Posts Tagged ‘ BCHighwayCams ’

What’s up with the Duffey Lake Road Webcam?

*UPDATE November 19, 2014: Our Highway Cam Guy completed the installation of a new camera on Duffey Lake Road yesterday. The updated cam uses more advanced technology that has recently become available. This will eliminate our need to fly to the mountain top when things go awry as the equipment will be available for servicing at the road side. You love BC Highway Cams and so do we. Our network of more than 400 webcam views of BC highways...

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Why Would a Highwaycam Go Down during a Traffic Incident?

We receive a lot of questions about our highwaycams. We’ve talked about some of the more popular ones in You Asked: The Top Five DriveBC WebCam Questions. But lately there’s been another question that’s come up: why do highwaycams go down when there’s been a traffic incident nearby? Just to be clear, highway cams don’t always go down when there’s been an incident, and if they do, you can be sure we’re working to get them back up and...

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Learn to Use BC HighwayCams Like a Pro in 3 Minutes

You don’t have to be the “Webcam Guy” to be a DriveBC webcam expert. You can get the big picture and scan B.C. highways with ease, all with a little help from your friends here at TranBC. To launch our Touring DriveBC tutorial series, we put together a video that guides you step by step through the features available for viewing more than 820 webcam views across the province.                     In...

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The Secret Life of the Webcam Guy – Revealed!

Lately, we’ve been introducing you to some of the folks who work around here, not only to provide you with a better idea of what we do as a ministry, but also to give you a better idea of who we are personally and the diverse group it takes to keep you safe as you travel the province’s highways. Today we’re talking with Steve Drew, our Senior Electrical Standards Technologist. We also like to call him “the webcam guy”....

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Three Days in the Life of a Webcam

Webcam DriveBC Yukon Border BCHwy37 Highway37

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...

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Picking BC HighwayCams: Our Top 5 Deciding Factors Include You

Picking BC HighwayCams: Our Top 5 Deciding Factors Include You

Since launching DriveBC in 2005, BC HighwayCams have quickly become the website’s most popular resource for catching up to the minute road conditions. Their fast rising popularity demonstrated there’s a big desire to “know before you go,” whether you’re a commercial driver carrying an important load or a passenger with a checklist of roadside attractions. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure listened to your feedback and responded by covering more ground. We’re still listening. For the next few weeks,...

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Night Lights Brighten Darkened Roads for BC Highway Webcams

BC Highway cams webcams solar powered

The arrival of winter brings with it many things, from cooler temperatures to (gasp!) snow. Another sign of the arrival of Old Man Winter – travelling during winter often means travelling in the dark. Finding ways to make travel safer for you, especially during the darker months of the year, is what keeps us going. The infrared illuminator is one bright idea we use to light up remote areas for BC HighwayCam coverage. Illuminators are based on military night...

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