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 Utility works on Highway 1 at Capilano Rd. Full stop in both directions for no more than 15 minutes will be required. Utility Work will be in effect 15/12/2017 at 4:00 AM until 5:00 AM. Updated on Wed Dec 6 10:09 am PST. (ID# RTMC_15821)
Highway 1 Both directions Bridge Maintenance at the Grandview Overpass will take place nightly from 10:00 PM until 5:00 AM from 30/11/2017 to 15/12/2017. Right lane closures will be in effect. Updated on Sat Dec 2 3:06 pm PST. (ID# RTMC_15717)
Highway 1 Both directions Electrical Maintenance 2 km east of Canoe 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Mon-Thu starting Dec 18 through Dec 21. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Wed Dec 13 at 1:28 pm PST. (ID# -67036)
Highway 1 Both directions Slippery Sections from Golden to West Boundary of Yoho National Park (25.5 km). Updated Thu Dec 14 at 4:52 pm PST. (ID# 259114)
Highway 1 Both directions Parks Canada is twinning 6 km of highway, from the BC/Alberta border extending 6 km westward. From November to March expect a speed reduction to 70 km per hour. Updated on Wed Nov 8 at 12:30 pm PST. (ID# -66718)
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 Thu Dec 14 at 4:52 pm PST. (ID# 259584)
Highway 1 Eastbound Road Maintenance on Highway 1 Eastbound at 208th St. will occur weekly on all days effective 14/07/2017 until 31/12/2017 from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM. HOV lane closure will be in effect 24 hours a day. This is for the 208th St Township of Langley project. Updated on Fri Jul 14 12:37 pm PDT. (ID# RTMC_14168)
Highway 1 Eastbound Vegetation maintenance and hazardous tree removal on Highway 1 Northbound between Alexander Bridge and Fairley Rd in Boston Bar will be in effect daily between 8:00 AM until 3:30 PM through 31/12/2017. Updated on Wed Dec 6 9:01 am PST. (ID# RTMC_15819)
Highway 1 Eastbound Maintenance 9.3 km east of Chase starting Mon Dec 18 at 8:00 am through Tue Dec 19 at 5:00 pm. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Thu Dec 14 at 10:52 am PST. (ID# -67045)
Highway 1 Westbound Hwy 1 Maintenance, Cache Creek, lane closure in effect Friday December 15 from 6:30am -12:00pm for .85km section from Quartz Rd to the intersection of Highway 97N and Highway 1S. Detour in effect through Quartz Road to Parke Road to Highway 97N. Watch for flagging personnel. Updated on Wed Dec 13 at 4:06 pm PST. (ID# -67038)

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.