Welcome to the Bonaparte Indian Band

About the Bonaparte Indian Band

Bonaparte Indian Band is located west of Cache Creek on about 1878 hectares of land. The band is separated into nine (9) sections, and has a membership of about 900.

The band’s main community is on the Bonaparte Indian Reserve No. 3 comprising 704 ha., usually known as the Bonaparte Reserve, between Cache Creek and the terminus of Highway 99 at the Hat Creek Ranch or Lower Hat Creek.

Sockeye Fishing Closed

NOTICE OF FISHERY CLOSURE

ALL FISHING FOR SOCKEYE SALMON ON THE THOMPSON RIVER WILL CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT FRIDAY AUGUST 25, 2016 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

• The closure is due to low abundance of fish and conservation concerns.

• The closure includes all First Nations and Non-First Nation fishing and fishing methods (Gill-nets, Dip-net, rod, etc.).
OTHER SPECIES
Bonaparte Indian Band Fishers may still fish for Chinook salmon using rod-and-reel, dip net, gaff from the mouth of the Bonaparte River to Walhachin Bridge. Any Sockeye by-catch must be released.

FOR MORE INFORTMATION:
http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/index-eng.html