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 DH71 (Non Feature DH)
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Distance: 21.0 km / 13.0 mi Traffic: Light


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At a Glance

It's surprising to find a road with virtually no development this close to a sprawling, growth-crazed city like Nanaimo, especially when itís about three minutes from downtown. The moderately curving first half of this DH is a north-south jaunt through cool, deep forest where less than ideal sightlines dictate a relaxed pace. The second part, made up of consistent, predictable sweepers running east-west along the unseen Nanaimo River, is better paved, less enclosed by trees and suitable for higher speed roadwork. While there is nothing particularly remarkable about any aspect of this road, it provides a curvy, lightly travelled alternative to the boring 10.0 km (6.2 mi) on Hwy 1/19 south of Nanaimo. And maybe that's remarkable enough.