July 28, 2009 | Tips from Travellers >
McBride, Sightseeing Tours
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If you have a little extra time on your way to Jasper, take the detour down the Dunster Road. It takes you across the quaint Dunster Flower Bridge which spans the Fraser River. The single lane bridge is decorated with flowers painted by the locals and it makes the beautiful scenery driving across the bridge even better. Continue down the road and you will come to the community of Dunster itself. You will pass the Dunster Fine Arts School, which is decorated with funky paintings, and the Dunster General Store. If you continue, you will drive along the Fraser River through expansive fields and meadows with mountains looming in the background and past remnants of old homestead. This will take you to the junction of Highway 16 and 5 and you can continue on your travels. While it may not be the more popular route, the Dunster Road will allow you to travel through rural BC and see things that many people unknowingly pass-by.