Mount Currie BC Canada
The First Nations community of Mount Currie lies 8 kilometres east of the Village of Pemberton. The Mount Currie Reserve of the Lil’wat group, members of the Stl’atl’lmx Nation.
Salish First Nations people were the first to call this area their home. The people settled at around Lillooet Lake and at the base of Mount Currie. This region is the traditional territory of the Lil’wat Nation. Today the Lil’wat Nation is primarily based in Mount Currie and D’Arcy, with a few smaller communities, sprinkled along Lillooet Lake.
Culture & Activities
The Mount Currie rodeo is a popular annual event in the Pemberton Valley. The community is also home to many First Nations artists.
A cultural centre was recently opened in Whistler in conjunction with the Squamish Nation as part of legacies developed for the 2010 winter Olympics and Paralympics.
The Lil’wat Nation is developing training and joint business venture opportunities. The Band’s economic development officer is available for consultation.