From Emerald Lake Lodge to Vancouver

Old Mar 8th, 2007, 05:46 PM
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From Emerald Lake Lodge to Vancouver

What is the fastest way to drive from Emerald Lake Lodge to Vancouver?
- If overnights are required, where would you suggest (ie city)?
- How many km and hrs will it take for that route?

Thank you again for your information.
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Old Mar 8th, 2007, 06:56 PM
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Since it is not possible to paste graphics here, I will direct you to a tool to use.
www.mapquest.com
It shows driving from Lake Louise to Vancouver at 9hrs 21 mins.
This is using boring 4 lane highway the whole way.
Fastest, yes. Worst way to see BC, yes.
I hope you can find more time.
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Old Mar 8th, 2007, 06:57 PM
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From Field, BC, which is the town that is closest to Emerald Lake Lodge, to Vancouver is 765 km.

Map Quest says it takes 9 hours, non-stop. (I find Map Quest's estimated times to be pretty close to my actual driving times.)

Shortest route is Field - Golden - Revelstoke - Salmon Arm - Kamloops - Hope - Vancouver.

You'll gain an hour when you cross from the Mountain Time Zone to the Pacific Time Zone between Golden and Revelstoke. However, that gain would be cancelled out if you stopped for lunch in, say, Kamloops.

I quickly looked at another couple of your posts to get some context. Are you still travelling with a mutli-generational family group all the way from great grandma to baby? If so, you might want to break the journey with an overnight stop. Although it would not be quite the shortest route, I would suggest swinging south at Sicamous and going to the Okanagan Valley (Vernon, Kelowna, Penticton, etc.). Which Okanagan Valley town to stay in could be the subject of research in its own right. I think Penticton would be fairly suitable.
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>>>>>>Worst way to see BC, yes.<<<<<<

True. But even the worst way to see BC is still pretty neat. The mountain scenery from Field to some way beyond Revelstoke is beautiful. It includes Rogers Pass, which is no slouch in the scenery department. During the drive from Sicamous to Salmon Arm, you catch glimpses of the Shuswap Lake. The first half of the drive from Kamloops to Merritt is underwhelming. But from about Merritt to Hope, the Coquihalla Highway is rather scenic. There are countries that would think they'd died and gone to heaven if they inherited BC's more ordinary scenery.
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Old Mar 8th, 2007, 08:31 PM
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Thank you all for your quick reply. This is the wonderful thing about a forum.

And no, plans have changed...seems like too long a car ride for a 90-year old great grandma, so we're only travelling with the baby. Looks like we'll have to make an overnight stop as suggested.

THANK YOU again for all the feedback.






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So you plan on ditching grandma at Emerald Lake?
Call the Mounties.
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