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As you reach the north end of the canyon you will find the town of Lytton, located where the great blue Thompson River meets the muddy brown Fraser. The Nlaka’pamux people called this place Camchin (Kumsheen), which in Thompson means “the meeting place”. For the gold rush prospectors, Lytton, or “the Forks”, as they called it, was also a meeting place, primarily for supplies. Today Lytton is known as a meeting place for enthusiasts of both history and the outdoors. Numerous white-water adventure companies operate in this region and hiking, camping and fishing opportunities abound. The valley of the Stein, StI’yen or “hidden place” to the Nlaka’pamux people, is one of the last remaining untouched watersheds in southwestern British Columbia and is now protected as the Stein Valley Nlaka’pamux Heritage Park.

The Lytton Museum and Archives is right next to the Information Center in downtown Lytton. Across the street is a red caboose, dubbed Caboose Park, which contains an interesting collection of the regions’ railroad history. The Siska Art Gallery and Museum, located 11 kilometers south of Lytton, showcases a unique collection of Native soapstone carvings and other traditional art.