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Written DirectionsStarts on Highway 99 in West Vancouver, BC heading North to Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton,(Duffy Lake Road) Lilloet. Cross the bridge out of Lilloet then head south on Highway 12 to Lytton. At Lytton head south through the Fraser Canyon on Highway 1. Just before Hope turn west on Highway 7 following the north shore of the Fraser River. All the way into Vancouver. The traffic starts to build up past Mission so if you want to slab back to the city cross the bridge at Abbottsford to Highway 1 west.
"One of the top rides in Canada. The sea to Sky Highway from Horseshoe Bay to Squamish has fantastic scenery. No gas, very few amenities. Cut into the mountains along the coast. Mountains and cliffs on the east side. Water and islands on the left side. Grab some fish and chips at Troll's in Horseshoe Bay. Whistler is a world-class resort, with world-class skiing at Whistler and Blackcomb. The 99 km. ride from Pemberton the Lillooet, officially the Duffy Lake Road is one of the best. No gas, and no amenities. Just beauty and mountains. The balance of the ride is great, but the Sea to Sky highway and Duffy Lake Road are totally amazing."
SceneryThis route takes you through the most spectacular scenery in the world. The first part takes you along the fjord of Howe Sound with mountains and ocean views that change with each curve. Whistler is a world class resort that you can easily spend a couple of days. After Pemberton it is pure wilderness through the snow capped mountains. The twisties are so great you can't decide whether to challenge your skills or slow down and enjoy the scenery. After Lilloet you leave the lush west coast forests and enter the desert valleys of the Fraser Canyon. Again more twisties with snow capped mountains. At Hope you enter back into the lush forests. Easy ride back into the city. July 15 Update from StormRider MC Touring: "This route is a classic "loop tour" in Western Canada. From the Vancouver skyline to the sweeping curves of the "Sea to Sky" highway. On through the Coast Range mountains following streams and rivers and into the interior plateau of Western BC. The Fraser Canyon is a pleasure to ride and filled with scenic curves as it follows the rushing Fraser River where some of the largest sturgeon in Canada can be caught. Don't miss this great opportunity to sample the temperate rain forest, dry plateau and the mighty Fraser river on your travels in BC."
Drive EnjoymentRoad surface is variable. Great road surfaces up to Pemberton. After that it is variable depending upon the road crews and winter conditions. In the spring will usually run into sections of gravel construction. After Lytton. Road surfaces are better occasional gravel on edge of road. After Hope good roads. July 15 Update from StormRider MC Touring: "The Duffy Lake (leg #4) can have sections of road work on an annual basis as it gets snow and heavy weather during the off season. Some small sections of gravel may be encountered during roadwork. For the most part the roads are in great condition, paved and easy riding."
Tourism OpportunitiesStarbucks across from McDonald's in Squamish is the biker coffee shop. If it a warm sunny Sunday hundreds of bikers will stop during the day for coffee. Whistler has great hotels & restaurants as expected from a world class ski resort. Other than that not much for food and accommodations. Free BC Hydro campsite just as you come out of the mountains into the desert. July 15 Update from StormRider MC Touring: "see me for the 'secrets of the Duffy loop'. Good food can be found on every section of the loop. Scenery is amazing, you can camp (book ahead), hotel/motel and find almost any type of activity in this loop; from golfing to white water rafting to mountain climbing or just enjoy the view."
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