scenic of Lillooet, B.C with train; District of Lillooet
Doug Matthews
scenic of Lillooet, B.C with train; District of Lillooet
Doug Matthews

District of Lillooet

District of Lillooet

Representatives

Barbara Wiebe
Director
Phone: (250) 256-7340
Laurie Hopfl
Alternate Director
Outside Agency/Other Appointments
  • Southern Interior Beetle Action Coalition
  • Thompson Regional Hospital District

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Population: 2,275 (2016 Canada Census)

The District of Lillooet is situated at the confluence of the Fraser River and the Bridge River to the north, and the Fraser River and Cayoosh Creek to the south. Lillooet’s first inhabitants named the area Pa-Shil-Qua-Ka-Meen – the place where three rivers meet. The District of Lillooet is located within the traditional territory of the St’át’imc Nation and the boundaries of Electoral Area B of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District.

Lillooet is considered to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited settlements in North America, with archeological evidence stretching back more than 8,000 years. The area attracted large seasonal and permanent populations of the St’át’imc people, whose economy was based on salmon from the Fraser River. In the 1860s, the onset of the Gold Rush made Lillooet Mile 0 of the Cariboo Wagon Road. For a time, it was the second largest community north of San Francisco and west of Chicago. Gold mining and prospecting continue in the area to this day, and Lillooet remains one of the world’s greatest sources of nephrite jade.

Lillooet’s economy has historically been based around forestry, the railway, ranching, farming and government services. Grape-growing and wine production is now emerging as another important sector, along with tourism. The area’s arid climate is well-suited to agriculture, and its “guaranteed rugged” terrain is ideal for outdoor adventures of every kind.

Bylaws

Community Organizations

Upcoming Events

There are currently no upcoming events posted.

Notices

Jan 13, 2021 - The SLRD is looking for interested residents of Lillooet and Area B to serve on the Electoral Area B Agricultural Advisory Committee (AAC). Ideally, applicants... Read more
Other Notice
Dec 31, 2020 - I’ve been listening to the COVID-19 updates from our Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, and Minister of Health, Adrian Dix, with equal parts of... Read more
Other Notice
Dec 30, 2020 - The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) Board of Directors is deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Graham Haywood, Senior Project Coordinator at the SLRD... Read more
Dec 18, 2020 - What a year, indeed! Early in 2020, when we first started to hear grumblings about the Coronavirus and COVID-19, we really did not know the extent to which we –... Read more
Other Notice
Dec 4, 2020 - This time of the year can be stressful for many, with added pressures of the holiday season and the extra expenses that often come with it. COVID-19 has added an... Read more

Parks & Trails

Past Meetings

Date Committee Agenda Minutes
Jan 14, 2021 Northern Economic Development & Initiatives Committee (NEDI) Download
Jan 1, 2021 SLRD Office Closed
Dec 31, 2020 SLRD Office Closed
Dec 30, 2020 SLRD Office Closed
Dec 29, 2020 SLRD Office Closed

Permits / Applications

Date Name Type Documents
Feb 28, 2018 RGS Amendment (Growth Management text amendments)
Nov 29, 2016 ALC Subdivision Application - 212 McNary Road (Texas Creek) Agricultural Land Commission Application

Projects/Initiatives

Name Type Communities
Administrative Building Expansion and Renovations Governance & Administration
  • All Areas
Alternative Approval Process (AAP) - SLRD Administrative Building Renovation Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1519-2017 Governance & Administration
  • All Areas
Area B Noise Regulation Bylaw Planning & Building
  • District of Lillooet
  • Electoral Area B
Area B, District of Lillooet, & St'át'imc Agricultural Plan Implementation Planning & Building
  • District of Lillooet
  • Electoral Area B
Cannabis Regulations Planning & Building
  • All Areas

Reports

Year Title Area Report
2021 SLRD Community Risk Assessment All Areas Download
2020 SLRD All-Hazards Emergency Response Plan All Areas Download
2020 SLRD Pandemic Response Plan All Areas Download
2020 SLRD Business Continuity Plan All Areas Download
2020 Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Geohazard Risk Prioritization Report All Areas Download
2020 Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Geohazard Risk Prioritization Report - Appendix H Results Tabulation All Areas Download
2019 Update to Northern SLRD Economic Development Assessment, Strategies and Actions District of Lillooet, Electoral Area A, Electoral Area B Download
2018 Agricultural Water Demand Model: Squamish-Lillooet Regional District All Areas Download
2017 2014/2015 Regional Growth Strategy Monitoring Report District of Lillooet, District of Squamish, Electoral Area B, Electoral Area C, Electoral Area D, Resort Municipality of Whistler, Village of Pemberton Download
2017 Regional Growth Strategy - Population, Employment and Dwelling Units Projections District of Lillooet, District of Squamish, Electoral Area B, Electoral Area C, Electoral Area D, Resort Municipality of Whistler, Village of Pemberton Download

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Local Services

  • Lillooet / Camelsfoot Television Rebroadcasting

Sub-Regional Services

  • 9-1-1 Services (Interior)
  • Lillooet & Area B Library
  • Lillooet Area Refuse (Landfill)
  • Lillooet Area Rescue Service

Regional Services

  • General Government Services
  • Land Planning & Zoning
  • Regional Growth Strategy (all Electoral Areas and municipalities except Electoral Area A)
  • Regional Transit Planning
  • Treaty Advisory Committee
  • Waste Management Planning

Recycling, Composting & Solid Waste Facilities

  • Lillooet Solid Waste Management Facility

Upcoming Meetings

Date Committee Agenda Minutes
Jan 27, 2021 SLRD Board
Jan 28, 2021 Committee of the Whole
Feb 15, 2021 SLRD Office Closed
Feb 24, 2021 SLRD Board
Feb 25, 2021 Committee of the Whole
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