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The capital city is [[Victoria]] situated on the Vancouver Island, [[Vancouver]] is the largest city and the third metropole of [[Canada]].
 
The capital city is [[Victoria]] situated on the Vancouver Island, [[Vancouver]] is the largest city and the third metropole of [[Canada]].
  
==Cities==
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== Cities ==
===Vancouver===
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=== Vancouver ===
 
Most populated cities it may be harder to find rides, especially around the Greater Vancouver Area & inward toward the westcoast.
 
Most populated cities it may be harder to find rides, especially around the Greater Vancouver Area & inward toward the westcoast.
==Towns==
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== Towns ==
===Golden ===
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=== Golden ===
====From Lake Louise continuing on Highway 1 eastbound ====
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==== From Lake Louise continuing on Highway 1 eastbound ====
 
The streets split after Lake Louise - see that on google map. That will be a bit tricky. Highway 1 continues strait if you continue eastbound.  
 
The streets split after Lake Louise - see that on google map. That will be a bit tricky. Highway 1 continues strait if you continue eastbound.  
  
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May take about 15 minutes if you are heading out of Hope going eastbound.
 
May take about 15 minutes if you are heading out of Hope going eastbound.
  
====Hitchhiking from Revelstoke eastbound====
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==== Hitchhiking from Revelstoke eastbound ====
 
That one is tricky, cause the gas station is kind of out of the way from the highway. Better asking people at the gas station if they are going south. Try to hitch from the side of the town, before the bridge. Maybe there is a better spot before the gas station, but that needs to be explored by food.
 
That one is tricky, cause the gas station is kind of out of the way from the highway. Better asking people at the gas station if they are going south. Try to hitch from the side of the town, before the bridge. Maybe there is a better spot before the gas station, but that needs to be explored by food.
  
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== Vancouver Island ==
 
== Vancouver Island ==
===General Information===
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=== General Information ===
 
The size of the island is underestimated. It's like a country itself, and it is covered with rainforest, thick rainforest and as the name says. It's raining a lot! However Vancouver Island is filled with liberal and environmentally friendly people, hippy-like if you will, therefore hitching here is very common. Some parts of the island are quite rural and it can be easy to get stuck after dark in the soaking wet, so make sure to try to get where you're going early on in the day while there's still light.
 
The size of the island is underestimated. It's like a country itself, and it is covered with rainforest, thick rainforest and as the name says. It's raining a lot! However Vancouver Island is filled with liberal and environmentally friendly people, hippy-like if you will, therefore hitching here is very common. Some parts of the island are quite rural and it can be easy to get stuck after dark in the soaking wet, so make sure to try to get where you're going early on in the day while there's still light.
  
 
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Revision as of 16:52, 10 July 2009

British Columbia is the Westernmost province of Canada, the home of the Rocky Mountains and the window on the Pacific Ocean.

The capital city is Victoria situated on the Vancouver Island, Vancouver is the largest city and the third metropole of Canada.

Cities

Vancouver

Most populated cities it may be harder to find rides, especially around the Greater Vancouver Area & inward toward the westcoast.

Towns

Golden

From Lake Louise continuing on Highway 1 eastbound

The streets split after Lake Louise - see that on google map. That will be a bit tricky. Highway 1 continues strait if you continue eastbound.

There is no town until GOLDEN. Field is only a hotel and a roadhouse - as far as I remember. A little town on the left side, away from the Highway. Gas station Golden right at the highway, its quite big, you should get all your supplies you need there. Hitchhiking from there is ok too.

Revelstoke

Highly recommendable, small and beautiful mountain town, beautiful river and small lake to swimm in with the locals on hot summers day. Hiking in the national park of Revelstoke is recommendable, too. There are easy and difficult trains. Take the car up there (many curves).

Hope

May take about 15 minutes if you are heading out of Hope going eastbound.

Hitchhiking from Revelstoke eastbound

That one is tricky, cause the gas station is kind of out of the way from the highway. Better asking people at the gas station if they are going south. Try to hitch from the side of the town, before the bridge. Maybe there is a better spot before the gas station, but that needs to be explored by food.


The Okanagan Valley

Easy to get rides throughout, especially north/south along the 97, and easy to get temporary work anytime from June through October. The Okanagan is home to a large fruit and wine industry, often allowing for day-to-day temporary jobs that pay daily, with many orchard owners allowing you to camp in their orchard or providing basic picker's shacks.

Border Crossing to the United States

Crossing to Montana

Crossing to Idaho

Crossing to Washington

Vancouver Island

General Information

The size of the island is underestimated. It's like a country itself, and it is covered with rainforest, thick rainforest and as the name says. It's raining a lot! However Vancouver Island is filled with liberal and environmentally friendly people, hippy-like if you will, therefore hitching here is very common. Some parts of the island are quite rural and it can be easy to get stuck after dark in the soaking wet, so make sure to try to get where you're going early on in the day while there's still light.

Provinces and Territories of Canada