Anyone travelling east–west in any sort of hurry, travels the 207km between Hope and Kamloops on the Coquihalla Hwy (Hwy-5). The scenery is unexceptional for the 68km west of the wind- and snow-whipped Coquihalla Pass (1244m) but things look up considerably to the east. Here, forests, mountains and crashing rivers add drama – despite being somewhat compromised by old mines, road-building scars, forest fire-ravaged landscapes and the devastating effects of the Pine Beetle infestation, which has often necessitated large-scale clear-cuts.

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