Lillooet

What is Lillooet known for?


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this in his "My Sixty years in Canada" book-- Economy Its economy was historically based around logging, the railway, ranching, farming, and government services. The town has had several booms and busts, relying on forestry since the mid-1970s although previous booms were connected with Fraser Canyon (Fraser Canyon Gold Rush) and Cariboo Gold Rushes, the building of the Lillooet Cattle Trail, another gold rush adjacent to town in the 1880s and another nearby


education programs

. The Upper St'at'imc Culture, Language and Education Society (USCLES) operates education programs, but most St'at'imc children attend the public school system. Post-secondary programs are offered by Thompson Rivers University located at 155 Main Street. The Seventh-day Adventist Church also operates Fountainview Academy, an international private school and organic farming experience about 24 km south of Lillooet on British Columbia provincial highway 12 British Columbia


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. Most in town for the "Golden Cache boom" headed for the Klondike or Atlin by 1900. Edwards, Irene ''"Short Portage to Lillooet, and other Trails and Tales"'' (Self-published, Lillooet BC, various editions, out of print) Harris, Lorraine ''"Halfway to the Goldfields; A History of Lillooet,"'' J. J. Douglas, North Vancouver, 1977 (out of print) Japanese relocation centres There are a number of Japanese-Canadian families in Lillooet today who are descendants of those who remained in the area after their forced relocation (Japanese Canadian internment) to Lillooet and other nearby camps at Shalalth, Minto City and McGillvray Falls during World War II. Geography South of Lillooet is Lytton (Lytton, British Columbia) (62 km) and Hope (Hope, British Columbia) (173 km). West of Lillooet is Pemberton (Pemberton, British Columbia) (99 km), Whistler (Whistler, British Columbia) (122 km), Squamish (Squamish, British Columbia) (175 km), and Vancouver (247 km). East of the town is Cache Creek (Cache Creek, British Columbia) (83 km), Clinton (Clinton, British Columbia) (102 km), Kamloops (167 km), and Prince George (Prince George, British Columbia) (518 km). Climate Lillooet experiences a warm-summer humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification ''Dfb (Humid continental climate#Dfb Dwb Dsb: Warm summer subtype)'') that falls near the borderline with both the hot summer humid continental climate type (Köppen ''Dfa (Humid continental climate#Dfa Dwa Dsa: Hot (or very warm) summer subtype)'') and the semi-arid climate type (Köppen ''BSk (Semi-arid climate#Cold semi-arid climates)''). Lillooet (along with Lytton) holds the record for the hottest temperature ever recorded in British Columbia. On 16 and 17 July 1941, the temperature reached 44.4°C (112°F). Wikipedia: Lillooet, British Columbia


cherries

address lat long directions phone tollfree fax hours price content August 2012 Buy *some local stores feature jade products and local gold. Also handicrafts and specialty crops. Lillooet is famous for its cherries and apricots and for local honey, also ginseng. Eat *


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and it often vies with Lytton (Lytton, British Columbia) and Osoyoos for the title of "Canada's Hot Spot" on a daily basis in summer. History and culture thumb Welcome sign outside Lillooet. (File:LillooetBritish Columbia.JPG) Lillooet is an important location in Aboriginal history and culture and remains one of the main population centres of the St'at'imc (Lillooet Nation), and today it is one of the southernmost communities in North America where indigenous people

of several main streams with the Fraser and also because of a rock-shelf just above the confluence of the Bridge River which is an obstacle to migrating salmon. Many archaeological and heritage sites are in the vicinity of the town, including Keatley Creek Archaeological Site, one of the largest ancient pit house communities in the Pacific North West. This rock shelf, known in gold rush times as the Lower Fountain, was reputedly made by the trickster Coyote, leaping back and forth across

the river to create platforms for people to catch and dry fish on. This location, named Sat' or Setl in the native language and known as the Bridge River Rapids or Six Mile in English, is the busiest fishing site on the Fraser (Fraser River) above its mouth and there are numerous drying racks scattered around the banks of the river canyon around it. ''A Complex Culture of the Northwest Plateau'', ed. Bryan Hayden, SFU Archaeology Fraser Canyon Gold Rush


