Historic & Heritage Sites
Heritage buildings (Picture BC photo)
Names like Spuzzum, Boston Bar, Yale and Lytton reflect both a colonial and railroad history along the Fraser Canyon, intermingled with a rich First Nations heritage.
Yale, a short drive south of Lytton, has an especially rich history with plenty of sites to explore.
Housed in a 1942 Canadian National trainmaster's house, the Lytton Museum has an impressive collection that explores the area's cultures, industries and early settlements. Many items date back to the 1860s and one, the Ancyloceras Phylium Mollusca, is 122 million years old. Resembling a huge prawn, this unique specimen is largest ever found on the west coast.
The museum is also responsible for the caboose across the road, a conversion of a 1918 boxcar, beside which is an enormous jelly roll, a geological phenomenon caused by pre-historic glacial movement.