The first of 30 new webcams to be installed this year on the DriveBC network are now live, giving motorists a real-time view of traffic queues, weather and road conditions at the Kootenay Lake ferry terminals.
DriveBC web cameras are now live at:
- The Balfour ferry terminal, 35 km east of Nelson, looking north toward Highway 3A: http://images.drivebc.ca/bchighwaycam/pub/html/www/303.html
- The Kootenay Bay ferry terminal, 80 km north of Creston, looking northeast on Highway 3A: http://images.drivebc.ca/bchighwaycam/pub/html/www/304.html
The addition of 30 new webcams this year will bring the number of webcam images available on DriveBC to over 250. All are expected to be installed and in operation by winter.
Priority for new web cameras is given to routes prone to extreme weather or traffic congestion, and for sites where there is not already a nearby webcam.
Further supporting the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure's public engagement, until June 30, the ministry is asking B.C. travellers where they would like to see B.C. highway cams to better help them know before they go. Have your say at: http://www.tranbc.ca/surveys.
DriveBC provides timely road condition updates, travel advisories, road closure information for provincial highways, weather information and other important links to the travelling public, to help ensure easier, safer trips.
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Blair Lekstrom -
"The addition of DriveBC webcams at Balfour and Kootenay Bay will help motorists plan their journey through the Kootenays, with real-time road and weather conditions at each of the Kootenay Lake ferry terminals now available on DriveBC."
"Our webcams, along with highway closure and construction delay information, are important tools to help you 'know before you go,' and I encourage everyone to check DriveBC before setting out."
- DriveBC is the Province of B.C.'s most popular website.
- The Province launched the DriveBC website in 2005.
- DriveBC receives an average of 2.9 million visits per month.
- See DriveBC's webcam images at: www.drivebc.ca
- Follow the work of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure online at: www.tranbc.ca
- For more details on the Kootenay Lake ferry and the Province's other inland ferry routes, visit: www.th.gov.bc.ca/marine/ferry_schedules.htm
Government Communications and Public Engagement
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure