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A Cheat Sheet for BC Provincial Rest Areas

BC Rest Area Map

One of the best ways to see BC is by hitting the road. (Who doesn’t love yelling “Road Trip!”?) I remember moving from Smithers to Merritt, packing up all my belongings and hitting the Highway 16, turning right down Highway 97 until I drove into the Thompson-Nicola area. The scenery was absolutely gorgeous in mid-August, with some great stops along the way, but the breaks that really made the trip worthwhile were the rest areas. Whether you’re travelling for...

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Highway Driving in BC: Take a Break and Rest Awhile!

Highway Driving in BC: Take a Break and Rest Awhile!

Safe driving on long trips means taking regular breaks to rest your mind and body. Driver fatigue is a major cause of vehicle crashes, so try to take a 15-minute break about every two hours. Stretch your legs, move around and revive. Have a beverage (non-alcoholic, of course) and maybe something to eat. Whenever you’re on the road, watch for signs of fatigue like: tired eyes wandering concentration yawning drowsiness restlessness slow reaction time over-steering Across the province, the...

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