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Does anyone know if the sea to sky hwy and duffy lake road/99 is paved up to hwy 97/Cariboo hwy in BC?
 

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Four months after you posted, but yes, Sea-to-Sky / 99 is paved its whole length. Beautiful road, too.
 

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Looks very interesting. Lots to see. I'll consider that on my way to Yellowknife from Seattle area. Thank you for the link. Somehow, I thought it started in Oregon. I've ridden 99W in Northern Oregon. Quite scenic for those of us who don't live in farming communities. Easy riding.
 

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Looks very interesting. Lots to see. I'll consider that on my way to Yellowknife from Seattle area. Thank you for the link. Somehow, I thought it started in Oregon. I've ridden 99W in Northern Oregon. Quite scenic for those of us who don't live in farming communities. Easy riding.
Yeah, this got posted in the "Oregon" subforum so I could see why you'd think 99 would be an Oregon reference. I assume because the subforum also encompasses Alaska for some unknown reason, that the OP asked about it here because it is a route up to Alaska from the lower 48.
 

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Pemberton to Lilooet was mind blowing!!!Nicest stretch of road I have ever ridden.The highlight of out 10000km trip last summer!
 

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Great route and paved all the way, The section from Pemberton to Lilloet is newly repaved from what I understand.

However......a large caveat.....The stretch from north Vancouver to Whistler has a relatively low speed limit and is fairly rigorously patrolled on weekends. BC has an "impound vehicle" law for 40 kph over which is only 25mph. Enforcement once you get past Whistler is more reasonable but still may be presentl.
 

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Pemberton to Lilooet was mind blowing!!!Nicest stretch of road I have ever ridden.The highlight of out 10000km trip last summer!
Yup ...hooligan route big time ....mind the deer tho.
 

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It's already been explained about the pavement, but just an FYI....the Sea to Sky highway is the route between Vancouver and Whistler. Its been paved for a long time now but was upgraded for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

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Looks very interesting. Lots to see. I'll consider that on my way to Yellowknife from Seattle area. Thank you for the link. Somehow, I thought it started in Oregon. I've ridden 99W in Northern Oregon. Quite scenic for those of us who don't live in farming communities. Easy riding.
I’ve ridden the sea to sky and Duffy Lake Road several times, coincidentally to and from Yellowknife. I lived there for 22 years, until last summer when we moved to Vancouver Island.
Happy to give any advice you might want. It’s a great ride regardless of the route you choose, with the possible exception of the last day between High Level and Yellowknife which you will find a quite lonely seven hours.
There’s also a partial marine route you might consider? BC Ferries has a summer day sailing up the inside passage along the BC coast from Port Hardy on the north end of Vancouver Island to Prince Rupert. You could do that either northbound or southbound on the way home.
That amounts to a ‘circle’ route through the province when you consider the round trip. Highly recommended unless you’re stretched for time.
 

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Yeah - seconded - we took the Inside Passage Ferry on our bikes coming back down and over to Vancouver Island. I must admit the road to Port Albernie is a hoot as well if you have time.

Be careful of fuel because some stations can be seasonal or just plain closed but still showing on guides. So half tank fillups are smart.
 

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The marine route is a beautiful sight, all along the way. I've done it by pleasure boat several times from Bremerton, near Seattle, to Ketchican and on to Glacier Bay AK, once.
Thanks for the offer of information on the route to Yellowknife. I will PM you with my email address. Bobby
 

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Guess somehow after I posted and no replies I forgot about this thread, but thanks for the replies. This has got me rethinking my route.
 

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Question asked and comments offered; Riding north from Whistler/ Pemberton the road is paved if you turn east at Pavillion and go towards Cache Creek. If, as per @Argus16's map, you head north on Hwy 20 to William's Lake, I'm not sure if that road is paved all the way. Anybody know for sure? It would be a fairly well-traveled road in any event. The road west to Bella Coola is not paved all the way and can be a bit hairy in places.

The road from West Vancouver up to Whistler or Pemberton is called the 'Sea to Sky'. After Pemberton it is referred to as the 'Duffy Lake Road', or just, 'The Duffy Lake'. Both very scenic stretches of highway.

Notes from others RE police well worth being aware of. Police make a easy day of it catching motorcyclists on this road, and yes, the speed limit is necessarily low. 80 kph/ 50 mph in some places.

Also note that this is a very touristed area, and accommodations are expensive. Expect several hundred dollars a night if you decide to stay in Whistler.
 
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