Coast Salish

Hatley Park has a story and it starts with the original inhabitants, the Coast Salish people, when they discovered the area and made it their home. The area was ideal for building a community, providing herbs for medicine, a beach and lagoon for fishing, and an immense forest for building materials. You can still see where the First Nations people stripped long strands of cedar bark from the old-growth forest. We’ve worked hard to build a positive relationship with the local First Nations community, learning from their rich history and ageless knowledge. Learn more about our mandate to develop and strengthen the relationship between Royal Roads and the local Aboriginal community.