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What’s up with the Duffey Lake Road Webcam?

Duffey Tower

You love BC Highway Cams and so do we. Our network of more than 400 webcam views of BC highways works exceptionally well to keep you in the know before you go.  We monitor our systems around the clock to make sure they are working to provide you with a current snapshot of highway conditions across the province. But, like most complex systems, sometimes we run into technical difficulties. Enter the Duffey Lake Road webcam. We’ve gotten quite a few questions lately about this cam, which was down during the month of January and most of February. Like some of our highway cams across the province, the Highway 99/Duffey Lake Road webcam relies on a radio repeater system to transmit images of current road conditions. The radio repeater station on top of Mt. Currie was having technical issues and those were interrupting the image for our webcam image in this...

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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 vehicles. Weather and winter’s changing light also offer a variety of scenes. Here are some highlights from three recent days… Jan. 26 – Vehicles and Wildlife Visit the Pullout Jan. 27 – An Overcast Day January 28 – Changing Winter Light That’s an eventful three days from our northern border cam! This webcam is one of our growing number of webcams. There’s now a whopping 317 webcam views on DriveBC. ...

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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 a new BC HighwayCam to help you know before you go, as does the Junction of Highway 3 and Highway 5 just outside of Hope(below). Here is a complete list of new webcams. We are considering more of your requests for next year’s selection of locations, so stay tuned. Cam name Highway Region Description Lower Mainland Clearbrook-W Hwy 1 Lower Mainland Hwy 1 at Clearbrook Rd., looking west. Clearbrook-E Hwy...

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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 interior province of Sichuan this week – The inaugural flight of Sichuan Airlines’ service between Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and Chengdu, via Shenyang, marks the start of the airline’s service to British Columbia. This new connection is North America’s first and only direct flight to China’s Interior and will boost tourism, give more choices to travellers and help the economy. Port Mann Bridge reaches major milestone - The final, centre gap...

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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 staff in Burnaby had to get into their car and drive to where the camera was in order to fix the problem. We’ve come a long way. The webcams can be found on the DriveBC site and we hope you check in often to find current road conditions. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure now remotely monitors more than 175 BC HighwayCams throughout the province, with additional locations constantly being...

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