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Xwisten Experience Tours

Visitors will be guided along the traditional fishing grounds of the St’at’imc People. The fishing grounds are still used by many members today and are managed by the Xwisten (Bridge ... Read More


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June  to  September
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Visitors will be guided along the traditional fishing grounds of the St’at’imc People. The fishing grounds are still used by many members today and are managed by the Xwisten (Bridge River) community.

The Bridge River Indian Band is located in the beautiful mountains of British Columbia within the St’át’imc Nation. The Xwisten community is located 9 kilometers northwest of the town Lillooet. Xwisten enjoys several experiences such as salmon fishing from the Fraser River in the summer time.  The Bridge River community opens the fishing rocks to all St’át’imc members across its nation.


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Visitors will be guided along the traditional fishing grounds of the St’at’imc People. The fishing grounds are still used by many members today and are managed by the Xwisten (Bridge River) community.

The guides will provide a demonstration of preparing the salmon for preservation through wind-drying (stswan). Next, the tour continues to to an archaeological village site, a site which continues to be studied by the University of Montana and the guides will share what has been learned about the site and provide you with the opportunity to be inside a replica pit house built by the community. The tour ends with a BBQ Salmon Meal.


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