Park in BC (JF Bergeron photo)
Hangman’s Tree Park in Lillooet has quite the history.
Rumour has it that more than 100 years ago, eight people met their demise via hanging in this park – the hangman’s tree has since fallen over, but still rests on-site. Nearby, large rock piles are reminders of the Chinese miners who searched for gold. Enjoy a picnic in this park and contemplate gold rush history.
For another nice picnic site in Lillooet, head to the nearby Naxwit picnic area – look for mountain goats on the rock bluffs or watch salmon spawn in the Seton River (every odd year).