• The Penelakut Tribe lives on Penelakut Island, located south of Thetis Island and off the eastern shore of Chemainus on Vancouver Island.

    The traditional languages of the Penelakut tribe are: Halq’eméylem, hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓, Hul’q’umi’num’. It is one of six nations in the Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group.

    Penelakut Island is accessible by BC Ferries (from both Chemainus and Thetis Island) and water taxi. Although there is no direct seaplane flight to Penelakut, there is air service to Thetis Island via Gulf Island Seaplanes

    Learn more at the Penelakut Tribe’s web site

  • Village Population: 452 (2016 Census)

  • Penelakut Health Centre
    11316 Clam Bay Rd N, Penelakut Island, BC


    • Aboriginal Health Diabetes Nurse Educator
    • Aboriginal Health Dietitians
    • Aboriginal Liaison Nurses
    • Aboriginal Nurse Practitioners
    • All Nations’ Healing Room

    Hours: By appointment only – call the band office (see below) or email Vallerie Jefferd, Nurse Practitioner now

    Band Council phone numbers: 250-246-9885 | Tsawout: 250-652-1149
    | Tseycum: 250-656-0858

    The nearest hospital is located in Duncan.