Learn about the prominent families who once lived in the heritage house. The elegant second empire-style home was built in the late 1800s for the Phair family. The Phairs owned a general store in Lillooet and family members held various government positions such as Gold Commissioner and Coroner.
The next residents and then owners were the Miyazaki family. Doctor Miyazaki was respected and loved by the community. He was a notable figure in Japanese Canadian History.
You can see Dr. Miyazaki’s office just as he left it, museum artifacts, historic photos, and antiques. The gardens, original log cabin, and ruins of a root cellar. Local art, cultural and community events are held at the house and grounds during the summer months.
The Lillooet Visitor Information Centre is also located in the house.
Lillooet’s Historic Miyazaki House is open to visitors from May to October. Donations are gratefully accepted.