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International Selkirk Loop

Creston, British Columbia, Canada
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The ferry ride was the highlight.

The Selkirk Loop has been on our bucket list for awhile so we set out to have a look last week. My... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
geonerd63
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Roy, Washington
Waste of Time

We covered the Washington and Idaho sections of the Selkirk Loop. AAA claims it is a Gem, and many... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
WiseJack
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Alliance, Ohio
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Selkirk Loop has been on our bucket list for awhile so we set out to have a look last week. My overall impression is that it is certainly worth the trip with some caveats. For various reasons, we wound up parking our 26' trailer...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We covered the Washington and Idaho sections of the Selkirk Loop. AAA claims it is a Gem, and many tourist stops push it. I beg to differ. The people funding this drive must have a good publicity agent. The scenery is average or poorer for...More

Thank WiseJack
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

This loop allows you to enjoy both the East and West Kootenays. A lot of great stops, historic must see and incredible driving views.

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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

An awesome ride for me and the wife on a Harleysville! Plenty of curves. Good food and relaxation. No traffic or line ups! Just mountains, lakes and a bunch of good pubs!

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

By car or motorcycle, it's a beautiful ride! Mountains, valleys, lakes, and good roads make this a very nice ride. I would not suggest a motorcycle ride in Autumn, as you could come across snow (as early as Late September). However, it's a nice loop...More

1  Thank charlottea519
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

This loop has so many wonderful interesting, picturesque, less-traveled destinations. We drove most of it in parts during a week's vacation. Recommend Sandpoint and Hope Idaho, Lake Pend Oreille (where you could vacation an entire week alone!), Creston Wildlife Management Area, BC Route 3 East-West,...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

The Selkirk Loop is a huge network of roads throughout the Kootenai region crossing 2 countries. You can spend weeks traveling all of these roads. My advice is to plan your route, take your time, stop a lot, bring your lunch and enjoy.

Thank Dan M
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

I've only driven part of the route, from Castlegar, BC to Bonner's Ferry, Idaho. Spectacular, especially if you were born in Toronto.

1  Thank Denis O
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

We drove most of the Selkirk Loop in late March. Nice that there aren't many folks out, but many attractions are not open til May or later. Much of the loop on both sides of the border is sparsely settled, so beware those little dots...More

2  Thank Ontheroadsince64
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

Don't forget your camera, because this is a ride you will want to have a record of. This area both North & South of the border is a motorcyclist's dream come true. Breathtaking vistas and quality, twisty roads. It doesn't get any better than this...More

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For scenery it would be The North Kootenay Lake Silvery Slocan Super side trip and the Lake Pend Oreille Kootenai River Super Side trip. Best to do the Clark Fork River while heading North for the view and the pullouts. But... More
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