BC Kootenay Highways - Road Report News

Highway 3A, 3B, 6, 31, 31A, 93, 95, 95A through Nelson, Grand Forks, New Denver, Nakusp, Salmo, Creston, Castlegar ...Use this link for Highway 3 Conditions and the following link for Kootenay Lake Ferry

Current Kootenay Highway Road Conditions

Events for West Kootenay

Highway 3 Highway 3. Watch for slippery sections between Ravenhill Rd; Nine Mile Pl; Nine Mile Place Rd and Queen St for 27.7 km (20 km east of Osoyoos to Rock Creek). Compact snow. Fog patches. Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:56 AM PST. (DBCRCON-52405)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Watch for slippery sections between Highway 33; Junction Hwy 33 and Boundary Creek Rd; Boundary Cr Rd for 36.1 km (Rock Creek to 1 km east of Greenwood). Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:56 AM PST. (DBCRCON-52407)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Watch for slippery sections between Gowrie St and Wilgress Lake Rest Area for 12.7 km (1 km east of Greenwood to 2 km west of Eholt Summit). Compact snow. Fog patches. Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:56 AM PST. (DBCRCON-52406)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Compact snow between Sunset Dr and Shields Creek FSR for 39.8 km (Christina Lake to 24 km west of Castlegar). Freezing rain. Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:56 AM PST. (DBCRCON-52403)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Watch for slippery sections between Highway 3B; Highway 3B and Columbia Ave for 25.9 km (Castlegar). Compact snow. Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:56 AM PST. (DBCRCON-52404)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Watch for slippery sections between Highway 3B; Junction Hwy 3B and Highway 6 NS; Junction Hwy 6NS for 24.5 km (Salmo). Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:55 AM PST. (DBCRCON-52342)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Watch for slippery sections between Tailings Rd and Cook St for 68.9 km (14 km east of Salmo to Creston). Compact snow. Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:53 AM PST. (DBCRCON-51471)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Utility work planned between Meadow Wood Rd and Hahn Rd for 4.0 km (11 to 15 km west of Curzon Junction). Starting Tue Jan 28 at 9:00 AM PST until Tue Jan 28 at 4:30 PM PST. Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect. Watch for traffic control personnel. Expect minor delays. Last updated Wed Jan 22 at 8:54 AM PST. (DBC-15056)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Winter driving conditions between Wright Rd and Tavistock St for 41.2 km (5 km west of Curzon Junction to Moyie). Watch for slippery sections. Snowing. Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:21 AM PST. (DBCRCON-52007)
Highway 31 Highway 31. Watch for slippery sections between Highway 3A; Balfour and Block Rd for 75.9 km (Balfour to Meadow Creek). Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:55 AM PST. (DBCRCON-52228)
Highway 31 Highway 31. Compact snow between Block Rd and Highway 23; Junction Hwy 23 for 98.8 km (Meadow Creek to 30 km north of Trout Lake). Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:55 AM PST. (DBCRCON-52229)
Highway 31A Highway 31A. Watch for slippery sections between Highway 6 NS; Junction Hwy 6NS and Rossiter Creek FSR for 19.6 km (New Denver to 1 km east of Retallack). Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:55 AM PST. (DBCRCON-52012)
Highway 31A Highway 31A. Compact snow between Stenson Creek FSR; Stenson Creek FSR and Highway 31; Junction Hwy 31 for 27.0 km (1 km east of Retallack to Kaslo). Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:55 AM PST. (DBCRCON-52013)
Highway 33 Highway 33. Watch for slippery sections between Highway 3; Junction Hwy 3 and Westbridge Hall Rd for 13.4 km (Rock Creek to Westbridge). Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:56 AM PST. (DBCRCON-52408)
Highway 33 Highway 33. Watch for slippery sections between Christian Valley Rd; Christian Valley Rd and McCulloch Lake Rd; McCulloch Rd for 76.2 km (Westbridge to 30 km south of Kelowna). Compact snow. Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:56 AM PST. (DBCRCON-52409)
Highway 33 Highway 33. Slushy with slippery sections between Arlington Lake Rd FSR and Highway 97 for 39.2 km (Kelowna). Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:37 AM PST. (DBCRCON-52430)
Highway 3A Highway 3A. Watch for slippery sections between Brilliant Powerplant Rd and Kootenay Lake Ferry for 70.7 km (1 km east of Brilliant to Balfour). Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:55 AM PST. (DBCRCON-52441)
Highway 3A Highway 3A. Watch for slippery sections between Kootenay Lake Ferry and Highway 3; Junction Hwy 3 for 78.0 km (1 km north of Kootenay Bay Ferry Landing in Crawford Bay to Creston). Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:53 AM PST. (DBCRCON-52418)
Highway 3A Northbound Highway 3A, northbound. Rock slide between Twin Bays North Rd and Twin Bays FSR (6 km north of Kuskonook). There are rocks on the road. Single lane alternating traffic. Expect delays. Watch for traffic control. Estimated time of re-opening Sun Jan 26 at 12:00 PM PST. Next update time Sun Jan 26 at 11:30 AM PST. Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 9:06 AM PST. (DBC-15262)
Highway 3B Highway 3B. Watch for slippery sections between Highway 22 Jct W and Highway 3; Highway 3 Jct W for 28.2 km (Rossland to 8 km north of Nancy Greene Summit). Compact snow. Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:56 AM PST. (DBCRCON-51494)
Highway 6 NS Highway 6 NS. Watch for slippery sections between Gravel Pit Rd and Highway 3A; Junction Hwy 3A for 45.3 km (2 km south of Slocan to Playmor Junction). Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:55 AM PST. (DBCRCON-52344)
Highway 6 NS Highway 6 NS. Watch for slippery sections between Highway 3A and Highway 3; Junction Hwy 3 for 40.4 km (Nelson to Salmo). Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:55 AM PST. (DBCRCON-52442)
Highway 6 NS Highway 6 NS. Watch for slippery sections between Highway 3 and US Border for 10.4 km (BC and WA Border, South of Osoyoos). Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:55 AM PST. (DBCRCON-52121)

