Retail Opportunities

The We Wai Kai Nation is seeking to attract a mix of commercial, retail, sports and recreation uses for its 60-acre site with the goal of creating a destination retail gateway to Campbell River for the entire North Island.

Preliminary estimates of the positive impact that the full development of Quinsam Crossing suggest that it has the potential to increase sales within Campbell River by 46 per cent - which would mean capturing a substantial portion of the $638.9 million in annual retail revenue generated in the Comox Valley. If successful, this would result in as much as $153 million in annual retail sales at Quinsam Crossing.

Site Map for Leasing - Quinsam Crossing lot layout - 6 April 20101.pdf

Development Design Guidelines - DevelopmentDesignGuidelines2011.pdf


  • 105,000 residents in total trade area; 54% of which reside in Campbell River and the North Island
  • Many residents in the south trade area travel north to patronize Campbell River’s existing businesses
  • Average household income: $58, 721 (2001) for the north trade area declining somewhat for the other two trade areas
  • Over 10,000 native population who would receive tax savings on purchasing goods on the site plus potential to draw from other parts of the Island
  • Average household expenditures surpass the Provincial average (full expenditures available by retail and service category)
  • Over 4,500 businesses located in the trade areas which have increased between 20% – 31% during the 1991-2002 period

  • Warehouse Club formats
  • Discount mass merchandisers
  • Home Building Supplies Warehouse
  • Home Furnishings & Accessories
  • Fashion & accessories
  • Sporting Goods/Equipment
  • Electronics/Computers
  • Health & personal care & professional services
  • Automotive Sales, Parts & Operation
  • Restaurants/fast food
  • Regional Multi-plex sports/entertainment centre

For further information, please contact:

Mercedes Brown- Director of Lands and Natural Resources 
Quinsam Office - 250-914-1890


We Wai Kai Nation

690 Headstart Crescent

Campbell River, BC V9H 1P9