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City of Kamloops, BC - Paul Lake Road
We have set the odometer at Zero at Paul Lake Road on the North end of Kamloops, BC. Look for the Husky Truck Stop on the east side of the road. - Attractions in and around Kamloops, BC: - Kamloops Cowboy Festival - Icewine Festival - Wildlights - Kamloopa Pow Wow - Squilax Pow Wow - Annual Family Fesival - Poker Ride and Fun Day - Kamloops Farmers Market - Horse Racing - Pritchard Rodeo - Kamloops Pro Rodeo - Black Powder Rendezvous; Rendezvous at the Hefley Creek Gun Club - North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo. - ARTS & CULTURE - Kamloops Art Gallery - The Horse Barn Gallery - Hampton Gallery - The Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park - Kamloops Symphony - Museums - Western Canada Theatre.
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1.4
Kamloops Airport and Via Rail Station
Turn off to Kamloops, BC Airport and Via Rail Station
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4.3
Roadside highway turnout
West side of road
5.7
9.1
Village of Rayleigh, BC

11.7
18.8
Turnoff to Sun Peaks, BC Ski Resort
Turn off to Sun Peaks, BC and Knouff Lake Resort, BC. Winter activities at Sun Peaks include catskiing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, Telemark, snowshoeing, downhill skiing and snowboarding, sleigh rides. dogsledding, and ice skating.
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20.3
Roadside highway turnout
Pull out on West side of road only
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23.7
Roadside highway turnout
Pullout east side of road
15.2
24.5
Township of Vinsulla, BC
Town of Vinsulla and turnoff to Knouff Lake, BC.
16.3
26.2
Roadside highway turnout
Pullout at Vinsulla Ferry Road
17.5
28.2
Roadside highway turnout
Pullout west side of road
21.9
35.2
Roadside highway turnout
Pullout on West side of road
23.2
37.4
Township of McLure, BC
Pinegrove Campsite (pull throughs, hookups, showers and store. See It All Tours, Buffalo Tours
24.0
38.6
McLure Ferry Road
Carlson Market Garden and Fruit Stand (seasonal)
27.3
44.0
Roadside highway turnout - Rest Area
Rest Area on the west side of the road overlooking the beautiful Thompson River, BC. Picnic tables and washrooms.
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47.9
Roadside highway turnout
Pullout on the east side of road
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49.3
Stop of Interest
A group of Overlanders traveling by Red River carts embarked on a perilous journey from Fort Garry (Winnipeg)to the Cariboo gold fields.
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53.0
Village of Louis Creek, BC

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54.9
Johnson Lake Resort Turnoff
Turn off to Johnson Lake Resort (38kms)
35.2
56.6
Township of Barriere, BC Photo looking south
All Services. Attractions: Noth Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo - River Boat Tours - North Thompson Museum & Archives.
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59.0
DeeJay RV Park and Campground
RV park and campground with pullthroughs and hookups.
37.0
59.5
Dunn Lake Resort Turnoff
Cabins, campsites, hiking, fishing, horseback riding (29 kms off the highway)
37.5
60.4
Thompson River
Bridge over the Thompson River
38.8
62.4
Chinook Cove Golf Club
Nine Hole, par 36 course. Open to the public
39.5
63.5
Roadside highway turnout - Rest Area
West side of road. Toilets, picnic tables
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68.3
Roadside highway turnout
Pullout on the east side of road
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83.1
Overlander Stopping Place
RV and camping sites (approx. 40) along Thuya Creek, showers, sani dump, store, rock and gift shop
54.2
87.2
Township of Little Fort, BC
All services
55.0
88.5
Intersection of Highway 5 and Highway 24 (The Fishing Highway)
Highway 24 accesses the historic and beautiful Cariboo Region with numerous lakes and world class fishing. West access to Bridge Lake Provincial Park Campground. Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites: 13 vehicle and 3 walk-in sites. - Facilities: Vehicle Accessible Camping - Pit or Flush Toilets - Picnic Areas - Drinking Water - Campfires - Boat Launch.
55.2
88.9
Little Fort Campground, BC
Picnicking and camping
57.5
92.5
Rivermount Motel and Campground, BC
Motel and Campground located along the North Thompson River, BC.
58.0
93.4
Roadside highway turnout
Pullout on the eastside of road
58.5
94.1
Roadside highway turnout

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103.8
Roadside highway turnout

