The intention of the “Esquimalt Nation Treaty Definition and Traditional
Government Structure” project is to gather and share information that will enable
the Esquimalt Nation to define the Spirit and Intent of the treaty signed by
representatives of the Xwsepsum (Kosapsum) families on April 30, 1850.
Urbanics Consultants Ltd. has been retained by the Chemainus First Nation to
carry out a market-based highest and best use study for the I.R.12 Oyster Bay
property north of Ladysmith, B.C.
Because the development timeline and capacity of the site is not known, a study
period extending out to 2031 has been used for the various on-site land uses
Qualicum First Nation is a small reserve located 14 km north of Qualicum Beach, B.C. on Vancouver
Island. Based on the traditions and location of long ago, the Qualicum First Nation (hereinafter referred
to as “QFN”) operates a campground during the summer months each year where the Big Qualicum