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 Parks Canada is undertaking roadway rehabilitation and slope stabilization work in Glacier National Park on a 10 km section of highway from the East Boundary to Beaver Bridge, June 26 - late October, Monday - Saturday from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Expect speed reductions to 50 km/hour, and delays up to 20 minutes. Traffic control personnel on site. Occasional full closures of up to 20 minutes required to facilitate the scaling and blasting work. Updated on Mon Jun 26 at 6:07 am PDT. (ID# -64820)
Highway 1 Both directions Parks Canada is undertaking paving rehabilitation in Yoho National Park, located 10 km east of the park boundary, from June 25 - 29, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily. Expect single lane alternating traffic, speed reductions to 50 km/hr and delays up to 20 minutes. Traffic personnel on site. Updated on Sun Jun 25 at 2:53 pm PDT. (ID# -64815)
Highway 1 Both directions Rock slope re-profiling in Yoho National Park, 16 km west of Field, 24 hours per day/7 days per week until June 30. Expect intermittent delays of up to 20 minutes. Longer closures of up to 60 minutes for rock blasting will be posted in advance. Reduced speed zone in effect. Be prepared to stop. Watch for hauling truck traffic and obey all signs and traffic control personnel. Updated on Fri Apr 21 at 12:17 pm PDT. (ID# -63132)
Highway 1 Both directions Geotechnical work between Fern Street and Mt. Seymour Parkway will be in effect daily between June 19 and June 30 from 5:00:00 AM to 7:00:00 PM. Updated on Fri Jun 16 2:50 pm PDT. (ID# RTMC_13831)
Highway 1 Both directions Bridge deck rehabilitation and seismic safety retrofit on Highway 1 in both directions 3 km north of Spuzzum at the Alexandria Bridge. Construction will be in effect 24 hours a day from 23/05/2017 through 31/10/2017. Traffic will be single lane alternating for the duration of the project. Updated on Mon May 15 10:08 am PDT. (ID# RTMC_13538)
Highway 1 Both directions Construction 30 km east of Sicamous 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Sat through Oct 21. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Mon Jun 26 at 8:46 am PDT. (ID# -64658)
Highway 1 Both directions Watch for rocks on Road from Craigellachie to Revelstoke (41.7 km). Updated on Thu Jun 29 at 6:07 am PDT. (ID# 249169)
Highway 1 Both directions Parks Canada is installing snow nets 12 km east of West Boundary of Glacier National Park, from June 12 to August 31. Working hours are 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Mon-Sat. Expect occasional delays up to 20 minutes. Obey traffic control personnel and be prepared to stop.Updated on Mon Jun 12 at 6:31 am PDT. (ID# -64462)
Highway 1 Both directions Smoke in area at Rogers Pass Summit in Glacier National Park due to burning of wood debris. Burning is 24 hrs per day/7 days per week, June 7 to July 22. No burning over Canada Day long weekend. Updated on Wed Jun 28 at 8:34 am PDT. (ID# -64901)
Highway 1 Both directions Parks Canada is undertaking safety improvements on a 9 km section of highway in Glacier National Park between Hermit and Loop Brook Trailheads, from May 23 - October 31. Working hours 7am-7pm, Mon-Sat. Expect single lane alternating traffic, reduced speed zone and delays up to 20 minutes. Obey traffic control personnel and be prepared to stop. Updated on Tue May 23 at 10:21 am PDT. (ID# -64044)
Highway 1 Both directions Parks Canada is installing LED lights in Lens snowshed, 4 km east of Rogers Pass Summit in Glacier National Park from June 14 through October 13. Working hours 7:00 am to 5:30 pm Mon-Thurs. Expect traffic pattern change and 30km/hr. speed zone with occasional delays up to 20 minutes. Obey traffic control personnel and be prepared to stop. Updated on Wed Jun 14 at 7:39 am PDT. (ID# -64461)
Highway 1 Both directions Parks Canada is twinning 6 km of highway, from the BC/Alberta border extending 6 km westward. Working hours 6 am to 9 pm, seven days a week, from April 18 until September 23, 2017. Speed reduced to 60 km/h in work zones and 50 km/h on paved detours. Expect delays of up to 20 minutes. Be prepared to stop and obey traffic control personnel on site. Expect full closures between 3:30 to 4 p.m. daily until June 29 to accommodate rock blasting. Updated on Fri Jun 16 at 7:58 am PDT. (ID# -63167)
Highway 1 Eastbound Geotechnical work between Mountain Highway Overpass and Lynn Creek will be in effect nightly June 19 to June 30 from 8:00:00 PM until 6:00:00 AM. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Fri Jun 16 2:57 pm PDT. (ID# RTMC_13833)
Highway 1 Eastbound Road Work on Highway 1 Eastbound between Whatcom Rd and Atkinson Rd will be in effect 30/06/2017 at 12:01 AM until 1:00 AM. Updated on Wed Jun 21 11:20 am PDT. (ID# RTMC_13888)
Highway 1 Eastbound Road Work on Highway 1 Eastbound from No. 2 road to Young Rd. This will be in effect today at 9:00 PM until June 30,2017 at 6:00 AM. Updated on Mon Jun 26 8:40 am PDT. (ID# RTMC_13956)
Highway 1 Eastbound Construction 15 km west of Sicamous 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Thu Jun 29. Updated on Thu Jun 29 at 8:29 am PDT. (ID# -64922)
Highway 1 Westbound Underground utility scanning and drilling on Highway 1 Westbound between Prest Rd and No 1 Rd. 1 right lane closure will be in effect June 28, 2017 at 10:00 PM until June 30, 2017 at 5:00 AM. Updated on Tue Jun 27 1:51 pm PDT. (ID# RTMC_13978)
Highway 1 Westbound Geotechnical work between Lynn Creek Overpass and St. Denis Avenue will occur daily between June 19 and June 30 from 7:00:00 AM to 7:00:00 PM. Will not impede with traffic. Pedestrian overpass will remain open but be coned off. Updated on Fri Jun 16 2:54 pm PDT. (ID# RTMC_13832)

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.