Preferred Name:
Alternative Name:
Variation Ly-Ach-Sum, Lyacksun
Halq'eméylem, hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓, Hul’q’umi’num’
BC Regional Office:
West Coast (Nanaimo)
Vancouver Island & Coast
Reserve Land Area:744.60 ha
Chief Richard Thomas
Councillor Rachel Flowers, Councillor Tania Fritz, Councillor Jennifer Jones, Councillor Brena Robinson, Councillor Paul Thoimas
Governance Structure:
Custom Electoral System
Address: 9137 Chemainus Road
V0R 1K5
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