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Road trip footage from the 1960's in British Columbia (WITH VIDEO)

The Ministry of Transportation has been digging into a trove of 16mm film from the 1960's and digitizing it over the past few months, calling the project the Road Trip Time Machine .

The Ministry of Transportation has been digging into a trove of 16mm film from the 1960's and digitizing it over the past few months, calling the project the Road Trip Time Machine. Much to the delight of history buffs and present-day road trippers alike, this footage was taken with an old school GoPro: a camera mounted to the dash of a car which drove 9,000 kilometres through our highway system, filming the entire journey. These are really cool to watch partly to see how much changed but also of note is how many things have stayed the same. Having driven most of the highways throughout BC, watching these clips (which were filmed before I was born) brings back some great feelings about what used to be here... and how much more there is left to explore.

Here's a trip on Highway 1 over the Port Mann...

And here's a drive on the Malahat...

Lastly, the stretch between Kelowna and Vernon in the Okanagan Valley...

The camera installed onto the dash of a car and driven over 9,000 km of BC highways captured some incredible glimpses of our province during the heyday that was the 60’s. So sit back, relax and watch a world long gone by in the rear view mirror. - See more at: http://tranbc.ca/2015/06/05/road-trip-time-machine-bc-highway-97-u-s-border-to-vernon-circa-1966/#sthash.cdmdf1pT.dpuf