Duffey Lake Provincial Park has a very pretty Duffey Lake as its centre piece.
We came across this lake on our drive down route 99 on the Duffy Lake road when heading to Pemberton. It is located about the halfway point between Lillooet & Pemberton.
A stop was made for a look. The views were stunning of the lake and the glacier covered peak of Mt. Rohr. There were heaps of driftwood on the lakes edge, something I really like!
We didn't see wildlife, but black bear, grizzly bears as well as deer and mountain goat can be seen in this park.
You are allowed to canoe and kayak and camp here.
- National/State Park
- Road Trip
SETON LAKE & FISH LADDER
Not long after departing from Lillooet, we came across a fish ladder and spawning channels for Pink Salmon.
This was part of the Seton Lake Reservoir, built 1956, consisting of an 18-metre concrete dam, incorporating a fish ladder and a diversion canal, which directs water from the Seton River to the Seton Powerhouse on the Fraser River
Pink, chinook, coho and steelhead salmon are all found in the Seton River.
During the summer and fall months, the diversion of Cayoosh Creek water into Seton Lake Reservoir helps migrating salmon find their way back upstream, past the Seton Generating Station, to spawning grounds.
Once again, we were here at the wrong time of the year, I imagine it would be quite a sight!
Seton Lake Reservoir Picnic Area is located on Cayoosh Creek.
From the lookout, we had spectacular views of the emerald green lake and the Chilcotin mountains, everywhere in this area is beautiful!
I didn't, but you may do a self-guided walk to see the underground winter homes, or "kekulis", of the local St'at'imc people. There is also the remains of a Chinese bake oven from the goldrush days in the campground.
Of interest to me, were the Acacia trees that were planted in 1942 by Lillooet residents in memory of World War II casualties.
Fishing is usually best during spring and fall.
- Hiking and Walking
The Museum is in Lillooet township at St. Mary the Virgin, a former Anglican church.
Unfortunately for us, it was closed!
There is a bit of history involved with St. Mary's Church.
In 1860, the Church timber was carried piece by piece on the backs of miners and their mules.
This was not easy, as they followed the rugged Harrison-Lillooet trail to where the Church is standing today.
If it is open, you should be able to view First Nations artifacts - some thousands of years old. There are Gold Rush era relics and the largest, mounted Rocky Mountain Elk head ever registered in BC.
May/June Tuesday - Saturday...10:00 am - 4:00 pm
CLOSED Sunday & Monday
July/August Daily 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
September/October Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
CLOSED ......Sunday & Monday
- Museum Visits
FRASER RIVER & CANYON @ LILLOOET
FANTASTIC SCENERY!............This is the only way to describe it!
We were following route 99, the Duffy lake road, which follows the mighty Fraser River to Lillooet. From the small town of Fountain, the river follows the line of the huge Fraser Fault, which meets the Yalakom Fault a few miles downstream from Lillooet. There are many colours in the fairly barren mountains, these may have been through lava flows.
Between Pavilion and Lillooet, the river's gorge is at its maximum depth, we made many stops to take in the beauty of this area! The River passed through a series of narrow gorges, high cliffs by its side, and we did see some Stone Sheep!
- Road Trip
LAKES BETWEEN CLINTON & LILLOOET
On our road trip from Clinton to Lillooet, we followed Duffy Lake Road .
The scenery was amazing, lots and lots of Lakes. Turquoise lake, and the colour green of the water was amazing! It is a small lake with a small surface area. We stopped for a look, and watched the fishermen out in the water. We found out that it is stocked with Rainbow Trouts that will weigh about 2lbs & over, and it and the other lakes in the area are very popular fishing spots.
Crown Lake was next, this one was more golden in colour, and then the large Pavilion lake, a marvelous turquoise and has fresh water coral formations
The marvellous Marble Canyon Provincial Park by its side, with it's pink couloured Mountains, this area was pretty!
A beautiful park and what a spot for a camp, just small and set between Turquoise and Crown Lakes making it good for swimming and launching your boat. Birds as well, would be just the place for me to spend some time!
I even noticed an Island which had a holiday house on it, there was sign saying 'for rent!'
Picnic tables and Toilets, and off road parking are available for the day tripper.
- National/State Park