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 Width restriction to 3.7 m for road work on Highway 1 at Hell's Gate until June 30th. Updated on Thu May 5 9:55 am PDT. (ID# RTMC_10065)
Highway 1 Both directions Road Maintenance on Highway 1 between Hells Gate Tunnel and Spuzzum Bridge will be in effect May 9, 2016 at 7:00 AM until May 12, 2016 at 4:30 PM. Single lane alternating traffic in effect. Updated on Thu May 5 8:24 am PDT. (ID# RTMC_10064)
Highway 1 Both directions Road Maintenance on Highway 1 Westbound and Eastbound in Cassiar Tunnel will be in effect May 5, 2016 at 10:30 PM until May 7, 2016 at 5:00 AM. Lane closures in effect. Updated on Mon May 2 11:44 am PDT. (ID# RTMC_10036)
Highway 1 Both directions Road Maintenance on Highway 1 after Blue Lake Rd will be in effect May 9, 2016 at 8:00 AM until May 13, 2016 at 4:00 PM. Single lane alternating traffic in effect with 20 minute delays. Updated on Tue May 3 1:37 pm PDT. (ID# RTMC_10046)
Highway 1 Both directions Maintenance 17 km west of Lytton North Access to 15 km west of Lytton North Access (2 km), 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily through May 6. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Thu May 5 at 7:02 am PDT. (ID# -58052)
Highway 1 Both directions Rock Scaling 10 km east of Lytton North Access 7:30 am to 5:00 pm Mon-Sat through Jun 10. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic with up to 20 minutes delay. Updated on Mon Apr 4 at 11:38 am PDT. (ID# -57132)
Highway 1 Both directions Paving at Sicamous 7:00 am to 5:00 pm daily through May 11. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Wed May 4 at 9:00 am PDT. (ID# -58047)
Highway 1 Both directions Ditching 30 km west of Revelstoke to Revelstoke (30 km), 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily through May 5. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Mon May 2 at 7:48 am PDT. (ID# -57946)
Highway 1 Both directions Construction from West Boundary of Mount Revelstoke National Park to East Boundary of Mount Revelstoke National Park (12.7 km), 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Sat through Jun 30. 30 minute delay expected. Updated on Mon May 2 at 5:59 am PDT. (ID# -57853)
Highway 1 Both directions Parks Canada is installing snow nets 32 km west of Glacier National Park east gate as part of ongoing avalanche mitigation works, from May 9 to Sep 30. Delays of up to 30 minutes in duration to transport materials over the TCH via helicopter will be required. Obey all signs and traffic control personnel. Hours of work 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Mon to Sat. No work will occur over long weekends (from 5:00 pm the Thu prior to 7:00 am the Tue after a long weekend). Updated on Wed May 4 at 3:15 pm PDT. (ID# -58056)
Highway 1 Both directions There is no fuel, food or lodging available at Rogers Pass Summit in Glacier National Park between Revelstoke and Golden. 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 Maintenance at Rogers Pass Summit 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Thu May 5. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Expect minor delays. Updated on Thu May 5 at 7:42 am PDT. (ID# -58074)
Highway 1 Both directions Parks Canada is undertaking roadside tree clearing from the Summit Monument (km 24) to the Glacier Station access road (km 29) in Glacier National Park, from April 25 - May 14. Expect shoulder closures, reduced speed zones, and occasional delays of up to 30 minutes. Obey all signs and be prepared to stop. Working hours 7:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Saturday inclusive, and on Sunday May 1. Updated on Fri Apr 29 at 5:26 pm PDT. (ID# -57680)
Highway 1 Both directions Travel Advisory in effect for Trans Canada Highway, 65 km west of Golden in Glacier National Park due to mudflow activity. Crew and equipment are working on site. Public should anticipate delays of up to 1 hour but are dependant on local weather conditions Please refer to DriveBC for updates. Last updated on Wednesday May 4 at 3:54 am.
Highway 1 Both directions Parks Canada is undertaking roadside brushing and tree clearing from the BC/Alberta border (km 81.9) to Yoho National Park's west gate (km 127.5), from April 25 - October 15. Expect shoulder closures, reduced speed zones, and lane width reductions and/or single lane alternating traffic as required with delays of up to 30 minutes. Obey traffic control personnel and be prepared to stop. Working hours 7:00am to 7:00pm, Monday to Saturday inclusive. Updated on Tue May 3 at 2:12 pm PDT. (ID# -57681)
Highway 1 Eastbound Construction on Highway 1 Eastbound Hells Gate. Event will be in effect until 30/06/2016 at 5:00:00 PM. Updated on Fri Apr 29 10:52 am PDT. (ID# RTMC_10012)
Highway 1 Eastbound Construction on Highway 1 Eastbound Hells Gate. Event will be in effect until 06/05/2016 at 3:00:00 PM. Updated on Wed Apr 27 10:00 am PDT. (ID# RTMC_9994)
Highway 1 Westbound Maintenance on Highway 1 Southbound between Popkum and Jones Lake. Right lane closure will be in effect 09/05/2016 until 10/05/2016 from 8:00:00 AM until3:00:00 PM. Expect minor delays. Updated on Tue May 3 1:01 pm PDT. (ID# RTMC_10045)

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.