one time Lillooet was the largest settlement in British
Columbia. It's importance is evident in that the Mile
"0" Cairn that marks the beginning of the famous
Cariboo Trail is placed
in Lillooet. Miners and traders used this route to the British
Columbia interior and it was vitally important during the
Cariboo Gold Rush. The cairn was used as a measure for all
the mile posts to the north; 83 Mile, 100
Mile House, 150 Mile House are examples where communities
have grown up along the Gold Rush Trail.
Lillooet it situated on the banks of BC's mighty Fraser
River, affording visitors a wonderful display of nature's
beauty. Those who arrive from the south either by rail or
road are privy to some of BC's most awe inspiring sights
- everything from roaring river canyons to majestic mountains.
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2700 Trading Area: 4000
240 metres (787 ft.)
A hot dry summer with a moderate to cold winter
Industries: Forestry; service centre; railway; tourism;
Lillooet, British Columbia, is reached from the north
by travelling east along Highway
99 from Cache
Creek; access through Clinton
is also possible along the Pavilion Road which follows the
original Cariboo Wagon Road From the south visitors can
travel Highway 99 through Whistler
and Pemberton to reach their destination. A trip from Vancouver,
BC via BC Rail, is a popular way for visitors to experience
much of BC's majestic scenery.
is a 3990 ft. paved airstrip available for those with planes.
There are a number of hotels and motels available in Lillooet
along with nearby campsites and resorts
Attractions: Goldpanning; rockhounding; museum; Miyazaki
Heritage House (this 1890'2 house also contains a historic
medical office and art gallery); Hangman's Tree Park; Chinese
Rock Pilings; Indian Friendship centre; Hat Creek Ranch;
Seton Lake (a must for avid photographers); stock car racing;
The Museum & Visitor Info Centre
790 Main St, Lillooet, BC,V0K 1V0
Open daily in July & August.
9am - 9pm Tuesday - Sat. & 9am - 5pm Sun & Mon.
Phone (250) 256-4308 Fax (250) 256-0043