Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Dawson Creek, BC, Canada
Hwy 99 is a great drive, but it depends how much time you plan to take... just getting to it could be infuriating, dealing with Vancouver area traffic. If you want to make any time at all, just get to Hope and decide then if you want to take #5 or #1 up towards Kamloops.
Last time through, I went through the Fraser Canyon (Rt 1) and enjoyed it more than the Coquihalla (Rt 5). The Coq has passing lanes the whole way and is faster... but it's a bit boring. The Canyon can be slow, with traffic... but I enjoyed carving my way through it. And you will see Hell's Gate if that's important. North of Kamloops, Rt 5 gets a bit more entertaining until north of Blue River, where the countryside opens up to a broad valley.. enjoy the trip!