Community Description

The Skawahlook First Nation is a band government of the Sto:lo people whose reserves and communities are located in the Upper Fraser Valley region of British Columbia, Canada, near the community of Ruby Creek, which is at the eastern end of the District of Kent.

Economic Development Background

The primary economic initiatives that have been undertaken within Skawahlook consist of retail, service and commercial initiatives housed in new building facilities clustered together at 58611A Lougheed Highway. The Ruby Creek Art Gallery offers passing motorists a selection of Native art. A large hall and banquet facilities are in operation, as is a picture framing shop.

Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures

Skawahlook operates the Ruby Creek Art Gallery, as well as You've Been Framed Picture Framing Services. Skawahlook is involved in two Forestry Agreements and a Strategic Engagement Agreement with the Provincial Government,

Community Details:

Lower Mainland Southwest
Skawahlook First Nation
Alternate Skowall
Halq'eméylem hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ Hul’q’umi’num’
South Coast (Surrey)
85.2 hectares

Contact Details:

Mike Bellegarde Economic Developer
(604) 796-9129
(604) 796-9289
58611A Lougheed Highway Agassiz, BC, Canada VOM 1A2
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