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Beautiful drive as a passenger

As I drive this quite a bit year round. The corners are awesome. Lots of motorcycle and motor homes... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
tph69
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Pemberton, Canada
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Great Drive

Travelling from Clearwater to Whistler, found ourselves on Duffey Lake Road. Awesome views on an... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2018
Alan Y
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

As I drive this quite a bit year round. The corners are awesome. Lots of motorcycle and motor homes on the road so patiently drive. There is a lot of wildlife on the road as well so be mindful

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tph69
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Travelling from Clearwater to Whistler, found ourselves on Duffey Lake Road. Awesome views on an entertaining twisty road.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alan Y
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We live off the West Coast of Canada but often travel to the mainland and the Kamloops area. Our favourite route is to go through Whistler, Pemberton and Lilloet taking Duffy Lake Road. The reason this is our favourite is the magnificent scenery that consists...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

Although the weather wasn't the best the drive was great although a tad tiring due to the level of concentration required. This is not a drive to be rushed as there are some fantastic views. In fact, if someone behind is in a hurry let...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 31, 2018

This is a beautiful and majestic drive with wonderful vistas, giant valleys, lakes and mountains. The road is technical but not too dangerous if you follow the speed limit signs. When is says 20Km it really is 20Km. There are one way roads along the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Being from a relatively flat part of Alberta, I’ve never had the opportunity to drive on roads such as this. My boyfriend and I figured it would be nice as we were going into Vancouver and wanted to drive along the coast for the lasthe...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kasidy J
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Don’t let anyone tell you not to drive this road. It’s awesome. Views and stunning scenery for its entire length. Sure there are some steep inclines, some switch backs, some slow moving RVs etc but if you are not in a rush then take it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank ShaunL
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Duffy Lake road is quite a climb up with winding turns. When you can safely stop, you will be treated with snow caped mountains. Stop in and visit Joffrey Lakes, hikes might take from 5 minutes to 2.5 hours to reach the top glacier lake....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

I am blessed that my cousin loves driving and I could sit back mesmerized by the high snow capped mountains in the distance. I noted the body of water looked clear as glass, but my cousin feared it was a mosquito breeding ground. I would...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank brendabeachbum
Reviewed July 12, 2018

Took a Holiday to Canada and tour in a Convertable, drove the sea to highway route out of Vancouver then on Duffy lake road heading to Kamloops. Could have taken the Hope to Kamloops main road, but very I did not A real surprise, very...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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cmbtraveller
July 10, 2017|
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Response from Russchambers | Reviewed this property |
Very little gravel. Just a couple of short stretches, bridges and culvert construction
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Heidi K
May 30, 2017|
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Response from tomwU3799VH | Reviewed this property |
One short stretch south of Lillooet is unpaved due to a new bridge going in, but otherwise totally paved.
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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.
February 10, 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
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lynnev61
Whistler, Canada
whistler to Kelowna (3 Replies)
Is it faster to go from Whistler over the Duffy Lake Road to Kamloops then to Kelowna Or is it faster to drive to Vancouver and then up the Coquihalla to Kelowna
August 14, 2010|
Response fromtraveller47|
Should work out to about the same travlke time 5.5 hours +- depending on traffic on Duffey lake vs traffic to get across Iron Workers bridge and Port Mann bridge .. what time of day..etc. Whistler Lillooet about 2 hours Lil-Kelwona about 3.5 Whistler Hope 3 hrs Hope Kelowna about 2.5 I'd go Duffey Lake for the scenery
IrishDee
Galway
Hope or Sunshine Coast (10 Replies)
Hello, We have an extra two days on our Canada trip and are wondering where to spend it. Were originally going to Vancouver Island but decided it wasnt feasible - too much driving with two small children. After the Rockies and Kelowna and Whistler we have some time before our final destination of Vancouver. Should we spend it in Hope or head to the Sunshine Coast South. So we could do Kelowna, Whistler, Sunshine Coast, Vancouver or should we do Kelowna, Hope, Whistler, Vancouver? I...More
July 18, 2017|
Response fromIrishDee|
I thought we could drive from Hope to Lilloeet and then to Whistler?? Or am I way off?? Kids are 4 and 1 so probably a bit too young for horses unfortunately - ranch looks cool though The trip up to Kelowna is booked and not changeable as it involves other people
zephyr18
Everett, Washington
Whistler to Sun Peaks eary December, which way? (7 Replies)
I have a week in Sun Peaks the second week of December. I also have an opportunity to get a couple of days in Whistler for cheap just before with a ski group I belong to. It is significantly shorter to go from Whistler to Sun Peaks via Lillooet and Cache Creek on 99, 97 and 1 than to go back through Vancouver and take the Coquilhalla (5). However, I understand that Duffy Lake Road portion of 99 between Pemberton and Lilliooet can be challenging in winter conditions. I've never driven 99...More
October 03, 2017|
Response fromBC_Robyn|
M+S-rated tires are what you are legally required in BC during the winter, so you're good on that front. Then it's just a matter of staying tuned to the driving condition updates on those highways and pick the journey that makes sense given the weather conditions/forecast. Drivebc.ca is an excellent resource for highway updates, so I'd pay attention and make the call closer to your trip and see if it's worth uprooting from Sun Peaks for the couple of days. I haven't done the Coquihalla or the...More