Tips and Tricks

7 Ways to Travel Safely this Easter Weekend

April 17, 2014
Easter Long Weekend.

Easter long weekend is here, the weather is getting nicer, and hitting the road to see family and friends is on the agenda. It’s really important you get to where you’re going safely (especially because there’s some wintery driving conditions on a few of our highways). Every year, over the Easter holiday, an average...

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Winter Driving Through the Eyes of… a B.C. Firefighter

March 18, 2014
Winter Driving Through the Eyes of… a B.C. Firefighter

When winter hits, firefighters have to achieve a delicate balance between speed and safety. As emergency responders, their goal is to arrive on scene as fast as possible without putting themselves or other drivers at risk. This is Part 3 of a Shift Into Winter interview series exploring how various people, representing various professions,...

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Four Ways to Make Sense of our Highway Numbers

January 8, 2014
Four Ways to Make Sense of our Highway Numbers

Ever wonder what’s up with highway numbers? You’ve got Highway 1 in the south, Highway 2 in the north, Highway 3 even farther south than Highway 1, and then Highway 4 connecting rural communities on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Just looking at those examples, it’s easy to see they’re certainly not related...

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Learn How Now: The Metro Vancouver Traffic Map on DriveBC

October 11, 2013

Do you travel in the Metro Vancouver area? If so, there’s a great new DriveBC feature you need to know about called the Metro Vancouver Traffic Flow map. You’ll find it by clicking on the picture of the map on the DriveBC homepage, or by clicking the Map View tab near the top of...

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Touring DriveBC: How to Use the Map

September 27, 2013
Touring DriveBC: How to Use the Map

Are you a visual learner? Some of us here at the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure sure are. One of the best ways to discover conditions along your B.C. highways route is to use DriveBC’s map view feature. The map allows you to view location specific highway information represented by various icons, including:  ...

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Road Safety Advice – 66 Characters at a Time

September 24, 2013
Road Safety Advice – 66 Characters at a Time

Short, succinct and speaking to you in 66 characters or less, our dynamic message signs have a lot to say about safety. WHAT are dynamic message signs? You’ve likely noticed our big message signs overhead, and you may have seen them pictured on the DriveBC map. We call them “dynamic,” because their electronic messages...

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Plan Your Route – Your Road Trip Buddy for All Seasons

August 31, 2013
Plan Your Route – Your Road Trip Buddy for All Seasons

Planning your last B.C. road adventure for the summer season? Well, DriveBC has a helper to guide you through your Labour Day weekend travels and throughout the entire year.  Whether you’re travelling from Ladner to Whistler or Stewart to Cranbrook, DriveBC’s Plan Your Route feature is with you for the long haul. Plan Your...

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Learn to Use BC HighwayCams Like a Pro in 3 Minutes

August 14, 2013
Learn to Use BC HighwayCams Like a Pro in 3 Minutes

You don’t have to be the “Webcam Guy” to be a DriveBC webcams expert. You can get the big picture and scan B.C. highways with ease, all with a little help from your friends here at TranBC. To launch our Touring DriveBC tutorial series, we put together a video that guides you step by...

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11 Routes to Pet-Friendly Road Travel

August 7, 2013
11 Routes to Pet-Friendly Road Travel

Our pets are our close companions, and for many people, it’s difficult (emotionally and/or logistically) to leave them behind when going on a road trip. However, not putting some pre-trip thought and preparation into your journey, could cause a lot of unhappiness for humans and critters. Here’s how to hit the road with Rover...

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Watch for Wildlife: Stay Alert, Stay Safe and Enjoy the Drive

February 20, 2013

Part of driving responsibly is watching out for wildlife on B.C. highways. Stay alert, stay safe and enjoy the ride. Keeping an eye out for wildlife on the highway while you’re driving can prevent hazards to you both. And to help you in your travels, we’ve compiled some handy tips on how you can...

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