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. Construction work between Exit 90: McCallum Rd and Gibson Rd Uturn for 35.9 km (Abbotsford to Chilliwack). Fraser Valley Variable Speed Limit System construction taking place from July 30, 2018 until May 31, 2019. It will be in effect nightly from 8:00 PM until 5:00 AM, no work will be conducted on long weekends. Drive with care and please watch for roadside workers. Last updated Mon Nov 5 at 9:11 AM PST. (DBC-1166)
Highway 1 Southbound Highway 1 (on Vancouver Island), southbound. Bridge maintenance between Tyup Rd and Cowichan Bay Rd (3 km south of Duncan). Until Fri Mar 15, 2019. Lane Closure. (Koksilah River Bridge). The Southbound left hand turn lane for Cowichan Bay Road will be closed. Please use Bench Road as an alternate Route. Last updated Tue Oct 30 at 3:35 PM PDT. (DBC-2030)
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, in both directions. Bridge construction at Exit 119: Vedder Rd (Chilliwack). From 9:00 PM to 4:00 AM PDT on weekdays and Sunday. Lane closures in both directions in effect. The work is at the Rail bridge just past the Vedder on ramp on Hwy 1. Last updated Fri Oct 19 at 1:20 PM PDT. (DBC-2095)
Highway 1 Both Directions Highway 1, in both directions. Road maintenance work at Exit 21: Mountain Hwy (North Vancouver - District). Until Fri Feb 1. From 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM PST on weekdays and Sunday. Lane closures in both directions in effect. January 20 to 25 and Jan 27 to Feb 1. Last updated Mon Jan 21 at 7:06 AM PST. (DBC-2481)
Highway 1 Highway 1. Utility work between Old Boston Bar Rd and Alder Rd for 0.2 km (27 to 26 km west of Jackass Mountain Summit). From 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Single lane alternating traffic. Last updated Tue Oct 30 at 4:06 PM PDT. (DBC-2563)
Highway 1 Both Directions Highway 1 (on Vancouver Island), in both directions. Road construction work at Exit 6: McKenzie Ave (Saanich). Intersection is now operating under the new temporary signals. Delays may occur between 8:00 pm and 5:30am. 60 km/hr construction speed zone in effect 24/7. Last updated Fri Nov 2 at 2:19 PM PDT. (DBC-2630)
Highway 1 Eastbound Highway 1, eastbound. Utility work between Exit 73: Highway 13 and Exit 92: Highway 11 for 18.7 km (Langley - District to Abbotsford). Until Wed Jan 30, 2019. From 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM PST and from 9:00 PM to 6:00 AM PST on Friday and Saturday. Right lane closed. Watch for traffic control. Work will additionally be conducted on Sunday December 9th and December 16th from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM. Last updated Fri Nov 30 at 10:37 AM PST. (DBC-3272)
Highway 1 Northbound Highway 1 (on Vancouver Island), northbound. Bridge construction between Cowichan Bay Rd and Tyup Rd (3 km south of Duncan). Until Fri Mar 15, 2019. The right turn onto Highway 1 (northbound) from Cowichan Bay Road will be closed. Tzouhalem Road and Cowichan Bay Road traffic, please use Bench Road. Last updated Fri Nov 30 at 1:59 PM PST. (DBC-3703)
Highway 1 Eastbound Highway 1, eastbound. Utility work planned between 1.8 km and 2.4 km north of Yale. Starting Wed Feb 6 at 9:00 AM PST until Wed Feb 6 at 4:00 PM PST. Lane Closure. Last updated Mon Jan 7 at 9:48 AM PST. (DBC-4591)
Highway 1 [Truncated] Highway 1. Maintenance between West Boundary of Yoho National Park and the end of Highway 1 for 45.6 km (West Boundary of Yoho National Park to British Columbia and Alberta Border, East of Field). Until Fri Feb 8. Geotechnical investigation work is underway daily at various locations along the Trans-Canada Highway, daylight hours only. Expect speed reductions to 50 km/hr in work zones, single lane closures as required, and delays up to 20 minutes. Last updated Mon Jan 7 at 3:48 PM MS
