Posts Tagged ‘ Nanaimo ’

How To Travel Back in Time on Vancouver Island Highways

Does the busy modern world have you wishing you could step back in time? We’re happy to say your wish has been granted with this trip down memory lane (or highway)! Climb aboard our BC Road Trip Time Machine and travel Vancouver Island Highways 1 and 19 (between Duncan and Kelsey Bay) as they were in the spring of 1966. Island motorists young and old are sure to notice countless changes in these videos, along with some things that...

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Checking Culvert Choices for Highway Crossing Critters Near Nanaimo

If you were an amphibian or reptile, what kind of culvert would you choose to cross under the highway? For us, it’s an important question because the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure wants these critters to use culverts as tunnels, to move safely below highways. We really don’t want them risking their necks (though it’s difficult to identify the neck on a snake or frog) by crossing over pavement. So, we’re testing two kinds of culverts in the Nanaimo...

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Mother Nature Bares All for Fall on DriveBC Highway Webcams

BC highway webcam Highway 16

Weather and road conditions in British Columbia are some of the most diverse in the country, especially as we move through fall before shifting into winter. A sunny day in the Lower Mainland can turn into a blizzard at the Coquihalla summit quicker than you can say “time for tire chains.” Just ask Highway Thru Hell’s Jamie Davis, who witnesses drivers travel up the highway unprepared all too often. Or, to help you visualize just how different conditions can...

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