DUE TO COVID 19 Xwisten Experience Tours and Historic Hat Creek have been postponed for 2020. Please see website for more details and for booking for 2021.
For visitors who would like to learn more about the Indigenous culture of the region, the award-winning Xwísten Experience Tours
(Lillooet) is an excellent place to start. Visitors are invited to discover aspects of the St’át’imc Nation’s vibrant culture and history. The tour includes opportunities to view a replica s7istken (pit house), view the traditional fishing grounds of the St’át’imc people, watch a demonstration of the preservation of salmon through wind drying, and partake in a wonderful BBQ salmon feast. Visit the Native Village at Historic Hat Creek
to learn more about the Shuswap Nation and spend a night in a Kekuli lodge (pit house). Indigenous Day celebrations take place every June in Monck Provincial Park and Lytton.
Museums in Ashcroft, Clinton, Lillooet, Lytton, Merritt, Savona and Walhachin provide visitors with the opportunity to look into the past, at ancient archaeological discoveries, fascinating historical artifacts and early photographs that help to preserve local heritage.
The communities of Gold Country have maintained many remarkable heritage buildings including churches, old theatres, firehouses and hotels. Highlights include Merritt’s historic Baillie House
and Lillooet’s Miyazaki House. Historic roadhouses and town sites include 70 Mile House, Historic Hat Creek
and Ashcroft Manor.