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Junction of Highway # 3a, # 21
Town of Creston, BC. Creston is situated in the southeast corner of British Columbia, between the Selkirk and Purcell Mountains. In the centre of the Kootenays. - Attractions in and around Creston, BC - Creston & District Museum and Archives - Wayside Gardens and Arboretum - Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area and Interpretive Centre - The Columbia Brewing Company, home to Kokanee Beer - Kootenay Candle Factory - Blossom Festival - Apple Festival - South to Canada / United States Border Crossing, 13 kms. West to communities of Cranbrook, BC, Kimberley, BC. NOTE: For highway travel east via British Columbia Highway #3 'The Crows Nest Pass Highway - See Milebymile.com - Road Map Highway Travel Guide BC Highway #3 'The Crows Nest Pass' - Alberta/BC Border to City of Creston, BC for highway driving directions

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Access to Lodging - Photo Crows Nest Pass Highway Marker sign
Junction of Highway # 3a. North to communities of Wynndel, Kootenay Bay. North to Lockhart Creek Provincial Park.Located 40 km north of Creston on Highway 3A, this park and adjacent Lockhart Creek Provincial Park extend from the sunny shores of Kootenay Lake to the headwaters of Lockhart Creek. This small park provides the only easy access to public camping along the south arm of Kootenay Lake. An 18 site campground and day use area are located near a sand and fine gravel beach where visitors can relax and enjoy the clear waters of Kootenay Lake.
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View from highway
Driving west on 'The Crows Nest Pass Highway, BC'
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Point of Interest
Crossing the Kootenay River, BC. The Kootenay River is the uppermost major tributary of the Columbia River, flowing through British Columbia, Montana and Idaho. It is one of the few rivers in North America which begins in Canada, enters the United States and then reenters Canada.
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13.5
Roadside highway turnout with garbage stand
North side of highway
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14.0
Roadside highway turnout
South side of highway
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14.8
View from highway
Driving west on 'The Crows Nest Pass Highway, BC'
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15.5
Roadside highway turnout
South side of highway, gravel turnout
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18.6
Roadside highway turnout
South side of highway
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20.8
Roadside highway turnout
South side of highway, large turnout
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22.7
Roadside highway turnout with garbage stand
South side of highway
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24.7
Roadside highway turnout
South side of highway
15.8
25.5
Roadside Highway Turnout Rest Area
Picnic Tables toilets
16.5
26.6
Roadside highway turnout
South side of highway, gravel turnout
24.8
39.9
Roadside highway turnout
South side of highway, paved turnout
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42.5
Chain up area
North side of highway, paved
29.8
48.0
Point of Interest
Skyway Summit 1774 mtrs.
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52.6
Roadside highway turnout with viewpoint
South side of highway
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54.4
Roadside highway turnout
South side of highway, gravel
34.0
54.7
Roadside highway turnout with viewpoint
South side of highway, paved turnout
34.7
55.8
Roadside highway turnout
South side of highway
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56.8
Roadside highway turnout
South side of highway, large paved turnout
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58.2
Roadside highway turnout
South side of highway, gravel turnout
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69.1
Roadside Highway Turnout Rest Area
South side of highway, toilets picnic tables
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71.3
Junction of highway # 6
South to community of Nelway, Canada / United States border crossing. NOTE highway # 6 overlaps highway # 3 north at this point
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79.5
Point of Interest
Crossing the Salmo River
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81.9
Roadside highway turnout with information sign , garbage stand

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84.3
Access to Salmo Ski Area
South side of highway
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85.0
View from highway
Driving west on 'The Crows Nest Pass Highway, BC'
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Junction of Highway # 6
Community of Salmo. NOTE Highway #6 overlap heads north at this point. North to city of Nelson, BC. North to Kokanee Creek Provincial Park. With over a kilometre of sandy beaches and two campsites, Kokanee Creek Provincial Park has provincial significance and is the number one choice for tourists coming to the West Kootenays. There is always lots to do with an adventure playground, visitor centre, spawning channel, boat launch, group camp site, viewing platform, hiking trails and a marina nearby. Kokanee Creek Park has two campgrounds - Sandspit and Redfish that offer a total of 132 vehicle accessible sites. Sandspit the larger of the two is located just east of the Kokanee Creek bridge on Highway 3 while Redfish is located just this side of the bridge. An overflow area with a capacity for an additional 36 units is located by the Sandspit day- use/picnic parking lot. _NOTE: For highway travel noeth via British Columbia Highway #6 - See Milebymile.com Road map Highway Travel Guide BC Highway #6 - Junction of Highway #3 (CrowsNest Pass) to Nakusp, BC for highway driving directions.

