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 Parks Canada is undertaking roadway rehabilitation and slope stabilization work in Glacier National Park on a 10 km section of highway from the East Boundary to Beaver Bridge, July 4 - late October, Monday - Friday from 5 a.m. - 7 p.m. Expect speed reductions to 50 km/hour, and delays up to 20 minutes. Traffic control personnel on site. Updated on Wed Aug 2 at 3:36 pm PDT. (ID# -64820)
Highway 1 Both directions Travel Advisory. Limited Visibility due to smoke from Prairie Hill Fire at East Boundary of Glacier National Park. Travellers are advised to reduce speed through area. Highway closures may be required depending on fire behaviour. Next update 12:00 PM Wednesday, Aug 23. Updated on Wed Aug 23 at 4:10 am PDT. (ID# 249876)
Highway 1 Both directions Road Maintenance on Highway 1 under the Flood Hope Rd. overpass will be in effect August 23 2017 at 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Updated on Fri Aug 18 4:14 pm PDT. (ID# RTMC_14547)
Highway 1 Both directions Road Work on Highway 1 in both directions. Intermittent lane closures will be in effect from August 14, 2017 to August 31, 2017 between 1st Avenue and Cape Horn interchange. Lane closures will be in effect from 10:00 pm to 5:00 am . Please obey traffic control and watch for roadside workers. Updated on Tue Aug 8 5:17 pm PDT. (ID# RTMC_14412)
Highway 1 Both directions Bridge deck rehabilitation and seismic safety retrofit on Highway 1 in both directions 3 km north of Spuzzum at the Alexandria Bridge. Construction will be in effect 24 hours a day from 23/05/2017 through 31/10/2017. Traffic will be single lane alternating for the duration of the project. Updated on Fri Jul 7 3:34 pm PDT. (ID# RTMC_13538)
Highway 1 Both directions Construction Zone on Highway 1 from Ferrabee Tunnel to Hell's Gate will occur weekly on all days effective August 15, 2017 until September 3, 2017 from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect. Updated on Fri Aug 18 12:50 pm PDT. (ID# RTMC_14540)
Highway 1 Both directions Limited Visibility with Smoke from Spences Bridge to 10 kilometers east of Cache Creek (59 km). Updated Wed Aug 23 at 4:27 am PDT. (ID# 249818)
Highway 1 Both directions Electrical Maintenance at Solsqua Road to Lybarger Road Hwy 1 Sicamous starting Mon Aug 14 at 7:00 pm through Wed Aug 23 at 7:00 am. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic with 5 min delays. Updated on Mon Aug 14 at 6:10 pm PDT. (ID# -65591)
Highway 1 Both directions Construction 30 km east of Sicamous 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Sat through Oct 21. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Mon Jun 26 at 8:46 am PDT. (ID# -64658)
Highway 1 Both directions Watch for rocks on Road from Craigellachie to Revelstoke (41.7 km). Updated on Wed Aug 23 at 6:26 am PDT. (ID# 249733)
Highway 1 Both directions Parks Canada is installing snow nets 12 km east of West Boundary of Glacier National Park, from June 12 to August 31. Working hours are 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Mon-Sat. Expect occasional delays up to 20 minutes. Obey traffic control personnel and be prepared to stop.Updated on Mon Jun 12 at 6:31 am PDT. (ID# -64462)
Highway 1 Both directions Parks Canada is undertaking safety improvements on a 9 km section of highway in Glacier National Park between Hermit and Loop Brook Trailheads, from May 23 - October 31. Working hours 7am-7pm, Mon-Sat. Expect single lane alternating traffic, reduced speed zone and delays up to 20 minutes. Obey traffic control personnel and be prepared to stop. Updated on Tue May 23 at 10:21 am PDT. (ID# -64044)
Highway 1 Both directions Parks Canada is installing LED lights in Lens snowshed, 4 km east of Rogers Pass Summit in Glacier National Park from June 14 through October 13. Working hours 7:00 am to 5:30 pm Mon-Thurs. Expect traffic pattern change and 30km/hr. speed zone with occasional delays up to 20 minutes. Obey traffic control personnel and be prepared to stop. Updated on Wed Jun 14 at 7:39 am PDT. (ID# -64461)
Highway 1 Both directions No lights inside Rogers Pass snowsheds due to construction, from August 9-30. Motorists should exercise caution and drive to posted speed limit. Updated on Wed Aug 9 at 11:09 am PDT. (ID# -65540)
