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British Columbia #8 Highway Guide

Miles Kms Item Summary
0.0
0.0
Spence's Bridge
Services; Acacia Grove Motel and RV Park; Mountain Sheep often spotted on directly on highway; Great spot for train buffs; Good seasonal steelhead fishing; (Hope 144 km South on Hwy 1; Merritt 65 km East on Hwy 8)
0.6
1.0
'Reo Rafting'

0.8
1.3
Bridge
View of Murray Creek Falls
1.2
1.9
Old campground along the Thompson River
Gold panners can still find a little colour here
1.4
2.3
Railway crossing

1.5
2.4
Pullout
South side
1.7
2.8
Pullout
North side
2.0
3.2
Five Nations Campground
North side
2.1
3.3
Nicola River bridge

3.4
5.4
Nicola River
Great view of Hoodoos to the North side
4.7
7.6
Gravel pullout area
South side
6.9
11.1
River access
South side
8.0
12.8
Porcupine Ridge Road
North side
8.3
13.3
Gravel pullout area
South side
9.2
14.8
Old railway bridge view
South side with another small gravel pullout area
10.1
16.3
Old Highway on South side
Access to undeveloped camping area along river
11.6
18.6
Gravel pullout area
South side; view of old rail bed
12.3
19.8
Gravel pullout area
South side
13.7
22.1
Gravel pullout area
South side
13.8
22.2
14 Mile Ranch road
South side
14.4
23.1
Gravel pullout area
View to South side
14.7
23.6
Access to Pimainus Fishing Camp
North side
14.8
23.8
Skuhun Creek Road
North side
15.4
24.8
Gravel pullout area
South side
15.5
24.9
Cottonwood Lane - bridge access
South side
15.8
25.5
Kwaku Road
South side; old cemetary nearby on South side
16.5
26.5
Gravel pullout area
South side; view
16.7
26.9
Gravel pullout area
South side; view
17.1
27.5
Gravel pullout area
South side
17.2
27.6
Gravel pullout area
South side
18.3
29.4
Gravel pullout area
South side; view
18.4
29.6
Gravel pullout area
South side; view; posted speed is 80 km per hour; rough road for small stretches;
18.8
30.2
FX Ranch Road
South side
19.1
30.8
Gravel pullout area
South side
19.4
31.3
Dot Ranch Cutoff Road
South side
22.4
36.0
Gravel road
South side leading to Cottonwood trees along river
23.0
37.0
Gravel pullout area
South side
23.6
37.9
Gravel pullout area
South side; (slightly larger one than at Km 37.0)
24.9
40.0
Gravel pullout area
South side; pathway to river
26.7
42.9
Nkwala Recreation Site
South side;
26.8
43.2
Nkwala Recreation Site
access on South side
26.8
43.2
Pullout
South side
27.8
44.7
Trail Rides
North side
28.5
45.8
Petit Creek Road
South side
28.5
45.9
Nooaitch Indian Reserve
South side
28.5
45.9
Gravel pullout area
South side; view
29.1
46.8
Sunshine Valley Road
access to Spius Creek Fish Hatchery
29.7
47.8
Willgoose Road
South side
31.2
50.2
Gravel pullout area
both sides of highway
31.5
50.7
Gravel pullout area
South side
31.5
50.7
Gravel pullout area
South side
32.8
52.8
Miller Road
North side; Sunshine Valley Road East on South side
32.9
52.9
Woodward Road
North side; paved
33.9
54.5
View of small Hoodoo hats
North side
34.1
54.8
Gravel pullout area
North side
34.4
55.3
'Lower Nicola'

34.8
56.0
Postell Street
North side
34.9
56.1
Aberdeen Road
North side; services; access to Chataway Lake Resort - 27 km
35.9
57.8
Steewa Road
North side; access to Merritt Speedway
36.0
58.0
Neale Road
South side;
36.8
59.3
Gravel pullout area
South side
37.1
59.7
Mamette Lake Road
North side; Junction Highway 97C North to Ashcroft and Logan Lake;
37.7
60.7
Radio station advisory
103.9 FM; 99.5 FM and 860 AM available
38.3
61.6
Billwiller Road
South side
38.6
62.1
Large gravel pullout
North side
39.1
63.0
Merritt - City limits

39.5
63.6
Merritt Golf & Country Club
Juniper Road; North side
39.5
63.6
Rest Area
South side; picnic tables by river
40.1
64.5
Quilchena - North/ Voght Street Junction

40.8
65.6
Houston Street
Museum on South side
41.7
67.1
Coldwater Road
South side
42.5
68.4
Junction of Highway 5 to South and 97C

42.8
68.8
Junction of Highway 5 to North and Highway 97C East
(plus access Highway 5A South to Princeton); Rest Area and Tourist Info on South Side (turn at traffic light); Note: toilets only available when tourist info open. Start / Finish of Highway Travel Guide.