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Access to Lodging
South side of highway
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Access to Lodging
South side of highway
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Point of Interest
Crossing Erie Creek
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90.6
Roadside Highway Turnout Rest Area
South side of highway.,At Erie Lake, Picnic tables, toilets
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90.8
Roadside highway turnout with garbage stand
Erie Creek
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92.1
Access to Lodging & R V Park
North side of highway
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Junction of highway # 3b
South to communities of Warfield, BC, Rossland, BC. Attractions in and around Rossland, BC; Rossland's 'RossFest' - Skiing at Red Mountain - Rossland Gold Mine Museum. - Rossland Blizzard Fest - Rossland Film Festival - Rossland Winter Carnival - Kootenay Winter Quest - Kokanee Spring Fest.
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Nancy Green Provincial Park, BC
Nancy Greene Provincial Park is a roadside park which provides a welcome site for weary travelers with its natural setting and sub-alpine lake. Located in the Monashee Mountains, BC; The park has 10 parking lot style sites. Amenities: 10 RV sites, tables, paved parking area The large parking lot allows open parking and can accommodate extra vehicles or larger rigs. Local attractions Rossland Mining Museum
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Roadside highway turnout with information sign
North side of highway, paved turnout
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99.4
Roadside highway turnout
South side of highway
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103.9
Roadside highway turnout
South side of highway, gravel turnout
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106.4
Brake Check Area

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106.9
Point of Interest
Bombi Summit 1214 mtrs
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108.0
View from highway
Driving west on 'The Crows Nest Pass Highway, BC'
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112.0
Roadside highway turnout
South side of highway, gravel turnout
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114.0
Roadside highway turnout
South side of highway, gravel turnout
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Roadside highway turnout Rest Area with viewpoint - photo from viewpoint
Looking north at the City of Castlegar, BC: Castlegar is located at the confluence of the Columbia and the Kootenay Rivers. The Arrow Lakes, the Columbia and Kootenay Rivers flow in from the north. - Attractions in and around Castlegar, BC: - The Kootenay Gallery of Art, History and Science - The Doukhobor Discovery Centre - Canadian Pacific Railway Heritage Station & Museum - BC Hydro Hugh Keenleyside Dam - Zuckerberg Island Heritage Park.
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Rest Area Information sign
Driving west on 'The Crows Nest Pass Highway, BC'
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City of Castlegar, BC
Eastern corporate Limits. David Thompson arrived in the Columbia River area on June 30, 1907. Thompson arrived at the location where Castlegar now sits.
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Truck Weigh Station
South side of highway
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Junction of highway # 3a
North to city of Nelson, access to Airport. North to Syringa Provincial Park, located in south central BC near the southeast end of the Lower Arrow Lake. With the construction of the Hugh Keenleyside Dam at Castlegar, the lake became part of the Columbia River as it widened and deepened. The park has become a long-time popular destination because of recreation opportunities on Arrow Lake Reservoir. Families can pursue a variety of recreational activities including swimming, fishing, and boating. The park has one campground with 61 vehicle accessible sites including 3 double sites and 1 tent site. All the sites are gravel and the road is paved. There are no pull through campsites however, all the sites are considered large and will accommodate large rigs.
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Junction of highway # 22
South to communities of Trail, Warfield, Rossland
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Roadside highway turnout with information sign
Paved turnout
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127.9
Roadside highway turnout
South side of highway
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Access to R V Park
South side of highway
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131.0
Roadside highway turnout
South side of highway, gravel turnout
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147.4
Roadside highway turnout
South side of highway, gravel turnout
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151.6
Junction of highway # 3b
South to Community of Rossland. South to Nancy Green Provincial Park, a roadside park with a natural setting and sub-alpine lake. Nancy Greene Provincial Park is a welcoming site for weary travelers. Tucked in the Monashee Mountains, it provides day use opportunities and is a favorite overnight stop for tourists. The park has 10 parking lot style sites. The tables, on either side of the paved parking area are offset from their designated parking stalls. The large parking lot allows open parking and can accommodate extra vehicles or larger rigs. There are no tent sites or tent pads.
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Roadside highway turnout
South side of highway, paved turnout
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153.6
Roadside highway turnout
South side of highway, large gravel turnout
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157.3
Roadside Highway Turnout Rest Area
Picnic tables, toilets
97.9
157.5
Roadside highway turnout
South side of highway
99.3
159.8
Snowplow Turnabout
Both sides of highway
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160.4
Roadside highway turnout
North side of highway, Large paved turnout
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162.2
Roadside highway turnout
South side of highway, large gravel turnout
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163.6
Snowplow Turnabout
North side of highway
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168.7
Snowplow Turnabout
North side of highway
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170.2
Roadside highway turnout
South side of highway, paved turnout
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172.6
Roadside highway turnout
South side of highway, paved turnout
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173.0
Roadside highway turnout
North side of highway, paved turnout
107.8
173.4
Point of Interest
Entering Boundary Country
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Roadside highway turnout - photo from turnout
Paved turnout. Driving west on 'The Crows Nest Pass Highway, BC'
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175.5
Roadside highway turnout
South side of highway, paved and gravel turnout
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178.0
Roadside highway turnout
South side of highway, paved and turnout
111.7
179.8
Snowplow Turnabout

