Where else can you find stunning mountain vistas, incredible lakes and rivers, affordable real estate and the hottest summers in Canada?
Lillooet is British Columbia’s hidden gem...and not only because it is the jade capital of Canada. The town is located between the eastern edge of the Coastal Mountain foothills and the western edge of the province's interior desert landscape. Steeped in First Nations (Canada’s aboriginal people) culture and rough and tumble gold rush history, Lillooet overlooks the Fraser River, the largest salmon spawning river in the world and the longest undammed river in North America.
Lakes and smaller rivers form part of the Fraser River drainage system and the terrain varies from semi-arid desert on one side of the Fraser to rugged mountain and subalpine forest on the other. Lillooet’s abundant sunshine, dry winters, and hot summers are turning the area into viable wine country.
Numerous spots in Lillooet and along the highway offer beautiful views of the river canyon. Lillooet housing prices are uncharacteristically low for British Columbia and the community is arguably the most affordable within four hours of Vancouver and the Lower Mainland or the cities and towns of the Okanagan Valley.