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 Highway 1 watch for fallen rock on road 11.5 km west of Boston Bar at Ferrabee Wall. The Highway is currently OPEN, however, the Ministry of transportation is actively monitoring this area for the potential of falling rock. A rockfall warning is in place and the highway may be closed without advance notice to ensure the safety of motorists.The Ministry will provide updates on this condition as the assessment continues. Please check DriveBC frequently for the latest information on this corridor. Updated on Wed Apr 1 8:14 am PDT. (ID# RTMC_5993)
Highway 1 Both directions Utility Pole work between Hope and Spuzzum will be in effect daily at 7:00:00 AM until 6:00:00 PM from March 28-April 1, and 7am-Noon on April 2. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Sat Mar 28 7:00 am PDT. (ID# RTMC_6087)
Highway 1 Both directions Road Erosion on Highway 1 at Hells Gate Airtram. The highway is open to two lanes of traffic. The road has been narrowed, each lane is 3.7 meters wide. 60 km speed limit in effect. Updated on Wed Apr 1 8:13 am PDT. (ID# RTMC_6016)
Highway 1 Both directions Road Work on Highway 1 both directions through the Cassiar tunnel will be in effect daily 07/04/2015 until 10/04/2015 from 10:30pm to 5:00:00 AM. Updated on Wed Mar 25 9:52 am PDT. (ID# RTMC_6057)
Highway 1 Both directions Construction 14 km west of Chase through Wed Apr 1 at 5:00 pm. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Sun Mar 29 at 7:00 pm PDT. (ID# -51709)
Highway 1 Both directions Construction on 14km West of Chase on Trans Canada Highway No. 1 starting Tue Mar 24 at 7:00 am through Sun Jun 28 at 5:30 pm. Minor intermittant delays. Updated on Tue Mar 24 at 8:56 am PDT. (ID# -51621)
Highway 1 Both directions Bridge Construction 20 km east of Sicamous at Malakwa Bridge from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Mon-Sat starting Mar 9 through Nov 30. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Mon Mar 9 at 6:01 am PDT. (ID# -51365)
Highway 1 Both directions Watch for fallen rocks on Road 25 km east of Revelstoke. Updated on Wed Apr 1 at 12:51 pm PDT. (ID# 189899)
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 Tue Feb 17 at 10:30 am PST. (ID# -31978)
Highway 1 Both directions Debris on Road from West Boundary of Glacier National Park to East Boundary of Glacier National Park (43.8 km). Updated on Wed Apr 1 at 12:52 pm PDT. (ID# 191078)
Highway 1 Both directions Watch for Frost Heaves from Revelstoke to Golden (147.8 km). Updated Wed Apr 1 at 12:57 pm PDT. (ID# 190317)
Highway 1 Eastbound Road Work on Highway 1 Eastbound after Ramp from Main St will be in effect 05/04/2015 at 10:00:00 PM until 06/04/2015 at 6:00:00 AM. McGill Eastbound offramp to Highway 1 will be closed. Updated on Wed Apr 1 2:16 pm PDT. (ID# RTMC_6135)
Highway 1 Westbound Environmental Sampling on Highway 1 Westbound east of King St will occur on Thursday and Friday effective 09/04/2015 until 10/04/2015 from 8:00:00 AM to 5:00:00 PM. Please reduce your speed in the work zone and use caution. Updated on Wed Apr 1 4:09 pm PDT. (ID# RTMC_6137)
Highway 1 Westbound Bridge Maintenance on Highway 1 Eastbound at Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Bridge. Bridge Maintenance will be in effect until 31/08/2015 at 10:00:00 PM. Expect nightly lane closures. Bike detour will reroute cyclists to the east sidewalk while the west sidewalk is Closed for construction until the end of August 2015. For more information see www.th.gov.bc.ca/highwayprojects/IronWorkers Updated on Fri Feb 13 11:45 am PST. (ID# RTMC_554)
Highway 1 Westbound Road Work on Highway 1 Westbound after Ramp to Main St will be in effect 01/04/2015 at 9:00:00 PM until 03/04/2015 at 4:00:00 AM. Updated on Tue Mar 31 2:34 pm PDT. (ID# RTMC_6115)

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.