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Drive time from kamloops to Whistler?

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Drive time from kamloops to Whistler?

We will be leaving kamloops on a Tuesday in September. Plus is it a nice drive. We have never taken this route before to coast. Only reason we are is we will have family with us from UK. Is it worth the trip?


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1. Re: Drive time from kamloops to Whistler?

Yes, it's a scenic drive. West of Kamloops, the land is dry and desert-y. West of Lillooet, the road gets pretty twisty and turny, but it's all paved now. Pemberton is a beautiful valley and worth a side trip on the secondary road to the north of the town center for a short way and back.

It's about a 4 hour drive for those familiar from Kamloops to Whistler. maps.google.ca is a good resource.

There have been forest fires near Lillooet this summer which have caused a lot of damage. You might see a fair bit of toasted landscape.

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2. Re: Drive time from kamloops to Whistler?

From Kamloops there is 2 ways to go. South west or North west. Northwest is a better drive if your looking to take pictures and not sit in traffic. Taking Hwy 1 will take you thru the lowermain land and no matter what time you go its a slow drive because of traffic. I would give yourself 5 hours for either way.

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