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General · 27th October 2014
Andrea Routley
Through the 1970s and early ’80s, Lasqueti Island attracted a flood of counterculture seekers—communards, hippies, utopians, revolutionaries and other exotic characters looking for an alternative lifestyle.

Accidental Eden tells the true story Lasqueti, exploring both its eccentric days and its political accomplishments. The Islanders’ efforts to convince BC Hydro to re-route the Cheekye-Dunsmuir power line around, rather than over, the island was an outstanding accomplishment, changing the way BC Hydro managed its power delivery into rural areas. These stories are a unique collection of unusual tales, hippie communes, curious characters and, whether perceived as good or bad, an irreplaceable era in British Columbia’s history.

The official launch happens Saturday, November 1st, from 1-3:30 pm on Lasqueti Island, at the Teapot House. Hear stories of Lasqueti from the authors and share your own. There will also be a photo display and refreshments.

Books for sale at event from Mulberry Bush Bookstore.

For more information, contact Andrea Routley at