Lillooet, BC, (British Columbia) Canada, formerly known as Cayoosh Canyon, is one of the oldest communities in British Columbia, Canada. It is complimented by a chain of lakes, mountain ranges, desert country and the Fraser River. The heart of Gold Rush Country, Lillooet refers to itself as "Jade Country". It is a reference to the Cariboo Gold Rush days during the mid 1800s. During that era Lillooet was the trailhead of the Cariboo Gold Rush Trail which connected miners to the gold mines in the interior. Today, a cairn sits on Main Street marking "Mile 0" of the historic trail.
The Lillooet region includes the Villages of Seton Portage, Shalalth and Gold Bridge. Smaller communities set in a rural setting with big time scenic views fronting lakes and surrounded by mountains, rivers and creeks. The Highline (4x4 only), Bridge River and Mountain Mission Forest Service Roads connect to the smaller communities of Seton Portage, Shalalth and Gold Bridge.
Lillooet, BC is often "Canada's Hot Spot" on a daily basis during the summer months. Lillooet provides endless outdoor adventures including mountain biking, boating, canoeing, golfing, fishing, hiking, rock climbing, backpacking, camping, dirt biking, atving, swimming, geo caching and water skiing. During the winter months the back country trails and roads become a winter playground for people who enjoy snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and ice fishing.
Lillooet is blessed with many fresh water activity lakes including Carpenter, Anderson, Marshall, Fountain, Tyaughton, Gun and Seton Lakes. Then there are the hiking trails for exploration like the Seton Ridge, Viera Creek, Keary, Hog Creek, Liza Lake, Nosebag, Mount Penrose, Green Mountain, Noel Creek and Cedarvale Creek Trails.
Take a step back in time and visit some of the historic sites in town like the Bridge of the 23 Camels, the Mayazaki Heritage House (1880s), the BC Rail Station (1914), the Mile "0" Cairn (1939), the Camel Barn and the 1913 suspension bridge. Some of the attractions with stories to tell worthy of your attention include Hangman's Tree and the Chinese Rocks.
Services important in and around the community of Lillooet include accommodations, campgrounds, restaurants, pubs, gas stations, wineries, cell service, grocery store, gift shops, liquor store, internet, cell service and transportation including bus and rail.