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Exploring the Rocky Mountain Trench: From Fernie to Golden

3 to 7 Days / 323 km (201 mi)

Find adventure and relaxation in the Canadian Rockies.

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Highway 3: Rugged Parks, Culinary Bounty & Mountain Towns

4-10 days / 247 km (153 mi)

Travel through Manning Park to the heart of wine country
and into some of BC's beloved mountain towns.

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Vancouver to Golden via Highway 1

4 to 8 days / 737 km (458 mi)

Where to stop along Highway 1 between Vancouver and Golden.

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More Road Trip Ideas in The Kootenay Rockies

Mountains, Hot Springs, And Adventure

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Find More Road Trips Along Highway 97

Travel through vast grasslands, wide valleys, past rivers and lakes, and to the Rocky Mountains along Route 97 and its loops and corridors.

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Follow the Kettle Valley Rail Trail

Once a comprehensive railroad system, these decommissioned tracks are now home to an extensive recreational trail.

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Road Trip of a Lifetime: Kootenay Rockies Hot Springs

With long, winding highways running along deep river valleys, over long mountain passes and through picturesque communities, a road trip through the Kootenay Rockies fulfills that deep desire for the freedom of the open road.

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4 Reasons to Drive BC’s Hidden Route: The Slocan Valley

The road less travelled highlights many of the area’s finest attractions and activities in the Kootenays as we follow Highway 23/6 from Revelstoke to Nelson, BC.

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A Golden Triangle Road Trip

If your idea of a Sunday drive includes scenic highways and the occasional bird-call, it’s time to take it to the wilds; Kootenay Rockies-style. Shift into gear with a three pronged excursion that links both Yoho and Kootenay National Parks with neighbouring Banff; dubbed the ‘Golden Triangle’.

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Pit Stops for a Kootenay Road Trip

The open road is calling to you and, being the adventure lover you are, you’re all set to lay down tracks in British Columbia. You might be traversing the province from Calgary to Vancouver or focusing on the Kootenays; either way, you’re headed into big country and you’ll need a place to stretch the legs.

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Unique Stays on a Kootenay Rockies Road Trip

Domes, rail cars, treehouses, and yurts are just some of the unique accommodations in the Kootenay Rockies, perfect for an off-the-beaten-path stay on a Kootenay road trip.

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HIT THE HIGHWAY AND EXPERIENCE THE NORTH THOMPSON VALLEY

our road trip through the North Thompson will take you through quaint valleys, alongside wild running rivers, to the crown jewel of the Canadian Rockies, Mount Robson.

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Exploring the Rocky Mountain Trench: From Fernie to Golden

3 to 7 Days / 323 km (201 mi)

Find adventure and relaxation in the Canadian Rockies.

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Highway 3: Rugged Parks, Culinary Bounty & Mountain Towns

4-10 days / 247 km (153 mi)

Travel through Manning Park to the heart of wine country
and into some of BC's beloved mountain towns.

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Vancouver to Golden via Highway 1

4 to 8 days / 737 km (458 mi)

Where to stop along Highway 1 between Vancouver and Golden.

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Camping, Parks & Wilderness Areas, Beaches & Lakes, Farms & Markets, Biking, Adrenalin, Paddling, 7-10 Days, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Cabins & Cottages, Arts & Heritage

More Road Trip Ideas in The Kootenay Rockies

Mountains, Hot Springs, And Adventure

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Camping, Parks & Wilderness Areas, Beaches & Lakes, Farms & Markets, Biking, Adrenalin, Paddling, 7-10 Days, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Cabins & Cottages, Arts & Heritage

Find More Road Trips Along Highway 97

Travel through vast grasslands, wide valleys, past rivers and lakes, and to the Rocky Mountains along Route 97 and its loops and corridors.

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Camping, Parks & Wilderness Areas, Beaches & Lakes, Farms & Markets, Biking, Adrenalin, Paddling, 7-10 Days, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Cabins & Cottages, Arts & Heritage

Follow the Kettle Valley Rail Trail

Once a comprehensive railroad system, these decommissioned tracks are now home to an extensive recreational trail.

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Camping, Parks & Wilderness Areas, Beaches & Lakes, Farms & Markets, Biking, Adrenalin, Paddling, 7-10 Days, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Cabins & Cottages, Arts & Heritage

Road Trip of a Lifetime: Kootenay Rockies Hot Springs

With long, winding highways running along deep river valleys, over long mountain passes and through picturesque communities, a road trip through the Kootenay Rockies fulfills that deep desire for the freedom of the open road.

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Camping, Parks & Wilderness Areas, Beaches & Lakes, Farms & Markets, Biking, Adrenalin, Paddling, 7-10 Days, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Cabins & Cottages, Arts & Heritage

4 Reasons to Drive BC’s Hidden Route: The Slocan Valley

The road less travelled highlights many of the area’s finest attractions and activities in the Kootenays as we follow Highway 23/6 from Revelstoke to Nelson, BC.

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Camping, Parks & Wilderness Areas, Beaches & Lakes, Farms & Markets, Biking, Adrenalin, Paddling, 7-10 Days, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Cabins & Cottages, Arts & Heritage

A Golden Triangle Road Trip

If your idea of a Sunday drive includes scenic highways and the occasional bird-call, it’s time to take it to the wilds; Kootenay Rockies-style. Shift into gear with a three pronged excursion that links both Yoho and Kootenay National Parks with neighbouring Banff; dubbed the ‘Golden Triangle’.