Events for Rocky Mountain East Kootenay

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)
Highway 23 Highway 23. Limited visibility with fog between Upper Arrow Lake Ferry and Highway 1 for 49.0 km (Revelstoke). Watch for slippery sections. Slushy sections. Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 3:35 AM PST. (DBCRCON-52359)
Highway 23 Highway 23. Limited visibility with fog between Highway 1 and Goldstream Rd for 90.7 km (Revelstoke to 55 km south of Mica Dam). Compact snow. Slushy with slippery sections. Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:18 AM PST. (DBCRCON-51452)
Highway 23 Highway 23. Watch for slippery sections between Wallis Rd and End of Route for 59.4 km (Mica Dam). Compact snow. Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:17 AM PST. (DBCRCON-51453)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Winter driving conditions between Sunrise Rd and White Cloud Pit Rd for 69.0 km (Moyie to 9 km west of Jaffray). Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 7:28 AM MST. (DBCRCON-52393)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Winter driving conditions between Bull Rd and 4th St for 58.6 km (9 km west of Jaffray to Fernie). Slushy with slippery sections. Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 8:30 AM MST. (DBCRCON-52460)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Bridge construction at Lizard Creek Bridge (3 km west of Fernie). Lizard Crk Bridge work is in Winter Shutdown - Temporary detour in effect 7 days a week with no expected delays. Slow down and obey all traffic signs. Last updated Mon Dec 2 at 3:22 PM MST. (DBC-13865)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Bridge construction at Lizard Creek Bridge (3 km west of Fernie). Until Fri Jan 31 at 4:00 PM MST. Single Lane Alternating Traffic 24/7. Please watch for flaggers. Speed Zone 50 km/hr. Next update time Mon Jan 27. Last updated Fri Jan 24 at 3:48 PM MST. (DBC-15224)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Winter driving conditions between Riverside Dr and BC/AB Border for 50.2 km (Fernie to British Columbia and Alberta Border). Watch for slippery sections. Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 7:26 AM MST. (DBCRCON-52424)
Highway 43 Highway 43. Winter driving conditions between Highway 3 and Fording Mine Rd; Alpine Way for 33.7 km (Sparwood to Elkford). Watch for slippery sections. Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 7:26 AM MST. (DBCRCON-51497)
Highway 93 Highway 93. Winter driving conditions between BC/US Border and Highway 3 for 36.7 km (British Columbia and Montana Border to 25 km north of Grasmere). Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 8:29 AM MST. (DBCRCON-51518)
Highway 93 Highway 93. Black ice between Highway 3 and Highway 95A; Wasa Junction for 31.5 km (7 km south of Fort Steele to 3 km north of Wasa). Watch for slippery sections. Last updated Sat Jan 25 at 6:55 AM MST. (DBCRCON-51983)
Highway 93 Highway 93. Winter driving conditions between Highway 95A; Wasa Junction and Stanley St for 102.3 km (3 km north of Wasa to Radium Hot Springs). Watch for slippery sections. Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 7:24 AM MST. (DBCRCON-52425)
Highway 93 Highway 93. Construction work at West Boundary of Kootenay National Park (1 km north of Radium Hot Springs). Until Tue Mar 31, 2020 at 7:00 PM MST. Culvert liner installation near Radium Hot Pools, 91 km south of British Columbia border, 7 AM to 7 PM daily through March 31st, 2020. Expect speed reductions to 50 km/h in work zone. No work on long weekends or statutory holidays. Last updated Wed Nov 27 at 1:14 PM MST. (DBC-13762)
Highway 95 Highway 95. Limited visibility with fog between BC/US Border and Highway 3 for 11.2 km (Kingsgate to Curzon Junction). Winter driving conditions. Watch for slippery sections. Fog patches. Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:22 AM PST. (DBCRCON-52168)
Highway 95 Highway 95. Limited visibility with fog between Highway 93 and the end of Highway 95 for 105.3 km (Radium Hot Springs to Golden). Watch for slippery sections. Water pooling. Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 4:36 AM MST. (DBCRCON-52358)
Highway 95A Highway 95A. Black ice between Highway 3 and Highway 93; Wasa Junction for 55.5 km (Cranbrook to 27 km north of Kimberley). Winter driving conditions. Watch for slippery sections. Last updated Sat Jan 25 at 7:14 AM MST. (DBCRCON-52251)

