Scenic Driving British Columbia Guide Book

by Scott Pick (Falcon Guides)
Scenic Driving British Columbia  by Scott Pick

312pp/maps/color & B&W photos
ISBN: 1560449586

Massive glaciers, raging whitewater rivers, remote lakes, giant old-growth forests, fierce mountain ranges, wave-battered coastlines, thundering waterfalls, and plentiful wildlife--these are but a few of the natural wonders awaiting travelers who explore British Columbia's extensive network of highways and back roads. From Vancouver to the Alaska Highway to the Canadian Rockies, this rugged and beautiful land is one of the most pristine places left on earth. This guide has everything you need to plan your expedition. Author Scott Pick, a native British Columbian and professional writer and photographer, has written more than a travel guide--this is a passionate portrayal of his homeland. Area histories, exciting side trips, and details about recreational opportunities accompany clear maps and mile-by-mile trip descriptions of 29 drives.

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Trails from the "Scenic Driving British Columbia" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 26.
... Preview: This drive description takes in the most spectacular 300-kilometer (180-mile) portion of the legendary Alaska Highway from Fort Nelson to Liard Hot Springs. The highway passes though some of the deepe ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving British Columbia"
Fort Nelson, BC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 180
... Preview: Starting in Lillooet, this challenging 110-kilometer (66-mile) drive travels west through a variety of breathtaking scenery from the arid canyons near Lillooet, through the Bridge River Gorge, along t ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving British Columbia"
Gold Bridge, BC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 66
... Preview: Threading its way through the deepest wilderness left in the entire length of the Fraser River, Chilcotin Backroads is a spectacular introduction to the near-desert landscapes of the eastern Chilcotin ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving British Columbia"
Williams Lake, BC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 144
... Preview: The Chilliwack River valley is a 50-kilometer (30- mile) drive through some of the finest mountain scenery anywhere near Vancouver. The drive starts near the eastern end of the Fraser Valley and ends ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving British Columbia"
Sardis, BC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 30
... Preview: The Crowsnest Highway is a 250-kilometer (150-mile) drive through the Cascade Mountains from the coast to the interior along one of BC’s principal west-east routes. The drive passes through a whole ra ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving British Columbia"
Princeton, BC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 150
... Preview: The Duffey Lake Road is a 100-kilometer (60-mile) drive from the mountain-lined Pemberton Valley, through a high traverse of the Coast Mountains to Lillooet on the edge of BC’s arid Southern Interior. ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving British Columbia"
Mount Currie, BC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 60
... Preview: A challenging and historic 170-kilometer (102-mile) drive through the legendary Fraser Canyon just northeast of Vancouver. Traveling from the lush environs of Hope to the scorching, near-desert condit ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving British Columbia"
Lytton, BC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 102
... Preview: This eTrail is a 460-kilometer (276-mile) drive across the vast Chilcotin Plateau from the interior to the coast, passing through one of the loneliest corners of the province. Along the way, the oppor ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving British Columbia"
Tatla Lake, BC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 276
... Preview: Known as the Glacier Highway, this 110-kilometer (66-mile) drive is easily the best place to see glaciers up-close in all of North America. After traveling through a wealth of beautiful scenery rangin ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving British Columbia"
Stewart, BC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 66
... Preview: The Gulf Islands, lying between BC’s two biggest cities, allow visitors to combine seaside driving with ocean cruising on the extensive BC Ferries fleet. Four of the most popular islands are described ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving British Columbia"
Salt Spring Island, BC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: Varies
... Preview: The Icefields Parkway, stretching 230 kilometers (138 miles) between Lake Louise and Jasper through the heart of two world-famous Rocky Mountain national parks, is one of the premier mountain drives o ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving British Columbia"
Lake Louise, AB - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 138
... Preview: The Kootenay Parkway is a 100-kilometer (60-mile) drive through Kootenay National Park, one of BC’s two Rocky Mountain national parks. Although lesser known than Banff National Park to the east, Koote ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving British Columbia"
Radium Hot Springs, BC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 60
... Preview: The main focal point for this 100-kilometer (60-mile) scenic drive is Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains. Known as the “Monarch of the Rockies,” Mount Robson is an outstanding sight ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving British Columbia"
Valemount, BC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 60
... Preview: This civilized seaside drive follows the “old” Island highway (19A) along the eastern shores of Vancouver Island for 130 kilometers (78 miles) and links together numerous picturesque coastal towns. Mu ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving British Columbia"
Courtenay, BC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 78
... Preview: The Pacific Rim Highway travels 130 kilometers (78 miles) through Vancouver Island’s rugged mountain backbone out to the pounding surf, massive beaches, and old-growth forests of BC’s wild west coast ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving British Columbia"
Port Alberni, BC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 78
... Preview: Beginning on Vancouver’s doorstep, the Sea to Sky Highway (Highway 99) is a spectacular introduction to the landscapes that are the hallmarks of British Columbia—snowcapped peaks, cathedral-like fores ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving British Columbia"
Squamish, BC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 81
... Preview: The Silvery Slocan Tour is a 224-kilometer (134-mile) loop trip through the West Kootenay that travels alongside two mountain-rimmed lakes and links together some of the oldest and most picturesque to ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving British Columbia"
New Denver, BC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 134
... Preview: The Stewart-Cassiar Highway (Highway 37) is the longest and most remote drive in the book, running nearly 500 kilometers (300 miles) through the vast wilderness of northwestern BC on its way to the Yu ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving British Columbia"
Dease Lake, BC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 300
... Preview: This short but challenging 90-kilometer (54-mile) drive travels from the gentle east coast of Vancouver Island to Strathcona Provincial Park, BC’s oldest, situated deep within the island’s rugged core ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving British Columbia"
Campbell River, BC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 54
... Preview: The Sunshine Coast Highway (101) is a 130-kilometer (78-mile) seaside drive along the narrow strip of land between the massive barrier of the Coast Mountains and the inland sea of Georgia Strait. Most ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving British Columbia"
Powell River, BC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 78