Village of Lytton, BC
Lytton, the registered "Hot Spot of Canada", is located at the confluence of the Thompson and Fraser Rivers. The community is one of the oldest continuously settled communities in all of North America and is a founding partner of "Gold Country", an alliance with the communities of Cache Creek, Ashcroft, Clinton and Spences Bridge. These communities welcome you to experience the history of "The Gold Rush Trail".
Sir James Douglas, territorial governor of the Colony of British Columbia, renamed the community, which was known as The Forks, in 1858 without much ceremony or consultation. Lytton was chosen in honour of the British Colonial Secretary, Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton whose other great accomplishment was to write a novel that opened with the words, "It was a dark and stormy night".
With a growing interest in eco-tourism, Lytton holds a unique
position. Close enough to the major centres of Greater Vancouver and the Okanagan, Lytton sits on the edge of the wilderness experience. The entire
region is experiencing a growth in tourism and Lytton welcomes tourists from not only North America, but from around the world. Lytton is also finding
itself frequented by movie productions that use the community as a base camp and focus for their work. This provides a boost to the local economy with
crews taking advantage of all the services Lytton has to offer.
Lytton abounds with opportunities and a recent rezoning of the community has opened up residential, commercial and industrial lots for development and created a community prepared to encourage new business enterprise. Lytton is the perfect location in which to develop your own economic future.
Lytton's climate, relaxing lifestyle and low cost of living is well suited for seniors and young working families. The community offers a safe and peaceful environment that includes all the amenities of a sustainable community including education, health care and recreational opportunities. Education is available from kindergarten to grade 12 and post-secondary opportunities are available. A health centre provides hospital services and long term care. Emergency services include a volunteer fire department, R.C.M.P. detachment and a BC ambulance service.
For more information on the Village of Lytton:
Venture Kamloops has produced community profiles for all communities in the Thompson Nicola Regional District. The community profile provides statistical information on each of the community. Feel free to download the Lytton Community Profile here
Quick Facts on the Village of Lytton (produced by BC Stats)
Detailed stats for Lytton (produced by Invest BC)