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.
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Parks & Trails
|Feb 17, 2020||SLRD Office Closed|
|Feb 6, 2020||SLRD Board||Download||Download|
|Jan 30, 2020||Committee of the Whole||Download||Download|
|Jan 29, 2020||SLRD Board||Download||Download|
|Jan 20, 2020||Northern Economic Development & Initiatives Committee (NEDI)||Download|
Permits / Applications
There are currently no active permits or applications in process for this area.
|Commercial Livestock Relocation Guide||Emergency Management||
|Community and Regional Economic Development - Northern SLRD||Economic Development||
|Emergency Program Annual Report 2016||Emergency Management||
|Lillooet Composting Facility||Recycling, Composting & Solid Waste||
|Regional Growth Strategy Monitoring (2014/2015)||Planning & Building||
|2020||SLRD All-Hazards Emergency Response Plan||All Areas||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|
|2016||CREATE Forum Summary Report||District of Lillooet, Electoral Area A, Electoral Area B||Download|
|2016||DRAFT SLRD Solid Waste and Resource Management Plan||All Areas||Download|
|2016||Northern SLRD - Proposed Touring Routes: Market Assessment||District of Lillooet, Electoral Area A, Electoral Area B||Download|
|2015||Draft Solid Waste and Resource Management Plan - Stage 2 Report for Consultation||All Areas||Download|
|2014||SLRD Area B, District of Lillooet & St'at'imc Agricultural Plan PART 1: Background Report||District of Lillooet, Electoral Area B||Download|
|2014||SLRD Area B, District of Lillooet & St'at'imc Agricultural Plan PART 2: Vision, Priorities, Recommended Actions, and Implementation Strategy||District of Lillooet, Electoral Area B||Download|
- Lillooet / Camelsfoot Television Rebroadcasting
- 9-1-1 Services (Interior)
- Lillooet & Area B Library
- Lillooet Area Refuse (Landfill)
- Lillooet Area Rescue Service
- 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