Community Description

The Tobacco Plains Indian Band is located in Grasmere, BC near the Roosville Border Crossing. We are part of the Ktunaxa Nation. The purpose of the Tobacco Plains First Nation Administration is to establish, maintain, conduct and promote among our Chief and Council and our membership, support and guidance in establishing goals towards health and wellness, employment and training, and cultural heritage.

Treaty or Tribal Association

Ktunaxa Kinbasket Treaty Council

Economic Development Background

The Community and Economic Development Department works to strengthen the Tobacco Plains Indian Band, our members and community, by developing an economy that is in harmony with our traditions and values, and achieves our goals for self-sustainability and employment. Tobacco Plains operates the Tobacco Plains Development Corporation, which is primarily a real estate management company.

Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures

The Tobacco Plains Indian Band Development Corporation manages the following properties as Campgrounds and RV Parks: Big Springs, Ayes Ranch, Dorr Road. It also manages another property, Edwards Lake, as a series of Lease Lots. The properties are located on the traditional territory of the Ktunxa Nation. Tobacco Plains First Nation is party to several Agreements with the Province covering Economic and Community Development, Strategic Engagement, and Forest Consultation and Revenue Sharing.

Community Details:

Tobacco Plains
Part Of Former Upper Kootenay Tribe; Traditional Name Is ?Akin'Um+Asnuq+I?It
Kootenay (Cranbrook)
5070 hectares

Contact Details:

Hugh Moore Manager, Department of Economic Development
(250) 887-3461 ext 3409
(250) 417-1056
P.O. Box 76 Grasmere, BC, Canada V0B 1R0
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