Sea to Sky District First Nations

First Nations

The Sea to Sky District, located in the south-west mainland corner of the province, encompasses a rich diversity of First Nations Coast Salish and Salishan linguistic people. The Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations represent the Coastal Salish linguistic groups while Mount Currie, N’Quatqua, Samahquam, Skatin and Douglas belong to the Interior Salish linguistic group.Squamish Nation Welcoming Figures


As the first human inhabitants of the area, there are many native village and town sites located throughout the Sea to Sky District area. Signs of the rich historical native influence are evident throughout the District beginning with the modern replica of a Coast Salish longhouse located on Highway 99 just prior to arriving in the Squamish town site, to the historical ishkins, or pit houses, near the Birkenhead River north of Mount Currie.


Many of the First Nations have complex infra-structures to administer their own businesses and community needs such as, health clinics, housing, schools, water, sewer and elected local Chief and Council. Community gatherings, witness ceremonies and feasts provide all local communities an understanding and awareness that First Nations culture and lifestyle contributes to our society.Squamish Nation Welcoming Figures


The Aboriginal Affairs Branch of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations was created in October 1994, as part of government’s response to changing environmental and social concerns, changing market expectations and new legislation.  Aboriginal Affairs Branch and the Aboriginal Liaison Officer provide leadership, advice and overall co-ordination with respect to forest-related First Nations’ initiatives.  The Aboriginal Liaison Officer is the communications link between the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and the First Nations in the Sea to Sky District and is involved in forest and range agreement negotiations, provides information to treaty negotiations, policy development, and increasing First Nations’ participation in the forest industry.  The Sea to Sky District has several forest and range agreements with First Nations providing first nations direct access to forest tenures and revenue as well as economic and employment opportunities within the Sea to Sky District.  The Sea to Sky District employs an Aboriginal Liaison Officer stationed in the Squamish District Office.


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Bands of the Sea to Sky District




Phone Number

Fax Number

Squamish Nation

PO Box 86131

North Vancouver  V7L 4J5




Mount Currie Band

PO Box 602

Mount Currie
V0N 2K0




N’Quatqua Band

PO Box 88

D’Arcy,  V0N 1L0




Samahquam Band

PO Box 610

Mount Currie
V0N 2K0





Skatin Band

PO Box 190

Pemberton, V0N 2L0





PO Box 606

Mount Currie, BC V0N 2K0





3075 Takaya Drive

North Vancouver,  V7H 2V6





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Revised 2014-03-14