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Vancouver Island Road Trips Circa 1966 

The Ministry of Transportation BC has released some very cool footage of Vancouver Island highways circa 1966. They produced the video by splicing still photos (taken every 85 feet along the roadway on 16mm film stock) then stitching them together to create motion before adding the click, click, click, of the old school film projectors. It was exciting to encounter landmarks that exist to this very day and to see how the forest surrounding road construction has recovered. In many places the view back then is obscured by the height of the forest today. If you drive these roads today, you'll recognize every curve and undulation. Keep your eyes on the speedo hovering between 50 – 60 MPH while running down the highway.

Victoria to Duncan

 

 

Duncan to Nanaimo and Parksville

 

 

Parksville to Campbell River

 

 

Ucluelet to Tofino, Port Alberni and Parksville

 


Image Courtest of The Old Car Manual Project