Lillooet (English: /ˈlɪloʊ.ɛt/), formerly Cayoosh Flat, is a community on the Fraser River in British Columbia, Canada, about 240 kilometres (150 mi) up the British Columbia Railway line from Vancouver. Situated at an intersection of deep gorges in the lee of the Coast Mountains, it has a dry climate with an average of 329.5 millimetres (13 in) of precipitation being recorded annually. Lillooet has a long growing season, and once had prolific market gardens and orchard produce. It often vies with Lytton and Osoyoos for the title of "Canada's Hot Spot" on a daily basis in summer.
Restaurants in Lillooet
4.5 based on 124 reviews
Fort Berens Estate Winery is a culmination of the dreams, vision and pioneering spirit of several entrepreneurs. It was founded with a pioneering spirit and forged on the road less traveled. The winery is owned by a team of eight individuals who share a common belief in the incredible winemaking potential of British Columbia’s Fraser Canyon and a shared vision to make Fort Berens into one of Canada’s leading producers of fine wine.
Walked from town to a little gem of a winery. Location and event setup is very appealing. From what I could see from the parking lot. Nice outside area. I did not get offered any taste of wine and when enquiring about group events I was instructed to phone for more information.
I can tell you the glasses must be clean the staff were very busy cleaning.
I have ordered wine from here in the past it was nice. I would have liked to know more about this years selections. Guess I will have to phone.
4 based on 70 reviews
Popped in for a quick look and totally enjoyed looking at all the artefacts there. It was a satisfying chance to see not only the settlers' memorabilia but interesting native household pieces were on display to - something I haven't encountered before.
There is no charge - just a donation box, which is a refreshing change.
The staff in charge were welcoming and more than able to answer questions either about the historical treasures or to help out on enquiries about the town.
4.5 based on 40 reviews
Heading to Kamloops from Whistler on a Sunday, I had planned stops at Joffre Lake, Duffey Lake & here.
Joffre Lake carpark was completely full with cars circling. Duffey Lake was not visible from the wildfire smoke, but Seton Lake turned on its best under the smoky conditions.
Loads of free parking along the waterfront brings you to a boat ramp & jetty.
4.5 based on 15 reviews
Our GPS took us out of Lillooet by a different route than we came in. And that was a good thing! We were routed over three narrow wooden Bridges including the suspension bridge. Rather than crossing the Fraser River we crossed over a small creek. The tires of the car made almost no noise as it went over the smooth wood.
4 based on 27 reviews
Managed to get on this small wonder. We phoned a couple of days in advance, left a message and heard nothing, so turned up at the station in Lillooet with low expectation of getting on, but no, they had got our message and reserved two seats. It is a slow ride, firstly up by the river and then along by the beautiful lake. The odd stop by the driver to see some goats and a bear crossing the line. No time to get off and everyone was expected to return on the same train.
A lovely way to get 'off road' and see this wonderful country at a relaxed pace. Well done to all, this is a gem, do not miss it (and it is cheap at $10cdn return).
4.5 based on 14 reviews
Lillooet's Historic Home is open to visitors May to September. Learn about the prominent families who once lived in the house, museum, historic photos, antiques, and gift shop. Local art, cultural and community events are held at the house and grounds throughout the year. In July and August Music at the Miyazaki House Concerts happen Wednesday evenings from 7PM to 9PM. Donations are gratefully accepted.
Nicely restored/maintained historic house in downtown Lillooet. Excellent compository of historical information regarding the house, its occupants and the history of the area. Lots of dated photos, with good narrative. A nice dispaly of life in a house of the early times. The house was...MoreThank you for your wonderful review, we're glad you enjoyed Lillooet's Historic House. We appreciate your feed back, it helps us identify ways we can improve. There was a volunteer at the house, so sorry you missed seeing each other.
4.5 based on 7 reviews
Witness the St'at'imc people harvesting and preserving salmon near Lillooet BC. The tour includes a walk along the Xwisten fishing grounds, a demonstration of the wind-dried method, a sample the wind-dried fish (ts'wan), and a BBQ Salmon meal. Tours can also include a walk around an archaeological village site and a replica underground pit house (S7istken).
