"Beautiful LILLOOET" Lillooet by balhannah
Lillooet Travel Guide: 13 reviews and 42 photos
But Wow!.......It is beautiful around here!
This town is located in such a spectaular setting,......................
....... amongst spectacular scenery including..............................
... valleys, lakes, canyons, mountains, gorges, fraser river,.......
.... plus the wildlife and history,..................................................
this would have to be one of my favourite areas in British Columbia!
They say, Lillooet, is British Columbia's best kept secret, and I really think it is!
Hardly another car on the roads, I think we may have been the only tourist wandering the Town's streets.
It is within easy driving distance of Vancouver, Whistler, Kamloops and the Fraser Valley, but the journey is slow because of the windy mountainous roads.
In 1860, the town was the 2nd largest North American centre west of Chicago, behind San Francisco, really hard to believe when we saw the size of it today!
Lillooet is a paradise for locals and tourists alike!
I thought the "Bridge of 23 Camels" was an unusual name for a bridge, so upon some research, I found it was named after the 23 camels that were shipped there from San Francisco in 1862 for the price of $300.
The Camels were meant to replace the stubborn Mules.
They were effecient, but had bad tempers, bad feet and bad odour, so the scheme didn't succeed.
The towns folk named the bridge in their memory.
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