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British Columbia #97C Highway Guide

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Highway 97, and 97c Connector
Junction of Highway 97 and 97c to Merritt, BC and the Coquihalla Highway. Very long steep grades. NOTE: The Toll on the Coquihalla Highway was removed October/08. NOTE: For highway travel via highway #97 - See Road Map Highway Travel Guide - Trans Canada Highway To US/Canada Border for highway driving directions

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Information and Rest area, Toilets
Access to east bound traffic only
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Animal Overpass

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U TURN Route
Exit
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Pull Out Area
Chain up Area
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Photo
Location: British Columbia, Highway  #97C. Description: Two-lane mountain highway going to Merritt, BC.
Photo of high mountain highway 97c, west bound to Merritt showing double lane highway
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Brenda Mine Exit
Pull out area, and chain up area
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Photo - View from highway
Photo - View from highway
Driving west on the BC Coquihalla Highway #97c.
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Penask Summit, BC
Elevation, 1744 Metres
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Penask Summit, BC
Location: British Columbia, Highway  #97C. Description: Trees and snow on left side of straight highway.
Photo of summit, and highway
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Penask Creek Bridge

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Sunset Main Road Exit
Exit to Hatheume Lake, BC (21 kms) lodging, boat rentals, boat ramp,horse back riding. Hatheume Lake is populated with trophy rainbow trout.
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Photo View from highway
Photo View from highway
Driving west
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Elkhart Road
Lodging, gas, propane, diesel Elkhart Lodge, Oma's Restaurant. Exit to Paradise Lake Last Chance Bed and Breakfast
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Pull Out
Brake Check Area, vehicles over 5500 kg
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Photo - View from highway.
Photo - View from highway.
Driving west on the BC Coquihalla Highway #97c.
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Photo
Location: British Columbia, Highway  #97C. Description: White skies over Summit Plateau. Trees in foreground.
Highway view, overlooking Summit Plateau
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EXIT , To Loon Lake Road
Exit to Pennask Provincial Park , rough road, 4 wheel drive vehicles recommended. Pennask Provincial Park takes in two bays at the southeast corner of Pennask Lake. Camping: Access to the campsites is very rough, often requiring 4 wheel-drive vehicles. The 25 natural sites are open year-round but not maintained.
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Pull Out Area

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Pothole Bridge

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Digital Overhead Sign
Road Conditions Information
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JUNCTION #5a & 97c
To Aspen Grove, Kentucky Alleyne Provincial Park. This park offers 63 vehicle accessible campsites including five double and eight pull-through sites. The campground is quite spread out and divided between Kentucky Lake
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On 97c
Corbett Lake Inn, BC, Lodging
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94.0
Pull Out
Overlooking Corbett Lake, BC, no overnight parking
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Kane Valley Turn Off
Hiking, Cross Country Sking,
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Lundbom Road

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102.5
Pull Out Area
Brake Check Area, 5500kg or over
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Photo View from highway
Photo View from highway
Driving west
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Junction of highways 97c & 5 Coquihalla Highway, BC
Junction of  highways 97c &  5 Coquihalla Highway, BC
City of Merritt, BC; access to Merritt, BC Visitor Information Center,Toilets Highway 97c and 5a ends North to Kamloops, BCSouth to Vancouver, BC. Attractions in and around Merritt, BC: Nciola Valley Museum and Archives, BC. The Museum has an extensive collection of Nicola Valley photographs & artifacts on display. - Nicola Valley Pro Rodeo - annual event combined with the area fall fair - Merritt, BC Speedway and Rally Car races. - The Merritt Mountain Music Festival, BC, held in July.
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Junction of highways 97c & 5 Coquihalla Highway
NOTE: The Coquihalla highway was a Toll Highway. The toll was removed October/08 For highway travel via the Coquihalla Highway - See Road Map Highway #5T Travel Guide Hope, BC to Kamloops, BC for driving directions. -e

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