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Lillooet

Lillooet is a community along the Fraser River in the Sea to Sky Country region. The area typically has a dry climate with an average of only 329.5 millimeters (13 in) or precipitation annually. A long growing season once provided the region with prolific market gardens and bountiful orchard produce. It is considered to be one of “Canada’s Hot Spots” on a daily basis in the Summer. The region has a beautiful natural landscape with many trails for hiking, and lakes for fishing and boating.

Horses are a Frequent Sight in Lillooet

Horses are a Frequent Sight in Lillooet

One of the prime attractions of the area is the Lillooet Museum and Visitor Centre which sits at the former location of a well-known Anglican Church, and houses artifacts and relics from the Gold Rush era, as well as a re-creation of Ma Murray’s old news office. Another is the Miyazaki Heritage House, a stately home built in the 1890s era by the Gold Commissioner Caspar Phair. In the 1940s it became the residence of Dr. Masajiro Miyazaki, a distinguished leader of the Japanese-Canadian Community, and one of two Lillooet residents named to the order of Canada (Margret ‘Ma’ Murray being the other).

Location

Lillooet is located 252 km (151 mi) northeast of Vancouver via Highway 99 through Whistler, or 324 km (200 mi) east on the Trans Canada Highway 1 and north on Highway 12. Driving from the east Lillooet is 170 km (106 mi) west of Kamloops via Highway 97 and Highway 99.

A Step Back in Time

Dreams of glorious riches brought thousands into Lillooet during the Cariboo Gold Rush of the 1850s and 1860s, transforming the area into a boomtown with 13 saloons and 25 licensed premises. Lillooet became the largest North American centre west of Chicago, second only to San Francisco. The first trail to the Cariboo gold fields, known as the Cariboo Wagon Road, came through here. Lillooet residents still consider their town “Mile 0” on the Cariboo Wagon Road, and many towns along the Cariboo Highway are referred to by their distance north from this trail.
Today, residents are very proud of their heritage and visitors can explore the unique history throughout the community.

Contact Information

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Lillooet & Nearby Accommodations

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4 Pines Motel

4 Pines Motel

Lillooet

Immerse yourself in the beauty of glacial mountain peaks, deep canyons and roadside wildlife on your travels to 4 Pines Motel in Lillooet. While staying with us enjoy the spectacular scenery around and clean, comfortable rooms. Our friendly staff will assist you in choosing the most appropriate acco ... Read more
Fraser Cove Campground & Guest Cottage

Fraser Cove Campground & Guest Cottage

Lillooet

Fraser Cove Campground & Guest Cabin offers a quiet setting along the Fraser River for a relaxing vacation. The scenery is spectacular with breathtaking views of mountains and the river. Situated beside the water, our campground is secluded from noise allowing a good night’s sleep. We offer full h ... Read more
Greenwood Country Inn

Greenwood Country Inn

Pemberton

Relax and unwind in a luxurious Chalet style home at Greenwood Country Inn. Enjoy exceptional European hospitality in our marvelous post and beam inn near Whistler! Guests are treated to breathtaking views, the wilderness, and fantastic bird watching. We offer gorgeous well-appointed private guest s ... Read more
Riverside | A Parkbridge Camping & RV Resort

Riverside | A Parkbridge Camping & RV Resort

Whistler

Whistler’s Year Round Resort Campground! We offer a range of accommodation, including fully serviced, winterized RV sites, private, walk-in tent sites, rustic yurts and cozy log cabins. Our unique yurts are surrounded by large trees with breathtaking views of mountain peaks and the valley. The log ... Read more
Whistler RV Park & Campground

Whistler RV Park & Campground

Whistler

Whistler RV Park and Campgrounds is a peaceful and picturesque destination located 7 kms west of Whistler Creekside, with convenient access to the Sea-to-Sky Hwy. The park has spectacular views of Whistler Mountain, Black Tusk and the surrounding area. Whistler RV is perfect for your next vacation. ... Read more
Paradise Valley Campground

Paradise Valley Campground

Squamish

Wilderness campsites in a light forest setting; 30 acres of property to enjoy. Walking trails between sites and river. Steep 1 hr. hike to Brohm Lake for swimming and more hiking. True comfort for outdoor enthusiasts and clean flush toilets and pay showers. Radio free, except with earphones/quiet gu ... Read more
Cheekye Ranch

Cheekye Ranch

Squamish

Cheekye Ranch offers unparalleled views of the snow-capped peaks of the famous Tantalus Range nestled along the crystal-clear waters of the Cheakamus River, surrounded by the rugged beauty of the Tantalus Range Provincial Park. Cheekye Ranch offers boutique mountain style yurt and open camping with ... Read more
Klahanie Campground & RV Park

Klahanie Campground & RV Park

Squamish

Prime location across from Shannon Falls and the Sea to Sky Gondola. Enjoy breathtaking views of the waterfall, The Chief, Howe Sound and Mount Garibaldi. Arrive any time as we are open 365 days a year or email us to reserve creek side tenting or a private ocean view RV site. Enjoy the areas trails, ... Read more
Olympic Legacy Cabins

Olympic Legacy Cabins

Squamish

Experience the Stunning BC Coast Just 35 Minutes from Downtown Vancouver. Relax on your private oceanfront deck to enjoy the sunset with views of Howe Sound and snow-capped mountains beyond. These beautiful log homes, built for BC Parks for the 2010 Winter Olympics, are works of art complete with ha ... Read more
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