2019 LILLOOET & AREA VISITORS GUIDE
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Welcome to Lillooet
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You’ve made your way here in great company. Those who showed up in the millennia before you arrived have varied and fascinating tales to tell. Those stories, along with the natural environment with which they have coexisted, give this place its unforgettably unique identity. The original inhabitants of this territory are the St’at’imc, who still live here in greater numbers than any other group. More recently European explorers arrived, followed by gold seekers in the 1850s and subsequent waves, then by other miners, railway workers, loggers, ranchers, farmers and all the businesses that supported those endeavours. The town’s population waxed and waned, particularly with the periodic gold-mining booms. Lillooet briefly, in 1860, claimed the title of second largest community west
of Chicago, with only San Francisco boasting a larger population. The population currently sits at just under 2,500 people within the District of Lillooet boundaries and approximately 5,500 when factoring in the adjacent First Nations communities and other residents of the surrounding area. Those are the folks who have come to stay; you’ve come to play. Maybe you’ll decide to never leave, but that’s another story. In the meantime, use the information in these pages as a jumping off point and start exploring. There are plenty more fascinating activities here than what we’ve been able to squeeze between these covers. Start here and discover them at your leisure.
A Lillooet Legend Margaret “Ma” Murray was undoubtedly Lillooet’s most famous resident. She gained fame as the inimitable firebrand editor of the Bridge River-Lillooet News, and was known for her courageous and sometimes outrageous political commentary. She was featured in Time Magazine and on national TV and used her celebrity to become the nemesis for Premier W.A.C. Bennett and other politicians. The paper’s masthead proclaimed, “Printed in the sagebrush country of the Lillooet every Thursday, God willing. Guarantees a chuckle every week and a belly laugh once a month or your money back. This week’s circulation 1,744 and every bloody one of them paid for.” Ma’s legacy lives on in the Lillooet Museum, where her newspaper office has been re-created and in the Lillooet News, which celebrated its 85th birthday this spring. 3
REC Centre is the ‘Heart of Lillooet’ Many local residents like to call the Lillooet REC Centre the “Heart of the Community.” More than just a place of recreation, the REC Centre is a vital part of the fabric of the community. Originally built in 1987 with a $500,000 provincial grant, a $300,000 loan, $300,000 from lo-
cal First Nations and whole lot of fundraising and sweat equity, the Lillooet Recreation, Education and Cultural (REC) Centre was a tremendous source of pride for Lillooet and surrounding communities from the day it opened. Many long-time residents still recall with great fondness the Novem-
ber weekend in 1986 when over 100 volunteers put the roof on the arena. Over two days they pounded five miles of four-inch nails into 17 miles of 2 x 4s. Workers at the local sawmill worked for two days without pay to mill the wood for the roof. After putting their hearts and souls – and their backs – into building their beautiful new facility, residents were heartbroken when the main core of the REC Centre was destroyed by fire in 1990. But with characteristic determination the community rolled up its sleeves and re-opened an even better REC Centre in 1991. The 63,000 square foot facility features an NHL-sized arena, a 25-metre pool, a full-size gymnasium, a fully equipped weight room, a squash court, a bouldering wall and meetings rooms. It is home to the Lillooet Library and its myriad services and CHLS Radio Lillooet, which broadcasts at 100.5 on the FM band. It is also the home of the
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local Army Cadet Corp 3067. There are an estimated 100,000 individual visits to the REC Centre each year. The arena is busy all winter long with minor hockey, adult hockey, figure skating and public skating. Although it is now only open seasonally, the swimming pool hosts swim lessons, lane swims and public swim events. The gymnasium is the site for fitness classes, volleyball, basketball, pickleball and other sports. It also plays host to the Gathering of Hearts Powwow, job fairs, open houses and other public gatherings. The weight room is a beehive of fitness activity all year round. The Lillooet Library is the place to borrow books, movies and music and hosts many programs and community services. The Cadets drill in the REC Centre gym 10 months of the year. The $100,000 kids’ playground, which the community
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won in a BCAA contest, has kids crawling all over it 12 months a year. More than 30 years after it first opened the REC Centre is still the beating heart of Lillooet.