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110.0
Township of Clearwater, BC
Located at the confluence of Clearwater and North Thompson river. The gateway to Wells Gray Provincial Park. All services. Access to Wells Gray Provincial Park Campground: - Facilities: Vehicle Accessible Camping - Corridor Area includes Pyramid and Clearwater/Falls Creek campgrounds. There are a total of 130 sites on three vehicle-accessible campgrounds, available first-come, first-served. Pit or Flush Toilets - Picnic Areas - Drinking Water - Campfires - Cabins - Boat Launch - Playground - Sani-Station/Dump. Mahood Lake - 34 campsites available first-come, first-served. There are 3 user-maintained sites that can be accessed only by boat.
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110.0
North Thompson Provincial Park
Turnoff to North Thompson Provincial Park. This campground is located at the confluence of the Clearwater, BC; and North Thompson Rivers, BC. Facilities: 61 vehicle/tent campsites at this park, as well as day-use/picnic sites. Attractions around the area include a miniature railroad, gallery, museum, river rafting, guided horseback riding, fishing, rowboat rentals, bike rentals, mini-golf and 18-hole golf, boat tours and hiking.
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115.4
Clearwater River, BC
The Clearwater River, BC; is a tributary of the North Thompson River, joining it at the community of Clearwater, British Columbia. The river is known for having some of the best whitewater rafting in the area.
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118.9
Wells Gray Provincial Park, BC
Turnoff to Wells Gray Provincial Park and Spahats Creek Provincial Park. A must see, numerous small lakes, streams, waterways and a multitude of beautiful waterfalls, rapids, and cataracts. Access to Wells Gray Provincial Park Campground: - Facilities: Vehicle Accessible Camping. The Pyramid and Clearwater/Falls Creek campgrounds are included in the Corridor Area. Three vehicle-access campgrounds with a total of 130 sites, available first-come, first-served. Pit or Flush Toilets - Picnic Areas - Drinking Water - Campfires - Cabins - Boat Launch - Playground - Sani-Station/Dump. Mahood Lake - 34 campsites available first-come, first-served. Access to three user-mainted sites is by boat only.
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129.6
Roadside highway turnout - Rest Area View Point
Toilets and Picnic Tables overlooking the North Thompson River, BC. Visitor Information Center.
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130.4
Birch Island Campground, BC
Drive Through and Regular Sites Full Service (Water, Power and Sewer) with 15 or 30 amp Power and Water only with 15 amp Sites with No Services Showers/Washrooms, Petting Zoo, Hiking Trails, Playground Horseshoes and More
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143.9
Township of Vavenby, BC
Access from highway
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158.1
Point of Interest
Confluence of the Mad River, BC and the North Thompson, BC
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168.1
Pullout

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172.4
Rest Area
Toilets and Picnic Area
107.4
172.9
Pullout

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185.4
Visitor Info and Pullout
Information board and pullout
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186.1
Township of Avola, BC
gas, food, lodging
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187.1
North Thompson River, BC
Bridge crossing the North Thompson River. The North Thompson, BC originates in the mountains west of the community of Valemount, BC and flows south towards Kamloops, BC and the confluence with the South Thompson River, BC.
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187.6
Pullout
Pullout on west side of road
117.5
189.1
Pullout
Pullout on west side of road
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203.9
Little Hell's Gate Regional Park, BC
Little Hell's Gate is 9 miles of river and turbulent rapids (Murtchison)before finally spilling through a 15 foot wide gorge.
127.5
205.2
Stop of Interest
Located on the west side of highway
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225.0
Township of Blue River, BC
Home of Mike Wiegele's Helicopter Skiing, BC.
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226.3
Eleanor Lake Campsite

140.9
226.8
Murtle Lake, Wells Gray Provincial Park, BC
Turnoff to Murtle Lake in Wells Gray Provincial Park. (24km)
141.9
228.3
Pullout
Pullout on west side of road
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229.3
River Safari Jet Boat Tours, BC

149.8
241.1
Rest Area
Located at Thunder River, toilets, cooking, bathrooms
152.6
245.5
Pullout

161.9
260.5
Pullout
Pullout on east side of road
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266.5
Point of Interest
North Thompson River, BC
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270.9
Scenic Photo
Scenic Photo of bridge crossing the North Thompson River
169.1
272.1
Albreda River
Bridge crossing of Albreda River, BC
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282.2
Pullout
Pullout on the East side of road
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284.2
Pullout
Pullout on the west side of road along the Albreda River.
179.0
288.1
Pullout
Pullout on the west side of road
187.8
302.2
Pullout
Small pullout on the west side of road
193.9
312.0
Cedar Side Regional Park, BC
Day use only, picnicking, toilets, firepits, canoeing and swimming. closed from 11:00pm to 6:00am
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313.0
Kinbasket Lake, BC
Turnoff to Kinbasket Lake (26km) This lake is 200 kms long and is the resevoir for Mica Dam which feeds the Columbia River.
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314.0
Community of Valemount, BC
Located on the side of the beautiful Rocky Mountains Valemount has boundless opportunities for all forms of year round outdoor recreation.
196.7
316.5
Swift Creek Spawning Center and Visitor Information Turnoff
Access from highway.
197.4
317.7
Pullout
Access from highway.
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322.9
Mount Terry Fox View Point and Rest Area
Located on the West side of roadway overlooking the breathless Rocky Mountains. This spot is named for Canadian hero Terry Fox who endeavoured to run from the east coast of Canada to the West in support of cancer research despite the fact he had lost his right leg to cancer three years earlier. His Marathon of Hope journey lasted 3300 miles before he was forced to stop.
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322.9
Rest Area
Rest area on the west side of highway
204.9
329.8
Jackman Flats Provincial Park
A class 'A' Provincial park which is the highest ecological protection rating in the parks system. This park has a day-use/picnic area. An information kiosk, pit toilet, picnic table and garbage can.
208.4
335.3
Tete Jaune Cache, BC
Turn off to Tete Jaune Cache where the Robson River meets the Fraser River and the Junction of Highway 16 and Highway 5.
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335.8
Fraser River
Bridge over the Fraser River
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336.0
Junction of Highway 16 and Highway 5
Terminus at the most northern part of Highway 5. - NOTE: For highway travel east via Highway #16 'The Yellow Head Route' See Highway travel guide Highway #16 Te'te Jaune Cache, BC to Jasper, Alberta for driving directions. -e