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Highway to Heaven - 99 - The SEA to SKY and BEYOND

The Sea to Sky Highway : VANCOUVER - WHISTLER - PEMBERTON - LILLOOET


Highway 99, also known as the Sea to Sky Highway, the Squamish Highway, or Whistler Highway north of Vancouver, is the major north–south artery running through the Greater Vancouver area of British Columbia from the U.S. border, up Howe Sound through to Lillooet.


The number of this highway is derived from the old U.S. Route 99, with which the highway originally connected.


In 2006 the UK's The Guardian newspaper listed the Sea to Sky as the fifth best road trip worldwide


The highlight has to be BC's fabulous

Duffey Lake Road

99 kilometres of riding heaven

So here is 5 tips you need to know to get the best out of this fantastic roadtrip route


#1 - CHECK THE WEATHER

Don't go in winter, your in the wilderness, mountains, desert, it will get cold believe me.

The route is often closed during winter months and simply impassable.

No matter when you plan, check the weather, you know it makes sense, not much fun when its pissing down rain either. This is one for a clear day, so many different elevations, vistas and surfaces.


#2 - ROAD SURFACE - Watch for gravel


Seriously watch for gravel, trailers have kicked it up on corners and pull outs and there could possibly even be land slides....Oh and those frost heaves can catch you out.


#3 - PACK SOME PATIENCE - TAKE YOUR TIME

At peak times it gets busy so pack your patience, consider stopping and relaxing for 15 mins then go again, a tactic that usually pays off.


"RIDE YOUR OWN ROAD"




#4 - BE PREPARED - OUT THERE


Obviously you have checked your bike out, fueled up and grabbed your phone.


Take some tools and a 1st Aid Kit

Snacks, water, medication?

A map that doesn't require cell service.

And always another layer to stay comfortable and in control.


#5 - STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES


You will want to turn round and ride back again.

It really is that good but its important to stop.


I usually extend my ride to Kamloops and enjoy an evenings accommodation & entertainment.

An amazing days ride through simply wonderful landscapes.



One day loop from Vancouver


Overnighter in Kamloops


Extended trip

Vancouver Island


No matter what kind of trip your looking for you will find it in this area.

Roads you will dream about - Roads you will never forget.

British Columbia offers some of the best motorcycling on the planet.



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