Lillooet BC, along the Sea to Sky Highway


Posted by whalerho | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 21-09-2009

Several of our Canadian friends told us about Highway 99 or the Sea to Sky Highway.  We heard the scenery was spectacular but heard it was not a relaxing ride.  Ken put up some blogs on and asked other RVers about the road conditions and the responses gave us confidence to make the ride.   Once we passed the Hat Creek Ranch (our first stop in BC back in July) we were committed to the trek.   We were now driving through the semi-desert benchlands of the upper Fraser River canyon.  It was so completely different than any other part of BC as it was dry and the hills were golden with dried wheat and bushes.  The road twisted and turned and the girls and I followed the RV in our van.  It was worth the drive even though we went only an average of 25 MPH.  We stopped at the town of Lillooet, perched high above the Fraser River.  The campground was simple and was right on the Fraser River.  Andrew’s first fishing outing yielded three pink salmon caught by hand.  He strung them on a old piece of wood and gave two of them to a German couple in our campground.  They were SO excited!  Andrew was hoping to catch a big 1000 pound (yes that’s 3 zeros) sturgeon but no such luck.   (Not sure where we would have put all this fish!) Just more pink salmon.  No problem here!  There was a nice and warm little beach along the river and the girls and I sat on the banks, the girls making sand balls and I reading my books.  We were joined by “Lassie” , the dog from the campground.  The kids grew quite fond of this lovable and calm dog. Now off to Whistler and home to the 2010 Olympics!

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