Destinations

Where I’ve Been

A quick list of the highways and cities I’ve cruised through:

 

BC

  • Highway 7 (Lougheed) from Hope to Vancouver
  • Highway 1 (Trans Canada) from Vancouver through Hope north to Ashcroft and Kamloops, passing through Salmon Arm, Sicamous, Revelstoke, Golden, Banff (Alberta) and Calgary (Alberta)
  • Highway 3 (Crows Nest) from Hope east through Princeton, Osoyoos, Grand Forks, Castlegar, Creston and Cranbrook
  • Highway 3B through Rossland and Trail
  • Highway 5A from Princeton north to Merritt
  • Highway 5A from Merritt to Kamloops
  • Highway 5 (Yellowhead) from Merritt north through Kamloops, Barriere, Clearwater and Blue River
  • Highway 8 north from Merritt to Highway 1
  • Highway 97 from Osoyoos north through Penticton, Kelowna and Vernon, west to Kamloops/Hwy 1 (passing through Falkland and Westwold), west to Cache Creek, north to 100 Mile House
  • Highway 97A from Vernon north to Sicamous
  • Highway 97C (Okanagan Connector) from Kelowna to Merritt, north to Logan Lake and Ashcroft
  • Highway 97D between Highway 5 and Logan Lake
  • Highway 23 (Big Bend) north of Revelstoke to the Mica Dam
  • Highway 23 north of Nakusp to Shelter Bay ferry to Revelstoke
  • Highway 24 between Little Fort and 93 Mile House
  • Highway 31 from Kaslo south to Nelson
  • Highway 33 southeast from Kelowna to Midway/Highway 3
  • Highway 6 east from Vernon through Lumby, Cherryville to the Needles ferry
  • Highway 6 north from Salmo to Neslson, northwest through Slocan and Silverton to New Denver
  • Highway 99/17 into Tsawwassen from Vancouver
  • Highway 99 from 97 junction to Lillooet
  • Highway 12 south from Lillooet to Lytton
  • Tunkwa Lake Road north of Logan Lake to Highway 1
  • Back highway between New Denver to Kaslo, passing through the Sandon ghost town
  • Princeton-Summerland highway west from Summerland to Princeton
  • Coalmont Road north from Princeton through Coalmont and Tulameen
  • Douglas Lake Road from Westwold to Highway 5A
  • Agate Bay Road from Highway 5 to Adams Lake FSR
  • Loakin-Bear Creek Road to Louie Road and Niskonlith Provincial ¬†Park
  • Kamloops-Shushwap Road between Chase and Kamloops
  • Squilax-Anglemont Road from Highway 1 along Shushwap Lake
  • Chase-Falkland Road north of Falkland to Chase
  • Creighton Valley Road from Highway 6 through Echo Lake Park
  • Sugar Lake Road to Sugar Lake FSR, Sugar Lake camping area
  • Trinity Valley Road from Lumby to Enderby
  • Green Mountain Road from Penticton to Highway 3A

 

USA

  • I5 south from Canada through Seattle, Portland, Eugene to 101 south to San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles, San Diego
  • South on 95 into Idaho through Coeur d’Alene then east on I90 into Montana through Missoula, Butte, Bozeman, Livingston
  • South from Livingston, MT into Yellowstone National Park looping around through Wyoming
  • Beartooth Highway scenic route through Montana and Wyoming

 

Destinations worldwide via plane/boat:

  • Juneau, Alaska
  • Skagway, Alaska
  • Ketchikan, Alaska
  • Seoul, South Korea
  • North-South Korea DMZ
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Mazatlan, Mexico
  • Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Thunder Bay, Ontario

 

Where I’m Going

My primary interest is to explore areas where I’m not likely to run into other people. I’m also interested in finding abandoned infrastructure such as roads or buildings. I do a lot of highway driving and at some point I would like to travel across large portions of Canada via car, checking out back roads and areas not frequented by tourists.

 

Specific highways I plan to drive:

  • Highway 16 between Prince Rupert and Edmonton, Alberta. This is an extremely long stretch of highway that goes across northern BC and Alberta and would be part of a multi-day trip
  • Highway 37 north of Highway 16 into the Yukon
  • Highway 93 south of Jasper, Alberta to Golden, BC and south on highway 95/93 to Highway 3, following east across Alberta border
  • Following Highway 16 or 1 across Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba
  • Highways 1/19/18/4/28 across Vancouver Island

 

Other destinations:

  • Northern California and also Yosemite National Park
  • Yellowstone National Park via Montana/Wyoming (recently done, plan to go again)
  • Glacier National Park in northern Montana