ourBC.com British Columbia Travel and Discovery

  Home | Travel BC | BC Maps | Discover BC | Site Map | Disclaimer | Contact Us  
Navigation Bar

 BC Cities and Towns 
 Vancouver Coast Mtns
 The Islands
 Thompson Okanagan
 Kootenay Rockies
 Cariboo Chilcotin Coast
 Yellowhead Hwy
 Alaska Highway
 Stewart Cassiar
 Haida Gwaii

 Trip Planners
 
BC Weather
 
BC Ferries
 
Road Reports
 Currency Converter
 Mileage Calculator

 Transportation
 Airports and Airplanes
 
Buses
 Ferry Systems
 Trains

 

 Home > Travel BC > BC Cities and Towns > Vancouver, Coast & Mountains  > Mount Currie

Mount Currie
Mount Currie is located 8.5 km (5.3 miles) east of Pemberton and 91 km (57 miles) from Lillooet on Hwy 99.

Lil'wat First Nation
Mount Currie is made up of two main sections separated by the Lillooet and Birkenhead Rivers with most people belonging to the Mount Currie Band of the Lil'wat First Nation, members of the greater Stl'atl'lmx Nation. The Lil'wat First Nation has traditional lands associated with them along either side of both rivers.

Business Section
The main business section of Mount Currie is along Hwy 99 near the junction to either D'Arcy or Lillooet on Main Street. Here you can find St. Christopher's Catholic Church and the Hitching Post Motel. The Lil'wat Service Station is off Hwy 99 farther up Main Street towards Birkenhead Provincial Park.

Pqushnalhcw Health Centre
Another communal focal point in Mount Currie is the beautiful facility found at the Pqushnalhcw Health Centre. Here you can find a modern way to approach health care that involves a traditional holistic approach to the practice of wellness throughout the body and mind utilizing historical treatment.

Xit'olacw Corner Store
The other area of Mount Currie is situated 3 km (2 miles) to the east off Hwy 99 up Xit'olacw Road where there is a residential area and the Xit'olacw Corner Store which has groceries, including a small deli.

Lillooet Lake
Mount Currie is near the Birkenhead and Lillooet Rivers as they meander towards the north end of Lillooet Lake. Lillooet Lake is used extensively as an outdoor recreation area with canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hiking and quadding all about. There are a number of user-maintained Forest Recreation sites situated on the east side of the lake at Strawberry Point, Twin Run Creek, Lizzie Bay and Driftwood Bay.

St. Agnes Well (Skookumchuck) Hot Springs
There are two hotsprings fairly close to Mount Currie by going along the In-SHUCK-ch FSR next to the Lillooet River and, later, the Lillooet West Port Douglas FSR called St. Agnes Well (Skookumchuck) Hot Springs Recreation Site and one farther south on the Lillooet West FSR.

Sloquet Creek Hot Springs
Then, if you keep going and cross the Lillooet River, and travel to just before the north end of Harrison Lake and another 7 km (4 miles) up Sloquet Creek on an FSR. Both areas have rustic camping available; just remember to practise proper wildlife procedures, especially for black bears.

Lil'wat Gas
For gasoline, other fuels and convenience snacks, there is the Lil'wat Service Station on Main Street going towards Birkenhead Provincial Park and D'Arcy. The Lil'wat Gas has a good of selection of items of United Petroleum products including diesel, full premium, a number of regular pumps and Autogas Propane products.

Lillooet Lake Rodeo
The Lillooet Lake Rodeo occurs every May long-weekend at the rodeo grounds found east of Mount Currie on Hwy 99 towards Lillooet Lake near Xit'olacw Road.

The Hitching Post Motel
The Hitching Post Motel which is clean and quiet, has fairly large suite-type kitchenette motel rooms complete with laundromat facilities. The Hitching Post works out well as it is within walking distance to the Lil'wat gas station.

Lil'wat Business Corporations
Through Lil'wat Business Corporations, the band has stimulated or provided other employment and opportunities throughout the valley for the members. Lil'wat Business Corporations projects included teaming up with world-wide construction giants like Peter Kiewit Sons' in developing infrastructure for the 2010 Winter Olympics at Whistler and long-term facilities for sustained development within the band.

D'Arcy
To get to D'Arcy, travel north-east of Mount Currie on Main Street, which turns into the Pemberton Portage Road and travel north for approximately 34 km (21 miles) to D'Arcy.

Birkenhead Lake Provincial Park
On the way to D'Arcy, if you have the time, try and take the 17 km (11 miles) gravel road into Birkenhead Lake Provincial Park. There is a small campground there with various walks throughout the park. Another provincial park close by to Pemberton is at Nairn Falls Provincial Park.

Joffre Lakes Provincial Park
If you are travelling via Lillooet, you have to return to Mount Currie and take Hwy 99 through Duffy Lake. Along the way, visit Joffre Lakes Provincial Park and take the short walk into the 1st lake. The view is absolutely incredible. There are only remote campgrounds at Joffre, but if you continue on Hwy 99, there are some free user-maintained recreation sites along Cayoosh Creek.

Anderson High-Line Route
From D'Arcy there is a summer-only 4x4 route to Seton Portage on the north end of Anderson Lake. Called the Anderson High-Line route, the summer-only narrow gravel road with easterly views of Anderson Lake follows a number of high-voltage transmission lines coming from the BC Hydro generating plant at Bridge River. This is not a road to attempt if your vehicle is in poor operating condition, bad weather or if you are inexperienced.

Information on Mount Currie

 

 

Map of Mount Currie
click map for larger image

 

Mount Currie
Mount Currie

 

Xit'olacw Road
Xit'olacw Road

 

Main Street (Hwy 99)
Main Street (Hwy 99)

 

St. Christopher's Catholic Church
St. Christopher's Catholic Church

 

Mount Currie
Mount Currie

 

The Hitching Post Motel
The Hitching Post Motel

 

Lil'wat Service Station
Lil'wat Service Station

 

Lillooet Lake Rodeo
Lillooet Lake Rodeo

 
   Privacy Policy | About Our BC | Copyright BC Curios Ltd., All Rights Reserved