Points of Interest BC's Thompson Nicola region: Yellowhead Hwy #5 and Hwy #16


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Yellowhead Highways 5 & 16

Fishing the Thompson

Yellowhead Highway:
Enjoy nature's splendor along these Highways 5 and 16, between Kamloops and Tete Jaune Cache Junction and Hwy 16 east to Jasper or west to the coast and the Queen Charlotte Islands (Northwest BC). On this route, you'll follow the North Thompson River where you can stop at places such as Barriere and Little Fort.

Sun Peaks:
As BC's 2nd largest ski area, Sun Peaks is known as a winter destination. With three mountains and 3678 acres of skiable terrain, there is something for every ski and board ability. In the summer, Sun Peaks transforms into a beautiful, relaxing resort destination, with dozens of outdoor activities and weekend events and festivals.

Sun Peaks is located 45 minutes northeast of Kamloops. By car or bus from Kamloops, travel north 25 km on Highway 5 to the Heffley Creek turnoff, and then travel on the Heffley Louis Creek Road until it transitions into the Sun Peaks Road (35 kilometres).

Clearwater:
This pleasant town was settled at the turn of the century and is well known as the gateway to the Wells Gray Provincial Park. Clearwater is located between Kamloops and Tete Jaune Cache on the Yellowhead Highway (Hwy 5).

Wells Gray Provincial Park:
This park is the third largest in British Columbia and surely one of the most spectacular wilderness areas on the continent. It provides excellent opportunities for canoeists, anglers, cross country skiers and hikers. The wildlife habitat is abundant.

From Clearwater drive east, passing through Blue River and Valemount and onto Hwy 16 Junction. Continuing east, interesting stops include hiking 10 km (6 miles) into Rearguard Falls, then 3.5 km (2 miles) further to Terry Fox Park where you may hike the Mount Terry Fox Trail. The western entrance to Mount Robson Provincial Park lies 14 km (9 miles) east of the Tete Juane Cache Junction.

Mount Robson Provincial Park:
The highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Mount Robson stands at 3954 m (12,970 feet). This stunning park offers abundant hiking opportunities for intermediate to experienced hikers. Naturalists will enjoy the alpine scenery and flowers , birds, and animals. Also within the park boundaries are the headwaters of the Fraser River. Camping and picnic facilities rated above average.

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Area Maps of the Thompson Nicola
Hwy 1 Hope to Cache Creek:
Fraser & Thompson Canyons
Hwy 99 Cache Creek to Pemberton:
Lillooet & Area
Hwy 97 North from Cache Creek:
Clinton
Hwy 1 Cache Creek to Revelstoke:
Savona Kamloops & Pinantan Shuswap
Revelstoke
Hwy 5 North from Kamloops:
Barriere to Clearwater
Wells Gray Park
Hwys 97C, 5 & 5A:
Merritt Lac Le Jeune Logan Lk-Spences Bridge




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Points of Interest BC's Thompson Nicola region: Yellowhead Hwy #5 and Hwy #16