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 Highway 1, in both directions. Line painting between Glacier Park East Boundary and Donald Bridge for 29.8 km (24 km west of Golden to East Boundary of Glacier National Park). Until Mon Jul 29 at 7:00 AM MDT. From 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM MDT on weekdays and Saturday. Single lane alternating traffic. Watch for equipment and workers on roadway. Last updated Sat Jul 13 at 2:04 PM MDT. (DBC-10034)
Highway 1 Highway 1. Heavy rain between Cornwall Rd and Old Cariboo Rd for 9.6 km (1 km east of Ashcroft to Cache Creek). Travel advisory in effect. Heavy rain is forecast between 11:15 am and 10:00 pm, closures may result due to risk of debris flows. Motorists are advised to exercise caution when traveling and consider alternate routes. Last updated Fri Jul 19 at 12:55 AM PDT. (DBC-10098)
Highway 1 Highway 1. Heavy rain between Back Valley Rd and Juniper Beach Prov Park Access Rd for 16.8 km (Cache Creek to 17 km east of Cache Creek). Travel advisory in effect. Heavy rain is forecast between 11:15 am and 10:00 pm, closures may result due to risk of debris flows. Motorists are advised to exercise caution when traveling and consider alternate routes. Last updated Fri Jul 19 at 12:57 AM PDT. (DBC-10099)
Highway 1 Eastbound Highway 1, eastbound. Road construction work planned at Exit 40: Brunette Ave (Coquitlam). Starting Sun Jul 21 at 10:00 PM PDT until Mon Jul 22 at 5:00 AM PDT. Off-ramp to Brunette Ave. Will be closed. Last updated Thu Jul 18 at 10:51 AM PDT. (DBC-10137)
Highway 1 Westbound Highway 1, westbound. Road construction work planned at Exit 40: Brunette Ave (Coquitlam). Starting Mon Jul 22 at 10:00 PM PDT until Tue Jul 23 at 5:00 AM PDT. Off-ramp to Brunette Ave south will be closed. Last updated Thu Jul 18 at 10:52 AM PDT. (DBC-10138)
Highway 1 Both Directions Highway 1 (on Vancouver Island), in both directions. Bridge maintenance at Spruston Rd (6 km south of Nanaimo). Until Fri Aug 16 at 5:00 AM PDT. From 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM PDT on weekdays. Lane Closure. Expect delays. Lane closures will be in effect expect delays. Detour may be in effect via Cedar road. Last updated Wed Jul 17 at 12:59 PM PDT. (DBC-10164)
Highway 1 Both Directions Highway 1, in both directions. Bridge maintenance between Sunnybrae-Canoe Pt Rd and Tappen Valley Rd for 0.8 km (Tappen). Until Sat Jul 20 at 7:00 AM PDT. From 8:00 PM to 7:00 AM PDT on Thursday and Friday. Single lane alternating traffic. Except 15 minutes delay. Last updated Thu Jul 18 at 8:45 PM PDT. (DBC-10213)
Highway 1 Both Directions Highway 1, in both directions. There will be ditching between Tangier River FSR and Illecillewaet Brake Check (8 km east of East Boundary of Mount Revelstoke National Park). Starting Fri Jul 19 at 4:00 AM PDT until Fri Jul 19 at 9:00 AM PDT. Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect. Environmental cleanup work. Last updated Thu Jul 18 at 9:13 PM PDT. (DBC-10216)
Highway 1 Northbound Highway 1, northbound. Road construction work at Saanich Road in Saanich. The Saanich Road right turn exit lane is closed permanently to allow for intersection modifications. Expect the right turning movement to be restricted until further notice. Traffic will be re-routed. Last updated Thu Oct 18 at 9:11 AM PDT. (DBC-2043)
Highway 1 Both Directions Highway 1 (on Vancouver Island), in both directions. Road construction work at Exit 6: McKenzie Ave (Saanich). Construction at McKenzie Avenue from 900 metres north and 800 metres south of McKenzie. Possible delays between 8:00 pm to 5:30 am nightly until further notice. 60 km/hr construction speed zone in effect 24/7. Last updated Fri May 10 at 10:16 AM PDT. (DBC-2630)
Highway 1 Both Directions Highway 1, in both directions. Rock scaling at Yoho National Park 20 km west of Field. Until Fri Oct 25. From 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM MDT on weekdays and Saturday. 24/7 work zone. A larger blast requiring an extended closure may occur with possible delays up to 90 mins. Other times 30 min delays. Reduced speed zones. Be prepared to stop. Watch for truck traffic and obey all signs and traffic control personnel. No stops on long weekends. Last updated Sat Jun 15 at 10:09 PM MDT. (DBC-6641)