112.8
181.6
Roadside highway turnout
South side of highway
115.6
186.0
Roadside highway turnout with garbage stand
South side of highway
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187.1
Roadside highway turnout
North side of highway
116.5
187.5
Roadside highway turnout
Large paved turnout
117.0
188.3
Roadside Highway Turnout Rest Area
North side of highway, picnic tables, toilets
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192.2
Roadside highway turnout with viewpoint - photo from viewpoint
Looking south at Christina Lake Driving west on 'The Crows Nest Pass Highway, BC'
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Gladstone - Texas Creek BC Provincial Park
Park Facilities: 63 RV tent camping sites, no electric sites, water available, flush toilets, no showers, no RV dump site, hiking trail, boat launch. There is no day use picnic area at the campground. There are trails leading to swimming areas in the warm waters of Christina Lake. Fishing for Small mouth, Large mouth Bass, Kokanee, Rainbow trout and the odd Walleye.
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Roadside highway turnout
South side of highway
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197.0
Community of Christina Lake, BC
Access to lodging, campgrounds. Attractions in and around Christina Lake, BC: The Trans Canada Trail, Dewdney Trail and the Kettle Valley Railroad Trail all merge at Christina Lake - Cascade Falls - Christina Lake Stained Glass - Christina Lake Farmers' Market - Christina Lake annual Fishing Derby.
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Services at highway
Fuel
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Christina Lake Provincial Day Park
North of highway. With 350 metres of sandy beach and parking for over 200 vehicles, this park is great for the whole family. The lake has a reputation as the warmest in all of Canada. Plenty of shade trees and picnic tables near the beach, combined with a warm shallow swimming area make this a super beach for the kids.
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Access to campground
South side of highway
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204.0
Roadside highway turnout with visitor information
North side of highway
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205.0

View from highway driving west
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206.3
Roadside highway turnout with information sign
South side of highway, large paved turnout
131.7
212.0
Roadside highway turnout
North side of highway
132.2
212.8
View from highway
Driving west on 'The Crows Nest Pass Highway, BC'
134.2
216.0
Access to campground
South side of highway
135.3
217.8
Access to R V Park