Highway 1 Both Directions Highway 1, in both directions. Construction work between Rodeo Dr and Greenstone Rd for 3.5 km (7 to 11 km west of Kamloops). Until Tue Apr 30. From 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM PST daily. Bridge Replacement on Greenstone Road and Rodeo Drive effecting local traffic. May cause short delay to traffic on HWY 1. Last updated Thu Jan 10 at 9:00 AM PST. (DBC-4633)
Highway 1 Eastbound Highway 1, eastbound. Electrical maintenance between Whiskey Fill Rd and Princess St (Yale). Until Fri Jan 25 at 5:00 PM PST. Expect minor delays. Last updated Mon Jan 14 at 5:55 PM PST. (DBC-4787)
Highway 1 Eastbound Highway 1, eastbound. Utility work planned between Coates Rd and Kinghorn Rd (17 km east of Chase). Starting Wed Jan 23 at 9:00 AM PST until Wed Jan 23 at 3:00 PM PST. Last updated Tue Jan 15 at 2:16 PM PST. (DBC-4816)
Highway 1 Eastbound Highway 1, eastbound. Road maintenance work planned between Dyke Crest Rd and Exit 109: Yale Rd (Chilliwack). Starting Mon Feb 11 at 8:00 AM PST until Fri Feb 15 at 5:00 PM PST. From 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM PST on weekdays. Last updated Wed Jan 16 at 11:21 AM PST. (DBC-4837)
Highway 1 Eastbound Highway 1, eastbound. Utility work planned between Exit 92: Highway 11 and Exit 95: Whatcom Rd (Abbotsford). Starting Wed Jan 23 at 12:00 PM PST until Wed Jan 23 at 2:00 PM PST. Exit ramp will be closed. Use Exit 95: Whatcom Rd. Last updated Wed Jan 16 at 12:27 PM PST. (DBC-4842)
Highway 1 Eastbound Highway 1, eastbound. Road maintenance work between Grandview Highway and Gilmore Ave Diversion (Burnaby). Until Tue Jan 22 at 4:00 AM PST. HOV lane and left lane will be blocked for signage repairs. Please drive with care and watch for crews. Last updated Thu Jan 17 at 3:28 PM PST. (DBC-4864)
Highway 1 Highway 1. Road maintenance work planned between Grandview Highway and Gilmore Ave Diversion (Burnaby). Starting Tue Jan 22 at 11:00 PM PST until Wed Jan 23 at 4:00 AM PST. Two right lanes will be blocked for signage repairs. Please drive with care and watch for crews. Last updated Thu Jan 17 at 3:30 PM PST. (DBC-4866)
Highway 1 Highway 1 (on Vancouver Island). Limited visibility with fog between Whippletree Frtg and Highway 1A; Mt Sicker Rd for 16.7 km (3 km north of Cobble Hill to 2 km south of Chemainus). Last updated Mon Jan 21 at 12:51 AM PST. (DBCRCON-20320)
Highway 1 Highway 1. Watch for slippery sections between Prosh Frtg and Alpine Lane W for 45.1 km (25 km east of Sicamous to Revelstoke). Water pooling. Last updated Mon Jan 21 at 10:20 PM PST. (DBCRCON-20322)
Highway 1 Highway 1. Slushy with slippery sections between MacDonald Showshed and Wiseman Rd for 43.8 km (1 km east of West Boundary of Glacier National Park to 1 km east of East Boundary of Glacier National Park). Last updated Mon Jan 21 at 10:20 PM PST. (DBCRCON-20323)
Highway 1 Highway 1. Compact ice between Emerald Lake Rd and the end of Highway 1 for 16.9 km (Field to British Columbia and Alberta Border, East of Field). Watch for slippery sections. Last updated Mon Jan 21 at 11:20 PM MST. (DBCRCON-20325)
Highway 1 Highway 1. Watch for slippery sections between Glacier Park East Boundary and Golden Donald Upper Rd for 56.6 km (1 km east of East Boundary of Glacier National Park to Golden). Last updated Mon Jan 21 at 11:20 PM MST. (DBCRCON-20387)

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.