Originally Posted by Jlew127
It looks like maybe up through Bellingham and then what?, Highway 5?, past Kamloops and into Calgary. Yeah looks like a long drive just to be in Calgary for a wedding reception. Then turn around and drive back. We'll make something out of it and put that Denali through its paces.
My appologizes for the tardy response...was out camping....from Bellingham to Vancouver:
Vancouver to Whistler then on the Duffy Lake road and come out at Cache Creek then on to Kamloops and the # 1 highway to Lake Louise..this route is 2 lane highway, nice scenery, twisty roads narrow in spots, slow going. Not my favorite road if in a hurry to get to Calgary.
Vancouver to Hope: through parts of Vancouver BC on the # 1 highway.... 4 lane road.
At Hope u have 3 different options:
Take the Coquihalla Highway 5 (el. 1,244 m or 4,081 ft) is a highway summit along the Coquihalla Highway.] It is the highest point on the highway between the cities of Hope and Merritt. It is located just south of the former toll booth plaza on the Coquihalla Highway, about 50 km (31 mi) north of Hope, and 65 km (40 mi) south of Merritt and is the divide between the Coquihalla River and the Coldwater River.
The ascent to the Coquihalla Summit is very steep, especially from the south. The ascent is particularly steep after passing northbound through the Great Bear snow shed From Wiki....and on to Kamloops....not my favorite when pulling a trailer or during the winter.
Fraser Canyon to Cache Creek then to Kamloops
The Fraser Canyon is an 84 km landform of the Fraser River where it descends rapidly through narrow rock gorges in the Coast Mountains en route from the Interior Plateau of British Columbia to the Fraser Valley. Colloquially, the term "Fraser Canyon" is often used to include the Thompson Canyon from Lytton to Ashcroft. From wiki
Good 2 lane road, no long grades, follows the Fraser River with nice vistas, easier pull than the Coquihalla...my choice if I was pulling my trailer . Not so hard on the truck. On to Kamloops
Hope to Princeton then to Kelowna on to Revelstoke..2 lane highway ...scenic. Long way to get to Calgary...if you have time a nice trip.
Kamloops to Revelstoke - Lake Louise
Emerald Lake, Natural Bridge and Takakkaw Falls within Yoho Park. Kicking Horse Pass . Continental Divide into Banff National Park. Lake Louise, the 'Jewel of the Rockies'. Explore the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
Lake Louise - Banff National
travel part of the Icefields Parkway - It winds up from Bow Valley and offers outstanding viewpoints and excellent wildlife viewing. Continue to Banff, part of the UNESCO Rocky Mountain Park. Banff National Park offers spectacular mountain scenery and many natural attractions.
Banff National Park
Upper Hot Springs, Cave & Basin Centre, Bow Falls and the Hoodoos golf at Banff Springs Hotel. The gondola ride to the Top of Sulphur Mountain?
Banff - Calgary
Take the Trans-Canada-Highway towards Calgary.
Not sure what route to take through Wash. or Idaho State...maybe some others can chime in
Hope this helps..other comments welcome.