Homalco Business Group (HBG)

A sustainable, value-based economy

We are proud of the thriving and growing number of businesses within our Nation. Today, the Homalco Business Group includes Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours, Qaya Way West Transportation, 100.7 The Raven, Homalco Forestry/Jeh Jeh Tenure Management, and the Orford Fish Hatchery. While we continue to build these businesses, HBG is also exploring the feasibility of other economic development projects, especially on Homalco reserve lands. These include land and property development, forestry tenure, fisheries, and hydro electric power. This will help us achieve self-sufficiency by providing jobs for our community members and generating income for the Nation. Most importantly, our economic development initiatives must reflect our values as Homalco people.

Key Contacts

JP Obbagy

CEO Homalco Business Group


Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours

Homalco Tours strives to be a leader in Indigenous tourism by using Homalco values to enrich the lives of members and guests. They deliver sustainable and award-winning cultural, wildlife and nature experiences with an authentic Indigenous perspective while growing opportunities for Homalco members.

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Qaya Way West Transportation

CAMPBELL RIVER, BC, (October 26, 2023) —The Homalco First Nation is pleased to announce its purchase of Way West Water Taxi Ltd., offering water transportation from Campbell River and the North Island to surrounding islands since 1996. The business serves many diverse industries with the transportation of people, equipment and supplies to remote communities, camps, and worksites. Our scheduled water taxi and marine transportation services connect Campbell River and North Central Vancouver Island to areas such as Stuart Island, Dent Island, Sonora Island, the Thurlow Islands, and multiple inlets on the mainland.

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100.7 The Raven

The Raven features a mix of new country and classic country music, as well as Homalco/K'ómoks/Tla'amin culture and language programming.

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Homalco Forestry LP

Established in 2011, Homalco Forestry LP (HFLP) provides forest management and timber harvesting services in Homalco territory. HFLP is wholly owned by the Homalco First Nation and is managed by a board of directors.

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Orford Hatchery

The Orford Fish Hatchery is located in Orford Bay in Bute Inlet. It was established 1992 and is located in an old logging camp site. The Hatchery was originally a small operation that allowed the Nation to provide training and employment opportunities. It quickly grew to a larger operation that can support up to 3.5 million chum fry each year.

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