On Reserve Lands

The community of Mount Currie has a population of 1, 522 residents living on six reserves within Lil’wat Nation traditional territory. This land is located in the fertile Lillooet River Valley within the rugged Coast Mountains of what is now Southern British Columbia.  Much of the community is within the active floodplain of three large rivers, while some areas are located on steep slopes. Vegetation, fish and wildlife are typical of the Coast Mountains, where salmon, bears and eagles are abundant in beautiful cedar, fir and hemlock forests.

The community is comprised of a total of ten “reserves,” of which seven are occupied. The first reserve was established in 1860 and the most recent in 1928. The total land base of the community is 3,000 hectares, an area of just 0.4 % of the total traditional territory.

Reserve Name IR Number Hectares Acres Approx. No. Houses (2006)
Mount Currie IR # 1 76.3 188.5 45
Mount Currie IR # 2 42.5 105 6
Nesuch IR # 3 368.1 909.5 41
Lokla IR # 4 5.3 13.1 0
Challetkohum IR # 5 0.6 1.4 0
Mount Currie IR # 6 1,618.8 4,000 222
Mount Currie IR # 7 129.5 320 0
Mount Currie IR # 8 656.4 813 21
Challetkohum IR # 9 1.5 3.7 0
Mount Currie IR # 10 30.1 74.3 81