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XA:YTEM Longhouse Interpretive Center

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Address: Mission, British Columbia V2V 6T1, Canada
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Great place to visit history

Great place to visit history and loved the mound houses. The artifacts found in the area were many and interesting. Displayed in an easy to see fashion, this one is worth your... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2014
Anne L
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Mission
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

I have been there many times. It has a rich First Nations history but I'm not sure if it's open anymore. It closed down a few years ago. If it is open again, it's a great place to see First Nations history.

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84 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2014

This heritage site has been closed for a number of years. It is a real shame because the Sto:lo people, the Mission Community, multiple granting agencies and the BC Heritage Branch poured millions of dollars and countless volunteer and staff hours into this site. Too bad it didn't go a Heritage Site which actually open to the public. Any way,... More 

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Lake Errock
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2014

FREE TOUR - Xa:ytem (Haytem)!!!!!! Sunday, September 28th starting at 11 am Xa:ytem (Haytem) is having another day of open tours by donation! Presented by the Leq'a:mel First Nation Cultural Society. Tour the pitt houses, long house and hear the story of Hatzic Rock. Learn how to make rope and your own rope bracelet. PLUS... Indian Tacos by donation too.... More 

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2 Thank Jane M
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Great place to visit history and loved the mound houses. The artifacts found in the area were many and interesting. Displayed in an easy to see fashion, this one is worth your time to visit.

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Thank Anne L
Mission, Canada
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98 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2013

This attraction has been closed for over 2 years. It should be removed from your lists. There is a "vitual tour" on the Simon Fraser University website.

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3 Thank Bethsdottir
Mission, Canada
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98 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2013

This is a designated National Historic Site, and a provincial heritage site owned by a Sto:lo Heritage group. Unfortunately, they have chosen to close it a few years ago, and it has not re-opened. It is the site of the earliest house-posts in western Canada, over 9,000 years old. The Hatzic Rock is sacred to many and carries the story... More 

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3 Thank Bethsdottir
Abbotsford, Canada
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249 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2012

Unless they've imroved since I was there, they were underprepared and it was a terrible experience.

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1 Thank Thejourneygenie
British Columbia
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170 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2012

Took a group of young studens (grade 3) here a while ago. Very interesting, and hands on. I learned a lot about the first people in the area as well.

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2012

It doesn't look like much, but don't miss it. The day my wife and I went they had students lead the tour. Learn the history and see the artifacts of the local native bands.

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2 Thank P S

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