Investing with We Wai Kai Nation



Region:  Vancouver Island and Coast

Nation:  Kwakwaka'wakw

The We Wai Kai Nation/Cape Mudge Band current population is approximately 1100 Citizens, about 1/2 live on reserve (split between Cape Mudge Village and Quinsam Reserve), and the other 1/2 live off reserve.

The Nation has 5 designated reserve lands covering 685 hectares (1693 acres), they are named/numbered as follows:

Village Bay - IR#7 - located on the east side of Quadra Island, is 4.11 hectares and is uninhabited.

Open Bay - IR#8 - located in the east side of Quadra Island is 5.0 hectares and is uninhabited.

Drew Harbour - IR#9 - located on the east side of Quadra Island is 96.9 hectares and is home the We Wai Kai Campground, the We Wai Kai Nation Seafood Corporation and the Ravin Raven.

Cape Mudge IR#10 - located on the south-western portion of Quadra Island. This is the largest of the 5 reserves at 458 hectares and is home to about 40% of the Nation on reserve housing, the We Wai Kai Nation Administration office, the Cape Mudge Boatworks,

Tsa-Kwa-Luten Lodge, the Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre, a pre-school and daycare facilities.

Quinsam IR#12 - located within the city limits of Campbell River, occupying about 121 hectares and is home to 60% of the Nations houses, the Quinsam Liquor Store, Lees Famous Chicken and Ribs, Quinsam Shell Gas Station, the We Wai Kai Nation Administration Office, Headstart Program, the Quinsam Hall/Centre and the business office for Middlepoint Barge Facilities


Latitude: 50° 01' 10".700 N
Longitude: 125° 17' 22".574 S

The BC Economic Atlas provides an intuitive way to gain a better understanding of B.C.’s vibrant economy and diverse communities by making information available from thousands of data sources through the use of interactive maps. This information can be used for opportunity identification and business case analysis by site selectors and corporate investors.

Statistics Navigator

View facts and figures about We Wai Kai Nation, BC to help inform your investment research. Click the title to expand and display the statistics.

NOTE: Driving distances are measured using the road/ferry network starting with a key point in a community (e.g main office address).



Leading Employers

Payroll Costs

Research & Education

Transportation & Logistics


Quality of Life


Communities Nearby

Recent opportunities in the area


6 - 315 Upper Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC
WELCOME TO BLUE VELVET UPHOLSTERY AND A GULF ISLAND LIFESTYLELIVE, WORK AND PLAY on beautiful Saltspring Island, British Columbia.Established high-end upholstery business. 23 years in the beautiful Gulf Islands. Everything is in place to continue providing an excellent and satisfying service to a de... continue

Maynard Court is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

302 - Maynard Court

733 Johnson St, Victoria, BC, V8W 3C7
Maynard Court is located in the heart of downtown Victoria on Johnson Street, halfway between Douglas and Blanshard Streets and fronted by Odeon Alley. It is a key location in the Central Business District and steps away from the Lower Johnson Shopping District. This property is surrounded by charac... continue

Block C Clayoquot District is a business for sale in BC.

Block C Clayoquot District

20000 Great Central Lake Road, Port Alberni, BC
13.2 acres with 898 feet of gorgeous low bank waterfront on Great Central Lake! With out buildings to suit a variety of needs the 4300 sf main residence is atop the incubation hatchery and contains an open design with two bedrooms, kitchen, dining room, bath room and living room with fireplace. Also... continue

Success Stories

View all Success Stories
B.C. Cleantech Company Drives Fuel Efficiency in Trucking Industry

Sidney, B.C.-based Empire Hydrogen Energy Systems Inc. is sparking interest and sales in North American trucking fleets. The company’s innovative new fuel enhancement system allows large diesel engines to burn fuel 10-25% more efficiently.   The system consists of a small box of... continue

TREK Wildland Services brings fire control expertise to Indonesia

British Columbia’s expertise in managing forest fires has led a B.C. company to win a contract to train workers in fire-plagued parts of Indonesia. TREK Wildland Services has trained 400 Indonesians in Sumatra and East Kalimantan to fight out-of-control forest fires using the Incident... continue

British Columbia Fish Processor Lands Multiple Deals from Seafood Expo

Hub City Fisheries, of Nanaimo, British Columbia, netted big rewards after attending the Seafood Expo North America event in the spring of 2014.  In the months following the show, the Vancouver Island-based value-added fish processor finalized several deals to supply fish destined for the U... continue