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WCKC Fraser Canyon Cruise from Hope to Merritt, BC

  1. Hope drive-in & Restaurant

    Travel Overview: 8 minutes — 11 km

    Address: 590 Old Hope-Princeton Way, Hope, BC, CA

    Notes: Our start will be a breakfast spot in Hope. The Hope Drive-in and Restaurant is famed for it's home style country breakfasts. 590 Old Hope Princeton Hwy. Plan on 9:30am for breakfast and a 10:30 departure from there.

  2. Hope Princeton Highway, Hope, BC

    Travel Overview: 6 minutes — 6 km

  3. Coquihalla Highway, Hope, BC

    Travel Overview: 31 minutes — 10 km

  4. Othello Tunnels

    Travel Overview: 14 minutes — 4 km

    Address: Tunnels Road, Hope, BC

    Notes: Othello Tunnels - our first stop. A chance to stretch your legs after breakfast and take in some of the most rugged country a railway ever had to conquer. A short walk - less than 1 km and we'll be on our way. Figure 30 minutes here.

  5. Kawkawa Lake Road, Hope, BC

    Travel Overview: 11 minutes — 6 km

    Address: 66176-66256 Kawkawa Lake Road, Hope, BC

  6. Trans-Canada Highway, Hope, BC

    Travel Overview: 14 minutes — 22 km

    Address: 21400 Trans-Canada Highway, Hope, BC

    Notes: Here we merge onto Hwy 1 going north and we're on our way! Latecomers might be able to join us here just before noon.

  7. Yale Tunnel, Yale, BC

    Travel Overview: 9 minutes — 15 km

    Notes: Yale Tunnel - the first of many. Can you name them all? Remember to use your headlights

  8. Spuzzum Road, Yale, BC

    Travel Overview: 2 minutes — 3 km

    Notes: No Fraser Canyon trip is complete without a stop in Spuzzum. 15 minute photo opp is planned around here.
    Rumor has it the old general store burned down. We'll see about that.

  9. (Waypoint)

    Travel Overview: 5 minutes — 7 km

    Notes: Alexandria Bridge - Looking for a photo-opportunity here. Might take us 1/2 hr to get it right.

  10. (Waypoint)

    Travel Overview: 1 minutes — 2 km

    Notes: We'll stop at Elvis Rocks for lunch. Kyle promises to dance on the tables

  11. (Waypoint)

    Travel Overview: 6 minutes — 10 km

    Notes: We'll stop at Hells Gate for dessert and take the air-tram across the river. Plan on 90 minutes for our stop here.

  12. Boston Bar, BC

    Travel Overview: 27 minutes — 41 km

    Notes: Gas up and pee break opportunity in Boston Bar. 15 minutes.

  13. Lytton, BC

    Travel Overview: 26 minutes — 38 km

    Notes: We'll check out the confluence of the Thompson and Fraser Rivers in Lytton before heading toward Spences Bridge. 15 minutes should do it.

  14. Spences Bridge, BC

    Travel Overview: 59 minutes — 65 km

    Notes: We will leave Hwy 1 at Spences Bridge and take the old Nicola Hwy 8 south to Merritt. Great driving awaits.

  15. Grand Hotel, Merritt

    Address: 2099 Garcia Street, Merritt, BC V1K 1R6, Canada

    Notes: We arrive in Merritt about 7 1/2 hrs after we set out. So if we left at 10:30, we should be here by 6:00pm. Sounds like a great time for dinner and a beer. Final destination is the Grand Hotel 2099 Garcia St.

    For those staying over, there's a car show on Sunday!

kilometers — about — about $Please wait of fuel

From Hope drive-in & Restaurant1 to Hope Princeton Highway, Hope, BC2

Notes: Our start will be a breakfast spot in Hope. The Hope Drive-in and Restaurant is famed for it's home style country breakfasts. 590 Old Hope Princeton Hwy. Plan on 9:30am for breakfast and a 10:30 departure from there.

