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Old 07-10-2017, 11:56 AM   #301
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Old 11-05-2017, 05:17 PM   #302
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How long did that take? Sounds awesome.
I did this loop. Left downtown at about 9:30AM, got back in town about 11:45PM. Made stops at Hope and Lilloet for food. Also stopped at Porteau Cove, Joffre Lakes, and other various pulloffs for views.

We were running late due to a detour through Mission to hit Dewdney Trunk road and took the 12 instead of Highway 1 > 99 to save an hour going from Lytton to Lilloet. The road surface on the 12 is brutal even in an IS, and I've heard that 99 especially by Pavillion is a ton of fun.

The leg from Lilloet to Pemberton is an absolute riot. Tons of elevation changes, sharp corners, and switchbacks. The second half has great scenery (make sure to stop by Joffre Lakes) and has an fun downhill section if you have the brakes for it.

My recommendation would be to either take something with even better chassis than an IS F-Sport, or take something more comfortable than an IS F-Sport. When taking the 12 and Duffey Lake road at an aggressive pace, it felt a bit underdamped. At the same time, the ride was a little rough for the long drive, and the ventilated seats not very well ventilated.

Though I had some criticisms for the car, I came away incredibly impressed by IS's nonetheless. Easy to drive if you're just loafing along, but if you ask for more it wakes up and feels like an E46. Firm brake pedal that was easy to modulate, good feedback through the steering but not too heavy, and pretty fun to toss around.. it felt incredibly at home driving at 6-7/10ths on the Sea to Sky.



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don't go too crazy on that downhill stretch unless you like some buttrape by reservation cops
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just keep driving north the farther you go the nicer it gets
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may be it's a completely different experience on 2-wheels, but the duffy lake loop in a car is overrated IMO

Lillooet is bland and ugly

only real highlights past sea-to-sky are pockets between whistler and duffy lake and short stretches of the fraser canyon

haven't explored many BC roads but I like hwy 4 on the island to ucluelet/tofino

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There's the road from Princeton to Tulameen. Very nice and curvy, and interesting stuff to see. Once you hit Tulameen keep going north and you'll come upon a gravel road, it should be freshly laid down again for some fun driving. That gravel road is about 40km. I think I'll be trying it out this weekend!
Its been 11 years since the original post but I was wondering whether or not the gravel road has been paved yet. Getting ready for some spirited driving for the summer
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Bump. Any new roads anyone found in or near the province?

I'll contribute.

WA State:
Route 20 (North Cascade Highway) from Rockport to Okanogan. Lots of nice scenery along the way. Winthrop is a neat little town.
Lake Whatcom Blvd. Reminds me a bit of Marine Dr. in West Van but longer.
Route 542 from Kendall to Mt Baker.
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Where can we do some high speed runs without being arrested other than a track?
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https://www.tourismkelowna.com/do/ou...f-the-ogopogo/

This is Westside road, aka Tail of the Ogopogo. Tourism Kelowna describes it as comparable to Tail of the Dragon.

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Bump. Any new roads anyone found in or near the province?

I'll contribute.

WA State:
Route 20 (North Cascade Highway) from Rockport to Okanogan. Lots of nice scenery along the way. Winthrop is a neat little town.
Lake Whatcom Blvd. Reminds me a bit of Marine Dr. in West Van but longer.
Route 542 from Kendall to Mt Baker.
Thanks! Sounds like I need to check out Lake whatcom Blvd.

I feel like within a 2 hour radius, Washington has a lot more to offer than what we have. Chuckanut is great as well on the other side of Bellingham.
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Its been 11 years since the original post but I was wondering whether or not the gravel road has been paved yet. Getting ready for some spirited driving for the summer
Not paved.
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Went on a drive on Sea to Sky a couple of days ago.

Someone living in BC over at RX8Club informed me there were more cops patrolling around, but never once did my Valentine One go off with a laser warning.

I did it last year in a BMW X3. Needless to say, driving alone in my RX-8 is much more fun.
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I do this loop quite often..

Chilliwack - Hope - Spence’s Bridge - Merritt - Aspen Grove - Princeton - Chilliwack

The sections between Spence’s Bridge/Merritt & Aspen Grove/Princeton are two of my favourite in BC. Full of twisties with a few higher speed sections, rarely any traffic.
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recommendations on fun/scenic drives in the interior/kootenays or on the way there?

gonna try the westside road suggested above as well as 31a between kaslo and new denver
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Hwy 7 past Agassiz all the way to Hope is quite fun. Same thing on the way back.
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Not sure if anybody still looks here, but I just did the south Vancouver Island loop from Sooke to Port Renfrew, to Lake Cowichan, and Duncan. I think it's only a few years old as they recently paved it in the last maybe 5 years?

https://vancouverisland.travel/road-...-circle-route/

Fantastic loop that took me 9 hours not rushing and plenty of food and beach stops. Google maps says it can be done in 3-4 hours non stop.

The Sooke to Port Renfrew and then to Lake Cowichan are the highlights. Its recently paved to promote tourism on the route however it is SNEAKILY bumpy at places.

They were logging roads and I guess there are parts that shiftes or could not be smoothed out. There are bumps that look innocent but bottomed out my suspension.

But besides those sections, the road itself is spectacular. Half of it is out of cell range so prepare accordingly.
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