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About Sointula and Malcolm Island

Sointula is a small community on Malcolm Island located off the northeast coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. It was settled by Finnish immigrants who wished to establish a self-sustaining utopian colony. They took possession of the island in 1901 and named their community Sointula, a ‘place of harmony’ in Finnish. 

Malcolm Island is 24 km (14 miles) long and 3 km (1.8 miles) at its narrowest point. A 28 km (17.3 mile) gravel road runs down the spine of the island and connects Mitchell Bay to Pulteney Point.

It is accessible by a 25-minute ferry ride but feels like a world away from everything as soon as you land on our friendly shores. 

Map showing location of Malcolm Island

About the Sointula Resource Centre

Since 2002, the Sointula Resource Centre (SRC) has been a local information and networking hub in the heart of Sointula. SRC is a non-profit organization offering numerous services to our community.

Our organization offers a wide range of services for individuals and businesses. We help with resumes and job searches, access to computers with free internet, assistance accessing and submitting local, provincial and federal forms and applications, faxing, printing and copying, youth employment and volunteer opportunities, a monthly newsletter with job opportunities and local information updates and community orientation to new residents.

We operate the official Destination BC Visitor Centre for Malcolm Island

SRC News

Job Ad For SRC


We are seeking a new team member. Apply by March 25. The full job description can be found below.

Job Description Here

Survey for Businesses/Non-Profits

The SRC would like to hear from businesses and non-profits on Malcolm Island. Let us know if you'd like SRC to create a one-page website for you.

Take the Survey

Community Panty

Give what you can, take what you need. Our community pantry is available for you during our opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10am to 2:30pm. We also have a community wish list in the Pantry.


165 1st Street, Sointula, BC


Mailing Address
Box 84, Sointula, BC V0N 3E0

“We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.”

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