Community Description

The Lyackson First Nation is a First Nations band government located at Chemainus, British Columbia, Canada, on Vancouver Island. Valdes Island is the centre of the Lyackson community and our Nation finally has full control over this territory of ours. Some of us live here, while others regularly visit, or stay starfish and seaweed here for the summer. We come and go in a big boat we have that makes regular crossings. It lands at a wharf with a protective breakwater. On the Island we travel by foot or in electric golf carts, sharing a few utility vehicles for work projects.

Treaty or Tribal Association

Hul'qumi'num Treaty Group

Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures

Lyackson has a Forest Consultation and Revenue Sharing Agreement (2016) and a First Nation Interim Agreement on Forest & Range Opportunities (2007) with the Province of BC.

Community Details:

Vancouver Island & Coast
Variation Ly-Ach-Sum, Lyacksun
Halq'eméylem hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ Hul’q’umi’num’
West Coast (Nanaimo)
744.6 hectares

Contact Details:

Patricia McKinnon Director of Operations
(250) 246-5019
(250) 246-5049
9137 Chemainus Road Chemainus, BC, Canada V0R 1K5
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