Rafting the Thompson River


Festivals & Events

Crowd at event (Kevin Arnold photo)

Crowd at event (Kevin Arnold photo)

Throughout the Fraser Canyon, communities celebrate their unique geography, history and heritage.

These include Lytton's First Nations Healing Gathering in Botanie Valley; May Day celebrations in Boston Bar; a traditional Strawberry Social at Yale's Pioneer Tent Museum and local farmers markets that are summertime mainstays as much for their fresh produce as for casual get-togethers. The largest is the Two Rivers Farmers' Market in Lytton on Friday mornings.

Lytton River Festival

The largest of canyon events, this three-day jubilee pays tribute to its two waterways, the Fraser and Thompson rivers. The Lytton River Festival is a full-on community affair with rafting specials, river races and displays, live entertainment at Spirit Square and street dancing as well as plenty of children's activities such as face-painting and kite-flying. First Nations host a traditional Pow-Wow and there are fireworks in the evening.

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