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Shooting for a good time at the Lillooet Rod and Gun Club Hunting season comes and goes but shooting is all year round at the Lillooet Rod and Gun Club. Club president Mike Moore says the facility, located east of town on Airport Road, features a 200-yard rifle and 100-yard handgun range as well as trap shooting. Trap is one three types of clay pigeon shooting, the others being skeet shooting and sporting clays. Archery is also part of the mix, Moore explains. “We do promote archery, we have probably half a dozen bows that if people want to come and try out they can.” While members always have access to the range, an access code comes with membership, there are several public events held each year to give people who are new to shooting sports a chance to give it a try in a safe and supervised environment. To that end, there are two fun shoots every year with .22 caliber rifles and handguns as well as .357 magnum handguns available to try. There is also a .22 caliber silhouette
shoot. One of the fun shoots is a coed event and the other is for women only – a restriction Moore tries to enforce fairly strictly as he has noticed it makes for a less inhibited introduc-
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tion to shooting for some women. “I find that some women are influenced when there are men around watching them, especially a husband, or whatever.”
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4 PINES MOTEL 108 8th Ave. 250-256-4247 CAYOOSH CREEK CAMPGROUND 100 Hwy 99 S 250-256-4180 FRASER COVE CAMPGROUND 1234 Davis Rd. 250-256-0142 HOTEL DEORO 639 Main St. 250-256-2355 LIL’TEM’ HOTEL & CRANE’S LANDING RV PARK Seton Portage 250-259-8052 MILE 0 MOTEL 616 Main St. 250-256-7511 RETASKET LODGE & RV PARK 1264 Bouvette Rd. 250-256-2090 REYNOLDS HOTEL 1237 Main St. 250-256-4202 WILLOWS AT 6 MILE www.willowscampground.com 250-256-0429
INTEGRA TIRE & LILLOOET GLASS 561 Main St. 250-256-4111 KAL TIRE 249 Main St. 250-256-4198 LILLOOET AUTO BODY & TOWING 205 Main St 250-256-4687 LORDCO AUTO PARTS Old Mill Plaza 250-256-0599
BETTER LIVING CENTRE-7TH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 603 Main St. 250-256-9218 LILLOOET GOSPEL CHAPEL 1147 Main St. 250-256-7655 ST. MARY’S ANGLICAN/ST. ANDREW’S UNITED CHURCH 577 Main St. 250-256-7037
A & W RESTAURANT 1152 Main St. 250-256-7789 DINA’S PLACE 690 Main St. 250-256-4264 FORT BERENS ESTATE WINERY 1881 Hwy 99 North 250-256-7788
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OLD AIRPORT GARDENS FARM MARKET Hwy 12 South 250-256-7051 PHARMASAVE Old Mill Plaza 250-256-4262 WINNER’S EDGE 644 Main St. 250-256-4848
BLACK TUSK/ROYAL LEPAGE REALTY 250-256-8383 BRIDGE RIVER - LILLOOET NEWS 979 Main St. 250-256-4219 CAYUSE FLATS TRANSPORT Hwy 99 250-256-7155 DIRECT ELECTRIC 250-256-4157 DISTRICT OF LILLOOET 615 Main St. 250-256-4289 LIGHTFOOT GAS Hwy 99 S 250-256-0010 LILLOOET CONTRACTING 109 Main St. 250-256-7669 LILLOOET & DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE www.lillooetchamberofcommerce.com 250-256-3578 LILLOOET ELKS 250-256-7972 LILLOOET LIONS CLUB 250-256-1968 LILLOOET MUSEUM & VISITORS CENTRE 790 Main St. 250-256-4308 LILLOOET NATURALIST SOCIETY www.lillooetnaturalistsociety.org LILLOOET PUBLIC LIBRARY 930 Main St. 250-256-7944 LILLOOET REGIONAL INVASIVE SPECIES SOCIETY www.lriss.ca 250-256-4292 PINETREE REALTY www.katheran.com 250-256-8055 RADIO LILLOOET www.radiolillooet.ca 250-999-2086 RE/MAX REAL ESTATE LILLOOET 250-256-7166 TRADEWINDS HAIR PLUS Old Mill Plaza 250-256-7431
