Community Description

The Esquimalt First Nation, is a First Nations government of the Esquimalt people. Historically their village was located closer to Victoria proper, but today their main reserve is on the north shore of Esquimalt Harbour adjacent to the Town of View Royal. The Esquimalt Nation is a small nation with approximately 150 members living on reserve and another 100 living off reserve. Off reserve members live in Victoria, in other parts of Vancouver Island and BC, Alberta, and in a number of communities in Washington State.

Treaty or Tribal Association


Economic Development Background

Esquimalt is looking to build skills in the community and take advantage of economic opportunites in meaningful ways.

Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures

Esquimalt First Nation is developing a Community Plan, which outlines holistic economic development priorities. It is not party to any economic development agreements with the Provincial Government.

Community Details:

Vancouver Island & Coast
Variation Is-Whoy-Malth; Includes Kosampson Tribe Of The Douglas Treaty (1850); From "Is-Whoy-Malth" Meaning "The Place Of Gradually Shoaling Water"
Lkwungen Malchosen Semiahmoo SENĆOŦEN T’Sou-ke
West Coast (Nanaimo)
18.9 hectares

Contact Details:

Bob Mason Economic Development
(604) 250-6979
(250) 384-9309
1189 Kosapsum Crescent Victoria, BC, Canada V9A 7K7
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