X̲áːytem National Historic Site

X̲áːytem, or Hatzic Rock, is a site of cultural, historical, and spiritual importance to the Stó:lō people. This site, which is also a National Historic Site of Canada, will be open to visitors as of June 21st 2021! 

X̲áːytem National Historic Site

X̲áːytem, or Hatzic Rock, is a site of cultural, historical, and spiritual importance to the Stó:lō people. This site, which is also a National Historic Site of Canada, will be opening to visitors in the summer of 2021! (Official date TBA).

X̲áːytem is home to an archaeological pithouse which is one of the oldest in Canada at 6000 years old, as well as to a Transformer stone. According to Stó:lō tradition, the Transformer stone was formed when three chiefs were turned into rock by Xexá:ls, the Transformers. You can learn more about the story of this stone, the pithouse, and the Stó:lō people when you visit the X̲áːytem National Historic Site.

Don't forget to take a walk through the Longhouse Interpretive Centre and carving shed while you're there.

For more information, including how you can book your tour, please contact: stolo.tourism@stolonation.bc.ca

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