We have really enjoyed our trip across the bottom of British Columbia. It took us a few days to complete the drive. Be sure to go back and see the beginning of the drive after we left Eureka, Montana on September 3. We started in Echo, BC and ended our drive in Hope, BC. We did all of the British Columbia side, we missed a part of the Alberta side. The Crowsnest Highway, also known as the Interprovincial or, in British Columbia, the Southern Trans-Provincial, is an east-west highway, 1,161 km (721 mi) in length, through the southern parts of British Columbia and Alberta, it is designated as Highway 3 for its entire length.
The highway, which is mostly two lanes, was officially established in 1932, mainly following a mid-19th-century gold rush trail originally traced out by an engineer named Edgar Dewdney. It takes its name from the Crowsnest Pass, the location at which the highway crosses the Continental Divide between British Columbia and Alberta. We were totally surprised at all the passes on the drive. It was one summit after another and was spectacular.
We have always wanted to drive this incredible scenic drive and we were not disappointed. Check back later for more adventures from British Columbia.