Waycobah is located on Cape Breton Island, neighbouring the village of Whycocomagh. It is located on the West Side of the Bras d’or Lakes, one half hour away from the causeway. Waycobah is a Mi’kmaq reserve that has an estimated 700 people. There are approximately 160 homes and many buildings such as the Band office, Fitness Center, Environ depot, Elementary School, Jr./Sr. High School, Fire and Police Station, Basket Shop, and the Community Hall. There are two (2) gas stations on our reserve. Waycobah is a beautiful community and is surrounded by eagles flying high above the sky.
Waycobah is a Mi'kmaq reserve. There are 700 people and 50% of our people speak our Mi'kmaq language. About 60% of the Mi'kmaq people are employed and about 40% are unemployed. Our language is taught at school as well as home. During the summer, students that are returning to school in the fall have an opportunity to get a job. We have workshops to help prepare us for interviews. Our reserve helps us in every way that it can and prepares us for the future.