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 RBC GranFondo Whistler requires lane closures, traffic stoppages, detours along the Hwy 1, Hwy 99 cycling route, 10/09/2016 at 5:30AM - 4:30PM. Event starts in Stanley Park, over the Lions Gate Bridge, along Marine Drive, Taylor Way, Hwy 1, Hwy 99 to Whistler. Watch for changes in traffic signals and reduced speed limits. Obey signs and traffic control persons. Watch for cyclists and use caution. For more information visit www.september10.info. Updated on Thu Aug 25 2:29 pm PDT. (ID# RTMC_10903)
Highway 1 Both directions Travel Advisory in effect. Due to Heavy Traffic Volumes, Parks Canada are reporting traffic congestion is developing daily at Lake Louise between the hours of 9am and 7pm MDT. Travellers are advised to anticipate delays. Vehicle access into Lake Louise may be limited or restricted. Please watch for traffic control personnel and allow additional time to reach your destination. Updated on Fri Jul 22 at 11:40 am PDT. (ID# 220416)
Highway 1 Both directions Road Work on Highway 1 Eastbound and Westbound between Ironworkers Memorial Bridge and Lynn Valley Rd will be in effect nightly starting on August 26, 2016 to August 28 from 11:00 PM until 5:30 AM. Lane closures in effect. Updated on Wed Aug 24 1:08 pm PDT. (ID# RTMC_10891)
Highway 1 Both directions Road Work on Highway 1 Westbound and Eastbound will be in effect 10/08/2016 at 9:00:00 AM until 10/10/2016 at 3:00:00 PM. Updated on Tue Aug 9 3:39 pm PDT. (ID# RTMC_10719)
Highway 1 Both directions Road Maintenance on Highway 1 in both directions from No. 3 Rd to Highway 9 will be in effect August 24, 2016 at 9:00 PM until August 31, 2016 at 5:00 AM. The maintenance is for line painting and replacement of road reflectors. Lane closures will be in effect. Updated on Mon Aug 22 7:52 am PDT. (ID# RTMC_10862)
Highway 1 Both directions Parks Canada is installing snow nets 32 km west of Glacier National Park east gate as part of ongoing avalanche mitigation works, from May 9 to Sep 30. Delays of up to 30 minutes in duration to transport materials over the TCH via helicopter will be required. Obey all signs and traffic control personnel. Hours of work 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Mon to Sat. No work will occur over long weekends (from 5:00 pm the Thu prior to 7:00 am the Tue after a long weekend). Updated on Mon May 9 at 6:18 am PDT. (ID# -58056)
Highway 1 Both directions There is no fuel, food or lodging available at Rogers Pass Summit in Glacier National Park. Travellers are asked to ensure they check their fuel before leaving Revelstoke or Golden. Updated on Tue Feb 17 at 10:30 am PDT. (ID# -31978)
Highway 1 Both directions Parks Canada is installing LED lights inside Tupper Timber snowshed in Glacier National Park, July 25 until October 14, 2016. One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction. Expect traffic pattern change, speed reductions to 30 km/h, and delays up to 30 minutes. Traffic control personnel on site. Working hours 7:00am-7:00pm, Mon-Sat. No work Sundays or long weekends (from 7:00pm Thursday before the long weekend until 07:00am Tuesday afterwards). Updated on Mon Jul 25 at 6:27 am PDT. (ID# -59772)
Highway 1 Both directions Construction from West Boundary of Yoho National Park to Field (29.4 km), 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Sat starting Aug 8 through Oct 3. Parks Canada is replacing culverts at various locations in Yoho National Park. Expect speed reductions to 50 km/h and occasional delays of up to 20 minutes. Traffic control personnel on site. Be prepared to stop. Updated on Mon Aug 8 at 3:30 pm PDT. (ID# -59990)
Highway 1 Westbound Line painting on Highway 1 Westbound Mary Hill access, Exit 44 and Coleman on ramp will be closed. Work will be in effect today at 8:30:00 PM until 24/08/2016 at 5:00:00 AM. Updated on Tue Aug 23 8:40 pm PDT. (ID# RTMC_10886)
Highway 1 Westbound Filming at the intersection of Highway 1 and Wallace St in Hope will be in effect August 22, 2016 at 7:00 PM until August 23, 2016 at 1:00 AM. Filming involves lane closures along Highway 1, with a maximum of 3-5 minute stoppages. Traffic control is in place and advanced signage. All traffic to be completely released between takes. Updated on Thu Aug 18 9:12 am PDT. (ID# RTMC_10824)
Highway 1 Westbound Collision on Highway 1 Westbound before Ramp to Kensington Ave. 1 right lane blocked. Updated on Tue Aug 23 11:25 am PDT. (ID# RTMC_10874)
Highway 1 Westbound Maintenance 10 km west of Lytton North Access 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Tue Aug 30. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Thu Aug 25 at 9:03 am PDT. (ID# -60258)

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.