Highway 1 Highway 1. Road construction work between Donald Rd and Forde Station Rd for 5.0 km (23 to 18 km west of Golden). Until Thu Aug 15. From 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM MDT daily. Expect minor delays. Please obey construction speed limits and traffic control personnel. Last updated Tue Jul 16 at 9:41 AM MDT. (DBC-7076)
Highway 1 Both Directions Highway 1, in both directions. Construction work between 1 Ave SW and 30 St SW for 1.1 km (Salmon Arm). Until Fri Dec 13 at 7:00 PM PDT. From 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM PDT on weekdays and Saturday. Minor delays due to equipment traffic flow. Last updated Wed May 15 at 12:03 PM PDT. (DBC-7913)
Highway 1 Both Directions Highway 1, in both directions. Construction work at Illecillewaet Campground (3 km west of Rogers Pass Summit). Until Thu Aug 1 at 7:00 PM PDT. From May until August, expect road construction in the Illecillewaet Curve (24km from the park east boundary) and paving of a 10 km section daily from 7am-7pm. Expect speed reductions to 50 km/hr, lane closures, and delays up to 20 minutes. No work on long weekends. Last updated Sat Jun 15 at 9:09 PM PDT. (DBC-8339)
Highway 1 Both Directions Highway 1, in both directions. Paving operations between Highway 5; West Kamloops and Summit Dr for 7.5 km (Kamloops). Until Fri Jul 19 at 6:00 AM PDT. Roadway reduced to one lane. Last updated Tue Jun 18 at 10:04 AM PDT. (DBC-9434)
Highway 1 Southbound Highway 1 (on Vancouver Island), southbound. Construction work between Farquhar St and Needham St for 0.1 km (Nanaimo). Until Fri Jul 19 at 3:00 PM PDT. Watkins Street to Pine Street. TELUS Fibreoptic placing. Motorists to obey traffic control management and personnel. Last updated Fri Jun 28 at 8:27 AM PDT. (DBC-9450)
Highway 1 Both Directions Highway 1, in both directions. Road construction work between Keith Rd and Exit 21: Mountain Hwy for 6.9 km (West Vancouver to North Vancouver - District). Until Fri Jul 19 at 5:00 AM PDT. From 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM PDT daily. Lane closures July 14-19, 21-26 and 19-Aug 1, as required Westbound and Eastbound 11pm to 5am including on and off ramps. No Lane closures August 2-5. Exit 22A Closed. Alternate Routes in effect. Last updated Mon Jul 15 at 8:03 AM PDT. (DBC-9539)
Highway 1 Both Directions Highway 1 (on Vancouver Island), in both directions. Geotechnical investigation planned between Norcross Rd and Highway 18 for 1.2 km (2 km north of Duncan to Duncan). Starting Mon Aug 12 at 8:00 PM PDT until Fri Aug 16 at 6:00 AM PDT. From 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM PDT on Monday and Tuesday. Lane Closure. Last updated Mon Jul 8 at 1:21 PM PDT. (DBC-9663)
Highway 1 Eastbound Highway 1, eastbound. Utility work between North Rd and Exit 40: Brunette Ave for 1.3 km (Coquitlam). Until Wed Jul 31. From 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM PDT on weekdays. Watch for traffic control. Right lane closed. Last updated Tue Jul 9 at 6:07 PM PDT. (DBC-9769)
Highway 1 Westbound Highway 1, westbound. Utility work between Exit 40: Brunette Ave and North Rd (Coquitlam). Until Wed Jul 31. From 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM PDT on weekdays. Right lane closed. Watch for traffic control. Last updated Tue Jul 2 at 3:42 PM PDT. (DBC-9771)
Highway 1 Southbound Highway 1 (on Vancouver Island), southbound. Road construction work between Tillicum Rd and Carey Rd for 1.1 km (Saanich). Until Mon Sep 30. From 7:00 PM to 5:30 AM PDT daily. Southbound lane closure. Lane Shift SB slow/fast lanes between Tillicum Road and Carey Road, median barrier removed. 24hrs a day July through September 2019. Last updated Wed Jul 3 at 3:14 PM PDT. (DBC-9804)
Highway 1 Both Directions Highway 1, in both directions. Construction work between Ocean Terrace and Juniper Street in Nanaimo. Until Fri Jul 19 at 3:00 PM PDT. Installation of TELUS fibreoptic cable. Motorists to obey traffic control signage and personnel. Last updated Wed Jul 10 at 2:01 PM PDT. (DBC-9968)

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.