BC Road Trips

A look at the attractions, history and activities that are available along our beautiful province, accessible by our BC highway system.

BC Highway Webcams – Your Eyes in the Sky

BC Highway Webcams – Your Eyes in the Sky

Do you watch them because they show you the fresh dump of snow your friends in Rossland have? Or do you tune in because they let you see the open roads and blue skies the entire length of your upcoming road trip? The BC HighwayCam Program began with two cams on the Coquihalla and one near Whistler and, believe it or not, these cameras were maintained manually. That meant that when something went wrong with a camera, ministry electrical...

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Highway of Heroes

Trans-Canada Highway between Surrey and Abbotsford

British Columbia is home to many heroes. Some have accomplished amazing feats, while others have paid the ultimate sacrifice by giving their lives for their country. And some have done both. On June 9, 2011, the Trans-Canada Highway between 152 Street exit in Surrey and the Sumas exit in Abbotsford was dedicated to the memory of these extraordinary British Columbians and to the families they left behind. The new Highway of Heroes is a memorial and a tribute to...

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Setting the Stage for Summer Safety

If you’re planning on a road trip this summer, it pays to be prepared. We’ve mentioned a few tips already on how you can do that. There’s fuel saving tips and ways to show your car some love, both of which outline ways you can make your car run more efficiently. But the summer brings its own challenges, so here are a few more things you should think about before heading out in the heat on the highway: Tire...

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On the Road to RV Safety

The warm weather is here! If you’re heading out for some camping over the next few days, here’s hoping you’ve got your gear and site reservations in place. But if you’re using a recreational vehicle (RV), you’ll need to take a few extra steps before you’re ready to go. Whether you prefer a motorhome, travel-trailer or a pick-up camper, we’ve got a few basic tips to keep you and your RV safe on the highway. Know how much weight...

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