The Bridge River Valley is Vancouver’s closest immersive wilderness experience lying 300 km north of Vancouver and 100 km west of Lillooet. The Valley is accessible by car, snowmobile, floatplane and helicopter.
About four hours from Vancouver and only two hours from Whistler, the most direct route in summer (May – October) is Hwy99 to Pemberton and across the Hurley River Forest Service Road which climbs a stunning 5,500 feet over Railroad Pass. The Hurley is a summer 4×4 only road with snowmobile access in the winter.
Hwy99 / Duffey Lake Road to Lillooet and Route 40 to Gold Bridge is an alternate year-round route suitable for all vehicles. It is a combination of paved and gravel surfaces. This route crosses spectacular mountain terrain complete with waterfalls, wildlife viewing and takes approximately three hours from Whistler. Road condition updates can be found on DriveBC.ca
Another route is via Hwy 1/12 in Hope & Lytton to Lillooet which is 6 hours from Vancouver.
Road 40 is a year-round mountain road, well maintained by Interior Roads in Gold Bridge. The road is a mixed of paved & gravel surfaces. Always watch for falling rocks & wildlife. The drive is spectacular with the colours & water levels of the Carpenter Lake Reservoir changing with the seasons.
The Hurley Forest Service Road is a 4×4 road which is only accessible to vehicles in the summer. It’s a wild ride & the scenery is breathtaking! In the winter, ride your snowmobile over from the Pemberton Meadows to Bralorne. Hurley Road updates check ISurvivedTheHurley.com. A card lock gas station is located in Gold Bridge and takes credit cards for gas and diesel.