June 2012 update: this West Vancouver Webcam is no longer active, as we moved
Our award-winning webcam was perched up on the hillside in West Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada), a Venue City for the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. The February 12-28 2010 Winter Olympics (the third Olympics hosted by Canada after the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal and the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary), were held in Vancouver with some events held in the nearby resort town of Whistler.
This webcam was facing south and was located on the Skilift Road, at an altitude of 200 m from sea level, above Highway 1 (part of Trans-Canada route) to Whistler and just minutes from Lion’s Gate Bridge.
If you look closely you can see:
Apart from this free webcam viewing, the same spectacular Downtown Vancouver and ocean views can be enjoyed while dining at Salmon House on the Hill Restaurant, an unforgettable West Coast cuisine experience.
The Webcam used is Logitech Webcam Pro 9000:
The server was using Linux hosted on an Acer laptop PC (no audible noise and immune to power failures that last less than 4 hours).
The linux server was capturing the images every 5 minutes and posted them our webpage (GoDaddy Linux hosting).
Depending on the time of the day and the amount of sunlight or fog, images of the West Vancouver, Stanley Park and Downtown Vancouver may appear faded. The best times to view this webcam are early morning, afternoon, and early evening (Pacific Time).
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