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Road trip : 6 day loop around Southern British Columbia


Embark on a scenic road trip through British Columbia. Begin with charming backroads to the Nicola Valley, relax by Osoyoos Lake in Canada's desert, and explore Kelowna's vineyards. Discover Kamloops' history, navigate the canyons of Highway 99 to Lillooet, and drive through Whistler and Pemberton's stunning mountains and lakes. Conclude your journey on the iconic Sea to Sky Highway, immersed in breathtaking coastal scenery on your way back to Vancouver.


 

Drive : 1,175 km Scenery : Mountains,Desert Season : Spring-Summer or Fall

 

Day 1 : The Nicola Valley



Directions and driving time

Starting Point

Vancouver

Directions

Hwy 1 to Hope 1 hr 45 min

Hwy 5 to Kingsvale 1 hr

Kane Valley Rd to Aspen Grove 1 hr

​Ending Point

Aspen grove

Recommended campgrounds

Things to do


 

Day 2 : The Similkameen Valley


Directions and driving time

Starting Point

Aspen Grove

Directions

Coalmont Rd to Princeton 1 hr 30 min

Hwy 3 to Osoyoos 1 h 15 min

​Ending Point

Osoyoos

Recommended campgrounds

Things to do

 

Day 3 : The Okanagan


Directions and driving time

Starting Point

Osoyoos

​Directions

Hwy 97 to Kelowna 1 hr 45 min

Hwy 97 to Vernon 45 min

​Ending Point

Vernon

Recommended campgrounds

Things to do

Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre

Osoyoos Desert Centre

Shopping and Dining in Kelowna

Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park

Waterfront Boardwalk

Kalamalka Lake

 

Day 4 : The Gold Rush


Directions and driving time

Starting Point

Vernon

Directions

Hwy 97 & Hwy 1 to Kamloops 1 hr 30 min

Ending Point

Kamloops

Recommended campgrounds 

Things to do

 

Day 5 : The Canyons


Directions and driving time

Starting Point

Kamloops

Directions

Hwy 1 to cache creek 1 hr

Hwy 99 to pemberton 2 hr 45 min

Ending Point

Pemberton

Recommended campgrounds 

Things to do

 

Day 6 : Sea to Sky


Directions and driving time

Starting Point

Pemberton

Directions

Hwy 99 to Whistler 30 min

Hwy 99 to Vancouver 2 hr

Ending Point

Vancouver

Things to do

 

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