Love Lillooet: Regional shop local campaign comes to Lillooet

August 2, 2016

Lillooet is the latest community to join the shop local movement and largest shop local marketing campaign in Canada with the launch of Love Lillooet ( on Friday July 29th.

Love Lillooet promotes the area’s independent, locally-owned businesses with an aim to strengthen the local economy. The program provides participating businesses with a digital presence and on the ground marketing support.  These resources showcase businesses, their owners and the products and services they offer through first-rate photography and storytelling. Not only does the platform create an easy way to find locally-owned businesses in the area, but it also showcases some of the incredibly unique and eclectic businesses that help create the character of one of the most colourful regions in Canada.

Love Lillooet is the 29th community to join the Love Northern BC shop local program funded by Northern Development Initiative Trust. With more than 1500 businesses participating throughout central and northern B.C., Love Northern BC is the largest shop local program in Canada.

Northern Development is an independent regional economic development corporation focused on stimulating economic growth and job creation throughout central and northern British Columbia. Shifting spending to funnel more dollars into local businesses has been proven to pave the way for growth, new jobs, a thriving economy, and can both retain and attract creative and hard-working entrepreneurs to a community.


Margaret Lampan, mayor
District of Lillooet

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our small business community and entrepreneurs. Having access to a wider market through this website will help to grow their business and build name recognition.”

Evan Saugstad, board chair
Northern Development Initiative Trust

“Love Northern BC is a great example of how a community can collaborate to build the success of entrepreneurs throughout our region. We couldn’t be more pleased than to welcome Lillooet to this program, and drive more traffic to the community’s small businesses.”


Karen Borden
Director Special Projects, Northern Development

Margaret Hohner
Grant Writing & Communications, District of Lillooet