Posted by: cherylyoung | February 27, 2015

Day 64 Take the Sea To Sky Highway

Cheryl Young's Blog

Day 64 Take the Sea To Sky Highway


Sea to Sky Highway

Highway 99 is the Sea to Sky Highway, which winds

 through five distinct biogeoclimatic zones in the

Vancouver, Coast and Mountains region of BC, from

coastal rain forest at Horseshoe Bay, through Squamish,

 Garibaldi Provincial Park, and the Resort Municipality

of Whistler.

Intensely scenic, the Sea to Sky Highway (Highway 99)

crosses paths with two historic routes, the Pemberton

Trail and the Gold Rush Heritage Trail, which linked the

 coast with the interior in the days before the automobile.

 Along these ancient pathways, generations of Coast

Salish people traded with their relations in the Fraser

 Canyon, while in the 1850s, prospectors stampeded

north towards the Cariboo gold fields.

In 1915, the Pacific Great Eastern railway began service

between Squamish and the Cariboo.

For those in search of outdoor recreation, the railway

 proved an ideal way to reach…

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