A Vertical Adventure!

Join us on a tour of
the incredible Mascot Gold Mine, perched
on a cliff face over-looking the spectacular Similkameen Valley. Experience what life was like as a hard rock gold miner, explore the mine buildings and step back in time.


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About USIB

"On behalf of our people, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome everyone to our traditional territory and thank you for taking the time to visit this spectacular location."

- Chief Richard Holmes -


Our Community Today

Today the Upper Similkameen Indian Band is a thriving community of over 200 Band members. The band manages its community affairs through the administration of diverse federal programs and services, such as health, education, social development, housing, counseling services and other governmental functions.

In recent years our band has increasingly become involved in the business community and we have become one of the largest employers in the area. In particular, we have interests in forestry in the Similkameen Valley: including ownership of a timber license, harvesting contracts, a woodlot, infrastructure development capabilities and a silviculture division.

The Band also has an active Natural Resources department which undertakes enivornmental and archaeological projects as well as research activities including the research for the interpretive program for the Mascot Mine Tours and the Snaza'ist Discovery Centre.  Come and participate in our new archaeology program at the Snaza'ist Discovery Centre.