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Best route driving Jasper to Whistler

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Best route driving Jasper to Whistler

We are driving from Jasper to Whistler in August. We have time for 1 overnight stop on the way.

I would welcome some advice on (1.) which route is the most scenic (things to see on the way), (2.) Which route is the quickest route (3.) drive times and (4.) advice on good location to stay overnight?

many thanks!

Port Moody, Canada
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1. Re: Best route driving Jasper to Whistler

imo most scenic is hwy 16 in Alta to hwy 5 (both are Yellowhead) down to Little Fort where you take hwy 24 west to 100 Mile House then down Hwy 97 to Lillooet then 99 over to Whistler.

fastest would be 16, 5, 1 ( kamloops) then 97, 99.

Drive time on route 1 about 9 1/2 hours

Drtive time on route 2 about 8 1/2 hours

place to stop on route 1 somewhere around 100 Mile House or else Clinton.. nice small town with good ice cream shop and reasonable accomodation...a little more than 1/2 way.

check www.drivebc.com for distance calcualtor, maps and links

also check www.hellobc.com for info

Vancouver, Canada
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2. Re: Best route driving Jasper to Whistler

as traveller said...1 to 5 (Yellowhead) overnight in Blue River or Valemont. Jasper is not that far from there. You can do Vancouver-Valemont is 6 hrs-7hrs.

London, United...
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3. Re: Best route driving Jasper to Whistler

We are doing the exact same drive as described by traveller47 in August also so good to know locals think its the best route We got advice from friends who travelled to Canada a couple of years ago They stayed in Lillooet I think We have decided to have a 2 night stay at a ranch in Wells Gray NP near Clearwater-a different experience to hotels with a wildlife viewing tour

Port Moody, Canada
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4. Re: Best route driving Jasper to Whistler

CarolKenfield..your plan to stay at Wells Gray is a good one.. it's a lovely area and the idea of a ranch will give you a different aspect of BC.

5. Re: Best route driving Jasper to Whistler

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