Westbank First Nation (WFN) is comprised of five reserves. Tsinstikeptum Reserves 9 and 10 border Okanagan Lake and are in close proximity to the City of Kelowna, one of the fastest growing cities in British Columbia
Unlike most First Nations across Canada, WFN Lands are not governed under the Indian Act. Rather, WFN Lands are governed under a modern comprehensive set of community laws. WFN has full jurisdictional control over its Lands and resources.
WFN is governed under the Westbank Self Government Act. The WFN Self Government Agreement between WFN and the Government of Canada is dated October 3rd 2003.
The use and development of Westbank Lands is subject to Part XI of the WFN Constitution (the "Land Rules").
Section 1.1.1 of Land Rules: "interest in, and instruments which affect, or purport to affect, Westbank Lands shall be registered or recorded in the Westbank Lands Register."
The WFN Land Registry is a sub registry under the Self-Governing First Nations Land Registry held in Ottawa. It is a public registry that is password protected and can be accessed at no charge through the Helpdesk on the systems login page. Please click the INAC address below to start the process via email.
Register lands: AANDC Lands Registry System
On November 5, 2007 the Westbank First Nation Land Registry Regulations came into force. The Westbank First Nation Land Registry Regulations are Federal regulations enacted under authority of the WFN Self Government Act.
Input into the drafting of the regulation was received from a number of sources, including the banking community and legal counsel with expertise in property transactions on-reserve.
WFN Land Registry Regulations work in conjunction with the Land Rules. In the event of a conflict, the Regulation will prevail with respect to the registrations of interests in Westbank Lands.
Download Registry Regulations PDF
For the effective administration of the Land Rules, Westbank prescribed Forms for use in the registration of instruments dealing with or effecting Westbank Lands. The Westbank Lands Office pursuant to the Land Rules has a responsibility to register instruments which affect or purport to affect Westbank Lands.
Westbank Lands Register Fee Schedule
Form WFN-01 Transfer of Interest in Allotment or Certificate of Possession
Form WFN-02 General Instrument - Part 1
Form WFN-03 Mortgage - Part 1
Form WFN-04 Other Registerable Instruments - Part 1
Form WFN-05 Executions Continued
Form WFN-06 Schedule
*All additional pages using the WFN-01 to WFN-04 forms must be prepared on the WFN-06 Schedule Form with some exceptions. Contact the WFN Lands Office for further clarification if required.
Step 1: A minimum of one originally executed document, prepared using the appropriate WFN Form for the transaction, is submitted along with the appropriate registration fee to the Westbank Lands Office. (WFN Land Rules s.99.2(d), 99.5 and 111)
Step 2: The WFN Lands Office will review the transaction and, if acceptable, approve to Form only. The documents are then scanned and forwarded by electronic transmission to the Self-Government First Nation Lands Registry (SGFNLR) in Ottawa. (WFN Land Registry Regulation 11)
Step 3: The SGFNLR system will provide an electronic acknowledgment of receipt, which provides the tracking number for the transaction. (WFN Land Registry Regulation 14)
Step 4: Confirmation of Registration will be provided upon completion of the Registrar’s review in Ottawa. The document will be considered to have been registered or recorded at the time indicated on the electronic acknowledgement of receipt. Priority will be in effect according to the time and date of registration. (WFN Land Registry Regulation 20(2)(a), 28(1))
Depending on the amount of transactions our office has received for processing, it typically takes one to two days for a pending file to be “Received” and up to five days for the document to be “Registered” in Ottawa.
Westbank Land Registry Office
201 - 515 Highway 97 South
Canada V1Z 3J2
Director of Lands
T 250 769 4999
F 250 769 2443
T 250 769 4999
F 250 769 2443
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