From Address: 590 Old Hope-Princeton Way, Hope, BC, CA

Segment: 11 km — about 8 mins

11
8
2.2481939991412982
11
8
2.2481939991412982
1. Head east on Old Hope-Princeton Way
1 min
2594.3 km
2. Take the ramp on the right towards 5 North
1 min
836.9 km
3. Merge left onto 3
1 min
4950.3 km
4. Keep right onto 3
1 min
2676.3 km
5. Make a U-turn and continue on 3
2 mins
7441.6 km
6. Take exit 173 towards EXIT 173: Hope
1 min
305.8 km
7. You have arrived at your destination, on the right
1 min
    • Turn-By-Turn Map
      1. Head east on Old Hope-Princeton Way
      1 min
      2594.3 km
    • Turn-By-Turn Map
      2. Take the ramp on the right towards 5 North
      1 min
      836.9 km
    • Turn-By-Turn Map
      3. Merge left onto 3
      1 min
      4950.3 km
    • Turn-By-Turn Map
      4. Keep right onto 3
      1 min
      2676.3 km
    • Turn-By-Turn Map
      5. Make a U-turn and continue on 3
      2 mins
      7441.6 km
    • Turn-By-Turn Map
      6. Take exit 173 towards EXIT 173: Hope
      1 min
      305.8 km
    • Turn-By-Turn Map
      7. You have arrived at your destination, on the right
      1 min

    From Hope Princeton Highway, Hope, BC2 to Coquihalla Highway, Hope, BC3

    Segment: 6 km — about 6 mins

    6
    6
    1.33506359949007
    6
    6
    1.33506359949007
    1. Head northwest
    1 min
    552 km
    2. Continue onto Old Hope Princeton Way
    1 min
    2063.2 km
    3. Turn right
    1 min
    86.9 km
    4. Turn right
    1 min
    154.5 km
    5. Turn sharp left onto Old Hope-Princeton Way
    1 min
    1940.9 km
    6. Take the ramp on the right towards 5 North
    1 min
    836.9 km
    7. Merge left onto 5
    1 min
    4950.3 km
    8. Keep left onto 5
    1 min
    582.6 km
    9. You have arrived at your destination, on the right
    1 min
      • Turn-By-Turn Map
        1. Head northwest
        1 min
        552 km
      • Turn-By-Turn Map
        2. Continue onto Old Hope Princeton Way
        1 min
        2063.2 km
      • Turn-By-Turn Map
        3. Turn right
        1 min
        86.9 km
      • Turn-By-Turn Map
        4. Turn right
        1 min
        154.5 km
      • Turn-By-Turn Map
        5. Turn sharp left onto Old Hope-Princeton Way
        1 min
        1940.9 km
      • Turn-By-Turn Map
        6. Take the ramp on the right towards 5 North
        1 min
        836.9 km
      • Turn-By-Turn Map
        7. Merge left onto 5
        1 min
        4950.3 km
      • Turn-By-Turn Map
        8. Keep left onto 5
        1 min
        582.6 km
      • Turn-By-Turn Map
        9. You have arrived at your destination, on the right
        1 min

      From Coquihalla Highway, Hope, BC3 to Othello Tunnels4

      To Address: Tunnels Road, Hope, BC

      Segment: 10 km — about 31 mins

      10
      31
      2.0444423992191214
      10
      31
      2.0444423992191214
      1. Head northeast on 5
      3 mins
      9651.2 km
      2. Take exit 183 towards Othello Road
      1 min
      189.9 km
      3. Continue right onto Peers Creek Road
      1 min
      647 km
      4. Turn left onto Othello Road
      25 mins
      5244.9 km
      5. Keep left onto Tunnels Road
      1 min
      1367.9 km
      6. You have arrived at your destination
      1 min
        • Turn-By-Turn Map
          1. Head northeast on 5
          3 mins
          9651.2 km
        • Turn-By-Turn Map
          2. Take exit 183 towards Othello Road
          1 min
          189.9 km
        • Turn-By-Turn Map
          3. Continue right onto Peers Creek Road
          1 min
          647 km
        • Turn-By-Turn Map
          4. Turn left onto Othello Road
          25 mins
          5244.9 km
        • Turn-By-Turn Map
          5. Keep left onto Tunnels Road
          1 min
          1367.9 km
        • Turn-By-Turn Map
          6. You have arrived at your destination
          1 min

        Notes: Othello Tunnels - our first stop. A chance to stretch your legs after breakfast and take in some of the most rugged country a railway ever had to conquer. A short walk - less than 1 km and we'll be on our way. Figure 30 minutes here.

