Three Days in the Life of a Webcam

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.

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B.C.’s flag flies into view , Yukon sign at right, at the border on Highway 37.

Here are some highlights from three recent days…

Jan. 26 – Vehicles and Wildlife Visit the Pullout

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Commercial vehicles pause at the pullout.

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Lone moose seeks sustenance.

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Moose in the early evening. (Note hoof prints on the right)

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Now there’s two moose. Or is that meese? Nope it’s moose.

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Not nice weather for beasts or humans.

Jan. 27 – An Overcast Day

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Headlights glimmer through a gloomy day.

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A plow truck provides some traction.

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A moose appears at dusk…

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…and then there’s two moose.

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Caribou looking for a late-night nibble.

January 28 – Changing Winter Light

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The long shadows of winter, cast by B.C.’s welcome sign, cross the highway.

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The gentle glow of a wintry sunset.

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A well-lit truck takes a break at the pullout.

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. Just this week, nine more webcam views were unveiled – seven on southern Vancouver Island, and two on Highway 1, looking east and west at Monte Creek.)

What’s the most interesting thing you’ve ever seen from a B.C. highway webcam?

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