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Edmonton, AB to Prince George, BC
The Yellowhead Hwy #16 is the more northerly route through the Canadian Rockies and connects Edmonton, Alberta to Prince George, British Columbia - 737 Km (458 miles).
To find lodging and adventure, click on any of the cities below. We've listed them in order from Edmonton to Prince George. Along the way, travellers have a number of options to tailor their trip - see below.
Jasper to Banff - Hwy #93:
Turn south in Jasper and follow Hwy #93 to Saskatchewan River Crossing where you can turn east on the David Thompson Highway # 11 to historic Rocky Mountain House. Or, you can continue south on Hwy #93 to Banff, where you can connect with the Trans Canada Hwy #1 and continue east to Calgary or west to Vancouver and Victoria, BC.
Prince George to Vancouver - Cariboo Hwy #97:
This route follows much of the historic Cariboo Wagon Road and the Gold Rush Trial of the 1860's, to Vancouver, BC. Along the way you will pass through Quesnel "The Gold Pan City" and the turn off to the restored Gold Rush town of Barkerville - 89 km (55 mi.) east of Quesnel on Highway #26.
At Williams Lake, home of the famous Williams Lake Stampede rodeo, you cross Hwy #20 that travels west through the Chilcotin, the heart of BC's "Cowboy Country", and on to the coastal town of Bella Coola (456 Km - 283 Miles). The Bella Coola Valley is famous for it's fishing and grizzly bear watching, and is the terminal for the BC Ferries to Vancouver Island (be sure to check for BC Ferries schedules for sailings).
Farther south, at 100 Mile House you can turn east on Hwy #24 (The Fishing Highway), which provides access to hundreds of the most productive rainbow trout fishing lakes in the world.
Continuing south from 100 Mile House on Hwy #97 you will meet with the Trans Canada Hwy #1 at Cache Creek and pass through the Mighty Thompson River and Fraser River Canyons enroute to Vancouver. From there, if you wish, you can continue on to BC's capital city, Victoria, on Vancouver Island. Details ...
Prince George to Prince Rupert & the Queen Charlotte Islands - Yellowhead Hwy #16:
From Prince George, continue west on Hwy #16 through Vanderhoof and the Nechako Valley, Burns Lake and the Lakes District, Houston, Smithers and the Bulkley Valley, to Hazelton and Kitwanga (junction of the Stewart Cassiar Hwy #37) and on to Terrace, and the Skeena River, where you can go south to Kitimat (on Hwy #37 ) or continue west to the port of Prince Rupert. Then, travel by ferry to the magical Queen Charlotte Islands - Haida Gwaii, the magnificent home of the Haida First Nations. Details. . .