HESQUIAT  () , pop 160, is a Hesquiat First Nation (NUU-CHAH-NULTH) village on Hesquiat Harbour, 125 km west of PORT ALBERNI on the west coast of VANCOUVER ISLAND. The name refers to the sound made by eating HERRING spawn off eelgrass, a delicacy. The early ROMAN CATHOLIC mission of Father A.J. BRABANT was located here in 1875. The shores of Hesquiat Harbour and Hesquiat Peninsula are now provincial parkland and a destination for hikers and...

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