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Qualicum First Nation opens Kwalikum Crossing

Congratulations to Saa’men Economic Development Limited Partnership, the economic development arm of Qualicum First Nation, for the opening of Kwalikum Crossing, at Horne Lake Road and Inland Island Highway. Saa’men developed the lot and built this beautiful building, which now houses a Petro-Canada fuel station, soon to be joined by an A&W restaurant. 

QFN member art is available for sale inside.

Kwalicum Crossing Petro-Can Gas Station.

Petro-Can Station at Kwalicum Crossing.
Photo credit: Leslie Baynes

It’s been an honour to support Saa’men through this development, from designing and establishing a limited partnership structure that will support the growth of the various businesses, to working with the Regional District of Nanaimo on the necessary statutory rights-of-way registered over the lands, and supporting the negotiation of commercial agreements.

Well done, board, CEO and QFN Council!

Storm water pond at Kwalicum Crossing will provide water to help fight local fires.

Storm water pond at Kwalicum Crossing will provide water to help fight local fires.
Photo credit: Leslie Baynes