First nations

Home to about 250 people, Cape Mudge Village on Quadra Island, BC, is a thriving community. Some residents are involved in traditional activities like fishing and carving; others are developing new directions in forestry, education, and the arts. You are welcome to visit the museum, salmon BBQ demonstrations, and the hiking trail along the beach at the south end of the village.     

Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre

This distinctive building, built with rounded lines like a sea shell, houses original artifacts in a Potlatch Collection, with excellent interpretive information.

  • Hear traditional songs
  • Make a petroglyph rubbing
  • Watch local artists at work at House of Eagles
  • Find original artwork at Gift Gallery


The significance of these stone etchings on beach rocks is not clearly understood. Since they were carved, water levels have risen enough that one must seek petroglyphs at low tide; they are submerged with mid to high tides. Petroglyphs are found on the south end of the island. 


British Captain Vancouver  met  a well-established First Nations community on Cape Mudge in 1792. For information about local history, flora, fauna and culture, visit Book Bonanza, our island bookstore, or check these links.

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