DriveBC Turns 10! A History of Travellers Information Communication in BC

How do you get your road condition information? Email alerts? On Twitter @DriveBC? Watching BC HighwayCams?

Before the internet, before television, heck – even before radio, British Columbians have been exploring this beautiful province in their cars; and ever since those cars started rolling out and about – highway travellers have been looking for information on road conditions. That is where our journey to communicate road condition information began and it continues to this very day – the safety of the travelling public is our first priority after all.

To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of DriveBC (the traveller information website), take a trip down memory lane and learn about the many ways we have communicated road condition information with you over the years (radio, television, fax, telex, ministry weather stations, 1-800 numbers, websites, SMS messaging, webcams, email alerts, Twitter, Facebook to name a few).

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Wow – quite the list, huh? It’s been an exciting ride and we’ve been honoured to take it with you. Do you have something to add or a comment to share? We love making a connection with you, so let us know in the comments below, on Twitter or Facebook… Safe travels all.

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  1. Wow, a lot I didn’t know about how to check conditions before 1990. A great history sum-up. Just like checking those old bulletin boards, I love being able to see conditions and road events on Instagram and Twitter. Really easy to set alerts so I don’t miss anything. It’s definitely more efficient then a corkboard!