Lake Cowichan First Nation

Lake Cowichan First Nation

Lake Cowichan First Nation is located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Resting at the head of the beautiful Cowichan River, Lake Cowichan’s 39 hectare reserve is home to 25 community members.

The Lake Cowichan First Nation is part of the Salishan linguistic group and is a member of the Hul'qumi'num Treaty Group along with five other First Nations in the surrounding area.

Although the First Nation is a small one, Lake Cowichan is currently working on its own membership code with the intention of reclaiming members who have moved away from the community and even out of the country.

Governed by a hereditary Chief and Council, Lake Cowichan First Nation is working diligently in providing programs and services to its members, creating strong and reciprocal relationships with the surrounding communities, and welcoming members back to the community.

The housing portfolio consists of 6 houses. The Nation is planning to develop a 25 lot subdivision to accommodate an anticipated increase in band membership.

“The Lake Cowichan First Nation is excited to realize the opportunities that await our membership through the partnership with the First Nations Market Housing Fund. We feel that this will remove some of the barriers that affect our membership in obtaining home ownership.”
— Chief Cyril Livingstone (July 2015)

Contact Information:

Aaron Hamilton
Operations Manager
Lake Cowichan First Nation
Lake Cowichan, British Columbia
V0R 2G0
Phone: 250-749-3301  
Fax: 250-749-4286