High Bar is a First Nation in B.C. with no people – the Trans Mountain pipeline may change that

Just outside of Clinton, British Columbia, you’ll find the High Bar First Nation. The community is hoping the Trans Mountain pipeline will persuade the government to allow them to build houses.

Just outside of Clinton, British Columbia, about 120 km northwest of Kamloops, you’ll find the High Bar First Nation.

But if you go there, don’t expect to run into anyone you know.

That’s because – no one lives in High Bar.

“We haven’t been able to live or occupy the land for over 125 years,” says Angie Kane, the band’s manager.

Kane and other members of the High Bar First Nation hope that because of the Trans Mountain pipeline, the government will see fit to allow them to build on the land – and correct a historical wrong.