Community Profile

PO Box 100, 380 Main Street, Lytton, BC  V0K 1Z0 Email:   Phone # 250-455-2355  Fax # 250-455-2142 


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Community Profile

Lytton’s proximity to large city centres, combined with rural community lifestyle and a variety of recreational opportunities make it accessible to many types of people.  Affordable real estate and a desirable town layout appeal to all who choose Lytton as their home. 

Lytton is only 3 hours from Vancouver, 2 hours from Kamloops and 3 hours from Williams Lake.  Its location is perfect for those wanting access to all the city amenities, but prefer to live in a more peaceful, personable and charming small-town setting.

The lifestyle in Lytton attracts a broad range of personalities and aspirations from seniors to young families, transient summer workers, small-scale farmers, artists, outdoor enthusiasts and railway buffs. 

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The total population of the Village of Lytton according to Statistics Canada’s Census in 2011 was 228, the median age at 55 years, 13 years greater than the provincial median.  With surrounding Lytton First Nations, the local area population consensus is approximately 2,000 people.

Retirees are drawn to Lytton for its affordability, community feeling, and warm, arid climate.  Lytton’s downtown infrastructure is suitable to retired individuals because services such as the local pharmacy, medical clinic, grocery store and places to eat are all located within easy walking distances. 

The climate in Lytton is hot, dry, and arid which eases symptoms for those suffering from arthritis, asthma and seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Generally winters are typified relatively by little snow and mild temperatures.  Summers are pleasant with temperatures often in the high 30’s C (90’s F).

In the summer, residents and visitors often participate in world-class fishing and whitewater rafting opportunities.  Other outdoor pursuits include dirt-biking, jetboating, mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, hiking, backpacking, geocaching, wildlife viewing, snowshoeing and hunting.

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