135.9
218.7
Access to R V Park

136.0
218.8
Services at highway

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City of Grand Forks, BC
Grand Forks' history is closely tied to the mining and railroad boom of the 1890's and early 1900's. Attractions in and around Grand Forks, BC - Boundary Museum - Mountainview Doukhobor Museum - Big Rock Candy Mountain - Grand Forks Art Gallery.
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Entering Grand Forks business area
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220.6
Visitor Information
South side of highway
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221.7
Access to campground
South of highway
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223.5
Access to Hospital
North side of highway
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Junction of highway # 41
South to community of Carson, Canada / United States border crossing
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227.7
Roadside highway turnout
South side of highway, paved turnout
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228.3
Access to Bed and Breakfast
North of highway
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229.7
Access to campground
South side of highway
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Phoenix Ski Area
South of highway 8 kms. Phoenix has snowboard facilities, night skiing, cross country trails, a day lodge, restaurant, pub, ski shop, rentals and ski school. Season: December to early April Vertical Rise: 244m (800 ft) # of Runs: 9 Lifts: t-bar
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247.6
Roadside Highway Turnout Rest Area
Picnic tables, toilets
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249.8
Roadside highway turnout with information sign
North side of highway
157.0
252.6
View from highway
Driving west on 'The Crows Nest Pass Highway, BC'
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260.4
Jewel Lake Provincial Park
North of highway 15 kms. Facilities 26 vehicle accessible campsites, including 3 double sites. Open May 21 to Sept 15. The campground remains open until Oct 10.
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City of Greenwood, BC
Greenwood, BC, the smallest city in Canada. Incorporated in 1897, Greenwood was the hub of gold mining exploration in the Boundary Country. Mining history, heritage buildings and industrial ruins form part of Greenwood's culture. Greenwood's historical sites and heritage buildings make this Boundary Area city a great place for tourists as well as the casual visitor. Adding to the culture is the 1000 Japanese Canadians relocated at the start of World War II. - Local Attractions: - Greenwood Museum - Restored heritage buildings - Lotzkar Park - Jewel Lake Provincial Park - Phoenix Ski Hill - Wilgress Lake.
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Access to Bed and Breakfast

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263.3
Access to Lodging & R V Park

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264.0

Greenwood's business area
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268.0
Boundary Creek Provincial Park
Located on Boundary Creek, BC just west of Greenwood. 18 campsites, one of which is a double. Camping without services from Sept 7 to the first snowfall. Not suitable for large RVs.
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270.7
Roadside highway turnout with historical marker
South side of highway
170.0
273.6
Roadside highway turnout
North side of highway
170.4
274.2
Roadside highway turnout
South side of highway, gravel turnout
171.4
275.8
Roadside highway turnout
South side of highway, gravel turnout
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278.0
Community of Midway. BC - 'Heart of the Kettle Valley'
Midway is named for its relationship of being the midway point between the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Access to Canada / United States border crossing. - Attractions in and around Midway, BC. - Kamigochi House - Delisle House - Kettle River Inn - Kettle River Museum - Entwined Trees
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Access to campground & R V Park

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278.8
Midway - Kettle Valley Railway Museum
Mile Zero on the Kettle Valley Railway. the building contains the museum. Built in 1900 by the C.P.R.
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283.0
Truck Weigh Scale
South side of the highway
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285.2
View from highway
Driving west on 'The Crows Nest Pass Highway, BC'
177.7
286.0
View from highway
Driving west on 'The Crows Nest Pass Highway, BC'
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287.5
Roadside highway turnout
South side of the highway
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288.3
Roadside highway turnout with information
South side of the highway, paved turnout
184.3
296.6
Community of Rock Creek, BC
Attractions in and around Rock Creek, BC: - Rock Creek & District Fall Fair - Sky High Blues Festival - Cowboy Campfire - The Kettle River.
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297.1
Junction of highway # 33
North to communities of Beaverdale, BC, Big White Ski Area, Kelowna, BC. North to Kettle Valley Provincial Park 5 kms. Stands of Ponderosa pine interspersed with open areas of bunchgrass characterize this recreation area that lies astride the Kettle River between the Okanagan Plateau and the Monashee Mountains. The abandoned right-of-way of the historic Kettle Valley section of the Canadian Pacific Railway, completed in 1916 to link the Pacific coast with southern Alberta, passes through the site. On the east bank of the river is evidence of the once flourishing gold and silver mines. There are 87 vehicle accessible campsites in the park, including eight double sites. 44 of the sites are reservable from May 15- Sept 2. NOTE: Fir highway travel via British Columbia Highway #33 See - Milebymile.com Road Map Highway Travel Guide - BC Highway #33 - Kelowna, BC to Rock Creek, BC for highway driving directions.

