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 Road Work on Highway 1 in both directions at Westport Overpass will occur nightly from10:00:00 PM to 5:00:00 AMon Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday effective 09/02/2016 until 11/02/2016. Single lane traffic in both directions. Updated on Fri Feb 5 2:21 pm PST. (ID# RTMC_9426)
Highway 1 Both directions At Cypress Creek Bridge and Almondel Overpass there is a traffic pattern change due to Bridge Work that will be in effect until 31/03/2016 at 12:00:00 AM. Lanes have been narrowed to 3.35metres. 60 km/hr construction speed zone in effect. Updated on Thu Dec 17 3:44 pm PST. (ID# RTMC_7978)
Highway 1 Both directions Road Work on Highway 1 Westbound after Ramp to Hastings St will be in effect 11/02/2016 at 10:30:00 PM until 12/02/2016 at 5:00:00 AM. Updated on Wed Feb 3 3:32 pm PST. (ID# RTMC_9399)
Highway 1 Both directions Slippery Sections from Craigellachie to Revelstoke (41.7 km). Updated Mon Feb 8 at 8:42 am PST. (ID# 212663)
Highway 1 Both directions Slippery Sections from Revelstoke to West Boundary of Glacier National Park (48.1 km). Updated Mon Feb 8 at 8:42 am PST. (ID# 212890)
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 Tue Feb 17 at 10:30 am PST. (ID# -31978)
Highway 1 Both directions Compact Snow with Slushy Sections from West Boundary of Glacier National Park to East Boundary of Glacier National Park (43.8 km). Updated Mon Feb 8 at 8:26 am PST. (ID# 213076)
Highway 1 Both directions Slippery Sections from East Boundary of Glacier National Park to West Boundary of Yoho National Park (81.4 km). Updated Mon Feb 8 at 8:42 am PST. (ID# 212921)
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 Mon Feb 8 at 10:19 am PST. (ID# 213062)
Highway 1 Eastbound Tree trimming on Highway 1 Eastbound between Cypress Bowl Rd and 21st Street will be in effect February 9th, 2016 at 9:00 AM until February 12, 2016 at 4:00 PM. Right lane closure in effect. Updated on Thu Feb 4 10:11 am PST. (ID# RTMC_9411)
Highway 1 Westbound Construction at Chase through Wed Jun 15 2016 at 5:00 pm. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Tue Jan 5 at 8:16 am PST. (ID# -55917)

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.