Kootenay Weather Locations

Salmo     Creston     Castlegar     Nelson      Radium Hot Springs       Grand Forks

General Route Information

Kootenay Pass, known locally as "the Salmo-Creston" is a mountain pass in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. It is utilized by the Crowsnest Highway to transverse the Selkirks, connecting the communities of Salmo and Creston. At its opening the highway route was also dubbed the Kootenay Skyway

Highway 3A The 154 km (96 mi) long Kootenay section of Highway 3A begins at Castlegar, and travels 20 km (12 mi) northeast to South Slocan, where Highway 6 merges onto Highway 3A. The two highways proceed east for 22 km (14 mi) to Nelson, where Highway 6 diverges south. 34 km (21 mi) northeast of Nelson, Highway 3A reaches Balfour, on the western shore of Kootenay Lake. The Kootenay Lake ferry takes Highway 3A across Kootenay Lake to Kootenay Bay. Highway 3A then follows the eastern shore of Kootenay Lake for 78 km (48 mi) all the way south to Creston, where it terminates.

Highway 6 has a total length of 407 km (253 mi). It begins at the Canada-U.S. border crossing at Nelway, where it connects with State Route 31. It travels north for 10 km (6 mi) to the Burnt Flat Junction, where the Crowsnest Highway merges onto it from the east. The Crowsnest carries Highway 6 north for 14 km (9 mi) to the town of Salmo, where the Crowsnest diverges west. From Salmo, Highway 6 goes north for 41 km (25 mi), mostly following the Salmo River, to the city of Nelson, where access to the Whitewater Ski Resort is located. Highway 3A merges onto Highway 6 at Nelson, and the two highways travel west for 21 km (13 mi) along the Kootenay River, passing through the communities of Taghum and Bonnington Falls, to where Highway 3A diverges southwest just west of South Slocan.

From South Slocan, Highway 6 follows the Slocan River north for 79 km (49 mi) to the community of New Denver, where Highway 31A meets Highway 6. 48 km (30 mi) northwest of New Denver, Highway 6 reaches its junction with Highway 23 at the resort community of Nakusp. Highway 6 then turns southwest and proceeds to follow the east bank of the Columbia River for 57 km (35 mi) to Fauquier, on the east shore of Lower Arrow Lake.

From Needles, Highway 6 takes a winding path northwest through the Monashee Mountain range, passing through the community of Cherryville on its exit from the mountains, until it reaches the community of Lumby, 110 km (68 mi) away. Highway 6 then proceeds west on its final 26 km (16 mi) through the town of Coldstream, to its ending at a junction with Highway 97 at Vernon

Highway 23, which is 250 km (155 mi) long, begins in the south at Nakusp, where it meets Highway 6. Highway 23 winds north along the eastern shore of Upper Arrow Lake for 49 km (30 mi) to its junction with Highway 31 at Galena Bay. The Upper Arrow Lakes Ferry continues Highway 23 across the Upper Arrow Lake to a location known as Shelter Bay. North of Shelter Bay, Highway 23 follows the west bank of the Columbia River for 49 km (30 mi) to where it meets the Trans-Canada Highway. Highway 23 follows the Trans-Canada east through the city of Revelstoke for 1 km (about ½ mi), finally turning north after leaving Revelstoke.

North of Revelstoke, Highway 23 entirely follows the east bank of Revelstoke Lake for 151 km (94 mi), past the old townsite of Mica Creek to its northern end at the Mica Dam facility.

Highway 31 is a slightly minor north-south highway through the Selkirk Mountains. The highway first gained its number in 1973, and it is one of the few numbered highways in the province that is not fully paved. Highway 31 has a total distance of 109 miles (175km)— 23 miles (37km) along Kootenay Lake between Balfour (a junction with Highway 3A) and Kaslo (a junction with Highway 31A) and 86 miles (138km) between Kaslo and Galena Bay, where it ends at Highway 23

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