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Plan Your Family Summer Vacation to the Fraser Canyon

Fraser Canyon

Chock full of history and beautiful scenery, the Fraser Canyon is a one-of-a-kind place to make amazing memories this Summer. Whether you and your family are looking for adventure, culture/history, relaxation, or a little bit of everything, you’ll find it in the Fraser Canyon! Here’s our list of some unforgettable activities and accommodations that you can check out this Summer:

ADVENTURE

REO RAFTING
61755 Nahatlatch Forest Service Road, Boston Bar

REO Rafting puts luxury into the whitewater rafting experience. Enjoy an action-packed day on the rapids and a cozy stay at the REO Rafting Resort. Glamping, private beach, yoga and delicious meals, all on the shore of the beautiful Nahatlatch River.

HELL’S GATE AIRTRAM
43111 Trans-Canada Highway, Boston Bar

Test your daring and ride the Hell’s Gate Air Tram over the historic Hell’s Gate of the Fraser River and witness these unforgiving rapids while hanging hundreds of feet in the air. Stick around to learn the history and hauntings of this unforgettable place.

KUMSHEEN RAFTING
1345 Trans-Canada Highway, Lytton

Experience intense rafting with a wide variety of options at Kumsheen Rafting. Race down world class rapids such as those of the Thompson, Fraser or Nicola River! Turn in for the night in a teepee, canvas cabin or the campground, whichever suits your adventure style best!

INDIGENOUS EXPERIENCES

TUCKKWIOWHUM VILLAGE
46292 Tuckkwiowhum Road, Boston Bar

Fuel up, rest up and take in the traditional experiences at Tuckkwiowhum, just a few minutes south of Boston Bar. Spend a day exploring and learning and spend the night in the campground that offers a comfortable stay whether it be in your tent, camper or one of their teepees!

XWÍSTEN EXPERIENCE
5202 Lillooet Pioneer Road, Lillooet

Come visit the fishing grounds of the St’at’imc people and take part in the fishing rock and S7istken tours (just 6km north of Lillooet)! Learn about fishing methods, witness a wind-dried salmon demonstration and then go on the S7istken site tour to see over 80 pit houses, which were once used by the St’at’imc people to live comfortably in the cold of winter.

HEAVEN N EARTH NATIVE ART GALLERY AND CULTURAL STUDIO
340B Wallace Street, Hope

Shop for authentic, hand-made indigenous products such as jewelry from a variety of materials, traditional musical instruments, and medicine products. This mother/daughter team’s high-end products make for great gifts for yourself or your loved ones.

HISTORY

ALEXANDRA BRIDGE
Spuzzum, BC

Walk where Cariboo Wagon Road, and later the Cariboo Highway, once was on the Alexandra Bridge! The original Alexandra Bridge was built in 1868 as part of the Cariboo Wagon Road until high waters of the Fraser River washed it out. It wasn’t until the dawn of the automotive era that a new bridge was built, back in 1926, as part of the Cariboo Highway. Still standing strong today, the Alexandra Bridge is a great place to get a close view of the mighty Fraser!

YALE HISTORIC SITE
31187 Douglas Street, Yale

Take a trip 200 years into the past and live like a gold prospector at the Yale Historic Site. Here you can wander through the seemingly endless artifacts throughout the museum and then head outside to gold pan, explore the city of canvas tents (housing recreations of a saloon, general store and more), or visit one of the oldest churches in British Columbia, St. John the Divine.

LYTTON CHINESE HISTORY MUSEUM
145 Main Street, Lytton

Visit this humble museum packed with over 1600 artifacts, archives, and library books to learn about the experiences, hardships and contributions of thousands of Chinese miners, railway workers, merchants and farmers throughout British Columbia.

LILLOOET MUSEUM
790 Main Street, Lytton

Doubling as the Visitor Centre, you can come to the Lillooet Museum to learn everything you need to know about Lillooet’s past and present. The museum houses artifacts from several gold rushes that occurred in Lillooet’s vicinity as well as household items and photos from the region’s families.

THE OLD BRIDGE
Old Bridge, Lillooet

Constructed over 100 years ago, the Lillooet Suspension Bridge is a perfect spot to stop for a quick road-trip break. Here you will find comfortable benches and several interpretative signs recounting the history of the area. By searching carefully, you may also spot the bat houses under the bridge that house eight different species of bats!

FRANCIS HARRINGTON PARK
Boston Bar Station Road and Trans-Canada Highway, Boston Bar

Come to Boston Bar to see the Aerial Ferry that carried millions over the mighty Fraser River. This spectacle of technology ran from 1940 to 1986 and could carry a car and its passengers with ease between Boston Bar and North Bend. Still on display today, you can find the Aerial Ferry and several interpretative signs surrounding it on the Trans Canada Highway that runs through Boston Bar.

UNIQUE ACCOMODATIONS

GLAMPING AT REO RAFTING RESORT
61755 Nahatlatch Forest Service Road

Camp in style at REO’s glamping resort! Enjoy fully catered and comfortable accommodations right next to the Nahatlatch River in luxurious tents; each with personally furnished and designed interiors done by local decorators. Start each morning right on your private deck in comfy furniture and end your night in bliss enjoying the sound of the river and nature around you.

FRASER CANYON TEEPEE ESCAPE
Yale, BC

As one of the most unique ways to stay in the Fraser Canyon, these two handcrafted teepees will give you a trip that you’ll never forget! Situated right on the bank of the Fraser River, you’ll love the view from your spacious deck or from the wood fired cedar hot tub. The inside of the main teepee is just as memorable with local indigenous décor, a full kitchen and luxuriously cozy furniture.

CABINS AT BLUE LAKE RESORT
63452 Blue Lake, Boston Bar

Choose from a variety of cabin accommodations at Blue Lake Resort including Deluxe, Lake and Rustic Cabins. Let these cozy cabins be your home base for enjoying all the fun activities that Blue Lake Resort has to offer!

 

Despite its long history, The Fraser Canyon seems to never get old. We hope to have you and your family out this Summer so you can experience some of these hidden gems of the Canyon and maybe even discover some more along the way!

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