Little Shuswap Lake Band (LSLB) belongs to the Secwempemc Nation and is a part of the Shuswap Nation. We say our people have been here “since time immemorial.” Traditional knowledge, including legends and our ancestral names, confirm our continued occupation of this area.
Our territory was created when the government of the Colony of British Columbia established an Indian Reserve system in the 1860s.
In 1995, support was given to designate 500 acres of Band land to become the golf course, later known as Talking Rock.
In 2010, the hotel underwent extensive renovations.
Over the years, LSLB has been focusing on bringing tourism to the area as well as developing the local economy.
In 1979, local band members conceived the idea of a hotel as a sustainable business venture offering employment and long term security. The name, Quaaout Lodge, means “when the sun’s rays first hit the water” in Secwepemctisin came from Elder and former Chief William Arnouse. Councilor John Anderson designed the logo and former Chief Felix Arnouse worked closely with architects in designed the Kekuli (Shuswap winter home). This fixture is now the lobby of the Lodge.
In 2020, a new building went up at the Administration offices site to house new and existing staff.