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 Winter Driving Conditions from East Boundary of Glacier National Park to West Boundary of Yoho National Park (81.4 km). Environment Canada Forecast is calling for continued cooling temperatures and strong winds this afternoon/evening which may lead to localized reduced visibility and slippery conditions. Maintenance crews are out sanding/salting. Travellers are advised to allow additional travel time to reach their destination. Updated Fri Nov 28 at 8:14 pm PST. (ID# 174986)
Highway 1 Eastbound Highway 1 Eastbound will be detoured at the McGill off-ramp to rejoin the Highway at First Avenue because of Road Work from 29/11/2014 at 1:00:00 AM until 5:00:00 AM. Follow detour signs. Lane closures begin at 10 pm. Updated on Fri Nov 28 5:54 pm PST. (ID# RTMC_5018)
Highway 1 Both directions Construction on Highway 1 at Nelson Creek Bridge in West Vancouver, approximately 2.5 km east of Horseshoe Bay. Construction will be in effect until January 2015. All lanes affected. Bike detour in effect. For more information: www.th.gov.bc.ca/highwayprojects/nelson Updated on Tue May 20 3:21 pm PDT. (ID# RTMC_2582)
Highway 1 Both directions Traffic will be stopped in both directions Highway 1 on the Port Mann Bridge for a period of 20 minutes sometime between the times of 12:01:00 AM and 4:00:00 AM December 1st for Bridge Maintenance. Updated on Fri Nov 28 5:22 pm PST. (ID# RTMC_5022)
Highway 1 Both directions Median Barrier Repair on Highway 1 Both directions between Lickman Rd and Yale Rd will occur Monday to Thursday effective November 17, 2014 until December 11, 2014 from 9:00:00 PM to 4:00:00 AM nightly. Fast lane closures will be in effect. Updated on Thu Nov 20 3:41 pm PST. (ID# RTMC_4872)
Highway 1 Both directions Compact Snow with Slippery Sections from Jackass Mountain Summit (361 metres) to Spences Bridge (52.9 km). Updated Fri Nov 28 at 3:43 pm PST. (ID# 174879)
Highway 1 Both directions Compact Snow with Slippery Sections from Spences Bridge to 10 kilometers east of Cache Creek (59 km). Updated Fri Nov 28 at 9:16 pm PST. (ID# 174925)
Highway 1 Both directions Limited Visibility with Blowing Snow from Spences Bridge to 10 kilometers east of Cache Creek (59 km). Updated Fri Nov 28 at 9:17 pm PST. (ID# 175017)
Highway 1 Both directions Compact Snow with Slippery Sections from 10 kilometers east of Cache Creek to Kamloops (73.3 km). Updated Fri Nov 28 at 7:43 pm PST. (ID# 174874)
Highway 1 Both directions Compact Snow with Slippery Sections from Kamloops to Junction with Highway 97 at Monte Creek (26 km). Updated Fri Nov 28 at 7:43 pm PST. (ID# 174964)
Highway 1 Both directions Slippery Sections from Junction Highway 97 in Monte Creek to Sorrento (49.1 km). Updated Fri Nov 28 at 8:03 pm PST. (ID# 174902)
Highway 1 Both directions Compact Snow with Slippery Sections from Sorrento to 11 km west of Sicamous (51.4 km). Updated Fri Nov 28 at 8:04 pm PST. (ID# 174884)
Highway 1 Both directions Compact Snow with Slippery Sections 11 km west of Sicamous to Craigellachie (41 km). Updated Fri Nov 28 at 8:07 pm PST. (ID# 174898)
Highway 1 Both directions Environmental cleanup 16 km west of Revelstoke 8:00 am to 4:00 pm daily starting Dec 1 through Dec 3. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Thu Nov 27 at 3:01 pm PST. (ID# -50445)
Highway 1 Both directions Compact Ice from Craigellachie to Revelstoke (41.7 km). Updated Fri Nov 28 at 8:03 pm PST. (ID# 174859)
Highway 1 Both directions Slippery Sections from Craigellachie to Revelstoke (41.7 km). Updated Fri Nov 28 at 8:03 pm PST. (ID# 174861)
Highway 1 Both directions Compact Ice from Revelstoke to West Boundary of Glacier National Park (48.1 km). Updated Fri Nov 28 at 8:04 pm PST. (ID# 175026)
Highway 1 Both directions Slippery Sections from Revelstoke to West Boundary of Glacier National Park (48.1 km). Updated Fri Nov 28 at 8:04 pm PST. (ID# 175027)
Highway 1 Both directions There is no fuel, food or lodging available between Revelstoke and Golden. A distance of 148 km. Travellers are asked to ensure they check their fuel before leaving Revelstoke or Golden. Updated on Mon Jul 15 at 10:53 am PDT. (ID# -31978)
Highway 1 Both directions Compact Snow with Slippery Sections from West Boundary of Glacier National Park to East Boundary of Glacier National Park (43.8 km). Updated Fri Nov 28 at 8:06 pm PST. (ID# 175037)
Highway 1 Both directions Compact Snow with Slippery Sections from East Boundary of Glacier National Park to West Boundary of Yoho National Park (81.4 km). Updated Fri Nov 28 at 9:29 pm PST. (ID# 175047)
Highway 1 Both directions Compact Snow with Slippery Sections from West Boundary of Yoho National Park to British Columbia and Alberta Border, East of Field (45.6 km). Updated Fri Nov 28 at 8:12 pm PST. (ID# 174162)
Highway 1 Westbound Access to Lougheed Highway from Highway 1 Westbound (Exit 44) will be closed from 29/11/2014 at 11:00:00 PM until 30/11/2014 at 4:00:00 AM. Please use Brunette. Updated on Fri Nov 28 5:19 pm PST. (ID# RTMC_5021)
Highway 1 Westbound Road Work on Highway 1 Westbound, Highway will be reduced to one lane westbound from Brunette Ave to Government St from 29/11/2014 at 8:00:00 PM until 30/11/2014 at 5:00:00 AM. Updated on Fri Nov 28 5:15 pm PST. (ID# RTMC_5019)
Highway 1 Westbound Access to Kensington Ave from Highway 1 Westbound will be closed 29/11/2014 at 11:00:00 PM until 30/11/2014 at 3:00:00 AM. Please use Gaglardi or Willingdon. Updated on Fri Nov 28 5:04 pm PST. (ID# RTMC_5016)
Highway 1 Westbound Access to Highway 1 Westbound from Kensington Ave will be closed because of Road Work from 29/11/2014 at 11:00:00 PM until 30/11/2014 at 2:00:00 AM. Please use Sprott. Updated on Fri Nov 28 5:06 pm PST. (ID# RTMC_5017)
Highway 1 Westbound Bridge Maintenance on Highway 1 Westbound at Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Bridge. Bridge Maintenance will be in effect until 31/05/2015 at 10:00:00 PM. Expect nightly lane closures. Bike detour is in effect due to the east sidewalk being closed during construction until the end of October 2014 and the west sidewalk will be closed for construction from November 2014 to May 2015. For more information see www.th.gov.bc.ca/highwayprojects/IronWorkers Updated on Sun Aug 10 8:32 am PDT. (ID# RTMC_554)

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.