Time Lapse - BC Highway 99, the Entire Route northbound (incl. Sea to Sky Highway!)
Welcome to BC Highway 99! It may not be the longest highway in the province, but it's definitely one of the most important and most unique! From a freeway to major downtown arterial to two lane highway in the middle of nowhere, Highway 99 as it all!
Starting at the Peace Arch on the Canada/United States border, where it meets Interstate 5, Highway 99 acts as the southern gateway into Metro Vancouver, connecting to its southern suburbs of Richmond, Delta, and Surrey, as well as the United States and the rest of the Americas.
After crossing the Fraser River twice - above and below, the only single road to accomplish such a feat - the 41 km freeway turns into city streets (such as Granville Street and Georgia Street) to tranverse the largest city in Western Canada (and Canada's third largest), Vancouver.
Crossing the iconic Lions Gate Bridge brings Highway 99 to Vancouver's North Shore, where it piggybacks on the Trans-Canada Highway to Horseshoe Bay, where it veers off to become the world-famous Sea to Sky Highway.
Following the southernmost fjord on the west coast of North America, Highway 99 hugs the cliffs overlooking Howe Sound on its way to Squamish, then ascends from the sea to the sky on its way to Whistler, Canada's premier ski resort and, paired with Vancouver, the host of the 2010 Olympic games.
Beyond Whistler - and even moreso, Pemberton - Highway 99 is much less travelled but no less beautiful. From 1992 onwards, the stretch beyond Pemberton, known locally as the Duffey Lake Road, extended Highway 99 across the rugged and untouched terrain of the Coast Mountains to Lillooet on the Fraser Canyon - an arid desert landscape.
From there, Highway 99 follows the Fraser Canyon and the former alignment of the Cariboo Road to Pavillion, then veers east to finally meet up with the longest highway in the province, Highway 97, where you can turn left for the Yukon and Alaska or turn right for the Okanagan and California.
Adventure awaits on Highway 99! All set to classical music!
"Divertissement", "Fun in a Bottle", "Lively Lumpsucker", and "Onion Capers" - Kevin McLeod
"Happy Life" by FREDJI https://soundcloud.com/fredjimusic
Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/u4PI5p5bI9k
"Waltz of the Flowers" by Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky
AUDIO LIBRARY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOGfiMpqZMk
"Drive" by Ross Bugden
"Last Dawn" by Ross Bugden
"Blue Danube" by Strauss