Looking for a rugged adventure in beautiful British Columbia? Get off the beaten path and enjoy this rugged circle tour that includes Lillooet, B.C., the Bridge River Valley, and Pemberton, B.C. You can begin your trip in Lillooet or Pemberton, we suggest an early morning start so book a place to stay in advance. This route requires a 4-wheel drive vehicle with good tires and a spare. Be sure to pack food, water, matches, and other survival items just in case.
You’ll be driving the Hurley Forest Service Road which is open seasonally. Check I survived the Hurley website before you leave to ensure the road is open. Visitor Centre staff can also advise you about road conditions so stop by the Lillooet Visitor Information Centre.
The circle tour can be completed in 6 hours but it is a great trip for a long weekend so you can take your time to explore each community.
Begin Your Adventure in Pemberton
When you begin your adventure in Pemberton you can go in either of two directions. This is your starting point if you’re traveling from Vancounver and the lower mainland.
- From Pemberton Meadows on to the Hurley Forest Service Road to Gold Bridge and Bralorne in the Bridgeriver Valley. Then travel on to Lillooet and back to Pemberton on Hwy 99.
- Or you can go north from Pemberton along highway 99 to take the Duffey Lake Road to Lillooet. Then head to Gold Bridge and back to Pemberton.
Begin Your Adventure in Lillooet
When you begin your adventure in Lillooet you can travel in two different directions as well. Lillooet will be your starting point if you are traveling from Kamloops, Clinton, Cache Creek or Lytton via Hwy 1 or 97.
- Take Road 40 to Gold Bridge and Bralorne in the Bridgeriver Valley. Then the Hurley Forest Service Road to Pemberton Meadows Road, through Pemberton and Hwy 99 back to Lillooet.
- Take Hwy 99 to Pemberton and Pemberton Meadows Road to the Hurley Forest Service Road. From Goladbridge take road 40 back to Lillooet.
Be sure to watch out for wildlife. It’s common to see black bears and deer feeding beside the road or crossing the road unexpectedly. No matter which direction you travel you’ll enjoy spectacular rugged scenery.