Once known only as part of Nanoose, when coal was originally found here, Lantzville was known as Grant’s Mine. In 1920, an American company bought the mine and property from Mr. Grant. Mr. Lantz was one of the directors of the American company and the area become known as Lantzville. Traditionally a coal mining area, Lantzville has had a number of settler type families who have been immortalized through local names of streets, waterways, and landmarks. As the coal seams ran low, Lantzville entered another era whereby its life became one of a limited economy with a number of local residents but also served as a summer cottage area.
Residents of Lantzville have always maintained a significant amount of pride and it is an area independent of others. Lantzville is an area known for its small community charm and the residents feel very strongly about ensuring that it remains that way. Lantzville is a place where neighbours care about neighbours and a place where if you pass someone on the street, you are greeted with a friendly ‘hello’ regardless of whether you’re a known resident or just visiting.