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 Cycling Event in effect from Junction with Highway 99, at Horseshoe Bay to Junction with Capilano Rd, in North Vancouver. Two eastbound lanes will be closed between Taylor Way and Horseshoe Bay on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 6:00:00 AM until 9:30:00 AM. Updated on Fri Aug 29 3:11 pm PDT. (ID# RTMC_3972)
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 4:21 pm PDT. (ID# RTMC_2582)
Highway 1 Both directions Highway 1 at Thompson River Drive, Construction 25 km east of Cache Creek, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Sat, starting August 5 through Sep 19.. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic for construction of the left turn lane. Please note no work will be undertaken during Labour Day weekend, from Saturday August 30 to Monday September 1. Updated on Fri Aug 29 at 2:19 pm PDT. (ID# -49115)
Highway 1 Both directions Bridge maintenance in Mt. Revelstoke National Park (30 km east of Revelstoke), starting Wed July 16 through Wed Oct 15 at 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. Traffic speed has been reduced to 60km/hr. Travellers should anticipate delays due to high traffic volumes over the long weekend. Road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic Thurs Aug 28 from 4:00 am to 9:00 am. Updated on Thu Aug 21 at 2:00 pm PDT. (ID# -48874)
Highway 1 Both directions Bridge construction in Glacier National Park (60 km east of Revelstoke), starting Thu May 15 through Wed Oct 15 at 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. Traffic speed has been reduced to 60km/hr. Travellers should anticipate delays due to high traffic volumes over the long weekends. Road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic Mon Aug 25th from 6:00 am to 10:00 am. Updated on Fri Aug 22 at 10:49 am PDT. (ID# -48377)
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 Snow Shed Maintenance 4 km east of Rogers Pass Summit 7:00 am to 6:00 pm daily through Sep 30. Single lane traffic with up to 20 minute delays. On Tuesday Aug 26th there will be minor delays with 2-way traffic between the sheds for cement pouring. Updated on Fri Aug 22 at 10:55 am PDT. (ID# -49321)
Highway 1 Both directions Guardrail replacement from Field to the BC/Alberta Border 7:00 am to 7:00 pm daily starting Sep 2 through Oct 2. Single lane traffic with 20 minute delays expected. Delay times may increase between Fridays and Sundays due to increased weekend traffic. Please respect flagging crews and follow posted speed limits. Updated on Mon Aug 18 at 2:33 pm PDT. (ID# -49324)
Highway 1 Both directions Rock Scaling 5 km east of Field on the Field Hill at the Spiral Tunnels. 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Mon-Sat starting Sep 3 through Oct 10. 20 minute delay expected. Updated on Wed Aug 27 at 1:20 pm PDT. (ID# -49445)
Highway 1 Both directions Paving 2 km west of Field to 10 km east of Field (12 km), 7:00 am to 7:00 pm daily starting through Sep 22. Single lane traffic with 20 minute delays expected. Delay times may increase from Friday to Sundays due to increased weekend traffic. There will be no work scheduled for the Labour Day Long Weekend Thursday August 28th at 7:00 pm to Tuesday at 7:00 am on September 2nd. Please respect flagging crews and follow posted speed limits. Updated on Fri Aug 22 at 6:17 am PDT. (ID# -49322)
Highway 1 Eastbound Construction at Spences Bridge 7:00 am to 7:00 pm daily through Oct 10. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Expect delays up to 10 minutes. Please note construction hours on Fri Aug 29 will be from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm, with no construction from Sat Aug 30 to Mon Sep 1, and will resume on Tue Sep 2 at 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Updated on Tue Aug 26 at 6:07 am PDT. (ID# -49367)
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 9:32 am PDT. (ID# RTMC_554)
Highway 1 Westbound Cycling Event in effect along Cypress Bowl Rd with police escorts, up and down the hill. Cypress Bowl Rd closed to Highway 1 on September 6, 2015 from 6:00:00 AM to 8:30:00 AM. Open to local traffic only from 6:00:00 AM to 8:30:00 AM. Cypress Bowl Rd closed to southbound traffic from 7:15:00 AM to 8:15:00 AM. Updated on Fri Aug 29 3:05 pm PDT. (ID# RTMC_3971)
Highway 1 Westbound Cycling Event in effect westbound Highway 1 traffic to be re-routed via Exit 2 to old Highway 99 on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 6:00:00 AM until 11:00:00 AM. Updated on Fri Aug 29 3:16 pm PDT. (ID# RTMC_3973)
Highway 1 Westbound Construction 201 m west of Exit 368, Junction with Highway 5A, in Kamloops to 5 km east of Exit 362, Junction with Highway 5 Coquihalla, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Sept 3 through Sep 4. Lane closure in effect. Motorists are advised to drive with caution. 70km/hr speed zone in effect. Updated on Fri Aug 29 at 3:02 pm PDT. (ID# -49469)

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.