A community in the Fraser Valley in British Columbia, Canada, known for great ice climbing for beginners and advanced climbers alike.

climbing areas & routes

  • Marble Canyon
  • Duffy Lake Road
  • Seton Lake
  • Bridge River


  • Book Reference: West Coast Ice by Don Serl (High Col Press 2005).

getting there

From Seattle, follow I-5 north to exit 255 for the Mt. Baker Highway. Follow until Hwy 9, turn left and cross the border at Sumas. After the border crossing, follow BC-1 E until Lytton, and then take BC-12 N until arrival in Lillooet. 

Information for Leaders

Scheduling & Permits

  • If you are scheduling this as a non-course related activity, please limit your group size to the recommended party size. The maximum party size is for use by course field trips only, and includes both students and instructors. Group size maximums do not reflect how course field trips are run (in smaller groups of students and instructors), but allow for course leaders to register the course in our system.
  • This route allows multiple bookings. Please check scheduled trips listed below in the "Activities" tab to see if there is another group already booked on the same day. If so, please coordinate with them to ensure you are carpooling and teaching at different areas.
  • If you are scheduling a course field trip, please contact our Member Services Team to confirm the field trip and any permitting regulations.

Considerations for international travel

  • Start by reviewing the latest regulations.
  • Everyone will need a passport or other valid ID such as a NEXUS card.
  • NEXUS cards can save a lot of time but only work if everyone in the car has one.
  • Make sure your vehicle insurance is valid for Canada.
  • Make sure your health insurance is valid for Canada.
  • Border crossing regulations are strict in both directions. Know what you’re allowed to take and declare everything to avoid problems.
  • You may be able to save time by checking alternate border crossings. Find apps that show updated times and other good tips.
  • Suitable Activities: Climbing
  • Climbing Category: Water Ice
  • Seasons: January, February, March, December
  • Weather: View weather forecast.
  • Difficulty: Water Ice Climb
  • Land Manager: Land Manager TBD
  • Parking Permit Required: see Land Manager
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 50

Upcoming Activities

Intermediate Water Ice - Lillooet

Climbing Field trip: Intermediate Climbing Course
Enjoy a weekend of ice climbing.
Difficulty: Water Ice Climb
Sat, Jan 26, 2019 - Sun, Jan 27, 2019
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
5 participants
Registration closes Jan 24
Bellingham Branch
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