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RE: Highway Thru Hell floods 2021

The BC Ministry of Transportation has a site that is showing pictures of the floods and mudslides. They are updating some pictures in the effected areas daily. It’s going to be a long time fixing this disaster. Mud slides and floods, in south western BC
SideHillSoup 11/21/21 03:04pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Highway Thru Hell floods 2021

We drove by there about 2 weeks ago and we commented on all the New RV’s all lined up in row after row after row. CTV morning news showed the fire from a choppers view. Lots burned up and a lot of rows to go, very sad what happening down there. Soup.
SideHillSoup 11/17/21 10:38am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Highway Thru Hell floods 2021

As for 3: pm Tuesday, They are finding multiple bodies at the Hwy 99 mud slide, sad. Soup. tonights news only said one confirmed death.. on a good note my comute to work has been nice with no rigs on the road. last night was the worst I have seen the Coq in over 12 years ( took me 1hr 45 min to get to work, normaly a 55min drive) and surprisingly there was no one in the ditch. suports my theory that the rigs cause 99.9% of the issues out here. and no trains, nice an quiet at home... Steve Yup, only one found. The news report I got that info from yesterday, has updated their info on the Hwy 99 death count. More info as time passes.
SideHillSoup 11/17/21 06:56am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Highway Thru Hell floods 2021

As for 3: pm Tuesday, They are finding multiple bodies at the Hwy 99 mud slide, sad. Soup.
SideHillSoup 11/16/21 03:55pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
Highway Thru Hell floods 2021

The last couple of days southern British Columbia has seen unbelievable amounts of rain fall and warm temperatures. Hope BC had just under 10 inches of rain in 36 hrs. The main Hwy that the Highway Thru Hell is filmed also got a dump of rain and with the higher than normal temperatures at this time of year, a lot of the snow pac up high melted and added to the moisture content coming off the mountains. The south bound lane on Hwy 5 “The Coquihalla” lost an entire 2 lanes ( 4 lane Hwy) plus the bridge under it. The other north bound lane is still there but the Hwy is entirely closed at this time. There will need to be a lot of inspections and work done before they even consider opening the north lane, if they ever do. The south bound lane & bridge is gone. Bridge gone In saying all this, with Hwy 5 closed for an undetermined amount of time, the other two Hwys that go between the interior of BC ( or coming from Alberta) will now be Hwy 3 and Hwy 1 through the Fraser Canyon , which are both 2 lane Hwys and both are / were closed today because of mud slides.. So… that means all Hwy traffic that you see on the Highway Throu Hell will now be funnled through two 2 lane Hwys. Going to be interesting for everyone including people that are RVing ( camping) in the near future. Stay safe everyone.
SideHillSoup 11/15/21 07:07pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Payment method

Yup, I don’t know of any place around where I live in British Columbia that accepts Discovery Card, none. Hope this helps Soup.
SideHillSoup 11/06/21 05:27pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Chains in BC

@Sidehill, 5 passes between you and Gangcouver? Sounds like heaven! Oops… should have said 6, but 2 of them are like little bumps on the road… so let’s just say 4…. :S
SideHillSoup 10/18/21 06:15pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Chains in BC

So is it when you are goin uppa hill when you wish you remembered chains the most or here we go down the other side? Depends whether you make it to the top or not! Lol True! But I’ve had a couple or three moments after making the top barefoot wishing I had “put the jewelry on” once gravity got a hold on the situation. A friend who drove Big Trucks for many years usta say he had never scared himself driving a truck up a hill. One of my son in-laws owns and operates a logging truck. He says he can’t afford to not put his chains on. Time is money, and if he gets caught without his chains on when the “chain up” sign is on and he spins out …. There goes a couple days pay in fines. I get to drive down the the Vancouver BC area mid to late November… I will only have 5 mountain passes to go over. Soup.
SideHillSoup 10/17/21 04:33pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Chains in BC

Just got an alert… There is a VERY good chance that it will snow again this weekend “on” the mountain passes of southern BC. I should note: The weatherman ( person) is the only person in the world that can lie in the job everyday…… and still keep their job… By the way…. I repacked the bearings on the Snowmobile trailer today! Let it snow…let it snow…let it snow ! Soup. Or politican:B Ohhhhh we don’t want to go there, let’s just stick to the weather person so we don’t get booted… Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Soup.
SideHillSoup 10/10/21 08:09pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Chains in BC

