Vanderhoof is located 100 km (60 miles) west of Prince George and 35 km (22 miles) east of Fort Fraser on the Yellowhead Hwy 16. Vanderhoof has convenient access to major transportation routes that run east and west, and north and south. It is located at the junction of the major east-west Hwy #16 and Hwy #27 that runs north to the community of Fort St. James. Vanderhoof is 95 km west of the junction between Hwy #16 and the major north-south Hwy #97 that connects from the Yukon and Alaska through the centre of British Columbia to BC's lower mainland and Washington, Oregon and California in the U.S. Hwy #97 also intersects the Trans Canada Highway #1 450 km south of Prince George at Kamloops, BC.
Located at the geographical centre of British Columbia, at about the same latitude as Edmonton, and on the same longitude as Nanaimo, Vanderhoof sits on a plateau above the Nechako River Valley. This is wide sky country - as nowhere else in BC, except in the Peace River Country, are you so distant from mountains!