Lillooet Houses for Sale
Search all Lillooet Houses for Sale and real estate listings below. Lillooet is a small community located in the Squamish-Lillooet regional district of BC. Lillooet has excellent local produce and is becoming increasingly popular as a wine destination.
Given its great weather and the tremendous opportunity for outdoor recreation nearby, Lillooet is a great option for those looking to lead an adventurous lifestyle. Be sure to register for a free account so that you can receive email alerts whenever new Lillooet properties come on the market.
Lillooet Real Estate Market
Lillooet is known as an affordable market for real estate investment. Many of the properties were built in the 1960s and 1970s. These single-family detached homes—often on large lots—could make perfect homes for growing families. Around three-quarters of the homes in Lillooet are inhabited by their owners, while the remaining quarter are rental properties. The large four and five-bedroom properties offer promising potential as rental properties—particularly those with finished basements, which offer mortgage-helper options.
In Lillooet, you'll find small, cottage-style homes that are very affordable, offering a feasible entry point to British Columbia's housing market. These properties could be great options for artists or retirees. They provide a carefree living style, surrounded by rivers and inspiring mountain views. Because of the beautiful wilderness that surrounds Lillooet on all sides, the affordable small homes in this community make great vacation or summer retreat properties.
In Lillooet, you'll also find large, recently-built homes that offer stylish modern designs. Often with yards that back onto forests and rivers, these homes offer an appealing blend of elegant design and rural seclusion. Large yards provide plenty of possibilities for outdoor hosting and activity in the summertime, and hobbyists and DIY-project enthusiasts will enjoy the workshops and detached garages that these properties often possess.
About Lillooet, BC
Lillooet is a small municipality with just over two thousand residents. Still, it serves as a hub for even smaller nearby communities in the surrounding Cariboo. It lies along the Fraser River, amidst the Sea to Sky Country area, around two hours north of Whistler, along Highway 99.
Lillooet has a fascinating and storied history. It is said to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in North America. There is evidence of First Nations populations living in the area that stretches back over eight thousand years. In the 1800s, Lillooet became an important stop along the Cariboo Wagon Road and was one of the biggest mining communities in the province. There is still some mining activity in the area these days, and Lillooet is the world's number one producer of jade.
Lillooet and the surrounding areas are known for the great weather and the beautiful landscapes everywhere you look. Along with the nearby communities of Lytton, Lillooet is often one of the hottest places in the country during the summer months.
Getting to Lillooet
Lillooet offers great access to wilderness off the beaten path, but it's easily accessible too. It can be found where the Sea to Sky Highway (BC Highway 99) intersects with the Lytton-Lillooet Highway (BC Highway 12). It's to the northeast of Vancouver and Whistler, the north of Hope and Lytton, and the west of Kamloops and Ashcroft. The drive from Vancouver to Lillooet typically takes around three and a half to four hours.
One of the great things about travelling to Lillooet is that the drive is sure to be scenic at any time of year. Lillooet does have its tiny airport for small private flights, but those looking to access Lillooet by air will likely use Kamloops Airport, around a two-and-a-half-hour drive away. Kamloops Airport offers flights to a handful of destinations in Western Canada, operated by Air Canada, Canadian North, Central Mountain Air, Pacific Coastal Airlines, and WestJet.
Residents of British Columbia have likely seen Lillooet appear in weather reports showing the hottest spots in the province. During a heatwave in 2021, temperatures stretched to just below 50 °C. Lillooet holds provincial records for the hottest April temperature (36 °C), the hottest May temperature (41 °C) and the hottest December temperature (22 °C). As you can see, toasty temperatures are possible any time of year in Lillooet.
However, typical winter temperatures tend to be mild, often in the low single digits, occasionally dipping below freezing. Lillooet gets only around 25 cm of snow per year, making it one of the least snowy places in the Interior of BC. Because Lillooet is very sunny and doesn't see much precipitation at any time of year, it's a popular area for vacationers and sun-loving retirees.
Lillooet has many interesting historical and cultural features that can be engaged with at the Lillooet Museum. The museum itself is an important cultural location—housed in a former church built back in 1860 from wood carried piece by piece by miners and mules. The St'át'imc people are the original inhabitants of Lillooet, and traditional St'át'imc activities continue to be embraced and celebrated in the area today.
Along with the communities of Cache Creek, Lytton, Clinton, and Ashcroft, public schools in Lillooet are operated by School District 74: Gold Trail. There are two public elementary schools in Lillooet: Cayoosh Elementary School and George M Murray Elementary School. There's also one high school: Lillooet Secondary School, attended by students from nearby rural communities, including Bralorne, Gold Bridge, Seton Portage, and Shalaith.
Near Lillooet, Fountainview Academy is a private school for students from grades ten to twelve that provides several programs. Thompson Rivers University has a campus in Lillooet for postsecondary education that offers courses and business, trades, first aid, tourism, technology, and more. They offer certificates, trades programs, and first-year university credit courses transferrable to larger institutions.
Lillooet Health Care
The hub of health care services in Lillooet is the Lillooet Hospital and Health Centre, which offers services to residents of Lillooet and the surrounding areas. It's a level one community hospital with emergency services, lab services, and more. Several programs and resources to support the community can be found at this Health Centre complex.
Things to Do in Lillooet
At the Lillooet museum, you'll find ancient artifacts, Indigenous relics, and reminders of the area's Gold Rush and pioneer past.
For those looking for a self-directed way to engage with the history of Lillooet, there's the Golden Miles of History Map that steers visitors toward the community's important historical areas.
If you're looking to explore the amazing landscapes, parks, and trails around Lillooet, take a tour operated by Splitrock Environmental. This St'at'imc-owned company offers several environmental services. Their deep local knowledge makes their one-day eco-cultural tours immensely informative.
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