Surrey Lake Summit is the highest point on Coquihalla Highway

Surrey Lake Summit is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.444m (4,738 ft) above the sea level, located in British Columbia, Canada's westernmost province.

Surrey Lake Summit

Can you drive through Surrey Lake Summit?

The road to the summit, formerly known as Clapperton Creek Summit, is totally paved. It’s called British Columbia Highway 5 (Coquihalla Highway). The road is 193 km (119 miles) long, running north-south from Kamloops to Hope via Merritt. Hope, at the eastern end of the Fraser Valley. The pass is named after Surrey Lake.

Is Surrey Lake Summit open?

Tucked away in southern British Columbia, the pass is typically open all year round, but winter weather may cause restrictions and closures due to dangerous weather conditions. It can be hazardous at times during the winter, especially during and after hefty amounts of snowfall. The severe winter snow and winds threaten even the most experienced and best-equipped drivers.. Winter surprises are a real fear, sudden snow storms, blowing snow and fog, often make winter driving hazardous and slow. Winter tires or chains are required on most routes in British Columbia from October 1 to April 30.