BC Highway 1 Road Conditions

Highway 1 Road Conditions showing cameras between Hope BC and the Alberta border

Events for Highway 1

Highway 1 Eastbound Highway 1, eastbound. Utility work planned between Popkum O/H and Herrling Island Off ramp. Starting Tue Jan 28 at 7:00 AM PST until Tue Jan 28 at 3:00 PM PST. Lane Closure. Please drive with care and watch for crews. Last updated Thu Jan 23 at 4:15 PM PST. (DBC-15188)
Highway 1 Southbound Highway 1 (on Vancouver Island), southbound. Construction work between Burnside Rd W and Tolmie Lane for 2.2 km (Saanich). Until Fri Jan 31 at 5:00 PM PST. SB periodic lane closures between Tillicum Rd and Kelvin Rd 7 PM to 5:30 AM through Jan 2020. Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:56 AM PST. (DBC-13431)
Highway 1 Both Directions Highway 1 (on Vancouver Island), in both directions. Road construction work at Exit 6: McKenzie Ave (Saanich). Expect delays. Traffic pattern change in effect. NB & SB Hwy 1 thru traffic stay left under the underpass. McKenzie/Admirals traffic exit right off Hwy 1 at off ramps. 60 km/hr construction speed zone in effect 24/7. Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:56 AM PST. (DBC-2630)
Highway 1 Both Directions [Truncated] Highway 1 (on Vancouver Island), in both directions. Construction work between Exit 16: Leigh Rd and West Shore Pky for 1.5 km (Langford). From 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM PST on weekdays. A single SB lane closure will be in place starting at 9AM, and short duration stoppages in both directions will occur 9AM-230PM to facilitate blasting and other works. Expect delays up to 20 mins. Please watch for and obey traffic personnel and signage. No work from Dec 21 - Jan 5. Work resumes Jan 6, 2020.
Highway 1 Both Directions Highway 1 (on Vancouver Island), in both directions. Blasting between Whittaker Rd and Mill Bay Rd for 2.0 km (Malahat Summit). Until Thu Feb 27 at 9:00 PM PST. Last updated Mon Jan 20 at 10:30 AM PST. (DBC-15063)
Highway 1 Westbound Highway 1, westbound. Utility work between Exit 8: Cypress Bowl Rd and Almondel Rd for 2.4 km (West Vancouver). Until Tue Mar 31, 2020 at 7:00 PM PST. From 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM PST daily. Shoulder maintenance. Last updated Wed Oct 30 at 8:54 AM PST. (DBC-13105)
Highway 1 Both Directions Highway 1, in both directions. Construction work between Exit 21: Mountain Hwy and Exit 22: Lillooet Rd (North Vancouver - District). Until Thu Jul 16 at 5:00 AM PST. Watch for traffic control. HWY 1 Lane Closures WB and EB 2300-0500 includes Interchange On-Ramps / Off-Ramps as Required. NOTE: WB HWY 1 EXIT 22A CLOSED. Alt. Routes in effect. Last updated Fri Jan 24 at 10:21 AM PST. (DBC-10429)
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 Fri Jan 31 at 5:00 AM PST. From 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM PST on weekdays. Shoulder closed. Last updated Mon Jan 20 at 6:13 AM PST. (DBC-14578)
Highway 1 Eastbound Highway 1, eastbound. Bridge maintenance between Exit 160: Hunter Creek Rd and Exit 160: Hunter Creek Rd (1 km west of Hope). Right lane closed. Speed reduction to 70KM/Hour through the zone. Last updated Wed Jan 1 at 8:26 AM PST. (DBC-14443)
Highway 1 Eastbound Highway 1, eastbound. Utility work between Spuzzum Creek FSR and Anderson River Mainline for 4.3 km (14 to 19 km east of Yale). Right lane closed. Work is between Spuzzum Remote Station and 60 M south of the Station for fibre optic cable placement. Last updated Mon Jan 6 at 10:40 AM PST. (DBC-14577)
Highway 1 Highway 1. Slushy sections between Boston Bar Station Rd and Jackass Summit for 27.5 km (Jackass Mountain Summit). Next update time Sun Jan 26 at 12:45 PM PST. Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 8:26 AM PST. (DBC-15260)
Highway 1 Highway 1. Snowing between Jackass Summit and Colvin Rd for 50.5 km (2 km east of Jackass Mountain Summit to Spences Bridge). Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:57 AM PST. (DBCRCON-52443)
Highway 1 Highway 1. Watch for slippery sections between Highway 8; Junction Hwy 8 and Battle Creek FSR for 59.6 km (Spences Bridge to 8 km east of Cache Creek). Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:13 AM PST. (DBCRCON-52284)
Highway 1 Highway 1. Tree pruning planned between Lazy Acres Rd and Abbey Rd for 2.5 km (8 to 6 km west of Kamloops). Starting Tue Jan 28 at 8:00 AM PST until Tue Jan 28 at 4:00 PM PST. Eastbound lane will be closed. Last updated Fri Jan 24 at 8:22 AM PST. (DBC-15208)
Highway 1 Highway 1. Black ice between Waverly Park Frtg and Perry River Bridge for 95.9 km (15 km east of Chase to 25 km east of Sicamous). Watch for slippery sections. Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:39 AM PST. (DBCRCON-52396)
Highway 1 Highway 1. Limited visibility with fog between Perry River Bridge and Victoria Rd W for 42.0 km (25 km east of Sicamous to Revelstoke). Watch for slippery sections. Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:17 AM PST. (DBCRCON-52367)
Highway 1 Highway 1. Snow deposit removal between Boulder Mtn Avalanche Gate and Back Rd for 3.0 km (6 to 3 km west of Revelstoke). Until Sun Jan 26 at 4:00 PM PST. Expect 20 - minute delays. Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:11 AM PST. (DBC-15259)
Highway 1 Highway 1. Limited visibility with fog between Victoria Rd W and Glacier National Park West Boundary for 48.1 km (Revelstoke to 1 km east of West Boundary of Glacier National Park). Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:17 AM PST. (DBCRCON-52368)
Highway 1 Highway 1. Limited visibility with fog between Glacier National Park West Boundary and Quartz Creek Bridge (Structure) for 57.1 km (1 km east of West Boundary of Glacier National Park to 14 km east of East Boundary of Glacier National Park). Watch for slippery sections. Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:17 AM PST. (DBCRCON-51845)
Highway 1 Highway 1. Limited visibility with fog between Quartz Creek Bridge (Structure) and West Boundary of Yoho National Park for 68.0 km (14 km east of East Boundary of Glacier National Park to 1 km west of West Boundary of Yoho National Park). Watch for slippery sections. Water pooling. Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 7:17 AM MST. (DBCRCON-51824)

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.