British Columbia Highway 99

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  • Metro Vancouver
  • Squamish - Lillooet
  • Thompson - Nicola

In the southwest British Columbia, the Highway 99 a major highway dar. It is the continuation of Interstate 5 from the U.S. state of Washington coming, continues across the city of Vancouver in the north and ends at Highway 97 at Cache Creek.

The numbering of the highway was in 1942 with the completion of "King George Highway ". The highway is 99 (hence the numbering) risen, this is Interstate 5, the continuation of now abandoned U.S. highways.


Vancouver - Blaine Freeway

The highway begins in the south to the border with the United States. At the border crossing the so-called Peace Arch Park is located. The road is expanded motorway standard in this section. Highway 99 runs through Surrey and Delta (British Columbia). At the city limits to Highway 91 from Delta branches. This leads as an alternative route through the districts of Vancouver Annacis Iceland and Queensborough and then rejoins Highway 99 In the district of Ladner Highway 17 branches off to the south. This leads over the Ferry Tsawassen Bay and a short ferry ride to Vancouver Iceland. The southern arm of the Fraser River is being crossed by the George Massay tunnel, thus achieved the Highway Richmond. In Richmond is the Vancouver International Airport, take Highway 99 to Vancouver and region binds.

After 37 km is reached the city limits of Vancouver on the north arm of the Fraser River after crossing the river on the Oak St. Bridge. The Highway 99 leads to a distance of 30 km across the city of Vancouver. The highway leads as far as Granville Street Downtown Vancouver, merges with Highway 1A, an alternative route of Highway 1, and cuts through the Stanley Park. The Lions Gate Bridge over Burrard Inlet, a bay, connecting the city of Vancouver, West Vancouver. There discharges of Highway 99 in the Trans - Canada Highway and follow it west to Horseshoe Bay.

Sea-to- Sky Highway

From Horseshoe Bay, the Pacific coast of the road follows along in a northerly direction. From Squamish it leads into the interior. He connects the Pacific coast with the mountains of the Coast Mountains, hence the name Sea -to-Sky (translated " from the sea to the sky "). Due to its inglorious history as a very dangerous stretch of this road section has also occasionally get missed by the local media called " Killer Highway". Major importance was the highway for the 2010 Winter Olympics, as he established the direct connection between the Olympic city of Vancouver and its ski resort in Whistler. As part of the highway was removed and defused danger zones. The highway continues on to Pemberton.

Duffey Lake Road

The last section leads from Pemberton Cache Creek. A major junction on the way there is in Lillooet with Highway 12, the Lillooet connects the south with Highway 1. North of Cache Creek then empties the Highway in the Cariboo Highway.


Border to the USA: Peace Arch

→ Main article: Peace Arch

On the border between the two countries in Blaine, Washington and Surrey, British Columbia, is a monument that commemorates the Treaty of Ghent in 1814. The monument is located in the green belt between the roads to the south or north, exactly on the border between Canada and the United States. Surrounded the monument from the cross-border Peace Arch Park.


→ Main article: Vancouver As the largest city of the province of British Columbia, the city of Vancouver is an attraction in itself. The highway leads here, among others, Granville Iceland past and then through downtown Vancouver. Overall, the region is an extended stay is worth it.

Stanley Park

→ Main article: Stanley Park

Stanley Park with a size of 404.9 ha is one of the largest urban parks in North America. It serves as a popular recreation destination. An extensive network of walking trails and recreational attractions draw every year at about eight million people.

Cypress Provincial Park

→ Main article: Cypress Provincial Park The park is used in winter as a ski resort. 2010, the snowboard and freestyle competitions were held here at the Olympic Games.

Shannon Falls Provincial Park

→ Main article: Shannon Falls Provincial Park In the park, the eponymous Shannon is the case. One of the highest waterfalls in Canada.

Alice Lake Provincial Park

→ Main article: Alice Lake Provincial Park In the park are four lakes, which primarily serve the recreation. They offer opportunities for fishing and swimming.

Nairn Falls Provincial Park

→ Main article: Nairn Falls Provincial Park Namesake of the park is a two-time waterfall, fed by the Green River.

Marble Canyon Provincial Park

→ Main article: Marble Canyon Provincial Park This park gets its name from a limestone gorge, which is a rare for British Columbia Geoformation.

Brandywine Falls

→ Main article: Brandywine Falls Provincial Park These waterfalls of the Brandywine Creek plunges to 70 m in depth.

Garibaldi Provincial Park

→ Main article: Garibaldi Provincial Park Nestled in the Coast Mountains is the Garibaldi Provincial Park. From the highway, there are five entrances to the park, in the middle of the park is the currently (as of December 2011) dormant volcano Mount Garibaldi.

Joffre Lakes Provincial Park

→ Main article: Joffre Lakes Provincial Park In the park are several lakes: Upper, Middle and Lower Joffre Lake. These are characterized by their rich turquoise color.