Lillooet Off The Beaten Path

  • Viewpoint north of Whistler
    Viewpoint north of Whistler
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    Glacier between Whistler & Pemberton
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    Mission Mountain Road

    by Darby2 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Switchbacks of Mission Mountain Road

    The Bridge River area northwest of Lillooet has some spectacular mountain roads, not the least of which is Mission Mountain Road.

    The Mission Mountain Road was - in its heyday - one of the most famous roads in British Columbia, and to those who know it remains legendary to this day.  Sometimes compared to Montana's Going-to-the-Sun Road for its torturous switchbacks and steep climb, the Mission Mountain Road has never been paved, and even with today's various improvements is still a challenge and a marvel - and torture on brakes and engines.

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    Duffy Lake Road

    by Camping_Girl Updated Jan 10, 2009

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    Viewpoint north of Whistler
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    This road is unbelievable. The scenery is amazing, and there are few towns along the way. This means that there are few people and little traffic along the way, either.

    This is my idea of nature - rugged and untouched in many areas. You will see turquoise blue lakes, an abundance of streams, waterfalls, mountains, wildlife and the best part - enjoying the tranquility of the area and breathing in the clean mountain air.

    We were fortunate to see several moose along this road too!

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    Moran gorge

    by Darby2 Updated Nov 13, 2004

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    Fraser canyon near Moran

    Moran was once proposed as a site for a large dam on the Fraser River 30 miles north of Lillooet. However, it would have permanently destroyed the salmon runs.

    The plan put forward by U.S. financiers in 1952 called for a 270-metre (885 foot) high dam at Moran Canyon on the Fraser River. It would have been the world's largest, creating a reservoir that would stretch as far as Quesnel, 270 kilometers long. The hydroelectric output would have been equal to Grand Coulee + TWO Hoover dams combined! I for one, am glad this hair-brained proposal was trashed.

    The best way to explore this part of the river is by rafting it. Most of the rafting trips begin on the Chilko River thence into the Chilcotin, and finally into the Fraser near Alkali Lake. Other put-in sites are at Big Bar Creek, Canoe Creek (Gang Ranch)

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    The Hanging Tree of Lillooet

    by Darby2 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Hanging Tree

    Read here about the famous Lillooet Hanging Tree

    Were there any hangings here????

    Read ON...

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    Charging through the rapids!

    by Darby2 Written Nov 13, 2004

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    Rafting on the Chilcotin River

    Although not as wild as the Colorado, the rapids on the Chilko and Fraser can be just as challenging....be prepared to ge wet!

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    Mission Mtn. Road, closeup

    by Darby2 Written Nov 11, 2004

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    Seton Portage with  Mission Ridge Road

    The road begins on the shore of Seton Lake at Seton Portage (shown in the photo) and climbs to more than 5000' elevation.

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