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.
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
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
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
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