The Songhees Development Corporation oversees economic activities. The Purpose of the Songhees Development Corporation is to operate profitable business ventures, generate surplus income and create a supportive environment for entrepreneurs.  Using best practices for business governance, Songhees Development Corporation seeks alignment with Songhees Nation’s values and priorities. 

Songhees Businesses

Songhees Nation Investment Corporation

Generating economic benefit through ownership, development or leasing of off-reserve properties located in Victoria, Esquimalt and Langford. Songhees Nation Investment Corporation is the formal body holding and reviewing off-reserve land holds, property leasing, and development. Properties in these municipalities were acquired through an Incremental Treaty Agreement.


Explore Songhees

The Nation incorporated Songhees Tours Inc. to operate cultural canoe tours and other tourism offerings in the heart of Lək̓ʷəŋən Territory. Look out for our Canoe Tours launch! Songhees Tours Inc is set to operate cultural canoe tours and other tourism offerings in the heart of Lək̓ʷəŋən Territory.  A sales kiosk will be located on the causeway, adjacent to the Indigenous Artist vendors. The Canoe Tours will be marketed under the Explore Songhees Brand.  Songhees Tours will operate a development program for guides and ambassadors. Many opportunities exist to partner with other tourism offerings. Learn more through


Songhees Events & Catering

Songhees Events and Catering is located in the Songhees Wellness Centre, a sought-after destination for board meetings, banquets, workshops, and conventions.  The Catering side of the business has expanded to include off-site contracts.  

The Songhees Seafood & Steam Food Truck at 1502 Admirals Road, offers a modern take on Songhees cultural tradition. Critically acclaimed Victoria local, Chef David Roger, in collaboration with community members from Songhees Nation, offers a vast menu with fresh local ingredients that authentically incorporate the craft and care of food preparation embodied by the Songhees. Catch them for a salmon bannock sandwich! Send pre-orders to


Business Partnerships


Salish Seaside RV Haven

Salish Seaside RV Haven is Western Canada's premier Motor Home Park, located on a private peninsula right in the heart of Victoria's waterfront harbour. Salish Seaside RV Haven is proudly owned and operated by the Songhees & Esquimalt Nations through a partnership called Xhamasung Holdings. The park was a vision of former Songhees Chief Robert Sam and former Esquimalt Chief Andy Thomas, who worked with Transport Canada to negotiate the purchase of the land in 2005. The lands were leased to Westbay Village RV Park until 2017. Salish Seaside RV Haven replaced Westbay Village RV Park with upgraded turf, asphalt roads, and concrete pads. A majority of the 36 sites are right on the water, all sites command spectacular views in all directions. Big rig friendly, with 30 & 50 amp power, free WIFI, and a brand new amenities building featuring modern washrooms, showers, laundry room, and a spectacular community room with a barbeque, decks, and fireplace.


Skwin’ang’eth Se’las Development Company

A partnership between Songhees Nation and Esquimalt Nation and the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority for the purpose of incubating First Nation business entities and building business development capacity for the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations.


Salish Sea Industrial Services Ltd.

Salish Sea Industrial Services Ltd provides marine industrial services on Vancouver Island including the following: dredging, pile driving, water, and land-based construction, maintenance, restoration and deconstruction, marine safety, and marine support. Salish Sea provides skilled trades and general labour employment training and placement services for the Victoria BC industrial market area. Founded in 2012 by Chief Andrew Thomas of the Esquimalt Nation, the late Chief Robert Sam of the Songhees Nation and Ian Maxwell of the Ralmax Group of Companies, Salish Sea has earned its reputation for reliable, quality, on-time work.  Salish Sea is a proud Registered Aboriginal Business and a private tax-paying corporation. Salish Sea provides skilled trades and general labour employment training and placement services for the Victoria BC industrial market area. Salish Sea Industrial Services was awarded Joint Venture Business of the Year at the 2014 BC Aboriginal Business Awards.


Matullia Holdings LP

Matullia was formed in 2011 to hold an option to purchase Rock Bay property. Matullia exercised the option in 2018. The company 116472 BC Ltd was formed to hold an option to purchase BC Hydro lands at Rock Bay.  Matullia Holding LP owns 7 1/2 acres of industrially zoned property at Rock Bay in Victoria. Half the property is leased out to industrial tenants, the other half is used for short-term rentals. A comprehensive Development Plan has been commissioned and is expected to be finalized in the coming months. The plan will be used to guide future development plans.