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Trans Canada Trail Legend:
|Trans Canada Trail Pavilion|
|Multi-Use Route (Cycling & Walking)|
|Hiking Only Route (No Cycling)|
|Equestrian Route (May Allow Cyclists/Walkers)|
|Temporary Bypass or Unofficial TCT Route|
|Trans Canada Trail Closed|
|Obstacle or Warning (click it for details)|
Alternate Route Legend:
|Alternate Route for Cyclists & Walkers|
|Alternate Route for Hiking|
|Alternate Route for Equestrians|
|Connection Point to the Trans Canada Trail|
Google Maps Legend:
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About the Route:
This route bypasses the more adventurous Paleface Pass route which travels through the Chilliwack River and Silver/Skagit River Valleys - and climbs over the Cascade mountain range. We recommend this bypass route for all Trans Canada Trail users from mid-October to July. Throughout the rest of the year, Paleface Pass is normally laden with snow. This route is useful for cross-country cyclists carrying panniers and/or a trailer.
Connection Points to the TCT:
The western terminus of this alternate route connects to the Trans Canada Trail in Chilliwack near the Vedder Junction. For westbound travellers heading towards Vancouver, the Trans Canada Trail continues west along the Vedder River on the Rotary Trail. More information can be found on the TCT Abbotsford page.
The eastern terminus of this route connects to the Trans Canada Trail outside the Hope Visitor Centre at the corner of Hudsons Bay Street and Water Ave. If heading east towards the Coquihalla, continue NE on Hudsons Bay Street for 1 block, then turn left (North) on Fraser Ave for 2 blocks, turning right (NE) on Wallace Street. For more details about the TCT route to the Coquihalla, visit our TCT Coquihalla page. For those following the Paleface Pass Bypass route west towards Chilliwack, get onto Highway 1 from this point and travel north along the water - the highway will soon cross the Fraser River on the large bridge at the north end of town.
Trail Highlights and Developments:
The main features of this route takes in the Old Chilliwack City Centre and country settings along the Fraser River. It also offers the opportunity to visit Harrison Hot Springs from Agassiz, a super tourist center (10 km one-way). Along the north side of the Fraser the Highway passes by a few other Sto-lo Nations. As well, views of Mt. Cheam and other peaks are quite spectacular all the way along the North side of the Fraser.
Before heading out, getting snack at the Minter Gardens north of the Old Chilliwack City Centre is a great stop.