With heavy snowfall warnings throughout the province, including the Coquihalla and Fraser Canyon highways, it’s a good thing we had Highway Thru Hell’s Jamie Davis and Mark Miller visit us a few years ago, during our initial “shift into winter.” They now undoubtedly have their hands (and tow cables) full helping snowbound travellers, all while capturing the drama for Discovery Channel’s hit reality show.
From safe filming methods to lessons learned, Jamie and Mark gave us some great insights into what it’s like battling the elements and keeping two of B.C.’s most travelled highways open. We released the first of five video interviews last month. Now, with the release of the fifth and final installment of Highway Thru Hell: The TranBC Interviews, we pulled the series together – think of it as a video blog “box set” of sorts.
Catch up on the rest of the series (below).
Part 1: What do you want people to learn from watching the show?
Jamie and Mark talk about the importance being prepared for the mountain.
What’s the biggest challenge of filming on B.C. highways?
You know those amber lights? Mark gives yet another reason to slow down and move over.
Why do you think people watch the show?
Jamie and Mark talk about their unique cast of characters. Do you watch the show? If so, why?
How important is your relationship with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure?
Mark discusses the ingenuity behind the Coquihalla and the importance of keeping it clear.
What have you learned from our series and the Highway Thru Hell show about travelling the Coquihalla and Fraser Highways?
Check out these tips for travelling on the Coquihalla, in winter: