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Great road conditions, beautiful vistas, and huge distances make Canada my favourite country to discover by car or motorbike.
As a tour guide, I travel many marvellous Canadian routes. Having seen
so many wonderful parts of this country, I love to share my favourite
road trips with you.
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Duffey Lake Road is one of my favourite Canadian road trips. This mostly two-lane highway winds through the Coastal Mountains of British Columbia.
This very scenic and less travelled road trip in British Columbia is big fun for motorcycles lovers as well as for automobilists.
Steep mountains, wild rivers, turquoise lakes, glaciers, and a good chance of spotting wildlife, such as black bears, mule deer, hoary marmots, and bighorn sheep, make Duffey Lake Road one of my mostly loved Canadian road trips.
Start this Canadian road trip at location A on the map. Make sure you get out of your vehicle at:
B - The Joffrey Lakes: admire the turquoise colour of the glacial Joffrey Lakes.
Lower Joffrey Lake is a 5 minutes stroll through beautiful old growth forest.
C - Duffey Lake: enjoy the breathtaking view of the Coastal Mountains at Duffey Lake.
D - Seton Lake: great for a picnic and a swim.
E - The Old Bridge in Lillooet: check the Osprey nest on top of the Old Bridge above the Fraser River
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Another exceptional and breathtaking Canadian road trip is Highway BC-37A in Northern British Columbia.
The scenery along the Glacier Highway is extra-ordinary. High rugged mountain peaks draped with rumbling waterfalls and jumbling glaciers surround this windy two lane-road. The wild roaring Bear River eats its banks after every heavy rainfall. In the middle of summer 2011, it took a bridge and part of the highway as dessert.
The paved part of the road leads through Stewart, BC (C on map) and ends at the Canadian border. From here follow the unpaved Alaska’s Salmon River Road to watch bears fishing for wild salmon at Fish Creek, AK.
Continue the Salmon River Road for another 30 km to be stunned by the raving beauty of the Salmon Glacier.
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Prince Rupert’s harbour is the most western terminus of the Yellowhead Highway. This stretch of Hwy 16 runs parallel to the train tracks. On the other side of the road lays the Skeena River (aboriginal language for ‘river of mist’). This part of Highway 16 cuts right through the Coastal Mountains.
Green mountain slopes draped with roaring waterfalls embrace the Skeena valley. Along the route, several glacial rivers enter the muddy Skeena estuary. Above the river, tattered mist enchants the scenery.
A - Start with a stroll over Ferry Island. Follow the road just past the campground. Park your vehicle at the washroom building. From here, start walking the 3km/1.7 miles walking trail. A local artist carved 55 works of art into the bark of the trees.
B - Exchamsiks River Provincial Park. Admire old growth Sitka spuce rain-forest by walking the short interpretive nature trail. The trail starts at the picnic area just north of the Highway and immediately west of the Exchamsiks River.
C -Prince Rupert
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