February 26, 2016 - 8:00 PM
THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - If you’re interested in what a highway drive through the B.C. interior was like 50 years ago, this historical video has you covered.
The Ministry of Transportation has released the latest video in the Road Trip Time Machine series, which showcases road surveillance footage from 1966. The latest film travels from Lytton to Revelstoke and showcases a drive through Kamloops and Salmon Arm.
The clips comprise a series of photos recorded on 16-millimetre film. The dash camera in the customized vehicle shot a new photo every 85 feet. At the time, road engineers used the footage to study traffic on major highway routes.
Take a look at the clip below. Watch closely for 1960s signage, passing vehicles and what small towns like Savona, Chase and Sicamous used to look like back in the day.
This video is part of a longer series of videos released by the province. To take a drive through the Okanagan in 1966, click here.
Recognize anything? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Credit: youtube.com/Ministry of TranBC
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