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 Reduced speed zone in effect on Highway 1 between Hells Gate Airtram and Ferrabee Tunnel until further notice. Please reduce speed to 60km/h and watch for fallen rock on road. Updated on Sun Mar 1 12:06 am PST. (ID# RTMC_5731)
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 Eastbound Cable Work Eastbound between 152nd street and 264th St daily 03/03/2015 until 06/03/2015 from 9am to 3:00:00 PM. Work will take place on shoulder. Updated on Thu Feb 26 10:09 pm PST. (ID# RTMC_5830)
Highway 1 Westbound Off-ramp to 104th ave will be Closed because of Road Work today at 10:00:00 PM until 04/03/2015 at 5:00:00 AM. Traffic detoured to 160th st. Follow signs. Updated on Tue Mar 3 5:18 pm PST. (ID# RTMC_5878)
Highway 1 Westbound HOV on-ramp from 156th st will be Closed because of Road Work today at 9:00:00 PM until 04/03/2015 at 4:00:00 AM. Please use 152nd st or 160th st on-ramps. Updated on Tue Mar 3 5:20 pm PST. (ID# RTMC_5879)
Highway 1 Westbound Road Work from 152nd St to West of Port Mann Bridge will be in effect today at 7:30:00 PM until 04/03/2015 at 5:00:00 AM. Lane closures start at 7:30pm and will be reduced to one lane of traffic. Updated on Tue Mar 3 5:16 pm PST. (ID# RTMC_5877)
Highway 1 Westbound Road Work on shoulder between Hope and King Street in Hope will occur on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday effective 06/04/2015 until 08/04/2015 from 8:00:00 AM to 5:00:00 PM. No delays. Updated on Thu Feb 26 11:03 am PST. (ID# RTMC_5838)
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 10:45 am PST. (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.