D'Arcy BC Canada

D'arcy BC Canada

D'Arcy is located at the head of Anderson Lake, about 42 km north east of Pemberton. D'Arcy, also known as Nequatque or N'quat'qua in the St'at'imcets language (Lillooet) is a part recreation/residential area as well as the territory and residential area of the N'quatqua First Nation.

History

D'Arcy was founded as a non-native community named Port Anderson during the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush of 1858. It became a major port of the Douglas Road which connected the upper Fraser Canyon from the lower Fraser by a series of portages and lakes. Transport steamers and other water craft ran from Anderson Lake from D'Arcy to the foot of the lake at Seton Portage and then onto Seton Lake and then onto the Boom town of Cayoosh Flats, which is today's town of Lillooet.

The name D'Arcy is from D'Arcy Tate who served as the V.P. and General Counsel of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway from 1912-1918. After the Gold Rush the population was almost entirely First Nation and then at the time of the railway construction non native settlers again came to the area and a general store and cabins were developed.

Anderson Lake

  • Anderson Lake offers a multitude of recreation activities. A public dock on the south end of the lake provides access to the water and has a swimming beach known as Heritage Beach. Offering sandy shores, picnic tables and beautiful views of Anderson Lake.
  • The Red Barn is an RV park only and the cafe is closed.. 
  • Anderson Lake Fish Hatchery and spawning channel on the N'Quatqua Reserve specializes in the release of sockeye salmon and enhancing kokanee in Gates River into Anderson Lake. You can view this amazing spectacle between mid August - mid September

Highline Road

  • D'Arcy sits at the end of the paved Portage Road. There is a rough 4 x 4 gravel summer only route called the Highline Road. This eventually leads to Seton Portage. You can also continue onto Lillooet by this route.

McGillivray Falls

  • Once on the Highline Road, at about the 12 kilometre mark you will arrive at the old train stop of McGillivrary Falls. This is the site of a World War 1 relocation centre for Japanese-Canadians, the old McGillivrary Falls Resort and the access point to the trail over McGillivrary Pass which takes you to Bralone & Gold Bridge.

Local Business & Services

  • The N'quatqua First Nation operates most of the local business's including a gas and convenience store and a community centre.
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What's Your Guess?
October 31
The Pemberton Valley Lodge is currently holding a "Guess the Weight of the Pumpkin' contest. The person with the closest guess to the actual weight of the pumpkin will receive one FREE night stay at the Lodge.

Riverlands 4th Annual Drag "Fox" Hunt 2014
November 01
Riverlands and The Fraser Valley Hunt Society cordially invite you to attend the 4th annual drag fox hunt on November 1, 2014. Note that no animals are harmed during this "hunt" but everyone has a great time.

Halloween In Pemberton
October 29
Are you looking for a fun way to celebrate Halloween in Pemberton this year? There is tons to do this year, so come on out and celebrate Halloween 2014 with us in Pemberton!

Pumpkin Picking at North Arm Farm
October 27
It's that wonderful time of year again... Pumpkin picking time. North Arm Farm is Pemberton's one stop shop for fresh pumpkin's this year with a vast array of pumpkins and squashes ready and ripe for the picking.

Pemberton Enters Prime Time of Mountain Bike Season
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The Pemberton mountain bike season is currently experiencing its second wind. Thanks to the cool and damp fall weather Pemberton's mountain bike trails firm up and pack down. Learn more!

Sopwith Camel on Display at the Legion
September 24
The Canadian Museum of Flight will have a full scale replica Sopwith Camel on display in Pemberton this Saturday and Sunday. During it's stay the plane will be on display in the Pemberton Legion parking lot.

h'OMgrown Festival
September 08
Pemberton's first ever yoga festival is set to hit town this September 12 - 14. The festival brings together experts in the fields of yoga, nutrition, whole foods, and meditation. Create your own customized schedule choosing workshops that pique your interest.

Horseback Riding In Pemberton
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Horseback riding and Pemberton go hand and hand. Take a ride and enjoy the amazing scenery and back trails you could only access by horse. Several companies offer touring options and can cater rides to your specific needs.

Paddle Boarding at One Mile Lake
August 09
Head out to One Mile Lake for a day of paddle boarding in the sun! Work on your fitness and your tan at the same time..a win win.

Get a FREE SFCS Bag with Early Sign Up
July 30
Pre-register for the Pemberton Slow Food Cycle and get a FREE SFCS bag. You can pre-register online today at the Tourism Pemberton Slow Food Cycle page!

2014 IRONMAN Canada Cheer Zone
July 23
Join us at the Pemberton & District Community Centre this Sunday, July 27 and help us cheer on the participating athletes in IRONMAN Canada. Watch live coverage on the 'big screen' and cheer on the athletes as they ride by during the biking portion of the event.

FAQ for Pemberton Music Festival
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