Fraser Valley, British Columbia on TransCanadaHighway.com
Why Visit the Fraser Valley?
The Lower Mainland portion of the Fraser Valley is Canada's year-round flower growing region, rivalling Holland. It is surrounded to the North, the South, and to the East with rugged mountains, lakes, and recreation. North of Hope, you enter the Fraser Canyon, with the trans-continental railroad on one cliff-face, and the Trans-Canada Highway on the other (with Hell's Gate offering great views of both), and north east of Hope is the wide-open Coquihalla ranching country.
Fraser Valley Communities
For those doing a round trip, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND going one way along the #1 down the Fraser Canyon, and the return route via Highway #3 and #97 thorugh the fruit and wine country of the Okanagan.
Only those in a hurry, or who have already done the Fraser Canyon and the Okanagan, should zip along the much faster #5 Coquihalla Route between Hope, BC and Kamloops BC (the speed limit for most of the route --in summer-- is 120 km/h) which enables traffic between Calgary and Vancouver in a 12 hours driving day (traffic permitting)
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