Ashcroft Indian Band - Community Centre

The proposed project will construct an approximately 11200 m2 community recreation centre including a gym, kitchen, multi-purpose rooms and cultural repository.

A large number of homes and community facilities were destroyed in the 2017 wildfire and since then the Ashcroft Indian Band has identified a community recreation facility as a priority, providing space for a wide variety of uses.

Currently, the Ashcroft Indian Band does not have a facility that is large enough for indoor gatherings and has no indoor recreation space of any sort.  This limits the ability of the community to improve overall health and wellness and to build community connections. The proposed centre would blend community, recreation, and cultural uses into one facility. The community kitchen and freezer will enable the processing and storage of traditional fish/game. A cultural repository would provide space to display artifacts. On a broader level, the facility will enable the band to strengthen its Nlaka'pamux culture and strengthen relationships with surrounding municipalities and First Nations, and the people that live within these communities.

The project works will include:

  • a gymnasium;
  • a fitness room;
  • changerooms;
  • a community kitchen, freezer, storage and preparations areas;
  • a community gathering space;
  • classrooms and multi-purpose rooms;
  • a cultural repository for artifact display; and
  • all related works.

This Project will contribute to improved access to and/or increased quality of community, cultural, and/or recreational infrastructure.


Latest update

2023-11-14 Infrastructure Canada has determined that the proposed Ashcroft Indian Band- Community Centre Project (the Project) is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Ashcroft Indian Band - Community Centre Project - November 10, 2023
1 Ashcroft Indian Band - Community Centre Project - Public Comments Invited - December 6, 2022


Infrastructure Canada
Theresa Comeau, Environmental Review Officer
Telephone: 343-542-6860

  • Location

    • Ashcroft Indian Band - Community Centre (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
    • Recreation and Tourism
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Ashcroft Indian Band
  • Authorities

    • Infrastructure Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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