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LiorBY Aug 8th, 2012 10:27 PM

Road trip from Vancouver to Rockies & back
 
My boyfriend and I have been living in Canada a for few years now (we're from Israel) and have always wanted to see the Rockies and more of BC. We have about a week for this road trip and would like to make the most out of it. We like hiking and camping. Can anyone suggest a good route, that will include some nice parks/camping grounds & hiking trails?
Thanks,
Lior

juliestlucia1 Aug 9th, 2012 01:05 AM

hello i m new here! hey sounds great!

elbegewa Aug 10th, 2012 12:10 AM

One circle route you may consider: Vancouver - Kamloops - Revelstoke - Banff (via the Trans Canada Hwy), then the Icefield Parkway Banff to Jasper Nat'l Park (one of the most spectacular highways in the world), then Robson - Valemont - Kamloops - Lilloet - Whistler - Vancouver.
Mind you, you'd spend more of the week driving and looking at scenery rather than hiking, but the scenery would be worth it.

LiorBY Aug 13th, 2012 03:10 PM

Thanks, that's actually the route we came up with so far. Ya there is a lot of driving involved, so we might skip the Whistler route and just go back the same way.

arjaykay Aug 15th, 2012 07:44 AM

Depending on where you live in Vancouver, the Whistler road might actually be a shorter drive w/less traffic. If you live on the North Shore, I'd go Kamloops, Cache Creek, Duffy Lake Rd to Whistler then down. Beautiful drive


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