What is So Important about Phase Four of the Kicking Horse Canyon?

February 17, 2017
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Rushing rivers and soaring mountains make for a beautiful road trip, but when it comes to widening and improving highways, those same breathtaking features can pose an incredible challenge. Few highways in BC are more beautiful or challenging than the Kicking Horse Canyon along Highway 1. Constructed through Kicking Horse Pass in 1962 and following basically the original Canadian Pacific Rail route, this portion of the Trans-Canada Highway reaches its highest point at an elevation of 1,643 metres or...

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A Westside Road Story – Breathtaking Route Being Improved

February 14, 2017
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Westside Road is a narrow, picturesque, two-lane road running along Okanagan Lake in the BC interior. Its dramatic beauty and winding roads make it a pretty popular route for motorists of all types. To keep this road safe and...

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The Shocking Case of the Porthole Peeper

February 8, 2017
Porthole Car in Snow

“I was in a hurry.” That was the excuse a Vancouver Island driver gave when one of our CVSE officers stopped him on the Malahat for driving with a mere “porthole” of snow cleared from his windshield. The officer...

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Upgrading a Critical Link to Lax Kw’alaams – A Story in Photos

February 2, 2017
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In spring 2016, Tuck Inlet Road was a gravel route connecting the ferry landing at Tuck Inlet, to the village of Lax Kw’alaams, 17.5 km northwest. It’s a different story now. The road is critically important to Lax Kw’alaams’...

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Watch How We Get Through Winter on the Coquihalla

January 30, 2017
Coquihalla Snowshed Protocol

The Coquihalla (BC Highway 5 from Hope to Merritt) is the province’s busiest mountain pass. At more than 1,200 metres in elevation, it’s also one of the routes hit hardest by heavy snowfall and other winter conditions. Fear not…...

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Five HighwayCam Views That Will Leave You Feeling Inspired

January 25, 2017
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This winter you’ve been using our HighwayCams to check road conditions before you venture out. But did you know that those same cameras can help you explore the beauty of our province? Here are five HighwayCam views that deserve...

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New Platform Offers Nesting Opportunity for Ospreys

January 18, 2017
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What the heck do ospreys and the BC Ministry of Transportation have in common? Would you believe the W.R. Bennett Bridge? You see, we aren’t just responsible for highways and the travellers who use them; we’re also responsible for...

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