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What is a Garbage Gobbler? A Kitschy, Cool and Beloved Piece of BC Highway History

April 8, 2014
BC Highway Garbage Gobbler

Let’s take a trip down memory lane shall we? Back to the days when things moved a little more slowly, perhaps around 1959. Slide into a larger vehicle, one built for style, say… an Edsel?  Bring the whole family on a motoring adventure and explore Beautiful British Columbia.Take one of our many modern highway...

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A Cheat Sheet for BC Provincial Rest Areas

August 22, 2013
A Cheat Sheet for BC Provincial Rest Areas

One of the best ways to see BC is by hitting the road. (Who doesn’t love yelling “Road Trip!”?) I remember moving from Smithers to Merritt, packing up all my belongings and hitting the Highway 16, turning right down Highway 97 until I drove into the Thompson-Nicola area. The scenery was absolutely gorgeous in...

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Highway 37 Stewart-Cassiar – Scenic Road to Northern Adventure

July 16, 2013
Highway 37 Stewart-Cassiar – Scenic Road to Northern Adventure

Take a road trip where wildlife appears in and on the landscape, signs from around the world sprout in a forest and flowers grow on roofs. This is Highway 37 – the Stewart-Cassiar Highway – where you’ll discover the unexpected, experience the freedom of being off the beaten track, and be awed by dramatic...

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B.C. Highway Journeys for National Aboriginal Day

June 21, 2013
National Aboriginal Day

In recognition of National Aboriginal Day, June 21, 2013, here are some tales of travel – from now and long ago. When present-day travellers take these routes, they experience First Nations culture along the way. Cross the Hagwilget Bridge over the BulkleyRiver to journey a historic trail used for hundreds of years by Aboriginal...

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Hit the Road for a Family Day Long Weekend

February 9, 2013
Hit the Road for a Family Day Long Weekend

Is it still winter? Has spring finally arrived? It really does depend on where you are in the province and which season you prefer, but it’s always nice to have an extra day to enjoy some time with your family.  Whether you’re spending that time in your community or driving BC highways to another...

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Plan Your Trip with New DriveBC Upgrades

October 11, 2012
Plan Your Trip with New DriveBC Upgrades

Are you going somewhere this weekend? DriveBC’s new features might help. Today, we’re releasing an update which includes an enhancement to the Trip Planner. You may or may not be aware that we’ve actually had a trip planner on the DriveBC site since March of 2010. If you’re not familiar with it, the trip...

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Pacific Marine Circle Route: A Photo Road Trip

October 3, 2012
Pacific Marine Circle Route: A Photo Road Trip

“The journey, not the arrival, matters.” - T.S. Eliot Travelling in circles doesn’t necessarily mean you’re lost. Ending up right back where you started can be a wonderful thing if you consider everything that happened along the way. So it goes with the nine B.C. highway circle routes designated by Tourism BC and the...

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The Trans-Canada Less Travelled – Highway 16

September 26, 2012
The Trans-Canada Less Travelled – Highway 16

As celebrations for the Trans-Canada Highway’s 50th anniversary take place this year, don’t overlook the route’s northern B.C. stretch…Highway 16. Also known as the Yellowhead Highway, Highway 16 travels from B.C., to Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and was designated part of the Trans-Canada Highway system in 1970. In B.C., the route covers about 1,300...

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Celebrate 150 Years and Plan to Pan in Barkerville This Summer

August 2, 2012
Celebrate 150 Years and Plan to Pan in Barkerville This Summer

Highway 26 stretches eastward from Quesnel. It’s a quiet, two-lane route that treats you to beautiful views of forests, lakes and mountains. At about 80 kilometres long, it’s a relatively short stretch of highway. But don’t let its serene setting fool you. Barkerville, as it appeared in 1868 courtesy of  BiblioArchives / LibraryArchives This...

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Highway 113 – Road to Opportunity for Nisga’a Nation

July 3, 2012
Highway 113 – Road to Opportunity for Nisga’a Nation

What’s in a number? B.C. has many roads that are named for their geographic, cultural or historical relevance, like the Yellowhead Highway which bears the nickname of blonde-haired Iroquois-Métis explorer Pierre Bostonais. But there’s only one B.C. highway that’s numbered after a historical event – that’s Highway 113. Highway 113, also known as the...

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