About Us

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, and the Quinsam Hall/Centre.