Driftpile Indian Band
The 1500 member 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 shoreline on the south side of Lesser Slave Lake.
Highway # 2 runs directly through the reserve and provides good access to the lake and proposed resort site. Because of this, the Band has tremendous potential for attracting not only the vacationer who wants to enjoy the lake but also the weary traveler who just wants a place to bed down for the night. With this in mind, the Band has opted to develop two separate projects consisting primarily of a beach resort and a motor lodge.
The Driftpile Band also enjoys a stable political environment and welcomes the prospect of developing tourism on the reserve. With relatively high unemployment, the project represents badly needed jobs and economic opportunity for the future growth and development of the Band.