First Nations in and outside the region

First Nations within the region

There are 11 First Nations in the Metro Vancouver region, including two without lands.

Hwlitsum First Nation (without lands)
Katzie First Nation
Kwantlen First Nation (a member First Nation of the Sto:lo Tribal Council)
Kwikwetlem First Nation
Matsqui First Nation (a member First Nation of the Sto:lo Nation)
Musqueam Indian Band
Qayqayt First Nation (without lands; also known as the New Westminster Indian Band)
Semiahmoo First Nation(a member First Nation of the Senco'ten Alliance)
Squamish Nation
Tsawwassen First Nation(a treaty First Nation member of Metro Vancouver, the GVRD and GVWD)
Tsleil-Waututh Nation (also known as the Burrard Indian Band)


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First Nations outside the Metro Vancouver Region

A large number of First Nations outside the region (e.g. including those in the Fraser Valley and on Vancouver Island) also have traditional territories and asserted claims involving lands within this region.  Here is a listing of the Tribal Councils representing these First Nations. Also listed is one independent First Nation.  

Hul'qumi'num Treaty Group (six First Nations)​
In-SHUCK-ch Nation(three First Nations)​
Sencot'en Alliance (four First Nations)​
Sto:lo Nation (11 First Nations)
Sto:lo Tribal Council(eight First Nations)
Te'Mexw Treaty Association (five First Nations)
Tseycum First Nation (one independent First Nation)

Profiles of First Nations

Metro Vancouver's Profile of First Nations - January 2017

Fraser Valley Relations: Resource Guide - September 2012


Aboriginal Peoples Survey - 2012

Aboriginal Peoples in Canada - 2011 National Household Survey

National Household Survey – Federal Electoral Districts

Mapping Systems

First Nations Consultative Areas Database

First Nation Profiles Interactive Map

First Nations Contact Information

First Nation Profiles

BC First Nations

First Nations AFN

First Nations in BC CivicInfoBC