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297.5
Access to Lodging
Services at highway, fuel
185.7
298.8
View from highway
Driving west on 'The Crows Nest Pass Highway, BC'
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302.3
Roadside highway turnout
South side of highway
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307.7
Access to Johnson Creek Provincial Park
South of highway 500 mtrs.This park offers camping in a quiet, forested creek side setting. It provides a convenient escape from the hectic Okanagan Valley. The park has 38 hectares of mature Douglas fir, larch and spruce trees that provide habitat for woodpeckers and other cavity nesting bird species. White-tailed deer are often seen in the park. This park offers 16 vehicle-accessible campsites, including one double site, all of which are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The operator maintains the park from May 21 to Sept 15, though the park is open until Oct 31 or the first snowfall, after which the gate is locked. The park is gated just off the highway and the campground is located 500m beyond the gate.
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307.7
Conkle Lake BC Provincial Park
North of highway 25 kms. Conkle Lake is a secluded lake in the Okanagan Highland east of Osoyoos. It is situated amid a mixed forest of western larch, lodgepole pine, willow and black alder that cover the sharply rising surrounding hills. This park offers 34 vehicle accessible campsites, including four double sites, all available on a first-come, first-served basis. The park is maintained from May 21 to Sept 7
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310.1
Mt. Baldy Ski Area
North of highway 19 kms.
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313.1
Community of Bridesville, BC
No services
199.3
320.8
Access to R V Park and Bed and Breakfast
South side of highway
201.5
324.2
Access to Bed and Breakfast
South side of highway
205.2
330.2
Roadside Highway Turnout Rest Area
South side of highway, picnic tables, toilets
205.2
330.3
Brake Check Area
North side of highway
206.4
332.1
Roadside highway turnout
Large gravel turnout
207.7
334.3
Roadside highway turnout
Large gravel turnout
209.2
336.6
Access to Bed and Breakfast

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338.6
Roadside highway turnout with viewpoint - photo from view point
Looking north at highway as it decends into the town of Osoyoos, BC. Driving west on 'The Crows Nest Pass Highway, BC'
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338.6
Roadside highway turnout Rest Area with viewpoint - photo from viewpoint
Looking West at the town of Osoyoos. Driving west on 'The Crows Nest Pass Highway, BC'
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346.9
Roadside highway turnout with information sign

216.0
347.6
Town of Osoyoos, BC business area
Attractions in and around Osoyoos, BC: - Osoyoos Museum - Mount Kobau Trails - Lake Osoyoos - Nk'Mip Desert & Heritage Centre - Spotted Lake There are many Wineries in the Osoyoos area most offer tours and wine tasting. - Burrowing Owl Estate Winery - Osoyoos - Tinhorn Creek - Gehringer Bros - Golden Mile Cellars - Golden Beaver Winery - Hestor Creek - Inniskilin - Nk'Mip Cellars Osoyoos - Orchard Hill Estate Winery Osoyoos - Silver Sage Winery - Twisted Tree Vineyards & Winery Osoyoos Desert Country Wine Tours Osoyoos.
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350.0
Junction of British Columbia Highway # 97
Visitor Information at highway. North to Penticton, BC and Kelowna, BC. South to Oroville Washington and US/Canada Border. NOTE: For highway travel via British Columbia Highway #97 See - Milebymile.com Road Map Highway Travel Guide BC Highway #97 - The Trans Canada Highway to the US/Canada Border for highway driving directions. -- Start / Finish of Highway Travel Guide. -e