Why We’re Keeping Commercial Trucks Out of Left Lane on the Coquihalla

November 13, 2018

Starting this week, we are restricting commercial vehicles from using the far left lane on the Coquihalla’s Snowshed Hill between Box Canyon and Zopkios with our No Trucks in the Left Lane pilot program (other select routes in the Interior to possibly follow). The Coquihalla Highway is one of the province’s busiest mountain passes. Both passenger and commercial vehicles rely on it as a primary connection between the Lower Mainland and the Interior. It also experiences extreme snowfall rates,...

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Gettin’ Licky With It: Intercept Salt Patch Saves the Day

November 8, 2018

A feisty herd of BC mountain goats were thrilled to discover a salt patch had magically bloomed, seemingly overnight, in a bluff of trees near Nelson. They got straight to work licking the salt, with no further concern for...

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How to Have a Safe and Happy Halloween

October 30, 2018

Darkness falls. A cold wind blows – bending gnarled tree branches and creating strange shapes and distorted shadows… Halloween is here. We love Halloween, and we know you love it too. In order to keep the good times rolling...

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How to Navigate the Box Canyon Chain-up with Ease

October 26, 2018
Box Canyon Lane Configuration

Commercial drivers on the Coquihalla have a lot more room to equip their vehicles with chains now that the Box Canyon chain-up facility has expanded from 14 to more than 70 parking spaces. But the larger site will be...

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Telling the Story of BC’s Japanese Internment Past

October 12, 2018

Highlighting BC highway history is important – and that doesn’t just mean shining a light on the gleaming parts of our past – it also includes bringing light to those darker parts of our history that we must learn...

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The Story of the Francois Lake Ferry during the 2018 Wildfire Emergency

October 10, 2018

When a formation of wildfires threatened communities around Francois Lake in summer 2018, the MV Francois Forester ferry sailed into emergency service, becoming a 24/7 evacuation route, firefighter transport vessel and community information centre, for about six weeks. It...

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Shift Into Winter

September 26, 2018

Every October British Columbians Shift Into Winter, making sure to be equipped for winter weather and being prepared to obey Tire and Chains signs. You are being forwarded to the TranBC Shift Into Winter page. If you do not...

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