• Vancouver to Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada •
To think that the mountain ranges are only footsteps away as you look at them from the streets of downtown Vancouver. The captivating beauty that continues as you go further north, towards and past the Sea-to-Sky Highway (Hwy 99), is not a route to miss while in the west.
Many scenic viewpoints and landmarks situated on this route are what propelled me to drive through highway 99 towards Kamloops, heading north on highway 5 and then south, passing through Jasper and Banff, and finally ending at Calgary. Of course, that was the initial plan. If it weren’t for heavy snowfall heading north towards Jasper, a terrifying lack of cell service, and lacking winter tires/chains, we would have taken this route.
We were ill-prepared, but we did make the best of our drive.