Trip Recap: 2017-10-15 on the Hope / Merritt / Princeton Loop

Another one of my 1-day routes when I just feel like hitting the road and stretch the car’s legs a bit, without having to book hotels or take the ferry.

From Hope, blast up the Coquihalla Highway (BC-5)...

...and Coldwater Road, draped in autumn foilage...

...to get to the Visitor Centre at Merritt, which has now been closed.

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The major highways actually converge upon Merritt quite a bit OUTSIDE of town, so the tourism centre was unable to draw much “tourism” into the area
The major highways actually converge upon Merritt quite a bit OUTSIDE of town, so the tourism centre was unable to draw much “tourism” into the area
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From Merritt, take the pre-1986 alignment of the aforementioned Coquihalla, now designated as BC-5A and is a Destination Highway...

...to Princeton:

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Onto the Crowsnest Highway (BC-3)...

...to end the trip at Hope Slide:

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