Before we left Lillooet in the morning we discovered a Farmer’s Market on an empty lot just across from the Municipal offices. It was a busy place that morning and included some intriguing crafts, baking and sewing.
We also found a unique place to enjoy a game of golf. The Lillioet Golf Course just 6 km outside of town is part of an active sheep farm!! Yes, you will have sheep out on the fairways keeping the grass mowed. Seemed to be a popular place and we will have to check this course out on another trip through the area.
We had driven this road some years ago in our car. We had also been told that the highway had been upgraded and we wanted to see if it was now suitable to take RV’s on this scenic drive to the coast. It was nice to see that the road has indeed been upgraded all the way. Although we did see RV’s on the road, they were mostly smaller Class C types. There is a quite a steep climb and then hill to go up and down in the first approx. 20 kms west from Lillooet. After this there are some hills and steep climbs but the biggest one is the long hill coming down to the Pemberton Valley. All grades on this road seemed to be marked 10% or 11%. Surprisingly, we did see a couple of tour buses and a couple of big trucks so it is possible for larger vehicles to make it but personally I would hesitate to drive a bigger RV on that road mainly due to the hills. Nevertheless, the views along the road were beautiful! There were some campsites along the way as well, which I did not remember from our previous drive on this highway. I assume that they only have unserviced sites but would be beautiful spots to stop and camp. Lots of visitors are treated to a beautiful part of British Columbia by making this drive part of their vacation. It is not a long section of highway, basically just a 100 km. but do not think that you will be driving this quickly. We did make several stops along the way for a better view but you are driving slowly so this drive will take you the better part of half a day to go from Lillooet to Pemberton then several more hours to Whistler and North Vancouver. We also stopped at Horseshoe Bay to see if we could perhaps see a ferry in the terminal. Alas, one ferry was just leaving. There was another coming in quite soon after but we did not get photos of that. Of course, as soon as you get close to the city the traffic gets thicker. The road seamlessly changes to Hwy 1 which is the major freeway through the entire Vancouver and Greater Vancouver area.