        From Othello Tunnels4 to Kawkawa Lake Road, Hope, BC5

        From Address: Tunnels Road, Hope, BC

        To Address: 66176-66256 Kawkawa Lake Road, Hope, BC

        Segment: 4 km — about 14 mins

        4
        14
        0.8186619996873105
        4
        14
        0.8186619996873105
        1. Head east on Tunnels Road
        2 mins
        1367.9 km
        2. Make a sharp left onto Othello Road
        6 mins
        4997 km
        3. Go straight onto Kawkawa Lake Road
        6 mins
        482.8 km
        4. You have arrived at your destination, on the left
        1 min
          • Turn-By-Turn Map
            1. Head east on Tunnels Road
            2 mins
            1367.9 km
          • Turn-By-Turn Map
            2. Make a sharp left onto Othello Road
            6 mins
            4997 km
          • Turn-By-Turn Map
            3. Go straight onto Kawkawa Lake Road
            6 mins
            482.8 km
          • Turn-By-Turn Map
            4. You have arrived at your destination, on the left
            1 min

          From Kawkawa Lake Road, Hope, BC5 to Trans-Canada Highway, Hope, BC6

          From Address: 66176-66256 Kawkawa Lake Road, Hope, BC

          To Address: 21400 Trans-Canada Highway, Hope, BC

          Segment: 6 km — about 11 mins

          6
          11
          1.3135147994983005
          6
          11
          1.3135147994983005
          1. Head southwest on Kawkawa Lake Road
          5 mins
          3617.8 km
          2. Turn left onto 7th Avenue
          1 min
          688.8 km
          3. Make a sharp right onto Old Hope-Princeton Way
          1 min
          1858.8 km
          4. Take the ramp on the right towards 1 East: Kamloops
          1 min
          107.8 km
          5. Merge left onto Trans-Canada Highway (1 East)
          2 mins
          4713.8 km
          6. You have arrived at your destination
          1 min
            • Turn-By-Turn Map
              1. Head southwest on Kawkawa Lake Road
              5 mins
              3617.8 km
            • Turn-By-Turn Map
              2. Turn left onto 7th Avenue
              1 min
              688.8 km
            • Turn-By-Turn Map
              3. Make a sharp right onto Old Hope-Princeton Way
              1 min
              1858.8 km
            • Turn-By-Turn Map
              4. Take the ramp on the right towards 1 East: Kamloops
              1 min
              107.8 km
            • Turn-By-Turn Map
              5. Merge left onto Trans-Canada Highway (1 East)
              2 mins
              4713.8 km
            • Turn-By-Turn Map
              6. You have arrived at your destination
              1 min

            Notes: Here we merge onto Hwy 1 going north and we're on our way! Latecomers might be able to join us here just before noon.

            From Trans-Canada Highway, Hope, BC6 to Yale Tunnel, Yale, BC7

            From Address: 21400 Trans-Canada Highway, Hope, BC

            Segment: 22 km — about 14 mins

            22
            14
            4.353434798337196
            22
            14
            4.353434798337196
            1. Head north on Trans-Canada Highway (1 East)
            14 mins
            36414.6 km
            2. You have arrived at your destination, on the right
            1 min
              • Turn-By-Turn Map
                1. Head north on Trans-Canada Highway (1 East)
                14 mins
                36414.6 km
              • Turn-By-Turn Map
                2. You have arrived at your destination, on the right
                1 min

              Notes: Yale Tunnel - the first of many. Can you name them all? Remember to use your headlights

