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New DriveBC cameras now operational including around Prince George, Shuswap and Nicola areas

A total of 22 new highway cameras were added to the DriveBC network in 2018
Highway 97 on the east side of McLeod Lake just south of Whiskers Point Provincial Park entrance, looking north. (via DriveBC)

British Columbia residents now have more views of B.C. highways with multiple new web cameras being installed in 2018 including some near Prince George. 

One camera was installed north of Prince George on the east side of McLeod Lake, just south of the Whiskers Point Provincial Park entrance. The government says this camera is part of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure's road weather information system and looks north/south. 

It fills a gap along Highway 97, north of Prince George. 

Highway 27 at Hill/Greenview in Fort St. James also has a now operating camera. Government Communications and Public Engagement Media Relations Officer Lindsay Byers tells PrinceGeorgeMatters in an email that the camera actually went live in 2017 but died quickly after and didn't come back into service this year. This is not included in the new 22 but is still of note. 

That camera provides north and south views of Highway 27 for those travelling through Fort St. James. 

The full list of new cameras added are: 

  1. Annis Pit — Highway 1 at Annis Pit, eight kilometres southwest of Sicamous
  2. Aspen Grove — Highway 97C at Highway 5A near Aspen Grove
  3. Blaeberry — Highway 1 near Blaeberry River Bridge, looking southeast 
  4. Barden Road — Highway 97 near Braden Road
  5. Bromley Rock — Highway 3 about 1.4 kilometres east of Bromley Rock Provincial Park 
  6. Butler — Highway 16 at Butler Avenue in Houston 
  7. Hush Lake — Highway 97 about 25 km north of Quesnel near Hush Lake Road
  8. Highway 11 at Clayburn Road - Highway 11 in Abbotsford at Clayburn Road
  9. Highway 15 at 16 Avenue 
  10. Highway 16 at Toronto Street - Highway 16 at Toronto Street in Smithers 
  11. Highway 99 at 16 Avenue
  12. Highway 99 at Highway 17 in Delta 
  13. Irishman — Highway 3 about 21 kilometres southwest of Moyie 
  14. Lake Placid — Highway 99 in Whistler at Lake Placid Road
  15. Link Creek — Highway 97 about 90 kilometres from Chetwynd, west of Link Creek Bridge
  16. Nadina — Highway 16 at North Nadina Avenue in Houston
  17. Panorama — On Toby Creek Road at Panorama Fire Hall, near Springs Creek Road
  18. Pothole Lake — Highway 97C near Pothole Lake about seven kilometres east of Aspen Grove
  19. Ravine Way — Highway 17 (Patricia Bay Highway) at Ravine Way
  20. Squilax — Highway 1, east Squilax Bridge 
  21. West Twin — Highway 16 at West Twin Creek 
  22. Whiskers Point — Highway 97 on the east side of McLeod Lake just south of Whiskers Point Provincial Park entrance 


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Jess Fedigan graduated from BCIT’s Broadcast and Online Journalism program in 2016 and comes from the Lower Mainland.
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