BLACKCOMB AVIATION www.blackcombaviation.com 250-256-6000 DISTRICT OF LILLOOET REC CENTRE 930 Main St. 250-256-7527 FRASER CANYON RIVER RANCH 250-256-9282 HAYLMORE HERITAGE SITE Haylmore Lane, Gold Bridge HISTORIC HAT CREEK RANCH www.hatcreekranch.ca 250-457-9722 LILLOOET MEMORIAL CURLING CLUB 178 Mountainview Rd. 250-256-4370 LILLOOET SHEEP PASTURE GOLF COURSE 5000 Texas Creek Rd. 250-256-0550 MIYAZAKI HOUSE 643 Russell Lane 250-256-6808 SEKW’EL’WÁS EXPERIENCE TOURS Hwy 99 S 250-256-0002 www.splitrockenvironmental.ca XWISTEN EXPERIENCE TOURS www.xwisten.ca 250-256-7844
ABUNDANCE ARTISAN BAKERY 77 8th St. 250-256-8756 BUY-LOW FOODS Old Mill Plaza 250-256-7922 CARIBOO APIARIES 4007 Moha Rd. 250-256-7231 FIELDS DEPARTMENT STORE Old Mill Plaza 250-256-7555 IDA LILLOOET PHARMACY 656 Main St. 250-256-7538 LILLOOET FARMERS MARKET May - October Fridays 250-256-7797 LILLOOET TIMBER MART 129 Moran Place 250-256-4141 LINDA’S PLACE ON MAIN 777 Main St. 250-256-1884
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MEL’S RESTAURANT 633 Main St. 250-256-0057 ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 66 737 Main St 250-256-7332 RUGGED BEAN CAFE 824 Main St. SUBWAY Across from Old Mill Plaza 250-256-7807
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“I don’t encourage any husband’s coming; it’s women only.” In past, approximately 30 women have turned up for this event each year with some of them usually winding up as members, which pleases Moore, as signing up more female members is a big part of his drive to grow the club. For that reason he’s also pleased by an increasing trend he’s noticed of fathers bringing their young daughters to the range. The club boasted approximately 230 members last year, and Moore is always on the lookout for added attractions to increase that number. For example, he’s hoping to add moving ‘splatter’ targets, which show the hits in colored splotches on a black target background. Out-of-town visitors are welcome to use the ranges on a drop-in basis, for a $5 fee, but must be accompanied by a club member. Whatever changes may come to the club in future, one that will not, as long as Moore has anything to say about it, will be the steadfast
rule that no money or any other form of prizes will be up for grabs at any club event. “We’re only there to have fun.” While the ranges can be crowded during events and as hunting season approaches, Moore says
members who are looking for a quiet atmosphere to concentrate on their shooting will have no trouble finding that, as well. “Most days you can go out there, if you go in the daytime, and there’s nobody there.”
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Lillooet is a birder’s heaven Lillooet Naturalist Society Photo’s by Dr. Ian Routley Different biogeoclimatic zones converge at Lillooet resulting in diverse habitats. We have arid Ponderosa Pine grasslands, Cottonwood riparian and Coastal Cedar and Interior Douglas Fir ecosystems. The area offers an opportunity to see many interior and coastal birds. Lillooet naturalists have confirmed over 250 species of birds including records for all 14 owls of Western Canada. Along Highway 99 toward Seton Lake you can find trails and visitor stops that are excellent birding areas. In the spring and summer these places often yield Warblers and Western Tanagers.
