Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Vancouver - close to the line
Duffy Lake is an outstanding ride. I haven't been on it yet this year but the road will likely be full of potholes which can make it exciting.
Also, you really have to watch for cages taking in the scenery and drifting into your lane on blind corners. Have never seen a cop up there, but lots of wildlife, particularly bears....big ones.
I would stay in Squamish, there are some reasonable deals to be had on accommodations. The Howe Sound brew pub has good local beer and a decent burger.
I would give it 2 1/2 to 3 hours from Squamish to Lillooet if you are taking your time. If you leave in the morning, you should make Kamloops same day, even with stops.
From Lillooet to Cache Creek, if you're not in a hurry, I'd be tempted to take the long way back to Lytton and through Spences Bridge. Great road along the Thompson River, lots of twisties but lots of blind corners too. It extends the day, but there's some interesting scenery. Watch out for bighorn sheep on the road around Spences Bridge.
There's a pub in Spences Bridge that prides itself on their assortment of hot sauces.
The whole area from Lillooet to Kamloops does get really hot....basically a desert.
If you find you have the time and are ahead of schedule, I'd do Vernon, Castlegar, Trail and cross the line at Osoyoos. Or even better...Vernon and route 6 all the way to Nelson, then back through Castelgar and Trail.
It's a great ride, you're going to really enjoy it.
Last edited by YetiHunter; 05-19-2014 at 12:36 PM.