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Website design photos by Ian Routley Nature Photography and other contributors

Promoting the enjoyment and understanding of nature for naturalists and the public.

Upcoming Events

Hiking Guide

Lillooet Christmas Bird Count

Held: Boxing Day, Thursday 26 December 2019

Where: Lillooet and vicinity


This was the 20th annual Lillooet Christmas Bird Count. 

Summary of Data 


Read a descriptive summary of this year's count.

Annual General Meeting


Held: Sunday 26 January 2020 1-3 PM

Over 30 people joined the Naturalist Society for our 2020 AGM. It was a lively meeting with updates from LRISS, LORCA and the new Volunteer Connect and ACT groups among others. We reviewed our by-laws and voted in favour of updates recommended by the committee. We also heard about the Christmas bird counts and other events over the past year and made plans for the upcoming year Finances were reviewed and approved and plans made for 2020. One event in the spring of 2020 is a BC Nature botany workshop. This was posted on BC Nature as an event and completely filled up with participants within a day. The Lillooet naturalists will be assisting with local knowledge and logistics as well as hosting a workshop on botany open to everyone. One of the strengths of the Naturalist group is in it's network with other groups such as the library and the invasive species society.


BC Nature E-News

Issue 78 December 18 2019

Issue 77 November 21 2019

Issue 76 October 18 2019

Issue 74 August 13, 2019


​Bat Condominium


A bat condominium went up on January 26, 2018 at the Lower Spawning Channel, Lillooet BC. Now we wait for the spring and the bats!


Doug Grossler – pole and platform

Sheldon Andrew – concrete and placing pole

Scott Bodaly – master carpenter

John Redan – crew

Kim North – Splitrock site supervisor and rock crew

Vivian BJ – mad conductor and rock crew

Professional consultation and design – Dr. Cori Lausen

Cost of basic condo material paid by ‘Got Bats?’, other materials and time donated

Mascot dog – ‘Mylu’

Salmon in the Canyon - FraserFEST

Held: Saturday, August 5th, 2018 Time: 3 - 9 PM

Where: Cayoosh Creek Campground

Come celebrate the greatest salmon spawning river in the world. 


Games & activities, information booths, Farmers Market, local artist booths, locally grown and harvested food prepared in Lillooet, music by local performers and featureing Rachelle van Zanten from the Cariboo. Bring your own plate, cutlery and cup for supper.


Sponsored by Cayoose Creek St'at'imc and Lillooet Naturalist Society. Poster.


Canyon to Alpine

Lillooet Hiking Guide Second Edition

The Lillooet Hiking Guide Second Edition is now available for purchase. It covers 32 day hikes that take you from the arid interior drylands of the Fraser Canyon to the high alpine. The revised and expanded second edition includes:

  • trail and access information with 12 new hikes

  • route maps and topographical information

  • over 100 new colour photos showcasing each hike

  • expanded natural history section


Book Review by Lynette Grants for BC Nature

Read the monthly articles from the Lillooet Regional Invasive Species Society.

Friends of Lillooet Riversheds - Upcoming Events

LILLOOET NATURALIST SOCIETY and CAYOOSE CREEK BAND invite you to join us for exciting and hands-on events.

Open to everyone - adults, families and youth. Free Events.

Check out posters around town ...... Hope to see you there!

Funding through Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program, Agriculture Investment Program, Fraser Salmon & Watershed Program, Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, YWCA Vancouver, Province of BC.

The song "This Mighty River" was written especially for the Salmon in the Canyon Festival 2011 by Erdman Tuemp and sung by Halyna Smolarczuk.

BC Nature AGM and conference at Lillooet, BC

Canyon to Alpine

May 4 – 6, 2017

REPORT to BC Nature and funders (PDF)
Summary of Evaluations including comments (PDF)