              From Yale Tunnel, Yale, BC7 to Spuzzum Road, Yale, BC8

              Segment: 15 km — about 9 mins

              15
              9
              2.9231331988835043
              15
              9
              2.9231331988835043
              1. Head east on Yale Tunnel (1 East)
              9 mins
              24339.7 km
              2. Make a slight right onto Spuzzum Creek Road
              1 min
              111 km
              3. You have arrived at your destination, on the right
              1 min
                • Turn-By-Turn Map
                  1. Head east on Yale Tunnel (1 East)
                  9 mins
                  24339.7 km
                • Turn-By-Turn Map
                  2. Make a slight right onto Spuzzum Creek Road
                  1 min
                  111 km
                • Turn-By-Turn Map
                  3. You have arrived at your destination, on the right
                  1 min

                Notes: No Fraser Canyon trip is complete without a stop in Spuzzum. 15 minute photo opp is planned around here.
                Rumor has it the old general store burned down. We'll see about that.

                From Spuzzum Road, Yale, BC8 to (Waypoint)9

                Segment: 3 km — about 2 mins

                3
                2
                0.70283719973155
                3
                2
                0.70283719973155
                1. Head southwest on Spuzzum Creek Road
                1 min
                111 km
                2. Make a sharp right onto Trans-Canada Highway (1 East)
                2 mins
                5767.9 km
                3. You have arrived at your destination, on the left
                1 min
                  • Turn-By-Turn Map
                    1. Head southwest on Spuzzum Creek Road
                    1 min
                    111 km
                  • Turn-By-Turn Map
                    2. Make a sharp right onto Trans-Canada Highway (1 East)
                    2 mins
                    5767.9 km
                  • Turn-By-Turn Map
                    3. You have arrived at your destination, on the left
                    1 min

                  Notes: Alexandria Bridge - Looking for a photo-opportunity here. Might take us 1/2 hr to get it right.

                  From (Waypoint)9 to (Waypoint)10

                  Segment: 7 km — about 5 mins

                  7
                  5
                  1.5343899994139367
                  7
                  5
                  1.5343899994139367
                  1. Head northwest on Trans-Canada Highway (1 East)
                  5 mins
                  12834.5 km
                  2. You have arrived at your destination, on the right
                  1 min
                    • Turn-By-Turn Map
                      1. Head northwest on Trans-Canada Highway (1 East)
                      5 mins
                      12834.5 km
                    • Turn-By-Turn Map
                      2. You have arrived at your destination, on the right
                      1 min

                    Notes: We'll stop at Elvis Rocks for lunch. Kyle promises to dance on the tables

                    From (Waypoint)10 to (Waypoint)11

                    Segment: 2 km — about 1 mins

                    2
                    1
                    0.5144775998034944
                    2
                    1
                    0.5144775998034944
                    1. Head northwest on Trans-Canada Highway (1 East)
                    1 min
                    4303.4 km
                    2. You have arrived at your destination, on the left
                    1 min
                      • Turn-By-Turn Map
                        1. Head northwest on Trans-Canada Highway (1 East)
                        1 min
                        4303.4 km
                      • Turn-By-Turn Map
                        2. You have arrived at your destination, on the left
                        1 min

                      Notes: We'll stop at Hells Gate for dessert and take the air-tram across the river. Plan on 90 minutes for our stop here.

                      From (Waypoint)11 to Boston Bar, BC12

                      Segment: 10 km — about 6 mins

                      10
                      6
                      1.9442019992574082
                      10
                      6
                      1.9442019992574082
                      1. Head north on Trans-Canada Highway (1 East)
                      6 mins
                      15811.8 km
                      2. Make a slight right onto Fairley Road
                      1 min
                      407.2 km
                      3. Merge left onto Trans-Canada Highway (1 East)
                      1 min
                      43.5 km
                      4. You have arrived at your destination, on the right
                      1 min
                        • Turn-By-Turn Map
                          1. Head north on Trans-Canada Highway (1 East)
                          6 mins
                          15811.8 km
                        • Turn-By-Turn Map
                          2. Make a slight right onto Fairley Road
                          1 min
                          407.2 km
                        • Turn-By-Turn Map
                          3. Merge left onto Trans-Canada Highway (1 East)
                          1 min
                          43.5 km
                        • Turn-By-Turn Map
                          4. You have arrived at your destination, on the right
                          1 min

                        Notes: Gas up and pee break opportunity in Boston Bar. 15 minutes.

