It’s British Columbia’s best-kept secret. Located on the Fraser River, Lillooet is 325 kilometers north of Vancouver and 140 kilometers east of Whistler. Spectacular scenery, wildlife, and history are within easy driving distance of Vancouver, Whistler, Kamloops, and the Fraser Valley – visit for the day, stay for a weekend, or explore a while longer.
Lillooet is steeped in history and local lore. 1860 was the height of the Gold Rush, and this site was the second largest populated North American centre west of Chicago – falling just behind San Francisco. Some locals still pan the river for gold, determined to make a big find.
Outdoor recreation takes the spotlight in every season, from mountain biking and hiking to snowshoeing and fishing. Mountains reach for the sky and challenge avid climbers to discover new trails. Lakes curve through the valley, inviting you to a lazy afternoon in the canoe or an exploration by cross-country ski. Lillooet is an outdoor lover’s paradise, as yet somewhat untapped.
For more information about the area, visit Lillooet Tourism Information.