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International Selkirk Loop

Creston, British Columbia, Canada
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Incredible scenery - not just Creston - but along the entire route!

This loop has so many wonderful interesting, picturesque, less-traveled destinations. We drove... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Palmyra, Pennsylvania
Slow down and smell nature

The Selkirk Loop is a huge network of roads throughout the Kootenai region crossing 2 countries... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Dan M
Calgary, Canada
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Creston, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This loop has so many wonderful interesting, picturesque, less-traveled destinations. We drove most of it in parts during a week's vacation. Recommend Sandpoint and Hope Idaho, Lake Pend Oreille (where you could vacation an entire week alone!), Creston Wildlife Management Area, BC Route 3 East-West,...More

Thank Pemichongan
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The Selkirk Loop is a huge network of roads throughout the Kootenai region crossing 2 countries. You can spend weeks traveling all of these roads. My advice is to plan your route, take your time, stop a lot, bring your lunch and enjoy.

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I've only driven part of the route, from Castlegar, BC to Bonner's Ferry, Idaho. Spectacular, especially if you were born in Toronto.

1  Thank irisho_10
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We drove most of the Selkirk Loop in late March. Nice that there aren't many folks out, but many attractions are not open til May or later. Much of the loop on both sides of the border is sparsely settled, so beware those little dots...More

Thank Ontheroadsince64
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Don't forget your camera, because this is a ride you will want to have a record of. This area both North & South of the border is a motorcyclist's dream come true. Breathtaking vistas and quality, twisty roads. It doesn't get any better than this...More

Thank Don C
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Beautiful Views around the Selkirk Loop. So many spots to stop and take photos. You can take several days exploring the side trips and the towns. I can't imagine getting tired of this wonderful scenic road. I'm ready to go again.

2  Thank Traveling4452
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We finally drove all of the Selkirk Loop this summer. We have also done some of the side trips. There are so many beautiful spots to stop and enjoy both in Canada and the US. I would recommend spending several days doing it. Take your...More

1  Thank Laneybc
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful! Allow more time than you think you will need because speed limits are very low (60-80 kph on the eastern portion and 80-90 kph on the western portion). But you don't want to speed through it anyway, right?! Pull out and enjoy the...More

Thank twballard
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We took a week and did 3 of the side trips and parts of a 4th. Each corner turned brought more stunning scenery and warm people. Something for just about everyone, as long you don't expect the Ritz Carlton or Four Seasons.

Thank bsound
Reviewed 29 July 2016

I'm so happy I found out about this gem! I rode the portion between Creston to Kootenay Bay took the ferry and went from Balfour to Nelson. The scenery is amazing, the road is well maintained and traffic was almost non existent as it was...More

1  Thank winegeek-fl
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5 June 2017|
Response from Don C | Reviewed this property |
For scenery it would be The North Kootenay Lake Silvery Slocan Super side trip and the Lake Pend Oreille Kootenai River Super Side trip. Best to do the Clark Fork River while heading North for the view and the pullouts. But... More
29 January 2017|
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Response from Don C | Reviewed this property |
That is tough to answer. The loop can be done in a 1/2 day, but that could easily be stretched out if you stop a lot and take photo's. I live in Creston and can visit frequently. I think it would be a days travel each way... More