spectacular

Governor James Douglas as "the prettiest spot for a town on the Fraser I have seen", local scenery was compared by early travellers to that of the Himalayas due to the extreme heights and sheer precipices around Lillooet and in surrounding canyon country. In a pronounced desert-like rainshadow, the town's setting is framed by spectacular cliff walls and towering mountains. Understand Lillooet is very hot in summer, often sunny when areas toward the Coast are rainy or areas farther east

, and resorts around Tyaughton Lake and Gun Lake. Continuing on, the main road leads to Pemberton Meadows and Whistler via Railway Pass. *'''Seton Lake''', spectacular fjord-like lake at the western end of town, popular beach and amazing towering cliffs, refreshments available. At the nearby campground, operated by BC Hydro and free to the public, there are old stone ovens built by Chinese gold miners in the 1870s. Boat tours of the lake (which is even more scenic from out on the water), water

cable ferry to Lytton. North to Big Bar Ferry, from the Bridge River Bridge, a spectacular drive but carry water and food and respect private property; a main road leads back from Big Bar Ferry to Jesmond and Kelly Lake, near Clinton; rough four-by-four roads lead back west over China Head Mountain to the head of the Yalakom River and return to Lillooet via Moha lower Bridge River, or across the alpine to descend into the Bridge River Country via Tyaughton Lake. Pack gas and water and spare


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tires repair kits. *'''Marble Canyon''' and '''Pavilion Lake''' - on Highway 99 towards Cache Creek, a 3500' deep karst formation with glistening limestone wall towering over the short but impressive valley between Pavilion and the rangeland at Upper Hat Creek. The Pavilion Valley includes a series of lakes, the largest of which, Pavilion Lake, is a NASA xenobiology research site due to its unusual "fresh water coral" formations. Provincial campground requires reservations (online). Do * Wikipedia: Lillooet, British Columbia


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to accommodate visitors. http: www.lillooetbc.com Visitors Things-to-do Kaoham-Shuttle.aspx See *

-for-Miyazaki-Heritage---.aspx email address 643 Russell Lane lat long directions phone +1 250-256-4289 tollfree fax hours price content Open in Summer Only *'''Bridge River Fishing Grounds''', known as '''Sat'''' in the lcoal native language ("Shatl"), also known as the '''Six Mile Rapids''' or '''Six Mile'''. Rock ledges flanking a narrow but fierce falls on the Fraser, at the confluence with the Bridge River. Created in legend by the trickster-spirit


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* Lillooet Museum & Visitor Centre *Upper St'át'imc Language, Culture and Education Society *PKFHSPKFHS visual img_med dir_159 i_51577.gif Main Street, Lillooet, during "the July" celebrations, c.1910 *Bridge River-Lillooet Country online photo archive * Canadian Mountain Encyclopedia

entry on Lillooet *Aerial view of Lillooet looking west *PKFHSPKFHS visual img_med dir_70 a_09064.gif View of gold rush-era Lillooet, 1865 *PKFHSPKFHS visual img_med dir_80 f_04090.gif Lillooet during "The July", c.1898 Caption says "Hunters in front of Phair's Store" but this is clearly the horseraces during the Big Hiyu. *


summer history

and it often vies with Lytton (Lytton, British Columbia) and Osoyoos for the title of "Canada's Hot Spot" on a daily basis in summer. History and culture thumb Welcome sign outside Lillooet. (File:LillooetBritish Columbia.JPG) Lillooet is an important location in Aboriginal history and culture and remains one of the main population centres of the St'at'imc (Lillooet Nation), and today it is one of the southernmost communities in North America where indigenous people

Lillooet

'''Lillooet''' ( and it often vies with Lytton (Lytton, British Columbia) and Osoyoos for the title of "Canada's Hot Spot" on a daily basis in summer.

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