Highway 1 Both directions Parks Canada is undertaking column repairs inside Tupper 2 and Tupper Timber snow sheds, 6 km east of Rogers Pass Summit in Glacier National Park, from August 9 until October 17. Working hours 7am-10pm, Mon-Sat. Expect traffic pattern changes, speed reduction to 30 km and occasional delays up to 20 minutes. Be prepared to stop. No work on long weekends. Updated on Wed Aug 9 at 2:52 pm PDT. (ID# -65513)
Highway 1 Both directions Parks Canada is installing barriers inside Tupper 2 and Tupper Timber snow sheds, 6 km east of Rogers Pass Summit in Glacier National Park, from 6:00 pm to 4:00 am daily starting Aug 28 through Aug 31. Expect single lane alternating traffic, speed reduction to 30 km and 20 minutes delays. Be prepared to stop. Updated on Mon Aug 21 at 2:47 pm PDT. (ID# -65677)
Highway 1 Both directions Parks Canada is installing barriers inside Tupper 2 and Tupper Timber snow sheds, 6 km east of Rogers Pass Summit in Glacier National Park, from Tue Aug 22 at 6:00 pm through Thurs. Aug 24th at 4:00 am. Expect single lane alternating traffic, speed reduction to 30 km and 20 minute delays. Be prepared to stop. Updated on Tue Aug 22 at 7:06 pm PDT. (ID# -65676)
Highway 1 Both directions Parks Canada is rehabilitating the Ottertail Bridge 9 km west of Field form July 24 to October 31. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained. Expect lane changes, speed reductions to 50 km/hr and delays up to 20 minutes. Updated on Mon Jul 24 at 5:46 am PDT. (ID# -65269)
Highway 1 Both directions Parks Canada is twinning 6 km of highway, from the BC/Alberta border extending 6 km westward. Working hours 6 am to 9 pm, seven days a week, from April 18 until September 23, 2017. Speed reduced to 60 km/h in work zones and 50 km/h on paved detours. Expect delays of up to 20 minutes. Be prepared to stop and obey traffic control personnel on site. Expect full closures between 3:30 to 4 p.m. daily to accommodate rock blasting. Updated on Fri Jul 21 at 9:50 am PDT. (ID# -63167)
Highway 1 Eastbound Highway 1 Eastbound right lane will be closed for construction after Ramp from Peters Road in Rosedale 24 hours a day from 31/07/2017 until 30/09/2017. Work on the shoulder will occur daily Monday to Friday from 5:00 am to 5:00 pm, ending at 2:30 pm on Fridays. Please use caution and obey all traffic signs. Updated on Wed Jul 26 10:57 am PDT. (ID# RTMC_14284)
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 1:37 pm PDT. (ID# RTMC_14168)
Highway 1 Eastbound Road Work on Highway 1 from Slanzi Rd to Blue Lake Rd will be in effect August 21-29 2017 from 7:00 AM until 7:00 PM. Updated on Fri Aug 18 3:44 pm PDT. (ID# RTMC_14546)
Highway 1 Eastbound Maintenance 11 km east of Golden to 13 km east of Golden (2 km), 5:00 am to 10:30 pm (6:00 am to 11:30 pm MST) daily starting Sep 5 through Sep 30. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Wed Aug 16 at 7:56 pm PDT. (ID# -65622)
Highway 1 Eastbound Maintenance 11 km east of Golden to 13 km east of Golden (2 km), 6:00 am to 6:00 pm (7:00 am to 7:00 pm MST) daily starting Aug 28 through Aug 31. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Wed Aug 16 at 7:56 pm PDT. (ID# -65621)
Highway 1 Westbound Bridge Maintenance 2 km west of Field on Highway 1 and Emerald Lake Road until further notice. Speed is reduced to 50 km/hr. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Mon Jul 24 at 12:02 pm PDT. (ID# -65211)
Highway 1 Westbound Road Maintenance on Highway 1 Westbound from Mount Lehman road to Clearbrook Roadwill have a rolling right lane closure in effect from 9:00 PM at 6:00 AM on August 22, 2017. Drive carefully. Updated on Tue Aug 22 7:11 pm PDT. (ID# RTMC_14582)
Highway 1 Westbound Road Work on Highway 1 Westbound from 800M east of 216th St through 900M west of 216 St will be in effect August 21, 2017 at 10:00 PM until August 25, 2017 at 5:00 AM. Right lane will be closed. Updated on Fri Aug 18 10:27 am PDT. (ID# RTMC_14493)
Highway 1 Westbound Construction from Lytton North Access to Jackass Mountain Summit (361 metres) (17.3 km), starting Tue Sep 5 at 9:00 am through Mon Sep 25 at 5:00 pm. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Thu Jul 13 at 9:30 am PDT. (ID# -65168)

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.