Lillooet Resources

Lillooet, B.C.




The Lillooet population includes three large bands of the St’at’imc or Lillooet Nation.  It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in North American.  The St’at’imc reserves are on three sides of  the town.  There are three large reserves within 20 miles (32 km).


Lillooet is important  in native history and culture.  It is one of the main population centres of the St’at’imc (Lillooet Nation), and today it is one of the southernmost communities in North America where indigenous people form the majority. More than half of the people in Lillooet and area are St’at’imc.



Stl’atl’imx Nation




Bridge River Indian Band – Xwisten






Cayoose Creek Band




Pavilion Indian Band – Ts’kw’aylaxw




T’it’q’et First Nation











Ts’kw’aylaxw First Nations

PO Box 2200, 35100 Hwy 99 North

Phone:  250-256-4204

Toll-Free:  1-800-669-1955


Lillooet, BC VOK 1VO



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School District #74, Gold Trail


District Office Toll-Free Number:  1-855-453-9101


Cayoosh Elementary School


351-6th Avenue, Lillooet, BC V0K 1V0

Phone: (250) 256-4212

Fax: (250) 256-7953

Principal:  Mrs. Deborah Ralston




George M. Murray Elementary


281 Hollywood Crescent, Lillooet, BC V0K 1V0

Phone: 250-256-7543

Fax: 250-256-4765



Lillooet Learning Centre


76 – 5th Avenue, PO Box 40, Lillooet, BC V0K 1V0

Phone: (250) 256-7441 Ext 210

Fax: (250) 256-4275

Principal:  Ms. Patricia Teskey



Lillooet Secondary School


920 Columbia, Lillooet, BC V0K 1V0

Ph: (250) 256-4274

Fax: (250) 256-4275

Principal:  Ms. Patricia Teskey



Continuing Education for Adults in Lillooet & Lytton


The TRU Lillooet Training and Education Centre is located at the Old Mill Plaza, #10- 155 Main Street. The Lillooet Centre offers the Lillooet region an excellent educational environment with a classroom capacity for twenty students, computer lab (15 computers) and conference room for ten to twelve people.

Courses and Registration



The Centre offers courses in:


Business and Office Skills,


First Aid,

Personal Development,

Tourism and

Trades and Technology.


The MicroComputers in Business Certificate helps students to become proficient in the computer skills needed to work in an office environment. A wide range of courses are offered in Health and Safety:



OFA Level 1-3,

Foodsafe, and



In our Personal Development area, we offer general interest courses. Lillooet has expanded its programming to allow students to stay at home while continuing their education. Programming includes:


  • academic programs,


  • certificates,


  • trades programs,


  • preparation to industry programs, and


  • first-year university degree courses.


TRU can provide individuals, businesses and agenices agency with courses, programs or workshops that are individualized for specific needs. The coordinator is available to assist at your site and customize programs to meet specific requirements. Test supervision can be arranged with notice and for a fee.


Jane Bryson, Coordinator

Phone (250) 256-4296

Fax (250) 256-4278


Address: Old Mill Plaza, #10-155 Main Street (located in the courtyard)

P. O. Box 339, Lillooet, BC VOK 1V0


Office Hours:


10 am – 2 pm



PAL (Partner Assisted Learning)


PAL is a community partnership program that provides free one-to-one adult literacy tutoring. PAL supports up to 20 adults, from non-readers to Grade 12 level.  They generally have challenges with the literacy skills that are needed for everyday life. Scheduling is arranged to suit the learner and the tutoring focuses on individual needs. Support is available for those with ESL challenges.  All inquiries are confidential. PAL is run in partnership with Secwepemc Cultural Education Society, Thompson Rivers University and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development.


Contact:  Toby Mueller,


Lillooet Public Library


930 Main Street, Lillooet




Lillooet Hospital and Health Centre


951 Murray Street, Lillooet




Kamloops Infant Development Society (KIDS)


Phone: 250-371-4140

Fax: 250-371-4120

801 McGill Road, Kamloops



This program is for children from birth to three years of age who are experiencing or are at risk for developmental delays. Funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development. It is free of charge and completely confidential.



La Leche League Canada


Phone: 250-573-5671Kamloops, BC


Kamloops Group Meetings: the last Thursday or Friday of the month.

The meeting locations are held in private homes, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.  For information and meeting locations, please contact Lorna (group leader) at the above phone number and email address.



Youth Against Violence Line


This is a 24-hour help line.  You do not have to tell them your name, and the information that you give them is confidential.  You can report crimes and violence, and get help.  Anyone can call for information about gangs, bullying or other problems.  This service is available in 130 languages.


Phone: 1-800-680-4264;


Text: 604-836-6381


24/7 – in your language – anonymous – confidential







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Start your interactive session with The Intercultural Coach!



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District of Lillooet


Lillooet Municipal Hall

615 Main Street, PO Box 610, Lillooet, BC

(250) 256-4289





Lillooet Chamber of Commerce


PO Box 650, Lillooet B.C. Canada V0K 1V0

Tel 250-256-357





Employment Service Centre

Open Door Social Services Society

639B Main Street, Lillooet, BC V0K 1V0

1-866-377-3670 Fax: TBA





Invest in Lillooet


Lillooet serves an area population of 5,000.  The community plan has outlying areas for potential industrial and residential development:  500 hectares at the airport and more than 80 hectares in other locations. Over 1200 hectares of farmland are available for viticulture as well as a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and forage crops.
Opportunities to develop a destination resort/golf course, an eco-lodge and adventure packages exist. There are openings in the retail trade and service sectors. The Lillooet area is rich in aboriginal culture and history and the local St’at’imc people are moving forward in cultural tourism initiatives.

The community has a secondary school, two elementary schools, a branch of Thompson Rivers University, a library, a hospital, medical clinic and dental clinic. Cell phone and high-speed internet service are available.
The Economic Development Office promotes business development in Lillooet by attracting new business, supporting businesses in their expansion or relocation and providing information on Lillooet’s economic and business climate.



Wine Industry in Lillooet




The British Columbia Grapegrowers’ Association has been involved for several years in a number of test vineyards in the Lillooet-Lytton area. Click on the following links:

• 2011 Progress Report
• Summary Report 2007 – 2011
• Solar Radiation Mapping for Lillooet and Lytton

For more information, read the District of Lillooet website at or contact:

Mr. Jerry Sucharyna, Economic Development Officer

615 Main Street, Lillooet

Phone: 250.256.4289

Fax: 250.256.4288


Real Estate Companies:



909 Main St., Lillooet

Office Phone: 250-256-7166

Chris Graham, Realtor, Managing Broker; Cell: 250-256-1537


Mark Rawson, Realtor, Associate Broker

Cell: 250-256-1898




600 Block Main St. Lillooet

Office Phone: 250-256-0030

Bailey Stone, Realtor, Managing Broker; Cell: 250-256-9085



Corinne McDonald, Realtor, Associate Broker

Cell: 250-256-9185




Business Resources


District of Lillooet

Lillooet Municipal Hall, 615 Main Street, PO Box 610, Lillooet, BC

(250) 256-4289





Lillooet Chamber of Commerce

PO Box 650, Lillooet B.C. V0K 1V0

Tel 250-256-357





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