Tires on the Road – Car & Motocycle Road Trips

Riding Through History

Wind your way along Scenic 7 visiting Fraser Valley’s historic sites. Stop at Mission’s Stave Falls Powerhouse, Kilby Historic Site, Agassiz-Harrison Museum and Yale Historic Site to relax, refresh and step back in time.

Attractions

  1. Maillardville & Mackin House Museum (Coquitlam)- Walk through history in the Mackin House built in 1909, or explore the Maillardville grounds established by the French Canadians that re-located Coquitlam in 1909.
  2. Maple Ridge Heritage Walking Tour-The Fraser River Heritage Walk links the key heritage sites in Port Haney with a paved walkway.
  3. Maple Ridge Museum-The museum features First Nations prehistory, history of settlement and prominent families of historic Maple Ridge and a world-class model railway diorama of the Port Haney area.
  4. Billy Miner Alehouse and Cafe (Maple Ridge)-Constructed over 100 years ago, it has served as a bank, a shelter for war vets, a pub, and as a love note from a devoted widow to her deceased beloved.
  5. Stave Falls PowerHouse(Mission)-This 100-year-old power generating facility is also a National Historic Site of Canada where guests can comb through archival photos, artifacts and explore the original mechanical and electrical components installed over a century ago.
  6. Kilby Historic Site(Harrison Mills)-Located near the junction of the Harrison and Fraser Rivers, the Kilby Historic Site stands as the only reminder of the once thriving community of Harrison Mills, British Columbia, Canada.
  7. Agassiz-Harrison Museum-The Agassiz-Harrison Museum is housed in a Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) station built in 1893 – one of Canada’s oldest wooden CPR stations still standing. The building was once a fully-operating station, and also the living quarters for the station master and his family.
  8. Yale Historic Site-Yale, B.C. was once the largest city north of San Francisco and west of Chicago.Originally established in 1848 as a Hudson’s Bay Company trading post, Yale grew with the influx of an estimated 30,000 gold miners during the gold rush of 1858.

Itinerary

Day 1:

Start your day  in Coquitlam at the Maillardville and Mackin House, absorb the history and stretch your legs.Once you have taken in the Fraser Mills and Francophone history in Maillardville head to the Maple Ridge Heritage Walk; which starts at Jim Hadgkiss Park: 30 mins(23.2 km). Explore the rich history of Port Haney, then make your way to Billy Miner’s Alehouse and Cafe for lunch: 3 mins(1.4 km). Once refueled for the day, stay on the scenic Highway 7 and drive to Stave Falls Power House:22 mins (24.9 km).  For your final destination of the day, make your way to Kilby Historic Site: 46 mins( 49.7 km)
Spend the night in Harrison Mills, Agassiz or Harrison Hot Springs.

Day 2:

Start your day in either Harrison Mills, Harrison Hot Springs, or Agassiz and drive to the Agassiz-Harrison Museum. This old train station will travel you back in time to 1893. From there, make your way to Yale Historic Site: 33 mins (51.2 km).  Stop in for a cup of tea or lunch after you’ve explored the rich history of Yale; the Boomtown  of the Fraser. Return home.

Course to Course Road-Trip

Attractions

  1. Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club (Coquitlam)
    • 18 Hole, 12 Hole
  2. Meadows Gardens (Pitt Meadows)
    • 18 Hole
  3. Maple Ridge Golf Course
    • 9 Hole
  4. Mission Golf and Country Club
    • 9 Holes
  5. Sandpiper Golf Resort (Harrison Mills)
    • 18 Holes
  6. Harrison Hot Springs Resort Golf Course
    • 9 Holes
  7. Hope Golf and Country Club
    • 9 Holes

Itinerary

Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club to Meadow Gardens Golf Course: 25 minutes
Meadow Gardens Golf to Maple Ridge Golf Course: 8 minutes
Maple Ridge Golf Course to Mission Golf and Country Club: 25 minutes
Mission Golf and Country Club to Sandpiper Golf Resort: 35 minutes
Sandpiper Golf Resort to Harrison Hot Springs Resort Golf Course: 20 minutes
Harrison Hot Springs Resort Golf Course to Hope Golf and Country Club: 30 minutes

Drive the scenic
highway seven

What is the Scenic7?

Also known as the Lougheed Highway, the Scenic 7 provides a link between Vancouver and Hope that is off the beaten path. From extreme adventures to simple, warm hospitality, there is something for everyone in Mighty Fraser Country.

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