Sointula, A Taste of Utopia
On Malcolm Island you will find a unique blend of history,
nature and fishing. It is a beautiful friendly place to "slow
down and stay a while". Sointula means "place of harmony"
and relates to the Island's Finnish roots. Sointula was settled
by these hardy Scandinavian immigrants at the turn of the
20th century. Led by a visionary/writer, they leased Malcolm
Island from the province and engaged in a social experiment
in communal living. An initial attempt at farming failed and
they turned to fishing.
Take a stroll form the ferry dock
or walk from your moorage at the Lion's Harbour past interesting
old fishing sheds...everything is in short walking distance.
There is a Museum
which chronicles the early settlers' tragedies and triumphs;Bere
Point is a wonderful place to camp in your tent or camper...with
a good chance to sight killer whales in Queen Charlotte Strait.
Sointula is a beautiful place to relax
and design your own adventure. Sointula
One of my favourite
places to stay is Sea 4 Miles Cottages. Tell Jill, Crystal
Malcolm Island Lodgings
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