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Camping, Parks & Wilderness Areas, Beaches & Lakes, Farms & Markets, Biking, Adrenalin, Paddling, 7-10 Days, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Cabins & Cottages, Arts & Heritage

Pit Stops for a Kootenay Road Trip

The open road is calling to you and, being the adventure lover you are, you’re all set to lay down tracks in British Columbia. You might be traversing the province from Calgary to Vancouver or focusing on the Kootenays; either way, you’re headed into big country and you’ll need a place to stretch the legs.

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Camping, Parks & Wilderness Areas, Beaches & Lakes, Farms & Markets, Biking, Adrenalin, Paddling, 7-10 Days, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Cabins & Cottages, Arts & Heritage

Unique Stays on a Kootenay Rockies Road Trip

Domes, rail cars, treehouses, and yurts are just some of the unique accommodations in the Kootenay Rockies, perfect for an off-the-beaten-path stay on a Kootenay road trip.

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Camping, Parks & Wilderness Areas, Beaches & Lakes, Farms & Markets, Biking, Adrenalin, Paddling, 7-10 Days, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Cabins & Cottages, Arts & Heritage

HIT THE HIGHWAY AND EXPERIENCE THE NORTH THOMPSON VALLEY

our road trip through the North Thompson will take you through quaint valleys, alongside wild running rivers, to the crown jewel of the Canadian Rockies, Mount Robson.

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Coastal Circle Route

3 to 7 days / 563.84 km (350 mi)

Uncover the places where many of British Columbia's artists and artisans live, work and showcase their art.

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#ExploreBC Road Trip: From Kamloops to the Cariboo

4 to 6 Days / 450 km (280 mi)

From Kamloops to the Cariboo, a unique road trip with professional content creators Jordan Dyck and Ben Giesbrecht

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4-6 Days, Spring, Summer, Fall

What to Expect When You
Explore the Gold Rush Trail

Get a taste of culture, adrenaline, and history when you explore BC's Gold Rush Trail.

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Explore the Cariboo Gold Rush Trail: An Accessible Getaway

3-5 days / 410 km (255 mi)

A trip back in time along the Gold Rush Trail for travellers with mobility challenges.

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Explore With Your EV

British Columbia’s Cariboo Chilcotin Coast is a wild, uncrowded, and vast region full of epic scenery and unmatched adventure, but did you know that you can explore these roads less travelled entirely with an Electric Vehicle (EV)?

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Exploring the Interior Plateau

Half-Day / 318 km (198 mi)

The Interior Plateau and the nature surrounding Anahim Lake and Nimpo Lake is vast, wild, and sparsely populated.

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BC's Fishing Highway 24

Visit some of BC’s best fishing lakes, and cast for feisty rainbow and bull trout, Kokanee, and more.

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Range Beyond Range Circle Route

A road adventure like no other for off-grid enthusiasts, from Pemberton to Lillooet to Bridge River Valley.

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Coastal Circle Route

3 to 7 days / 563.84 km (350 mi)

Uncover the places where many of British Columbia's artists and artisans live, work and showcase their art.

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#ExploreBC Road Trip: From Kamloops to the Cariboo

4 to 6 Days / 450 km (280 mi)

From Kamloops to the Cariboo, a unique road trip with professional content creators Jordan Dyck and Ben Giesbrecht

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4-6 Days, Spring, Summer, Fall

What to Expect When You
Explore the Gold Rush Trail

Get a taste of culture, adrenaline, and history when you explore BC's Gold Rush Trail.

Read the Article

Explore the Cariboo Gold Rush Trail: An Accessible Getaway

3-5 days / 410 km (255 mi)

A trip back in time along the Gold Rush Trail for travellers with mobility challenges.

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Nature & Wildlife, Attractions & Sightseeing, Food, Drink & Wellness, Adventure & Outdoors, 4-6 Days, Transportation, Accommodation, Arts & Heritage, Accessibility

Explore With Your EV

British Columbia’s Cariboo Chilcotin Coast is a wild, uncrowded, and vast region full of epic scenery and unmatched adventure, but did you know that you can explore these roads less travelled entirely with an Electric Vehicle (EV)?

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Exploring the Interior Plateau

Half-Day / 318 km (198 mi)

The Interior Plateau and the nature surrounding Anahim Lake and Nimpo Lake is vast, wild, and sparsely populated.

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Parks & Wilderness Areas, Fishing, Horseback Riding & Ranches, 1-3 Days, 4-6 Days, Museums & Heritage Sites

BC's Fishing Highway 24

Visit some of BC’s best fishing lakes, and cast for feisty rainbow and bull trout, Kokanee, and more.

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Parks & Wilderness Areas, Fishing, Horseback Riding & Ranches, 1-3 Days, 4-6 Days, Museums & Heritage Sites

Range Beyond Range Circle Route

A road adventure like no other for off-grid enthusiasts, from Pemberton to Lillooet to Bridge River Valley.

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Know Before You Go

Learn about key travel restrictions and how to travel safely in BC this season.

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Road Trip Travel

Get summer driving tips and and road trip ideas from BCAA.

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Book Your Trip

Find accommodations, experience providers, and special offers.

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Adventure Smart

Always check trail conditions before you head out, and no matter what outdoor activity you are planning, be prepared.

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CAMPER'S CODE

The Camper's Code has nine rules that are really easy to follow. When all campers follow them, good things happen.

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Wildfire Service

Learn about active wildfires of note, wildfire prevention, and more.

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Travel Responsibly

Follow these tips to travel safely and responsibly in BC.

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