BC Highway 1 Road Conditions

Highway 1 Road Conditions showing cameras between Hope BC and the Alberta border

Events for Highway 1

Highway 1 Both directions Construction on Highway 1 at Nelson Creek Bridge in West Vancouver, approximately 2.5 km east of Horseshoe Bay. Construction will be in effect until January 2015. All lanes affected. Bike detour in effect. For more information: www.th.gov.bc.ca/highwayprojects/nelson Updated on Tue May 20 3:21 pm PDT. (ID# RTMC_2582)
Highway 1 Both directions Slippery Sections from Spences Bridge to 10 kilometers east of Cache Creek (59 km). Updated Sat Dec 27 at 8:58 am PST. (ID# 179818)
Highway 1 Both directions Slushy with Slippery Sections from 10 kilometers east of Cache Creek to Kamloops (73.3 km). Updated Sat Dec 27 at 7:59 am PST. (ID# 179772)
Highway 1 Both directions Slushy with Slippery Sections from Kamloops to Junction with Highway 97 at Monte Creek (26 km). Updated Sat Dec 27 at 7:57 am PST. (ID# 179771)
Highway 1 Both directions Slushy with Slippery Sections from Junction Highway 97 in Monte Creek to Sorrento (49.1 km). Updated Sat Dec 27 at 8:20 am PST. (ID# 179778)
Highway 1 Both directions Slushy with Slippery Sections from Sorrento to 11 km west of Sicamous (51.4 km). Updated Sat Dec 27 at 8:17 am PST. (ID# 179702)
Highway 1 Both directions Slushy with Slippery Sections 11 km west of Sicamous to Craigellachie (41 km). Updated Sat Dec 27 at 8:47 am PST. (ID# 179777)
Highway 1 Both directions Compact Snow with Slushy Sections from Craigellachie to Revelstoke (41.7 km). Updated Sat Dec 27 at 9:05 am PST. (ID# 179662)
Highway 1 Both directions Compact Snow with Slushy Sections from Revelstoke to West Boundary of Glacier National Park (48.1 km). Updated Sat Dec 27 at 8:28 am PST. (ID# 179784)
Highway 1 Both directions There is no fuel, food or lodging available between Revelstoke and Golden. A distance of 148 km. Travellers are asked to ensure they check their fuel before leaving Revelstoke or Golden. Updated on Mon Jul 15 at 10:53 am PDT. (ID# -31978)
Highway 1 Both directions Compact Snow with Slippery Sections from West Boundary of Glacier National Park to East Boundary of Glacier National Park (43.8 km). Updated Sat Dec 27 at 9:04 am PST. (ID# 179564)
Highway 1 Both directions Compact Snow with Slippery Sections from East Boundary of Glacier National Park to West Boundary of Yoho National Park (81.4 km). Updated Sat Dec 27 at 8:36 am PST. (ID# 179790)
Highway 1 Both directions Compact Snow with Slippery Sections from West Boundary of Yoho National Park to British Columbia and Alberta Border, East of Field (45.6 km). Updated Sat Dec 27 at 9:04 am PST. (ID# 178111)
Highway 1 Both directions Limited Visibility with Fog from West Boundary of Yoho National Park to British Columbia and Alberta Border, East of Field (45.6 km). Updated Sat Dec 27 at 10:54 am PST. (ID# 179763)
Highway 1 Eastbound Limited Visibility due to dense fog on Highway 1 from Boston Bar to Jackass Mountain. Updated on Sat Dec 27 5:31 am PST. (ID# RTMC_5285)
Highway 1 Westbound Bridge Maintenance on Highway 1 Westbound at Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Bridge. Bridge Maintenance will be in effect until 31/05/2015 at 10:00:00 PM. Expect nightly lane closures. Bike detour is in effect due to the east sidewalk being closed during construction until the end of October 2014 and the west sidewalk will be closed for construction from November 2014 to May 2015. For more information see www.th.gov.bc.ca/highwayprojects/IronWorkers Updated on Sun Aug 10 8:32 am PDT. (ID# RTMC_554)

Most traffic traveling between Hope and Kamloops follow Highway 5 as it takes over an hour and a half less time to travel compared to following Highway 1.

The Interior section of Highway 1 is 695 km (432 mi) long, and closely follows the path of the Canadian Pacific Railway. After leaving the freeway, Highway 1 courses through the town centre of Hope for 2 km (1¼ mi) before heading north across the Fraser River. At this point, Highway 1 becomes two lanes. 1 km (about ½ mi) north of the Fraser crossing, Highway 1 reaches its east junction with Highway 7. Continuing from the Highway 7 junction, Highway 1 goes 106 km (66 mi) north on a route that includes seven mountain tunnels, past the communities of Yale, Spuzzum and Boston Bar, before reaching its junction with Highway 12 at Lytton. Leaving the Fraser River, and following the Thompson River another 37 km (23 mi) northeast, Highway 1 reaches a junction with another numbered route, Highway 8. 38 km (24 mi) north of the Highway 8 junction, Highway 1 passes through a junction with Highway 97C. Continuing 5 km (3 mi) north, the highway reaches the community of Cache Creek, where Highway 97 merges onto the Trans-Canada from the north. East of Cache Creek, Highways 1 and 97 proceed on their common alignment for 72 km (45 mi), passing through Savona en route to Kamloops. Highway 5 merges onto the Trans-Canada from the south at this point, returning the freeway to Highway 1.

The 1/97/5 concurrency proceeds east for 12 km (7 mi) on a freeway through the western part of Kamloops to where Highway 5 diverges north. Highways 1 and 97 leave Kamloops to the east 7 km (4 mi) later. The highway continues east for another 19 km (12 mi) to Monte Creek, where the freeway ends and Highway 97 diverges south from Highway 1. For the next 82 km (51 mi) east, Highway 1 takes a winding two-lane route through the communities of Pritchard, Chase and Sorrento before reaching the city of Salmon Arm on Shuswap Lake. Highway 97B meets Highway 1 in Salmon Arm.

After Salmon Arm, Highway 1 goes east for 27 km (17 mi) to a junction with Highway 97A at Sicamous. Over the next 71 km (44 mi) east, Highway 1 winds through the communities of Malakwa, Craigellachie and the Three Valley Gap, before reaching its junction with Highway 23 at Revelstoke, on the Columbia River. The next 148 km (92 mi) of Highway 1 to Golden winds east through Mount Revelstoke National Park and Glacier National Park, where the Rogers Pass area is located. There are eight snow sheds on Highway 1 between Revelstoke and Golden—three of them lie west of Rogers Pass, while five lie to the east.

After Glacier National Park and a time zone boundary crossing, Highway 1 passes over the Columbia River again at Donald, and then reaches its junction with Highway 95 at Golden. 73 km (45 mi) east of Golden, after Highway 1 has passed through Yoho National Park and the community of Field, Highway 1 crosses the Continental Divide (via Kicking Horse Pass) into Alberta.