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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.