Trans-Canada Highway From Lytton-Revelstoke in 1966

Have you ever wondered what the Trans Canada Highway looked like in the ’60s?

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure compiled a grouping of nostalgic 16mm camera that took snapshots every 80 feet, and they were compiled together to form this film.

According to TranBC, “The ‘Highways Department’ (as it was then known) was the first organization in Canada to collect information this way in order to create a visual record of road condition information from across the province, thereby allowing our engineers to study a stretch of road without having to travel there.”


  1. The sad thing is that the video shows how little the highway has changed between Malakwa and Revelstoke – except for much less traffic, especially heavy transport trucks. The other significant change is worse sightlines round curves because of the regrowth of forest. Unfortunately, the highway will continue to look like it did back then for at least another couple of decades.

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