Posts Tagged ‘ Whistler ’

Behind the Scenes: Traffic Planning for Major Athletic Events

Picture 5,300 cyclists launching from Vancouver, to pedal 122 kilometres up the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway to Whistler, in a few hours. Or, imagine more than 2,500 Ironman athletes cycling and running a total of 222 kilometres on Highway 99, around Whistler and Pemberton (after a 3.8-kilometre swim in Alta Lake). It’s easy to do – picturing it, not performing it! Photos and accounts of the grit, grime and guts it takes to do the annual RBC Whistler GranFondo and...

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Hello Whistler: New Sea to Sky Highway Webcam

Today, we went LIVE with a new view of our provincial highways. This one is located on the Sea to Sky Highway, at the intersection of Highway 99 and Village Gate Boulevard, and gives BC travellers three views: north, south and east. The Resort Municipality of Whistler partnered with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and funded the installation of the new highway webcam. The number of highway cams continue to rise. We’re currently at almost 300 camera locations...

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Thinking Bear Smart to Protect Wildlife

Thinking Bear Smart to Protect Wildlife

You might have heard us talk about bear awareness before, but today we have some breaking bear news to share with you. Two new initiatives have been put in place to increase the safety of motorists and wildlife on Highway 99 ( also known as the Sea to Sky). This year saw a large increase in the number of bears foraging for food near our roads due, in large part, to the late snow melt and this activity has...

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Sea-to-Sky Highway – Award Winning Safety

The Sea-to-Sky Highway Improvement Project finished a couple of years ago now, but it’s still attracting attention. In fact, the project just received a Gold Award for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) from the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships. This isn’t the project’s first award either. This recent addition brings the total to 15 national and international awards, making it one of the most celebrated public private partnerships in North America. But why all the fuss? What...

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