"On the north bank of the Fraser River, at a site just east of Mission, a large village was present about 9,000 years ago. It was one of many inhabited by the ancestors of today's Stó:lo people who lived along the banks of this great river.

The remains of the village that once existed here now form part of Xá:ytem (pronounced HAY-tum) – one of British Columbia's most unique heritage legacies and its oldest known dwelling site . . . "