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Wildlife – Lillooet Wild
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Meet the Wildlife

Lillooet contains many diverse habitats thanks in part to its unique geologic history. When you combine some of the tallest mountains in British Columbia with the deepest canyons, this creates an incredible range of elevations enabling many different habitats to form and evolve. Because of this, Lillooet is lucky to be home to a rich diversity of wildlife species and we want you to get to know more closely.  

Our featured wildlife include plants, fish/amphibians, mammals, and of course many birds! Be sure to view the stunning photographs of every species – each one captured by award-winning and talented local photographers right here in the Lillooet region. A special thank you to photographers, Ian Routley, Jess Findlay, Jared Hobbs, and Robin Naidoo for contributing their work to this educational project. Be sure to check out and support their work! 

We wanted it to be fun for you to learn about Lillooet’s wildlife. That’s why we created this Awareness Index containing cartoons of each animal and placed them on cue cards.  Our top 16 species are featured below. We are adding new species all the time, so remember to come back to Lillooet Wild and get to know a growing list of species who call Lillooet home.

Lillooet On the Fraser River—Photo by Kyle Humber
Lillooet Wild is a live project with many animal friends to introduce! Follow us on social media to stay up to date when we add a new species to our Wildlife Awareness Index, as well as info on travel conditions, community engagement & more!


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White Bark Pine

Pinus Albicaulis

Tailed Frog

Ascaphus truei

White Sturgeon

Acipenser transmontanus

Northern Pygmy Owl

Glaucidium Gnoma

Flammulated Owl

Otus flammeolus

Western Screech Owl

Otus Kennincottii macfarlanei (interior)

Spotted Owl

Strix occidentalis

Mountain goat

Oreamnos americanus

Mountain Bluebird

Sialia Currucoides

Lewis’s Woodpecker

Melanerpes lewis

Calliope Hummingbird

Stellula Calliope

Mule Deer

Odocoileus hemionus

Long Billed Curlew

Numenius americanus

Clark’s Nutcracker

Nucifraga columbiana

Chinook salmon

Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

Grizzly bear

Ursos arctos

Townsend’s Big Eared Bat

Corynorhinus townsendii

Spotted bat

Euderma macalatum

Select one of the wildlife below to see a map of where in BC they call home.


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