“Guaranteed Rugged” describes both the mountainous terrain around Lillooet and the year-round active lifestyle this setting inspires. The landscape is wild, rocky and steep, roads are carved out of mountainsides with ever- changing views of the Fraser River, and rich First Nations and Gold Rush history abounds.
Historians can drop by the museum and visitor centre to view Gold Rush exhibits of Mile 0, take a tour of downtown’s ‘Jade Walk’ (a tribute to Lillooet’s jade-mining history) or turn-of-the-century architectural gems such as Miyazaki House, featuring 1890s architecture and Dr. Miyazaki’s original offce.
Easily accessible from north or south, Lillooet offers a compelling blend of cultural and recreational opportunities, with a range of restaurants and lodging. Boating, mountain biking, sturgeon fishing and back- packing are just a few of the outdoor adventures possible spring through fall. Lillooet embraces the ways of the St’át’imc First Nation, who o er award-winning cultural tours through its Xwisten Experience Tours or visit during July’s Apricot Tsaqwen Festival. Finally, Fort Berens Estate Winery o ers award-winning wines from locally grown grapes.