We did this tour a few days ago in the heat of the dry summer in Lillooet, which might not have been the best idea. Our guide, clad in tour guide t-shirt, welcomed us with a drumming song and took us over the bridge to a trail above the Fraser River to see the drying racks of the First Nations. We were told that some weren't too happy with our presense and to keep a low profile which didn't feel so good. Our young guide, however, was very kind and answered all our questions knowledgeably. The drying racks were interesting as was watching the dip netting, but we fried in the sun and scurried under some shade where we met one of his friends, who shared some legends with us. Very nice. Then, we drove to see a re-constructed pit house at an archeological site and were told we'd be taught a song in the pit house, but our guide got shy and eventually played something short and fast. We did not learn it.
Back at the base, he then showed us how they cut the fish and pull it apart to dry it on the racks. Our lunch was quite bland. Small piece of very dry salmon, tasteless potato salad, white tasteless rice, bannock and some caesar salad. I'd love to send them some spices!! Dessert was whipped soap berries, with sugar, which was quite bitter but interesting. My favourite part of lunch.
Overall: High marks on culture, but low on food quality.
I'd recommend an early morning or late afternoon departure because it's way too hot otherwise.
5 based on 4 reviews
Probably the most fun on a golf course we've had in years. The sheep and lamas are very cooperative when it comes to Tee time.
The surrounding views were very distracting but highly enjoyable. We had opportunity to thank a couple of the very dedicated volunteers who were on site for regular maintenance. We will be back. T&B Saunders
4 based on 8 reviews
Adjacent to the Lillooet River, in the Pemberton Volcanic Belt, you will find Tsek Hot Springs and the sacred location of the In-SHUCK-ch and St’át’imc people (nkúkwtsa) of British Columbia. The nkúkwtsa established a permanent village of (s7)ístken (pit houses) and plank houses along the banks of the Lillooet River, and a series of trails through the nearby Forests to hunting grounds and neighbouring villages. The mineral hot Springs at Tsek provided our ancestors with physical and spiritual wellness, while the loose, sandy nature of the soil made the cedar tree roots grow long and straight. Tsek’s hot and cold Springs became the most important spiritual site in the lower Lillooet River Valley. It is said that the cool spring served as a healing pool where the Elder mothers trained men to be chiefs, watchmen, and other important positions in the In-SHUCK-ch Nation. Pronounced “chick”, Tsek Hot Springs (also known as Skookumchuck Hot Springs and St. Agnes’ Well Hot Springs) has continuously been occupied and utilized by the St’át’imc people as a location to heal and cleanse the body and spirit centuries before Europeans arrived along our shores.
Camping Outside beside Lillooet River , 7 outdoor hot tubs natural Springs fed into each tub. Group or single campsite , fantastic scenery relaxing , fishing , 4x4 , hunting. This is the real outdoors of B.C , I have been there 4 times now and have met people from Japan , Germany all over who love it. Ask a BC4x4 club online for Back road info and updates this is very hard core 4x4 route and closures do to weather conditions. Other route is the Sea to Sky Hwy thru Whistler or #1 Hwy thru the town of Lillooet all paved then 10 Km clean easy smooth dirt rd to Springs.
4.5 based on 2 reviews
Not for the average person to get here, after Gold Bridge the roads can be tough to get through. We have a smaller SUV with good ground clearance and rarely locked into 4WD. You need to have a good well maintained vehicle to get here and then there is some hard walking to get in. There are no facilities here, just Wilderness, no cell phones and poor forest service roads. If it gets wet you will need 10 inches of ground clearance for some areas. If it snows you will be in for a long walk out. There is water but you need to purify it.
Once you find the SE corner of the park you can walk in to some spectacular scenery, the walk up Jewel creek and then on to Gun creek are a little maze of trails but generally head N to Spruce lake for some incredible wild camping. There are many many trails here, you need excellent maps and the skills to use them.
Bear Proof everything we saw at least 10 big Grizzly around the area and abundant animal spoor. Best BC Back Country. We saw NO one else in 5 days.
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