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Xá:ytem Longhouse Interpretive Centre - Mission


A designated BC Heritage Historic site, Xá:ytem (pronounced "HAYtum") is the oldest known dwelling site in British Columbia, dated by archaeologists at 9000 years old.  Xá:ytem refers to a huge rock (also known as the Hatzic Rock) on an ancient terrace on the Fraser River.  The Sto:lo people attach great spiritual significance to this monolith. The Xá:ytem Longhouse, constructed in the traditional Sto:lo way now stands near the rock. 


35087 Lougheed Hwy., Mission, BC.  Open for public visits from June to September.  For exact dates and times, call (604) 820-9725.  Admission: $4.  Website: www.xaytem.ca

To get to the Xá:ytem Longhouse Interpretive Centre take Highway 7 east from Vancouver to Mission.  The centre is 3 kilometres east of Mission.  Or take the Trans Canada Highway (Highway 1) east to Abbotsford and then go north across the Fraser River via Highway 11 to Mission.