Thanks - now I am absolutely convinced that I should rather take Hwy # 3Edited: 14 February 2010, 03:39
I am surprised that nobody has passed on a very good travel link to you, our highways site.
The website has highway information (construction delays, webcams and weather info).
Distance is about 780km and should take about 9.5 to 10 hours of driving time. You will be crossing a time zone also (between Revelstoke and Golden) which will add 1 hour to your final arrival time. Stopping for meals and fuel will also add to the time frame, I would strongly suggest stopping in either Salmon Arm or Revelstoke to break up your travel (unless you have more than one driver). This route is very scenic and I am sure you will want to stop for photos along the way.
Enjoy your rip :0)
Yes you can drive vancouver/Whistler/kamloops..from Whistler the hwy is #99. last fall we drove it in reverse from Cache Creek to Whistler took about 3 hours..the road is only two lane and is mounatinous and very narrow in some spots. Even in late May you may encounter some snow on the side of the road..although this year has been so mild that that's probably not an issue.
If it were me and since you're going to be in the Rockies.. I'd still shoose to do the trip to Invermere through the hwy 3 route.. it just takes you through much more varied terrain and givesa better sense of the diversity of BC.
If you want to see Whistler then do it as a day trip.
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