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February 12, 2008 5:49 PM Subscribe
With the coquihalla closed, what is the best way to get from Vancouver to Kamloops?
posted by vernondalhart to Travel & Transportation around Vancouver, BC (11 answers total)
We're driving for a whirlwind trip to Edmonton to see my sister married, and as the coquihalla is buried under around 10 meters of snow, we need to go by a different route. Our choices seem to be among the following:
1) Take highway 1 from hope north, and then highway 8 over to Merritt, and then up the open part of the Coquihalla to Kamloops. Northward bound!
2) Take highway 1 through Cache Creek and on to Kamloops. Northward bound!
3) Take highway 3 from Hope to Princeton, then 5a to Merritt, and then anything goes to get me to Kamloops. Again, to the north!
So which of these is best? We plan (yes, it's silly) to do the drive in a day, and as such we want to leave quite early Friday morning. Like, 5:30 am. So which of these routes will be a) fastest b) have the least traffic and c) be largely devoid of bad weather risks?