Lytton


Lytton
Esso Gas Station - 176 Trans-Canada Hwy

We stop in front of the building, along side the highway. Reservations are required as we only stop at this point when a customer is booked to get on or off.

Situated in Thompson Okanagan‘s Gold Country at the confluence of the Thompson River and the Fraser River, Lytton is one of the oldest continuously settled communities in all of North America. Its history is reflected in the local museum with an excellent collection of artifacts. View the Jelly Roll, a rare natural geological formation comprised of sand and silt that dates back to the Ice Age. It was discovered in a nearby gravel pit and is considered rare as it is one of the largest in the world, if not the largest. Visit Caboose Park which showcases the railway history in these parts with a model railway replicating the rail lines and crossings in the area. Check out the steel sculptures, do some gold panning and try geocaching – fun for the whole family.

Stop in at Skihist Provincial Park. Try river rafting on the Thompson River. Do a little fishing and exploring. Awe-inspiring views of the Thompson Canyon and quiet strolls on the old Cariboo Waggon Road bring to mind the difficulties encountered by early travellers traversing the western mountain ranges. Goldpan Provincial Park is also close by and provides access to the Thompson River and excellent fishing, canoeing and kayaking.