‘Historic’ settlement signed between Metro Vancouver and Tsleil-Waututh Nation for Belcarra Regional Park

A South Coast First Nation and Metro Vancouver — the federation of native governments throughout the Decrease Mainland — have reached a co-operation settlement overlaying Belcarra Regional Park, the rugged 11-square kilometre inexperienced house alongside the northeast nook of Burrard Inlet.

Leaders of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation say their ancestors have occupied the area — which they know as Tum-tumay-wa-ton — for millenniums, and it was their largest settlement.


The Cultural Planning and Co-Operation Settlement acknowledges each the Tsleil-Waututh’s ancestral and ongoing ties to Belcarra and its current use as a Metro Vancouver regional public park.

The First Nation and Metro Vancouver say the settlement will assist them work collectively to guard, protect and improve the regional park for the advantage of current and future generations.