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Old 04-17-2024, 02:22 PM   #1
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Cool Traveling Whistler to Revelstoke to Banff to Waterton Lakes

We have a 2022 25' Airstream FB International. We have reservations at various campgrounds and will be traveling from Whistler to Revelstoke. Then from Revelstoke to Banff. Then from Banff to Waterton Lakes. We have never done this trip and wondering about about road conditions and how safe it is to travel the roads for these destinations. Thank you in advance for any thoughts and recos!
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...wondering about about road conditions and how safe it is to travel the roads for these destinations. Thank you in advance for any thoughts and recos!

Good highways and some recent upgrades. Can get a little busy in the summer.


Sounds like a great trip!
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Thank you sdwilsonsct!
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Highway 99 from Whistler to Lillooet has some steep grades. You should research that one carefully. Otherwise, these routes should be very doable. Iíve travelled a good deal in BC, but Iím most familiar with the Alberta side. Ask away!
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We have a 2022 25' Airstream FB International. We have reservations at various campgrounds and will be traveling from Whistler to Revelstoke. Then from Revelstoke to Banff. Then from Banff to Waterton Lakes. We have never done this trip and wondering about about road conditions and how safe it is to travel the roads for these destinations. Thank you in advance for any thoughts and recos!
We did this route last summer with our Classic 30. The highways are excellent and the route is scenic. Be sure of your fuel stops as there are remote stretches. The biggest issue we encountered last summer was wild fires especially around Waterton Lakes. Air quality was very poor. Just check fire maps and plan accordingly. Have fun.
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Sea to Sky HWY from Whistler to Vancouver is great, then you get on HWY 1 and head to Revelstoke.

If you are heading North from Whistler, that is a bit more challenging. My suggestion would be the to head South towards the HWY 1 and then head East. I wouldn't want to pull my 22' on the highway to Lillooet as I have heard that it can be tough and twisty. I am sure it is a very scenic drive. I am just going by what others have told me.

All the other areas would be great for pulling the trailer as we have pulled our trailer all over these areas and never had issues or concerns about safety.
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We travel the routes from Salmon to the other destinations you mention. Fuel costs vary significantly and can be really expensive particularly at Revelstoke and Golden. We use Gas Buddy to plan our fuel stops.
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Go for it!

As the others have said, the roads are not treacherous and mostly in excellent condition albeit thereís construction between Field and Golden, BC as they widen the Trans Canada Highway. We pass through at least once every other year pulling a 30 International RBQ.

This is our favorite place in all of North America. ENJOY!

We donít have much luck with Parks Canada for reservations, but we always find a suitable spot at Hudu Creek campground FCFS.
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Keep a bookmark on fire.airnow.gov for to-the-minute information on wildfires and air quality as you travel.
Unfortunately, the summers in Western Canada are now called Smoke Season.
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As to the Duffy Lake Road, from Whistler to Lillooet, as mentioned above it has some steeper sections and switchbacks. That said, it is a scenic route. You can see the road on Google Streetview to decide for yourself. We would take it with a trailer, unless it was the middle of winter, but we would moderate our travel speed. The alternative is to return from Whistler to Vancouver, then take Hwy 1 to Hope, then the Coquihalla (5) to Kamloops, then carry on on Hwy 1 to Revelstoke.

When you are looking for current info on BC routes, recommend you use Drive BC which gives all road conditions, incidents, and info on things like wildfire related road closures.

For more detailed info on BC wildfires, use the BC Wildfire Service site. We have had some bad fire seasons in recent years, and this coming summer is predicted to be dry.
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