BC Infrastructure

Celebrating Connections on National Aboriginal Day

Journeys can take many roads. They can be travelled by land or water, they can be physical or emotional or a combination of all of these things. For the First Nations of British Columbia, the journey toward cultural understanding with western culture has been a long and emotional one. It has taken many routes across our beautiful province in order to find recognition and build a brighter future for its people. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has had...

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Klemtu Ferry Terminal a Winning Collaboration

Klemtu Ferry Terminal a Winning Collaboration

Kitasoo/Xai-xais Nation representatives welcomed the┬áNorthern Expedition, on the terminal’s opening day, Aug. 12, 2011. First Nations art meets function in a ferry terminal that was project managed by the ministry, and chosen as a double winner at the Northern Builders Awards around 2012. The Klemtu Ferry Terminal reflects the culture of the Kitasoo/Xai’xais people, who live in this remote village of about 400 residents on Swindle Island. The cedar-clad building was designed by Acton Ostry Architects Inc., developed by...

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Vision for Port of Prince Rupert Afloat

Vision for Port of Prince Rupert Afloat

It’s not every day a century-old dream comes true. Northwest B.C.’s busy Port of Prince Rupert was envisioned more than 100 years ago, by railway mogul Charles Melville Hays. However, Hay’s dream ended, when he went down with the Titanic, on April 15, 1912. Hays had earlier founded the Port of Prince Rupert on Kaien Island because it was 800 kilometres closer to Asia than other North American ports, and offered opportunities for trade in silk and other commodities...

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Less Waiting for Trains, More Cruising Open Lanes… Good for the Economy, Too

Less Waiting for Trains, More Cruising Open Lanes… Good for the Economy, Too

Road-rail crossings are never a welcome obstacle for drivers and passengers, even for most rail buffs. When we’re eager to get moving but left idle watching a row of passing railcars roll by, it’s easy to forget how important trains are for fuelling our economy. So, where are these trains heading? Many of those travelling through the Lower Mainland pass through the Township of Langley, City of Langley, Surrey and Delta on their way to Deltaport. Demand for trade...

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TranBC’s Fab Four: How We Prioritize the Projects We Do

How we choose BC Projects

Ever wondered how the people at the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure prioritize the road projects we do? The factors that shape our projects – whether we’re fixing up B.C. roads, bridges, guardrails, signs, ditches, culverts or adding anything new – boil down to our fabulous four: Safety – creating the best conditions possible for motorists to get from A to B without incident or harm. Supporting Economic Growth – responding to economic shifts to keep business and industry...

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Building the Home Advantage at Rutledge Field

Building the Home Advantage at Rutledge Field

We’re called the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure for a reason. We help move people, but we also support the development of a variety of infrastructure projects across the province. Whether it’s pitching in to build sports fields, getting creative with the arts or helping grow community culture, we think building for the future is an important job. In a great example of the power of team work the Province of British Columbia, the Government of Canada, and the...

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Mona Lisa or Modern Art? New Arts Centre Comes to Saanich

Mona Lisa or Modern Art? New Arts Centre Comes to Saanich

Creating safer highways is a large part of what we do, but being involved in developing infrastructure gives us an opportunity to build for future success. In other words – roads help connect communities, but infrastructure gives us a real destination. Some of our recent infrastructure projects include the Port Mann Highway 1 Project (PMH1) and improvements to playing fields in Metro Vancouver. That list also now includes a new place to explore your creative side. If you live...

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The Sea to Sky Cultural Journey

The Sea to Sky Cultural Journey

The Sea to Sky Highway stretches north from Vancouver, along the edge of Howe Sound and into the breathtaking Coast Mountain Range, which include peaks such as “Black Tusk” and “The Chief.” The Squamish Nation has lived on the land surrounding this corridor since time immemorial. To integrate First Nations perspective back into the landscape surround their traditional territory, The Sea to Sky Cultural Journey was created. It is a unique initiative of the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations which...

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