The Fraser Canyon
A highway clinging to sheer granite walls, mountain peaks looming overhead, a raging river below: the Fraser Canyon may not be the fastest way to the interior, but it wins hands down for drama.
The canyon, a 108-kilometre stretch of Highway 1 between Hope and Lytton, is where the Fraser River cuts a steep gorge between the Cascades and the Coast Mountains. Replaced by the Coquihalla Highway as the quickest route inland, the area is gaining traction as an outdoor destination with enough rafting, biking, hiking, living history and geological thrills to keep visitors occupied for weeks. Read more about the Fraser Canyon from Sue Kernaghan.