Driving through the past - a 1966 photo log made by rigging camera to dash

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure just recently release its latest video in their series: BC Road Trip Time Machine. This one chronicling the journey from Horseshoe Bay to New Westminster in 1966.

The video shows Highway 1, which was only one lane in each direction at the time, before the Upper Levels Highway was built. It features a number of notable landmarks on Georgia Street, including the Christ Church Cathedral, Hotel Georgia and the Hudson's Bay Building. Also visible is the Biltmore Moter Inn, the original Jim Pattison dealership and many of Kingsway's famous neon  signs.

From boxy station wagons to 39 cents per gallon gas, this video provides us with a nostalgic snapshot into B.C.'s past, before high-rise buildings filled Vancouver's downtown core. Have a look for yourself!

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