Riding Route: Revelstoke to Fauquier - Hwy 23, 6

Updated: Mar 5, 2012
Submitted by: BC-Rider
Country: Canada
Province: BC
Route types: Secondary Highway
Riding Surface: Pavement (100%)
Most Suitable For: Street Bike
Also Suitable For: Dual Sport


Scenic ride along secondary highways. Two free ferry crossings (Arrow Lakes). About 159 km total riding distance.

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Highway 23 from Revelstoke to Shelter Bay: pavement in good condition with paved shoulders and a speed limit of 100 kph. Usually the traffic is light except on holiday weekends. There are a lot of straight sections and gentle curves. There are no sharp corners. The route is very scenic with mountains, forests and lakes. There are two provinical parks, ans lake access is mostly restricted to them. There can be a long wait to board the free ferry at Shelter Bay.

The highway from the ferry to Nakusp consists of good pavement with paved shoulders. There is a mix of straight sections (less than 1 km generally) and gentle curves. There are some sharper curves, but not many. It's a nice scenic and relaxing ride. The speed limit is 100 kph along the two lane highway that usually has light traffic.

It's worth spending some time wandering around in the small town of Nakusp. There is a nice park with a beach. You may also wish to visit Nakusp Hotsprings.

Highway 6 from Nakusp to Fauquier and the Needles Ferry is two lane with a speed limit of 100 kph. The shoulders are paved closer to Nakusp; further south they become gravel. There are some long straight sections and gentle curves. There are some sections with tighter curves (60 kph), but not many. The pavement is generally in good condition, but it is a bit rougher / coarser than further north. There is a provincial park with lake access along the way. There is gas and food available in Fauquier. The ferry at Fauquier runs every half hour during the day, and less regular at night. The ferry wait is usually short.

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