Lax-Kw'alaams, Port Simpson

Lax-Kw'alaams is an Indigenous community in British Columbia, Canada. In 1834 the Hudson's Bay Company set up a trading post there called Fort Simpson, later called Port Simpson, in order to undermine American dominance of the Maritime Fur Trade along the Pacific Coast. The Lax-Kw'alaams First Nation has 3,219 members with 678 living on the reserve. Woodside Energy Holdings proposed to build a natural gas liquefaction and export facility that would be located on nearby Grassy Point. On March 7, 2018, Woodside announced it is no longer pursuing development of the Grassy Point LNG project, instead choosing to focus on the Kitimat LNG project, a joint-venture with Chevron, as part of its long-term development strategy in Canada. Read more here and here. Click here to download the CoastView app and explore Lax-Kw'alaams and Port Simpson.