The Village of Lytton is located at the confluence of the Thompson and Fraser Rivers and the junction of Highway 12 (65 kilometres south of Lillooet) and the Trans-Canada Highway 1 (109 kilometres north of Hope). The Village is located in one of the longest continuously inhabited areas in North America on the Traditional Territory of the Nlaka’pamux People.  

The Village of Lytton is the local government responsible for providing municipal services such as water, wastewater treatment, and public utilities; planning, building and development; bylaws and enforcement; fire rescue; legislative services; financial services; recreation and parks; and communications.  

Lytton is rebuilding after the Lytton Creek Fire of June 30, 2021, which destroyed over 90 per cent of the Village. Before the fire, the Village of Lytton had a population of 210 according to the 2021 Statistics Canada Census. Approximately 2,500 people live in the surrounding regional district and the neighbouring Nlaka’pamux communities.