Our drive from Kamloops to Prince George BC took us west on Hwy 1 to Hwy 97 N around 325 miles. Hwy 1 from Kamloops to Cache Creek was partly beside Kamloops Lake as far as Savona. Beautiful drive. Hwy 97 is known as the Cariboo Highway and on the Gold Rush Trail. It passes through the towns of Clinton,Williams Lake and Quesnel. On the highway are towns marked by distance from the town of Lillooet such as 70 mile,100 mile and 150 mile house. It was known as the wagon road during the gold rush. At that time, Canada was on the imperial system, which explains the use of miles in the names. The Country switched to the metric system in 1970 under Trudeau.
|Hwy 1 Along Kamloops Lake|
|Coming into Savona|
During the drive we passed many logging and log home establishments. Also a lot of logging trucks coming from the north.
Williams Lake is the largest community between Kamloops and Prince George.
|Very Serious Driver|
|Valley and Lake View of Williams|
We arrived at Blue Cedars RV Park just off Hwy 16 in Prince George around 300PM, our home for the next 7 nights. www.bluecedarsrvpark.com We have a full hookup with 30amp (We are spoiled by the 50amp),good satellite reception and free wi-fi.
The campground sits in a wooded area just off Hwy 16 and is convenient for shopping and restaurants. Sites are gravel and grass.
We are in site 31. Price is $38/ntCAD.
|Site 31 Blue Cedars RV Park|
|Blue Cedars Campground|
After settling in, we met a nice couple from Cortes Island which is near Campbell River and Vancouver Island. Anders and Liz have a very nice website detailing their travels across Canada and beyond. I hope we keep in touch and know we will find their site helpful in our Canada travels. Unfortunately they leave tomorrow. wediscovercanadaandbeyond.ca
Tomorrow we are going to explore the parks and downtown with a stop at the Visitor Center. Will write more tomorrow about the history of Prince George.