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October 27, 2017 6:00 pm

Google Trekker BC Project Results Launched

Friday, April 14, 2017 @ 7:00 AM

Prince George, B.C.  – Last year,  Destination BC   worked with Google on a special project that had “Trekkers”  criss- crossing the province  taking  images off the beaten path.

The Trekkers made a stop in Prince George,   taking a walk  through Cottonwood Island Park ( see image at right).

Now,  Destination BC  has launched “BC Journeys”  using the  images  captured  by the Google Trekker’s  15 separate cameras that  collected a 360 degree panoramic imagery of places not accessible by car.

The imagery has been coupled with  stories, interviews,  drone footage  and  360 degree video  and photography  and now launched  on the new BC Journeys platform.   The  BC Journeys platform  currently  features  a number of areas outside the lower mainland, including  the Chilcotin, the Cariboo, Tumbler Ridge and Haida Gwaii. More of the northern region will be added soon.

Click here to see the first  results, as  a “Trekker” captured images of Windfall Lake  Trail near Tumbler Ridge. The Tumbler Ridge  page also  offers  a fly-over  waterfalls,  a birds eye view of  a mountain climber,  and imagery of the UNESCO Global Geopark.

You can visit the  page which  offers  a number of  BC experiences by clicking here.



I use these services all the time when I plan my road trips of places I want to visit. Was just using the Google 360 the other night planning a trip to Vancouver Island and the inner islands in the area. Also good for pre scoping out camping areas prior to making any reservations.

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