Cayoosh Creek is a nesting area for the Harlequin Duck. Along the Fraser River, on both sides of the historic Old Bridge, the azure-coloured Lazuli Bunting and the striking orange and black Bullock’s Oriole can be found. Listen for the melodic sound of the Western Meadowlark calling from the fields and watch for Chukars as you head toward Pavilion. A hike into the alpine tundra can afford a close look at White-tailed Ptarmigan and other grouse. This is also a good area to see Golden Eagles and other raptors soaring over mountain ridges, especially in late summer. Watch for Clark’s Nutcracker feeding on cones of the Whitebark Pine. The Fountain Valley, about 20 kilometres east of Lillooet, is a migration stopover for many birds including several arctic-bound waterfowl and shorebirds. The valley is also a good place to see breeding waterbirds, especially Barrow’s Goldeneye, Common Loon, Canada Goose, Mallard and Spotted Sandpiper. Heading north on Highway 99, the fields past Xaxli’p (Fountain) are a good place to look for the Longbilled Curlew. Watch the fence posts for Mountain Bluebirds. The sparsely treed slopes above the highway support Common Nighthawks and Common Poorwills in summer. Lillooet also boasts 14 of the 17 bat species that occur in B.C. This is one of the reasons we enjoy so few insects in the warm summer season. During your stay, enjoy all that nature has to offer in Lillooet.
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Agricultural renaissance on Texas Creek HOLLY JEZOVIT
Along the scenic and partially dirt-road drive of Texas Creek Road, 15 km south of Lillooet, you can find Spray Creek Ranch. Farmers Tristan and Aubyn Banwell have established a 260-acre certified organic and diversified regenerative farm where they pastureraise cattle, chickens, pigs, and turkeys. The land itself dates back as a traditional gathering place for the St’at’imc peoples, and the original cabin and irrigation ditches were established around the time the property was deeded in 1897. The Banwells, along with their young son, travel to the regional farmers markets throughout the Sea-to-Sky to deliver their ethically produced beef,
pork, poultry, and eggs. To sample some of their incredible products try visiting Seed to Culture located just off Main Street at 7th Ave. Texas Creek Road is also home to many other organic and sustainable farms. One Love Farm offers a wide range of organic vegetables throughout the season. Owner and farmer Chris Billion is a regular at the Lillooet Famers Market and offers a vegetable box subscription program with deliveries to Vancouver and Abbotsford. Green Dirt Farm produces top quality organic greens and garlic, which can be found at our local Buy-Low. Farma-C, a member of the Rainshadow Collective, produces vegetables and
makes the trek to various farmers markets all year round. Owner Christoph Miles, with partner Jill Miners, have recently
opened Seed to Culture in downtown Lillooet as storefront hub for local producers to sell fruit, vegetables, meat, eggs, and other products, all year long. Jill also uses the space as her commercial kitchen for production of her fermented vegetables, krauts, and kombucha. Further down the road, travellers to the area will find Lillooet’s newest winery, Cliff and Gorge. Located at Texas Creek Ranch, Cliff and Gorge’s vineyard boast 10-yearold vines, unique varietals, and stunning views overlooking the Texas Creek gorge, Big Slide and Fraser River. By appointment, guests can visit the tasting room and take home a bottle or two of their Peasant White or Red blends. 13
Lillooet’s Jade Walk was a labour of love George Vanderwolf’s association with jade mining in Lillooet and its unique Jade Walk attraction go back to the beginning. “I found the first jade mine in British Columbia back in October of 1964. We were guiding sheep hunters, they were two mining engineers from Utah,” he recalls. “When we got up there, this was at the headwaters of Hell Creek, we had three hunting guides and two hunters.” Vanderwolf thought that ratio was a little off and he had an idea of what to do about it. “You guys go sheep hunting and I’m going to go find a jade mine. Those two mining engineers thought that was pretty funny that this young guy thinks he’s going to go out and find a jade mine in one afternoon.” Funny or not it was a successful day for everyone. The hunters got their sheep and Vanderwolf not only found a pyramid of jade and managed to break off a good chunk of it to bring back to camp, he also had the evening meal ready by the time the hunters returned. Vanderwolf has been in the jade business, among other ventures, ever since, and it was many years later
that the plan was hatched for a monument to Lillooet’s historic association with the mineral. A plan, he says, that ended up taking on a life of its own. The original plan came from his friend Erdman Tuemp and called for a single polished jade boulder to be mounted in front of the museum. Vanderwolf sold district council on the plan in 2004 and a group of them set to work. “We got the first boulder mounted and the we looked at it and said ‘you know, that looks kind of lonesome.” The local jade network pulled together and more jade boulders were acquired. A lot more; many of them donated and all below market value. Heavy equipment was loaned without hesitation and volunteers stepped up when needed. Jadehenge was born at the original display and then the project proceeded down Main Street. Local merchants got on board and started sponsoring the blocks outside their businesses. “Once we started planting these rocks, everybody wanted a jade rock in front of their property,” Vanderwolf reminisces. “When we started this project we though we would have a unique tourist attraction. It took on a life of its own. It went down the street, down to the cemetery and it went across the river. ” And visitors have been following the linear display ever since. “I do jade walks and tourists really enjoy hearing me tell the stories of the jade. I enjoy children’s reactions especially. They think these rocks are really great.”
