Need gas? Don’t fill up in Yahk

There is a little place in the Southern BC Interior, about halfway between Creston and Cranbrook on Highway Three, named Yahk.

It is one of those blink and you could miss it places, and, if your holiday travel plans call for a trip this summer into that area, and you care about how much you pay for gasoline, make sure you have at least enough when you get to Yahk, to get to Creston or Cranbrook.

According to our latest GasBuddy.com check, you’ll pay at least a 119.9 cents a litre in either one of those communities, but that’s a bargain when compared to what you’ll pay at the Hummer filling station on the Crowsnest Trail in Yahk.

According to the same GasBuddy monitor, 100 litres of regular fuel at the Hummer will cost you $199.90 — that’s right, a 199.9 cents a litre.

However, if you prefer premium, you’ll pay more than anywhere else in the country — 209.9 cents a litre, and that aforementioned 100-litre fill up will cost you $209.90.

On the other hand, if you’re headed east when arriving in Yahk, with enough gas to get to Lethbridge — about a four hour drive — you could get 100 litres at the Mayor Magrath Drive Costco for 109 cents a litre, and enjoy a minimum savings of $99.

However, if you’re headed west when you arrive in Yahk, before you head west from Creston, head south, to the nearby Kingsgate border crossing, and then it’s just a short drive to Bonners Ferry in Idaho, where you can buy gasoline for 289 cents U.S., or just 76 .3 cents a litre.

One final note, the GasBuddy monitor also showed if you start your trip by filling up in Dawson Creek, you could still do it for a 114.7 — 14.2 cents a litre less than you could in Fort St. John.

And, the only place in the province you could do better than that was at the Costco in Prince George at a 112.9 cents.

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