Tour Routes - BC Northern Routes
BC Northern Routes – Long Highways and Solitude.
Gold rush route, forestry and mountains transition with BC lush and spectacular coast.
These are drives for true explorers who really want to sample all of British Columbia. The Yellowhead Highway 16 traverses the 1000+km (700 mile) journey between the Rocky Mountains and BC’s amazing coast.
Along our way we will follow mountains, the Skeena River, pass through working resource towns and experience the culture of the native First Nations. For most visitors, this route connects the ferry from Port Hardy on Vancouver Island with the Canadian mainland. For some, it also connects via the Cassier Highway to the Alaska Highway – but please note – GyPSy Guide does not have commentary for the Alaska Highway.
Or travel north-south along Highway 97 following the Gold Route which saw many thousands of men and women seek their fortune all the way up to the Yukon. We will visit the towns of Quesnel, 100 Mile House and Williams Lake along what is also known as the Cariboo wagon road. There are also several Provincial Parks and a side trip to Bowron lake along the way.
This drive can be completed in one long day, or break it in two with an overnight stay in Williams Lake.