Splitrock Environmental is owned by the Sekw'el'was community and is located in the St'at'imc Territory. We welcome everyone to come explore our land through a self guided tour of the Spawning Channel. After your nature walk visit our gift shop filled with St'at'imc inspired products or our native plant nursery.
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Go golfing among the sheep The name says it all at the Lillooet Sheep Pasture Golf Course. This nine-hole course promises a fun and challenging golfing experience for all levels of players. Just watch out for the mobile hazards on the fairways – a herd of sheep who keep the course fertilized and nicely grazed and are a source of amusement for local and visiting golfers. The course, which is managed by the volunteers in the Lillooet Golf Club, has a pro shop with club and pull-cart rentals and offers snacks and beverage service. The nine-hole course is located on undulating slopes above the Fraser River with majestic mountain backdrops at every turn. Golfers say it’s small but challenging and very fun for all levels of players, with short
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straight fairways, unforgiving small greens, minor doglegs, bunkers and tricky water holes. The first golf course on the site was rudimentary, with sand greens, tin-can cups and very limited maintenance. The Lillooet Sheep Pasture Golf Course is eight kilometres from Lillooet at 5000 Texas Creek Road. Tee time reservations are not necessary, but it’s advisable to call ahead at 250-256-0550 to ensure the course isn’t booked for a private tournament or event. Please keep in mind that Ladies’ Night is on Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Men’s on Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and that during theses days and times the course is reserved for members taking part in these events.
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The spirit of volunteerism
Lillooet is a community in the true sense of the word, which means it is blessed with an abundance of service organizations and individual volunteers who give of their time, their skills and their efforts to improve the community in immeasurable ways. Whether it be The Beautification Committee or the Community Banner Project adding to the beauty of the town; the Lillooet Music Society and the Lillooet Area Library Association enriching the local cultural scene; the Lillooet Army Cadets Support Group or the Just Do It Sports Association supporting local youth; the Lillooet
District Hospital Foundation supporting quality health care; the Lillooet District Historical Society and the Miyazaki House Society lovingly preserving and promoting local history, the list is long and the dedication is admirable. It is the volunteers of the Lillooet and District Rescue Society that put in countless hours of training to prepare themselves to roll out of bed in the middle of the night to perform dangerous swiftwater rescue operations and come to the aid of victims of motor vehicle accidents. The Lillooet Food Bank is there for anyone who is experiencing financial difficulty that results in inadequate nutrition. Other groups are less specialized, lending their talents and energy to a wide range of fundraising and other community projects – 100 People Who Care is a prime example as are service organizations like the Legion, Royal Purple, Elks Club, Lions Club and Rotary Club. Church groups are also active in a wide range of community-support functions. The above are just some examples – by no means a complete list – of the ways in which Lillooet’s volunteer workers put their caring into action to lift up those around them. We thank them for it.
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