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 advises that the Trans Canada Highway will be closed in both directions for up to 1 hour near BC/Alberta border for Rock Blasting at 12:00 noon MST on Fri Dec 9. Reduced speed zone in effect and traffic control personnel on site. Be prepared to stop. Updated on Thu Nov 24 at 10:32 am PST. (ID# -61555)
Highway 1 Both directions Parks Canada advises that the Trans Canada Highway will be closed in both directions for up to 1 hour near BC/Alberta border for Rock Blasting at 12:00 noon MST on Tues Dec 6. Reduced speed zone in effect and traffic control personnel on site. Be prepared to stop. Updated on Thu Nov 24 at 10:32 am PST. (ID# -61554)
Highway 1 Both directions Fog Patches from Spences Bridge to 10 kilometers east of Cache Creek (59 km). Updated Sat Dec 3 at 9:18 am PST. (ID# 227489)
Highway 1 Both directions Slippery Sections from 10 kilometers east of Cache Creek to Kamloops (73.3 km). Updated Sat Dec 3 at 8:03 am PST. (ID# 227448)
Highway 1 Both directions Limited Visibility with Fog from 10 kilometers east of Cache Creek to Kamloops (73.3 km). Updated Sat Dec 3 at 8:05 am PST. (ID# 227449)
Highway 1 Both directions Construction at Hoffman's Bluff 7:00 am to 5:00 pm daily through Dec 16. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Fri Nov 25 at 9:59 am PST. (ID# -61481)
Highway 1 Both directions Slippery Sections from Sorrento to 11 km west of Sicamous (51.4 km). Updated Sat Dec 3 at 8:13 am PST. (ID# 227158)
Highway 1 Both directions Maintenance at Craigellachie 7:00 am to 12:00 am daily through Dec 9. Rest Area is closed for maintenance. Updated on Tue Nov 29 at 8:15 am PST. (ID# -61571)
Highway 1 Both directions Slippery Sections 11 km west of Sicamous to Craigellachie (41 km). Updated Sat Dec 3 at 8:20 am PST. (ID# 227155)
Highway 1 Both directions Construction 30 km east of Sicamous at Perry River Bridge 7:30 am to 4:30 pm Mon-Thu starting Dec 5 through Dec 6. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Fri Dec 2 at 2:49 pm PST. (ID# -61632)
Highway 1 Both directions Construction 30 km east of Sicamous near Perry River Bridge 7:30 am to 4:30 pm Mon-Sat starting Dec 1 through Dec 3. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Thu Dec 1 at 9:07 am PST. (ID# -61561)
Highway 1 Both directions Electrical Maintenance 29 km west of Revelstoke 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Mon Dec 5. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Fri Dec 2 at 5:20 pm PST. (ID# -61634)
Highway 1 Both directions Compact Snow with Slushy Sections from Revelstoke to West Boundary of Glacier National Park (48.1 km). Updated Sat Dec 3 at 8:40 am PST. (ID# 227295)
Highway 1 Both directions There is no fuel, food or lodging available at Rogers Pass Summit in Glacier National Park. Travellers are asked to ensure they check their fuel before leaving Revelstoke or Golden. Updated on Tue Feb 17 at 10:30 am PDT. (ID# -31978)
Highway 1 Both directions Compact Snow with Slushy Sections from West Boundary of Glacier National Park to East Boundary of Glacier National Park (43.8 km). Updated Sat Dec 3 at 11:16 am PST. (ID# 227505)
Highway 1 Both directions Limited Visibility with Heavy Snowfall from West Boundary of Glacier National Park to East Boundary of Glacier National Park (43.8 km). Updated Sat Dec 3 at 11:22 am PST. (ID# 227506)
Highway 1 Both directions Compact Snow with Slushy Sections from East Boundary of Glacier National Park to West Boundary of Yoho National Park (81.4 km). Updated Sat Dec 3 at 8:58 am PST. (ID# 227381)
Highway 1 Both directions Parks Canada will be brush pile burning 9 km west of Field near the Trans Canada Highway starting Mon Nov 14 through Dec 9, work will be 24 hrs/day. Smoke may be visible on the highway. Drive with caution. Updated on Wed Nov 30 at 12:11 pm PST. (ID# -61381)
Highway 1 Both directions Watch for hauling truck traffic along the Trans-Canada Highway from West Boundary of Yoho National Park to 5 km east of Lake Louise, from 6am to 9pm daily through December 9. Lane reductions, reduced speed zones, and minor delays expected for truck turning near Wapta Lake. Be prepared to stop and obey all signs and traffic control personnel. Updated on Wed Nov 23 at 11:33 am PST. (ID# -60925)
Highway 1 Both directions Parks Canada is constructing a wildlife overpass 2.5 km west of the BC/Alberta border in Yoho National Park, from 7am to 7pm MST daily until December 18. Two-way traffic maintained with shoulder and lane closures in effect. Expect delays of up to 20 minutes and traffic control personnel on site. Be prepared to stop. Updated on Wed Nov 23 at 3:05 pm PST. (ID# -61544)
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 3 at 8:41 am PST. (ID# 227335)
Highway 1 Eastbound Road Work on Highway 1 Eastbound from Texas Creek Rd to Nickel Mine Rd/Park Lane Dr will occur on Monday to Friday effective 06/12/2016 until 12/12/2016 from 7:30:00 AM to 4:30:00 PM. Updated on Mon Nov 28 1:18 pm PST. (ID# RTMC_11739)
Highway 1 Eastbound Construction at Dallas Drive Exit 384 east of Kamloops 9:30 am to 3:00 pm on Sun Dec 4. Updated on Thu Dec 1 at 3:47 pm PST. (ID# -61614)
Highway 1 Westbound Road Work on Highway 1 Westbound after Ramp from Cypress Bowl Rd to Wentworth Ave will occur on Monday to Friday effective Dec 5, 2016 until Dec 9, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Updated on Tue Nov 29 6:49 pm PST. (ID# RTMC_11756)
Highway 1 Westbound Parks Canada is repairing the westbound TCH bridge railing at entrance to Mount Revelstoke National Park, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, Monday to Thursday through December 8th. Expect westbound shoulder closure and slow lane closure; speed reduction to 50 km/hr; occasional short delays with traffic control personnel on site for equipment access. Updated on Thu Dec 1 at 1:54 pm PST. (ID# -61299)

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.