Experience We'koqma'q


Welcome to the beautiful community of We'koqma'q.

Located at the foothills of Skye Mountain, We’koqma’q First Nation is one of five Mi’kmaw communities in Unama’ki (Cape Breton Island). 

Seen from above, the landscape shows valley grooves connecting to the Bras d’Or Lake, Canada’s largest inland sea. Eagles soar high above the trees, getting ready to make a catch in the nearby waters.

A rapidly growing Mi’kmaw community, economic and social development remains a priority as Chief and Council work to enhance our natural attributes. Our residents show great pride in their culture and tradition.

Discover Our Traditions

Located in the Heart of Unama'ki.

Nestled along the Bras d’Or Lakes, We’koqma’q is located in the middle of Unama’ki (Cape Breton Island), one of the districts of Mi’kma’ki (Atlantic Canada), the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people.

Immerse yourself in our rich culture and listen to our stories that have been passed down for over hundreds of years. 

The Skye River Trail

will greet you with serenity, beauty, and culture.

This 1.5km maintained trail winds through the woods and hugs the Skye River. Located in We’koqma’q, just off the Trans Canada Highway, this trail is easily accessible and suitable for easy to moderate walking.

Medicinal gardens are planted and the plants are available to visits along with the story of their historical and current uses. 

Cultural interpreters are located at stations throughout the trail in the summer months, welcoming guests, sharing stories, and providing cultural demonstrations such as smudging and sweet grass braiding. 


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