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A ride on the Sea to Sky Highway in Canada (Tracer 9 GT)


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Recently, I took a trip up to BC Canada near the Vancouver area and rented a Tracer GT for a day. I ended up doing a tour of the Sea to Sky Highway, stopping to see sights along the way. I had seen some videos of this highway on Youtube before but riding this road in person blew me away.

The entire road (I did a round trip from Vancouver to Whistler) was a constant barrage of amazing views. It's essentially a long flowy road with mostly gentle curves that takes you past every type of natural beauty imaginable - river rapids, island views, mountain scapes, bay views. Not to mention all the little towns and attractions on the way. I've ridden quite a few of the top roads in California and I still think this takes the cake. What an amazing road and I would highly recommend touring it if you ever find yourself on the west coast of Canada.

Here is a video clip from a section of the highway that overlooks the bay. I took this during sunset, which makes it all the better. https://youtu.be/XhK2S8zL0QY.

 

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Nice ride, and thanks for the video. I have been to the area several times on work business, but never had/made time to ride when there. My daughter is eyeing to go to UBC next year... so hopefully the stars are aligning for some more leisure time in BC.

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What a great trip on a bike!!  I've driven it several times, all the way past Duffey Lake, Lillooet, and on to HWY 97.

You can't really go wrong with either route - Sea to Sky, or HWY 1 north and on to HWY 97.  The Fraser Canyon is spectacular, and I can't wait to ride it.  Really sad that HWY 8 washed out between Merritt & Spences Bridge (not to mention the loss of homes), it was a beautiful, twisty, quiet route.

Thanks for the pic & vid...MAN you make me miss BC more than I already do...

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You can't really go wrong with either route - Sea to Sky, or HWY 1 north and on to HWY 97.  The Fraser Canyon is spectacular, and I can't wait to ride it.  Really sad that HWY 8 washed out between Merritt & Spences Bridge (not to mention the loss of homes), it was a beautiful, twisty, quiet route.

Writing these routes down for my next visit 🙂

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