First Nations in and outside the region

First Nations within the region

There are 10 First Nations in the Metro Vancouver region.

Katzie First Nation
Kwantlen First Nation (a member First Nation of the Stó:lō Tribal Council)
Kwikwetlem First Nation
Matsqui First Nation (a member First Nation of the Stó:lō 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)

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 (five First Nations)​
Stó:lō Nation (eleven First Nations)
Stó:lō Tribal Council(eight First Nations)
Te'Mexw Treaty Association (five First Nations)
Tseycum First Nation (one independent First Nation)

Profiles of First Nations

2023 Overview of First Nations in the Metro Vancouver Region

Fraser Valley Regional District’s CEDAR Network

BC Assembly of First Nations Profile


Aboriginal Peoples Survey 2017

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 Nations Profiles

BC First Nations

First Nations in BC CivicInfoBC