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Duffy Lake Road

Pemberton, British Columbia, Canada
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Wonderful scenic route to Lilloet

I prefer to take this road to the Okanagan because it is very scenic. There are some steep hills... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2016
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Great road and stunning scenery

This is a great drive between Whistler to Highway 97 with a full splendour of natural beauty from... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2016
Shellharbour, Australia
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Pemberton, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

I prefer to take this road to the Okanagan because it is very scenic. There are some steep hills and many curves therefore you need to gear down otherwise your brakes will burn out. I have seen many campers at the end of the steep...More

1  Thank Sirena_Austriaca
Reviewed 12 August 2016

This is a great drive between Whistler to Highway 97 with a full splendour of natural beauty from mountains, woods, lakes & rivers, grasslands, rock formations, changing landscapes, farms and towns. If your lucky some wildlife. Canada has some excellent scenic drives and this is...More

2  Thank cagatravel
Reviewed 5 August 2016

It's scenic, but it's steep, curvy, hairpin turns and terribly slow way to go from Kamloops to Whistler. We had a huge van and our heart was in our mouths all the time.

1  Thank mezbam2016
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This drive is very pretty with great views but take your time. Give yourself at least 2 hours. And go easy on the brakes and easy on the gas. Sharp turns and steep hills so brakes can overheat. Gear down when possible. Pull over and...More

Thank amed6
Reviewed 3 July 2016

we drove out here thinking this was a lake road or scenic loop and it was really nothing but driving by a lake. not sure why it is listed and wish someone had said so.

1  Thank brian f
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Take this road before the suburbs from Whistler/Pemberton encroach further - better than the alps or anything else you're going to see within 3 hours of a world city. Amazing drive - go all the way to Lilloet and overnight there at the 0 mile...More

4  Thank Alofoz
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Its a road... Fun to drive. Gets you from A - B. I probably would drive it if I wasn't actually headed somewhere, make sure when going down hill to gear down so that you don't burn out your breaks.

1  Thank HappyTraveller892
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

I rode the Duffy Lake Road for the third time last Friday. I'd ridden from Jasper in the rain the previous day and stopped over in Clinton (great town btw). It was colder than my previous two runs with a small amount of washing from...More

2  Thank 5cottie
Reviewed 1 May 2016

We arrived at a rather calm day where there was a few waves upon the lake. You should able to have your peace if you sit along side the lake and watch for awhile.

Thank WhiteAngel74
Reviewed 27 November 2015

a beautiful scenic drive up to Duffy lake road is well paved with both long and winding sections an absolute must for motorcycle lovers, took my Harley for a spin did not want to go home

Thank Frank B
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Heidi K
Do you know if this road paved the entire way from Kamloops to Whistler?
30 May 2017|
Response from Tom W | Reviewed this property |
One short stretch south of Lillooet is unpaved due to a new bridge going in, but otherwise totally paved.
Paul C
Hi ALL past users of "Duffy Lake Road" Hwy 99! We are hiring a 32" RV (with 3 bikes on the back as well!!) in late June this year and have planned a route using this road. I have read all your comments (about braking and switchbacks!) and i did run it past the RV hire company to see if it was a "NO GO road" but they did not comment. I am experienced in driving large vehicles and have a PCV (Double Decker Passenger Bus Licence -UK) and drove 12 metre buses all over Brighton UK for 7 years, but these are different beasts and i have never driven one before! In all of your opinions... is this road SAFE and practical to drive with an RV of the length? (I am very considerate driver and will be contiually pulling over to allow faster vehicles to pass). I don't want to get half way along and get stuck! We have all day to get from Squamish to Lilliooet. Is that practical in this size RV? Thank you in advance for all of your helpful advice. Paul - Sussex, UK.
10 February 2017|
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Response from cagatravel | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, we traveled the Duffy lake road from Whistler to Lillooet (then to Pavillion to Cache creek to Sun Peaks). We found all the sealed roads are very good. There is NO restrictions and road is safe for RV's and I don't... More
Hi everyone - I'm wondering how this road compares to Road 40 between Bralorne, BC and Lillooet, BC? I found Road 40 scary when returning to Lillooet because of being on the outside edge of a very narrow road with a drop off. I've read that the Duffy is narrow, too narrow for 2 cars to pass - is this true for most of the road? Also, are there severe switchbacks?
4 July 2016|
Response from Alofoz | Reviewed this property |
Hi: Two lanes sealed all the way, with all switchbacks manageable. We were headed from Lillooet to Pemberton and there were some pretty quick SUV worker/commuters headed in the opposite direction at speed, but no problems... More