                        From Boston Bar, BC12 to Lytton, BC13

                        Segment: 41 km — about 27 mins

                        41
                        27
                        7.933421596969815
                        41
                        27
                        7.933421596969815
                        1. Head northwest on Trans-Canada Highway (1 East)
                        26 mins
                        66055.5 km
                        2. Turn right onto Kitzowit Road
                        1 min
                        304.2 km
                        3. You have arrived at your destination
                        1 min
                          • Turn-By-Turn Map
                            1. Head northwest on Trans-Canada Highway (1 East)
                            26 mins
                            66055.5 km
                          • Turn-By-Turn Map
                            2. Turn right onto Kitzowit Road
                            1 min
                            304.2 km
                          • Turn-By-Turn Map
                            3. You have arrived at your destination
                            1 min

                          Notes: We'll check out the confluence of the Thompson and Fraser Rivers in Lytton before heading toward Spences Bridge. 15 minutes should do it.

                          From Lytton, BC13 to Spences Bridge, BC14

                          Segment: 38 km — about 26 mins

                          38
                          26
                          7.372190797184177
                          38
                          26
                          7.372190797184177
                          1. Head northwest on Kitzowit Road
                          1 min
                          304.2 km
                          2. Turn right onto Trans-Canada Highway (1 East)
                          25 mins
                          60997.4 km
                          3. Turn right onto Merritt-Spences Bridge Highway No 8 (8)
                          1 min
                          325.1 km
                          4. Turn left
                          1 min
                          38.6 km
                          5. You have arrived at your destination, on the right
                          1 min
                            • Turn-By-Turn Map
                              1. Head northwest on Kitzowit Road
                              1 min
                              304.2 km
                            • Turn-By-Turn Map
                              2. Turn right onto Trans-Canada Highway (1 East)
                              25 mins
                              60997.4 km
                            • Turn-By-Turn Map
                              3. Turn right onto Merritt-Spences Bridge Highway No 8 (8)
                              1 min
                              325.1 km
                            • Turn-By-Turn Map
                              4. Turn left
                              1 min
                              38.6 km
                            • Turn-By-Turn Map
                              5. You have arrived at your destination, on the right
                              1 min

                            Notes: We will leave Hwy 1 at Spences Bridge and take the old Nicola Hwy 8 south to Merritt. Great driving awaits.

                            From Spences Bridge, BC14 to Grand Hotel, Merritt15

                            To Address: 2099 Garcia Street, Merritt, BC V1K 1R6, Canada

                            Segment: 65 km — about 59 mins

                            65
                            59
                            12.518505995218533
                            65
                            59
                            12.518505995218533
                            1. Head southeast
                            1 min
                            38.6 km
                            2. Turn left onto Merritt-Spences Bridge Highway No 8 (8)
                            58 mins
                            104642.8 km
                            3. Turn right onto Garcia Street
                            1 min
                            30.6 km
                            4. You have arrived at your destination, on the right
                            1 min
                              • Turn-By-Turn Map
                                1. Head southeast
                                1 min
                                38.6 km
                              • Turn-By-Turn Map
                                2. Turn left onto Merritt-Spences Bridge Highway No 8 (8)
                                58 mins
                                104642.8 km
                              • Turn-By-Turn Map
                                3. Turn right onto Garcia Street
                                1 min
                                30.6 km
                              • Turn-By-Turn Map
                                4. You have arrived at your destination, on the right
                                1 min

                              Notes: We arrive in Merritt about 7 1/2 hrs after we set out. So if we left at 10:30, we should be here by 6:00pm. Sounds like a great time for dinner and a beer. Final destination is the Grand Hotel 2099 Garcia St.

                              For those staying over, there's a car show on Sunday!

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