Roadside Attactions in British Columbia

Roadside attractions are single points of interest. They're easy to get to, and they draw lots of attention from travelers. They can be interesting or educational, or downright weird or kooky! BC has many roadside attractions, including many that highlight the natural wonders that BC is so known for. Roadside attractions are fun places to stop and grab a photo and to take a break during your travels.

Roadside Attraction: The Largest Sitka Spruce Tree in Canada

Largest Sitka Spruce in Canada - vancouver Island
This giant tree is the Largest Sitka Spruce tree in Canada - and the second largest in the world! You can find it at the San Juan River Recreation Site near Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The sign near this old-growth tree indicates that it had a diameter of 3.7 metres and a height of 62.5 metres, both of which have been surpassed since the sign was erected.
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Roadside Attraction: The World's Largest Dump Truck

World's largest dump truck, Sparwood, BC
With an abundance of metallurgical/thermal coal surrounding the town, Sparwood, BC is a picturesque resource town that holds the distinction of having the world's biggest dump truck.
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Roadside Attraction: Highest Point of the TransCanada Hwy

Highest point of the TransCanada Hwy, near Golden, BC
The highest point on the TransCanada Highway is in the Kicking Horse Pass near the Alberta/BC Border. With an elevation of 1643 meters (5390 feet), just a few kilometers east of the Parks Bridge, it's located 13 kilometers east of Golden, BC and was opened in 2007, making the slow and curvy section of the lower highway obsolete.
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Roadside Attraction: Rogers Pass

Summit of Rogers Pass, BC
Rogers Pass has been used for thousands of years to cross the interior of what is now British Columbia, Canada. The route winds through the mountainous beauty of Glacier National Park and is the main east-west corridor between Revelstoke and Golden, BC.
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Roadside Attraction: Logan Lake's Giant Dump Truck

Giant dump truck in Logan Lake, BC
This is one of the coolest visitor's centers in the world, if you like Tonka toys! This giant dump truck and digging shovel are located near the entrance of Logan Lake, BC.
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Roadside Attraction: The Sooke Town Pole

The Sooke Town Pole - Vancouver Island, BC
The Sooke Town Pole may sound strange - but there really is such a thing as a town pole. Located in Sooke, BC on Vancouver Island at the entrance of the Evergreen Mall, this large monument is dedicated to the logging heritage of the region.
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Roadside Attraction: Mile 0 of the TransCanada Highway

Mile 0 of the TransCanada Highway - Victoria, BC
Mile 0 of the Trans Canada Highway is located on Dallas Road and Douglas Street on the beautiful Victoria waterfront on Vancouver Island. The Mile 0 marker has proven to be a popular roadside attraction for visitors taking photos at the start of the longest national highway in the world.
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Scenic Stop: The San Juan Spruce

San Juan Spruce Tree - large Sitka Spruce in Canada
The enormous San Juan Spruce tree is the Largest Sitka Spruce tree in Canada and the second largest in the world. You can find it at the San Juan River Recreation Site near Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
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