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


Barbara Wiebe
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.


Community Organizations

Upcoming Events

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Other Notice
Nov 20, 2020 - Yesterday we learned that the provincial orders previously placed on the Fraser and Vancouver Coastal health regions have been extended to the entire province and... Read more
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Nov 20, 2020 - The Province of British Columbia has extended the current Public Health Orders (PHO) that were originally set to expire on November 23. The PHOs will now be in... Read more
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Nov 13, 2020 - November can be a dreary month at the best of times. Grey skies, drizzling rain, dropping temperatures and the daily loss of an hour’s worth of daylight time can... Read more
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Nov 9, 2020 - On November 11, we recognize Remembrance Day. Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919 throughout the British Commonwealth. It was originally called “Armistice... Read more
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Oct 30, 2020 - Like many of you, this week, I’ve been thinking a great deal about Peter Oleski and River Leo, about their families and their community. And today, we learned of... Read more

Parks & Trails

Past Meetings

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


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


Year Title Area Report
2008 Lillooet and Area - Economic Opportunity Assessment District of Lillooet, Electoral Area A, Electoral Area B Download
2007 SLRD Solid Waste Management Plan Update_2007 All Areas Download


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
Dec 7, 2020 SLRD Board
Dec 16, 2020 SLRD Board
Dec 17, 2020 Committee of the Whole
Dec 24, 2020 SLRD Office Closed
Dec 25, 2020 SLRD Office Closed
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