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LUND

 
 

 
 
 
 

 Lund has been known  as Gl'amin for thousands of years. Lund used to be a year round village

site of the Sliammon, Klahoose and Homalco peoples. Lund was attractive as a permanent
residence. The area was accessible by land and sea and its strategic location allowed the residents
to detect travellers early and determine what action was appropriate; greeting or defence. The
close proximity to many traditional land and sea resources made the day to day life convenient.
The short paddle to ┴yhus (Savary Island) and Tuxwnech (Okeover Inlet), where shellfish,
salmon and land mammals were abundant, made for efficient gathering, fishing and hunting.
Lund and the surrounding  area  provided ample fresh water and its significant amount of cedar

was an important resource for the production of tools, shelter, clothing and more.

 
In March of 1889,  Frederick Thulin, a 16 year old Swedish emigree was travelling by tugboat to
Pendrell Sound where his brother Charlie worked as a logger. Fred saw the protected cove and
mentally filed it away, joining Charlie at logging for the remainder of 1889 before returning to

Lund (Gl'amin) in late December for good.

 
The first thing the brothers did after their arrival was to Europeanize the name into something
more manageable for the tongue  They chose to name their new home "Lund" after the Swedish
city known for its university and cultural museums and heritage. Thus began the intertwining of
historical roots from the Salish and Swedish cultures that makes Lund still unique in modern-day

British Columbia.

 
Fred and Charlie worked hard to develop Lund into a small yet thriving coastal waypoint. Their
experience as loggers proved valuable - they logged the forest behind them to gain the lumber
and building materials for the first wharf, which soon became regularly used by logging company
tugs looking for a convenient drop-off location for mail and supplies for forestry workers in the
vicinity. By 1892 Lund was one of only two certified post offices operating north of Vancouver,
and with the advent of schedule steamship delivery service from Vancouver the rather daunting
hardship of rowing to the city was eliminated. A store, hotel and additional buildings added to the

community's growing commercial core.

 
Today Lund is still a hub of coastal activity. The bustling harbour is home to a fleet of commercial
prawn boats, sail boats and recreational motor vessels. The small community is a base for nature
enthusiasts who want to discover Desolation Sound, coastal inlets and islands. Services include
boat charters, kayak and dive equipment rentals, guided mountain bike tours, interpretive hikes
and more. The Lund Water Taxi offers a shuttle service to Savary Island's sandy beaches.

Nancy's Bakery is famous for delicious breads and incredible blackberry sticky buns.

 
 
 
 

 

Water taxi is popular for Savary Island