Just got an alert… There is a VERY good chance that it will snow again this weekend “on” the mountain passes of southern BC. I should note: The weatherman ( person) is the only person in the world that can lie in the job everyday…… and still keep their job… By the way…. I repacked the bearings on the Snowmobile trailer today! Let it snow…let it snow…let it snow ! Soup.
SideHillSoup 10/08/21 05:17pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Chains in BC

like. Motor homes fall under the camper symbol on the sign. https://i.imgur.com/qLl2VD1l.jpg that sign was a misprint that they originaly put up. most have been replace with the proper ones now. it should have a "Or" inbetween the mountian snowflake and the M&S. I didn't see any snow on my way home from work this moring, unless your talking south of meritt in the snowshed? Steve I looked at every BC govt website that I could find, and they show that signs…. None of them show the sign I posted with the word “or” between the 2 symbols, however the other two signs for heavier commercial type vehicles does show the word “or”…. Go figure. The web cams I saw this morning and this afternoon showed snow on the Coqu on a few cameras, and on Hwy 3 Paulson and Hwy 3-B. Most of it has melted now… and temps dropped so black ice is most likely Lerking. However, 40kms away from Paulson Summit is the Kootenay pass which is the highest mountain pass open year round in Canada…. It didn’t have any snow at all…. Again….. go figure. So…. Tomorrow it’s time to service the snowmobiles….. yippy… Soup
SideHillSoup 10/07/21 07:45pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Chains in BC

Since I typed my note this morning, it has snowed on the mountain pass to the west of me. Just to give you a perspective, I live in South Eastern British Columbia approximately 3 hrs north of Spokane Washington. When you live in the mountains of BC like I do and drive all winter for snowmobiling and Hockey you don’t screw around, even if your not going over the passes as often as I do you put on your winter tires, just to drive the valley Hwys. In my yard a couple years back the snow was 4 ft deep, and I live in the valley bottom, my daddy from Fernie just laughs at me… Winter in the mountains start now and end in April, and there is no fudging with tires from people who live here, no body “sneaks over a mountain pass” period, only idiots do. I’m glad your thinking of your safety and ours my changing your plans. My home, couple years back with my 2007 gmc 2500 4x4 parked beside my house, Honda Civic in the front. This is 2 days before Xmas. https://i.imgur.com/RXiCePMl.jpg
SideHillSoup 10/07/21 11:52am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Chains in BC

It snowed last nights in parts of BC. I know above Merritt on the Hwy got some, and cooler wet weather is coming over the next couple of days. There is a reason that BC’s winter tire / chain requirements kick in October 1st and run until April 30th. Winter chains don’t cover you for meeting the requirements. You must have the correct winter tires on first, then you can carry chains if you like. Motor homes fall under the camper symbol on the sign. https://i.imgur.com/qLl2VD1l.jpg
SideHillSoup 10/07/21 08:09am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Chains in BC

Little bit of info for people who don’t follow the British Columbia winter tire requirements: BC winter tire requirements I live in the valley below two mountain passes, you can’t go east or west from here with out going over one of them. I have witnessed firsthand once, and read in the local news paper a few other times over the last number of years the RCMP and or the CVSE ( DOT) set up road blocks checking tires / chain requirements. The time I was stopped ( 2 winters ago) it was the morning before a winter storm was set to roll in across southern BC. They were turning some people around at the road block that didn’t have the correct tires, they were giving out tickets to some, and all the semi’s where getting ticketed and turned around who didn’t meet the standards. There were also a number of vehicles that got towed from the road blocks as well, for what I don’t know. For the Correct answer to your question call CVSE. Info to Call CVSE here. So yes, they do check from time to time. Soup.
SideHillSoup 10/06/21 09:19am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: where to stop for the night

