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 Travel Advisory in effect for HWY#1 from Golden to Revelstoke (147.8km) at Heather Mountain in Glacier National Park due to mudslide. Due to increased mudflow activity travellers are advised to expect delays during daytime hours and possible closures during nighttime hours. Additional traffic interruptions may be required to manage mudflow activity. Please allow additional time to reach your destination and watch for crews and equipment working on site. Updated on Tue May 22 at 6:23 am PDT. (ID# 283415)
Highway 1 Both directions Rock Scaling Highway 1 Both directions - Rock scaling: Yoho National Park, 8 km west of the AB/BC border. Work will be underway 24/7 from April 23 to November 15. Expect delays of up to 30 minutes to accommodate blasting. A scheduled delay is planned on Tuesday. May 22 at 1 pm. Expect possible delays up to 90 minutes. Reduced speed zones in effect. Be prepared to stop. Watch for hauling truck traffic and obey all signs and traffic control personnel. Updated on Fri May 18 at 8:04 am PDT. (ID# -68582)
Highway 1 Both directions Mountain Highway Interchange Project - lane closures will be in effect nightly 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM May 22nd 2018 to May 25, 2018. Updated on Sun May 20 3:17 pm PDT. (ID# RTMC_17494)
Highway 1 Both directions Construction on the Alexandra Bridge beginning on March 21, 2018 and completing in late October 2018. The bridge will have single lane alternating traffic, expect delays. Updated on Wed Mar 14 9:41 am PDT. (ID# RTMC_16974)
Highway 1 Both directions Electrical Maintenance Hwy 1 12km north of Spences Bridge from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday to Saturday May 7 through May 31. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic with expected 5 minute delays. Watch for flagging personnel.Updated on Mon May 7 at 2:00 pm PDT. (ID# -68925)
Highway 1 Both directions Construction 30 km east of Sicamous at Perry River Bridge 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Sat through Jul 15. 24 hour construction speed zone in effect. Updated on Wed Apr 4 at 10:48 am PDT. (ID# -68235)
Highway 1 Both directions Bridge Maintenance 38.2 km west of Revelstoke to 13.3 km west of Revelstoke (24.9 km), 7:00 am to 4:00 pm Mon-Fri starting May 28 through Jun 8. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Wed May 16 at 9:34 am PDT. (ID# -69178)
Highway 1 Both directions Fallen rock from Craigellachie to Revelstoke (41.7 km). Updated on Tue May 22 at 6:23 am PDT. (ID# 283313)
Highway 1 Both directions Bridge rehabilitation 45 km west of Golden 7:00 am to 5:00 pm MT Mon-Sat starting Apr 25 through Oct 31. Expected delays of up to 20 minutes. Updated on Wed Apr 25 at 12:33 pm PDT. (ID# -68682)
Highway 1 Both directions Construction 20 km west of Golden from April 17 through to November 30. 7:00 am to 7:00 pm MT Monday through Saturday. Drivers may experience minor delays. Drivers are advised to watch for traffic control personnel and obey all signage through the construction zone. Updated on Tue Apr 17 at 3:14 pm PDT. (ID# -68503)
Highway 1 Both directions Watch for Rocks on Road from East Boundary of Glacier National Park to Golden (55.9 km). Updated on Tue May 22 at 6:23 am PDT. (ID# 283504)
Highway 1 Both directions Bridge Maintenance Highway 1 Both directions - Bridge Maintenance 9 km west of Field 6:00 am to 10:00 pm daily through Jul 31. Expect speed reductions, lane changes and reductions and delays up to 20 minutes. Updated on Fri Apr 20 at 11:56 am PDT. (ID# -68079)
Highway 1 Both directions Parks Canada is undertaking pavement and barrier repairs at various locations along the Trans-Canada Highway in Yoho National Park, from May 3 - June 28. Working hours are 7 am- 7 pm, daily. No Work on long weekends. Expect speed reductions and delays up to 20 minutes. Updated on Wed May 9 at 10:54 am PDT. (ID# -68815)
Highway 1 Both directions Parks Canada is completing highway twinning in Yoho National Park, from the AB/BC border, continuing west for 6 km until the end of June. Working hours are 6:00 am to 9:00 pm daily starting May 11 through Jun 28. There will be no work on long weekends. Expect speed reductions, occasional lane closures and delays up to 20 minutes. Please obey flagging personnel. Updated on Fri May 11 at 5:31 am PDT. (ID# -69064)
Highway 1 Eastbound Rock Scaling 5 km east of Jackass Mountain Summit (361 metres) through Fri Jun 22 at 5:30 pm. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic with up to 20 minutes delay. Updated on Mon May 14 at 6:49 am PDT. (ID# -69063)
Highway 1 Westbound Road Maintenance on Highway 1 Westbound after Ramp to Brunette Ave will be in effect today at 9:30 PM until Tuesday 22/05/2018 at 5:00 AM. Updated on Mon May 21 9:25 pm PDT. (ID# RTMC_17511)

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.