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Long Weekend in the Nicola Valley

Updated: Jun 8



Escape Vancouver for a weekend adventure to Manning Park and Kentucky Alleyne Provincial Park via scenic gravel roads. Explore alpine meadows before venturing through backcountry roads to reach the tranquility of Kentucky Alleyne Provincial Park. Enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, fishing and kayaking making this weekend a perfect blend of exploration and relaxation.


 

Drive : 642 km Scenery : Valleys and Mountains Season : Spring-Summer-Fall

 

Day 1 : Manning Park

Lightning Lake at Manning Provincial Park great campground
Lightning Lake at Manning Provincial Park


Directions and driving time

Starting Point

Vancouver

Directions

Hwy 1 to Hope 1 hr 45 min

Hwy 3 to Manning Park 45 min

​Ending Point

Manning Provincial Park

Recommended campgrounds

Things to do


 

Day 2 : Kentucky Alleyne

camping at Kentucky Lake near Merritt British Columbia
Turquoise waters of Kentucky Lake near Merritt

Directions and driving time

Starting Point

Manning Park

Directions

Hwy 3 to Princeton 1 hr

Coalmont Rd to Aspen Grove (gravel) 1 hr 30 min

​Ending Point

Aspen Grove

Recommended campgrounds

Things to do

 

Day 3 : Nicola Valley

Gravel road in Merritt British Columbia Canada
Kane Valley Road near Merritt

Directions and driving time

Starting Point

Aspen Grove

​Directions

Tillery Rd (gravel) 30 min

Kane Valley Rd (gravel) 30 min

Hwy 5 to Hope 1 hr

Hwy 1 to Vancouver 1 hr 40

​Ending Point

Vancouver

Things to do

Scenic backroads

Coquihalla Summit

Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park

​Othello Tunnels

Fort Langley

Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park


 

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