Driftpile First Nation
Tansi! The Driftpile Band is situated 30 kms west of swan river (or 3 hours and 15 minutes northwest of Edmonton. The Driftpile reserve itself is over 15,000 acres in size and sprawls along 10 kms of sandy shoreline on the south side of lesser slave lake. Highway #2 runs directly through the reserve and provides good access to the lake.
Who We Are?
Driftpile Cree Nation is a Woodland Cree speaking community with a total population of 2,414 registered members of which approximately 844 residing on reserve.
Where we Are
Driftpile Cree Nation is located in the north-west central part of Alberta, within the Treaty 8 Territory. It is located 50kms east of High Prairie and 302 kms north-west of Edmonton, Alberta. The Primary Highway #2 provides access to ground transportation. This community is located on the south shore of the Lesser Slave Lake and encompasses a total of 15,964 acres.
Driftpile Cree Nation is currently working on a beachside resort and campground along with a 24 room roadside motor lodge in the same vicinity. The beachside resort and campground would include cabin rentals, a small restaurant and as much as 60 jobs for the local community.
Services and Skills Offered
- KOMASU D58P BULLDOZER CRAWLER CAT
- CHAMPION 740A GRADER
- FORD VACUUM TRUCK
- WATER TRUCK
- FIRE TRUCK
Why Driftpile First Nation?
The Cree Consortium intends to develop the kinds of facilities that will turn Lesser Slave Lake into one of Northern Alberta’s top vacation areas in the 1990’s. Lesser Slave Lake itself has some of the best beaches and water in all of Alberta.
Until now, however, there has been too little development of tourism facilities in the area to present a viable alternative to existing vacation destinations elsewhere in the province. The majority of Alberta vacationers and non-Albertan visitors now spend their summer vacations at the mountain parks and interior British Columbia lakes. We believe a well planned tourism development project for Lesser Slave Lake, which offers quality accommodations and a variety of services and activities on and around the lake, will attract vacationers from all over Central and Northern Alberta.
As tourism in general increases in Alberta, vacationers are expected to visit each of the Consortium’s resorts from all parts of Alberta, Canada and elsewhere. The Consortium’s project will be worth visiting.
- Community Energy Plan (CEP)
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