Oh and when you are camped within sight of "someone" and "they" might "wonder what you are doing" and "report you" to "authorities"... And said "authorities" roll up on your quiet peaceful camp where your tires are sitting on the ground god forbid, Have a half bottle of whiskey in your hand when you answer the door. "I don't think I should drive on ossifer..." haha, did that before. oh and thanks for the tip on the iOverlander app. Steve yer welcome - oh and if you travel the Alberta Forestry Trunk Road on the east slope there's many places for a truck camper. Have your warm blankies I've scraped frost off the motocycle seat in August on this side of the Rockies. My camper is one of them there moderen units, it has a furnace ;) I have a wife like that…..;)
SideHillSoup 10/05/21 08:36pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: where to stop for the night

Proud Canuck -- I have never camped in Canada, so forgive me if you think this is a weird question. Are there any provinces in Canada which would allow a person towing or driving an RV long distances to just pull into a rest area, truck stop, visitor's center, forest service road, etc to overnight rather than drive tired on the road without sleep? We have even asked managers' at Wal-Marts here in the US because it was late and given permission to overnight in their parking lot rather than risk an accident on the road. I have a few Canadian friends, and they are the type who would be compassionate and even allow me to overnight in their driveway if it were necessary. When it comes to National Parks and I’m only talking BC Provincial parks, you are not permitted to camp / park overnight parking except in a campground, their rules. Now my son in-law used to drive an ore truck through Kootenay and Banff National park 2 times a day. And sometimes he would just pull over on the Sunshine Village overpass and catch a few winks, and he never got bothered. He did say that one time the parks people did show up and give the boot to a motor home that was parked in front of him, but they never bothered him…. So I guess it’s how you look at 3:am… :h Soup.
SideHillSoup 10/05/21 06:47pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Border Crossing Headed To Alaska

The lady was very firm in stating no non-essential travel through Canada to Alaska. Everything stated above about meeting the requirements to cross is the way we understood, and met other than the test. But as we all know, things have a habit of changing just as we are ready to travel when it comes to crossing. But we are so ready to go back to Alaska. As Trackrig mentioned, it's up to each border agent as to what they ask. Most of them seem to feel, since we are from Texas, we MUST have guns on board. Sorry, know better than to carry one and NOT report and have proper paperwork.... Thanks to all who took the time to answer. Be safe I’m still baffled by the “the lady” that told you “no non-essential travel through Canada” The land boarder was opened on August 9, 2021 to fully vaccinated US Travellers with restrictions. Unless you called the wrong number or wrong Canadian agency, I’m just guessing here. Yes things could change between now and next year when you want to travel however plan for the trip and just keep an eye on the official Govt of Canada website for updates. Canada gov site travellers Us Canucks get asked the same questions about guns as you guys do when crossing the US Boarder. Both sides will change up the questions and ask a really weird question sometimes just to see if you have the answer. Like when we went to my cousins house just outside of Vancouver Washington a couple years back, and the US boarder agent asked me the address of her house. Told the guy I haven’t got a clue, but I can drive you there, as I’ve been there 50 times in my life. He smiles and said have a nice day. And take your time driving through BC, it’s bigger than California, Oregon & Washington state put together. Have a great trip. Soup. Camping in southeastern BC. https://i.imgur.com/wVChFvpl.jpg
SideHillSoup 10/01/21 08:43am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Border Crossing Headed To Alaska

I don’t know who you were talking to, but they must have been on days off for the last couple of months. The Canadian land boarder is open to USA travellers with restrictions Scroll down to land travel in the link below. I’ve seen vehicles from New York, Alaska, AZ, Colorado you name the state it it’s driving up here. Hope you have a fantastic trip Driving into Canada Covid Sept 2021. Soup.
SideHillSoup 09/30/21 09:21am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Vax Passports

Here is what the province of BC will require after Sept 13/21. Every province is different some have them, and some don’t, so homework is required before you travel when it comes to Covid / travel restrictions, and the best place to get that information is from the official gov’t websites, in my opinion. Scroll down in the link I provided and it showed what international travellers will require, pretty easy I would say. Theses British Columbia “passports” are to be used between Sept 13, 2021, and January 31, 2022, but there could extend their use if things don’t change for the good.. Proof of Shot passport Stay safe everyone Soup.
SideHillSoup 09/09/21 08:49am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Vax Passports

Lots of CDC’s from different countries. Canadian CDC COVID info. Soup.
SideHillSoup 08/29/21 10:26am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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