uVic, Pauquachin First Nation sign exclusivity agreement for Dunsmuir Lodge purchase

January 20, 2010

The University of Victoria and the Pauquachin First Nation have signed an agreement that gives the latter the exclusive right to negotiate the purchase of Dunsmuir Lodge, once used by uVic as an executive training and conference centre. Under the agreement, the university agrees to not sell Dunsmuir to any other party for the term of the agreement, which runs until May 2011. uVic closed Dunsmuir last March because the lodge was not sustainable in the long term. Immediate neighbours to the property, the Pauquachin First Nation expressed strong interest in the lands and discussions over the summer and fall led to the exclusivity agreement. uVic News Release