Posts Tagged ‘ highwaycams ’

What’s up with the Duffey Lake Road Webcam?

Duffey Tower

*UPDATE November 19, 2014: Our Highway Cam Guy completed the installation of a new camera on Duffey Lake Road yesterday. The updated cam uses more advanced technology that has recently become available. This will eliminate our need to fly to the mountain top when things go awry as the equipment will be available for servicing at the road side. You love BC Highway Cams and so do we. Our network of more than 400 webcam views of BC highways...

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Three Days in the Life of a Webcam

Webcam DriveBC Yukon Border BCHwy37 Highway37

Most people watch our webcams, to scope out the weather, driving and traffic conditions.  But you might spot scenes of nature, beauty and movement. Webcams are versatile like that. Our most northerly webcam on Highway 37, at the border of B.C. and the Yukon, captures some cool views. It was installed last year, at the request of residents of nearby Dease Lake, and is solar powered. At this north-looking setting, border traffic includes moose, caribou and an assortment of...

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Now Showing: New BC HighwayCams

DriveBC view of Highway 3 at Princeton

A few months ago we did a Tell TranBC survey asking where you’d like to see more BC HighwayCams. We received more than 730 responses and captured the highlights of your suggestions in a blog. Many of your suggestions were identified as “coming soon” and this week we are happy to announce that we recently added eight new cams to our repertoire, a couple of which you might recognize. Sunday Summit, just South of Princeton on Highway 3 (above)has...

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Bridging the Week: Planes, Highways and Ferries

Inaugural flight of Sichuan Airlines’ service between Vancouver International Airport and Chengdu

Another week has zipped past us and is now settling into our rear view mirror. If you blinked you might have missed the news about exotic YVR arrivals and milestones on the Port Mann Bridge / Highway 1 Project. Or you might not have heard the word about road resurfacing in the Kootenays and improved mobility on Highway 16. Want the scoop? Here’s the list for more information: YVR welcomed the first direct flight linking North America and China’s...

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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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