Invest in Lower Nicola Valley

British Columbia, Canada



The Lower Nicola Valley and the surrounding area have been inhabited for several thousand years. The Lower Nicola Indian Band belongs to the Swexmex branch of the Nlaka’pamux (Thompson) Nation. The area is approximately 90 kilometres south of the City of Kamloops and, today, the population of the Lower Nicola area is approximately 2,000.

The Lower Nicola Indian Band strives to maintain the rich cultural traditions of the Swexmex while generating prosperity and well-being for their communities.

The area is rich in recreational opportunities including lakes, mountains, parks and Gold Country Communities Society's more recent Geo-Caching Program. All of which are perfectly suited for either summer of winter outdoor enthusiasts.

To complement the growing tourism sector, there are an increasing number of services and facilities provided throughout the area including dining & accommodation, grocery stores, service stations, shopping, an arena, tennis courts, driving range and horseshoe pits, and a volunteer fire department.

Local Infrastructure Projects


Community Economic Development Contact

Myles Bruns 
Regional Manager, Economic Development
Regional Economic Operations Branch
Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
1-250-371-3931 

www.gov.bc.ca/jtst


Community Contacts

Electoral Area Director

Randy Murray
Director, Electoral Area M
www.tnrd.ca

Community Contact

Myles Bruns 
Regional Manager, Economic Development
Regional Economic Operations Branch
Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
1-250-371-3931 

www.gov.bc.ca/jtst


Community Futures Contact

Community Futures Nicola Valley
1-250-378-3923

www.cfdcnv.com


Tourism Contact

John Hamilton
Chief Operating Officer
Gold Country Communities Society
goldcountry@telus.net
1-877-453-9467
www.exploregoldcountry.com