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Why Missions?

Locations

Year-round we work with 5 different First Nation communities located on the west coast of British Columbia. All five communities are remote, unreachable by paved roads and therefor removed from traditional churches and ministries.

Ehattesaht/Zeballos

LOCATION: Zeballos Inlet on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island. The community of Ehattesaht is located across the creek from Zeballos.

ACCESS: By boat or by logging road (270 km from Parksville on Highway 19, then 45 km by logging road)

FIRST NATION PEOPLE: Members of the Nuu-Chah-nulth Tribal Council

POPULATION: Approx. 200 in Zeballos, 80 in Ehattesaht

BCMBS ACTIVITY: Year-round ministry via land teams and outreach worker, at least 4 visits each year

Kingcome

LOCATION: Gwa'Yi village at the mouth of the Kingcome River, 2 miles from the mouth of Kingcome Inlet in the Queen Charlotte Straight.

ACCESS: By water taxi from Port McNeill to the mouth of the river, then by small boat to the village.

FIRST NATION PEOPLE: Dzawada'enuxw First Nation, a member of the Musgamagw Tsawataineuk Tribal Council.

POPULATION: Approx. 110

BCMBS ACTIVITY: Year-round ministry via mission teams and staff, at least 1 visit each year

Klemtu

LOCATION: Swindle Island on the central BC Coast, half-way between Port Hardy and Prince Rupert

ACCESS: Float plane or ferry from Port Hardy or Prince Rupert

FIRST NATION PEOPLE: Kitasoo/Xai'xais Nation

POPULATION: Approx. 505

BCMBS ACTIVITY: Year-round ministry via mission teams and staff, at least 4 visits each year

Kyuquot

LOCATION: Kyuquot Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island

ACCESS: 45 minute water taxi from Fair Harbour

FIRST NATION PEOPLE: Kyuquot/Cheklesahht First Nation, a member of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council.

POPULATION: Approx. 200

BCMBS ACTIVITY: Summer ministry via mission team and staff, at least 1 visit each year

Bella Bella (Waglisla)

LOCATION: Campbell Island on the central BC Coast, about 180 km north of Port Hardy

ACCESS: Float plane or Commercial ferry from Port Hardy

FIRST NATION PEOPLE: Heiltsuk Nation

POPULATION: Approx. 1400

BCMBS ACTIVITY: Limited. Currently we support specific request of material and resources.

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