Yellowhead Highway 5
Premier Listings for Yellowhead Highway 5
The southern portion of the Yellowhead Highway 5 links Kamloops on Highway 1 in the Okanagan with Tete Jaune Cache as it follows the North Thompson River for much of the journey, including Wells Gray and Mount Robson Provincial Parks.
This southern stretch of Yellowhead Highway 5 follows the green-hued North Thompson River as it flows south through the forested hillsides and grasslands of the Thompson Plateau. This is a quiet, lightly populated region, and travellers along this route soon realize that they’re sharing this part of British Columbia with relatively few people. Nothing is as arresting as the sight of snaggle-toothed Mount Robson or the sinuous, green-tinted surface of the North Thompson River. It’s easy to go with the flow here.
The Yellowhead Pass (elevation 3,730 feet/1138 m), is 48 miles (77 km) east of Tete Jaune Cache on the British Columbia-Alberta border, and marks the border between Mount Robson Provincial Park and Jasper National Park.
Both Tete Jaune Cache and Yellowhead were the nicknames of an early 19th-century fur trader and trapper – either Pierre Bostonais or Pierre Hatsinaton. Which of these blond fellows was it? Only the mountains know for sure.
Location: The Yellowhead Highway 5 connects with the Trans-Canada Highway 1 at Hope. The Fishing Highway 24 from 97 Mile House in the Cariboo links with Yellowhead Highway 5 at Little Fort, and Yellowhead Highway 16 links with Yellowhead Highway 5 at Tete Jaune Cache (north of Valemount), bringing traffic from Jasper National Park in Alberta to the east and from Prince George to the west.
The following towns are located on or near the Highway 5 (south to north):
Clearwater Valley ResortClearwater Valley Resort
373 Clearwater Valley Road RR1 Box 1948 Clearwater BC V0E 1N0 postalPhone: 250-674-3909homeFax: 250-674-3916workfaxToll Free: firstname.lastname@example.orgINTERNETVisit Website
Clearwater Valley Resort is a modern motel in a park-like setting. Enjoy a relaxing stay with us after your visit to Wells Gray Park and its world-famous waterfalls, scenic beauty, ancient volcanoes, abundant wildlife and clear freshwater lakes. Heated outdoor seasonal pool, individual patios or balconies, cable TV, in-room coffee, queen beds, large rooms, laundry facilities and air-conditioned units are just a few of the amenities.
Grandview MotelGrandview Motel
Grandview Motel is a friendly family owned and operated motel in the heart of Kamloops. Enjoy a splendid sleep in a quiet, convenient location. Every room has a fridge, coffee and air-conditioned comfort, free local calls, and local newspaper. We also have free hi-speed wireless internet in most rooms and free internet access station in the lobby. Seasonal heated pool and large patio, gas barbecues for guests, and shaded picnic area. Restaurants and shopping nearby, close to downtown and the University College of the Cariboo.
Lakeside Country InnLakeside Country Inn
Lakeside Country Inn is a charming lakeside Inn and Bed & Breakfast on Kamloops Lake in Savona, half an hour from downtown Kamloops. Enjoy lakeview rooms with private balconies, kitchen suites, a private beach, shaded lawns, flower gardens, cable TV, and complimentary wireless high-speed internet access. Choose from lakeview rooms with a queen bed or two twin beds or larger kitchen suites. Breakfast in the glass enclosed Garden Cafe is a delightful way to start your day during the summer.
Clearwater Wells Gray KOA CampgroundClearwater Wells Gray KOA Campground
RR1 Box 1948 373 Clearwater Valley Road Clearwater BC V0E 1N0 postalPhone: 250-674-3909homeFax: 250-674-3916homefaxToll Free: email@example.comINTERNETVisit Website
Clearwater Wells Gray KOA Campground is a great location for your stay. The campground / RV Park stand at the doorstep of Wells Gray Park and its world-famous waterfalls, scenic beauty, ancient volcanoes, abundant wildlife and clear freshwater lakes. Our sites were designed to accommodate a variety of RV’s, campers, trailers and tents. The spectacular scenery is the reason Wells Gray Park is a “must see” on your trip through BC.