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

Harrop Ferry Harrop Ferry. Ferry will be out of service at Harrop Ferry. Starting Fri Dec 21 at 1:00 AM PST until Fri Dec 21 at 4:00 AM PST. Out of service. Last updated Mon Dec 17 at 4:00 PM PST. (DBC-4145)
Highway 22 Highway 22. Slushy sections between the start of Highway 22 and Highway 3B for 20.2 km (British Columbia and Washington Border, South of Rossland to Trail). Snowing. Last updated Tue Dec 18 at 6:55 AM PST. (DBCRCON-12613)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Slushy with slippery sections between Meadows Rd and Highway 6 NS for 22.5 km (Salmo). Last updated Tue Dec 18 at 12:51 PM PST. (DBCRCON-12523)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Compact snow between Tailings Rd and Cook St for 68.9 km (14 km east of Salmo to Creston). Slushy with slippery sections. Last updated Tue Dec 18 at 11:51 AM PST. (DBCRCON-12564)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Compact snow between Ravenhill Rd and Rock Creek Cutoff Rd for 25.7 km (20 km east of Osoyoos to Rock Creek). Slushy with slippery sections. Last updated Tue Dec 18 at 6:57 AM PST. (DBCRCON-12618)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Compact snow between Deadwood St and BC Mine Rd for 17.7 km (Greenwood to 1 km west of Eholt Summit). Slushy with slippery sections. Last updated Tue Dec 18 at 6:57 AM PST. (DBCRCON-12620)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Winter driving conditions between Stump Rd and White Cloud Pit Rd for 111.4 km (6 km west of Curzon Junction to 9 km west of Jaffray). Last updated Tue Dec 18 at 12:44 PM MST. (DBCRCON-12656)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Compact snow between Lafferty Pit Rd and Archibald Creek Rd for 78.7 km (15 km east of Christina Lake to 8 km west of Salmo). Watch for slippery sections. Snowing. Last updated Tue Dec 18 at 6:55 AM PST. (DBCRCON-12660)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Slushy with slippery sections between Wilgress South Rd and Paulson Detour Rd for 68.5 km (1 km west of Eholt Summit to 15 km east of Christina Lake). Last updated Tue Dec 18 at 6:58 AM PST. (DBCRCON-12661)
Highway 31 Highway 31. Compact snow between McLauchlin Rd and Goat Range Provincial Pk for 42.3 km (Meadow Creek to 25 km south of Trout Lake). Watch for slippery sections. Last updated Tue Dec 18 at 12:54 PM PST. (DBCRCON-12637)
Highway 31 Highway 31. Compact snow between Cascade Creek Mainline and Highway 23 for 57.5 km (Trout Lake). Slushy sections. Last updated Tue Dec 18 at 12:53 PM PST. (DBCRCON-12688)
Highway 31A Highway 31A. Compact snow between Highway 6 NS and Highway 31 for 46.6 km (New Denver to Kaslo). Watch for slippery sections. Last updated Tue Dec 18 at 12:54 PM PST. (DBCRCON-12635)
Highway 33 Highway 33. Watch for slippery sections between Christian Valley Rd and 1st Ave for 34.6 km (12 km north of Rock Creek to Beaverdell). Last updated Tue Dec 18 at 6:57 AM PST. (DBCRCON-12662)
Highway 33 Highway 33. Compact snow between Beaverdell Station Rd and McCulloch Rd for 41.6 km (Beaverdell to 30 km south of Kelowna). Slushy with slippery sections. Last updated Tue Dec 18 at 6:57 AM PST. (DBCRCON-12663)
Highway 3B Highway 3B. Compact snow between Highway 22 and Highway 3 for 28.2 km (Rossland to 8 km north of Nancy Greene Summit). Watch for slippery sections. Snowing. Last updated Tue Dec 18 at 6:55 AM PST. (DBCRCON-11918)
Highway 3B Highway 3B. Slushy sections between Highway 22 and Highway 3 for 30.6 km (Trail to 14 km east of Fruitvale). Snowing. Last updated Tue Dec 18 at 6:55 AM PST. (DBCRCON-12614)
Highway 6 NS Highway 6 NS. Slushy with slippery sections between Highway 3 and the end of Highway 6 NS for 10.4 km (British Columbia and Washington Border). Last updated Tue Dec 18 at 12:51 PM PST. (DBCRCON-12234)
Highway 6 NS Highway 6 NS. Slushy with slippery sections between Highway 3A and Highway 3 for 40.4 km (Nelson to Salmo). Last updated Tue Dec 18 at 12:52 PM PST. (DBCRCON-12691)

Events for Rocky Mountain East Kootenay

Highway 1 Both Directions Highway 1, in both directions. Electrical maintenance planned between Jumping Creek Rd and Glacier Park West Boundary (2 km west of West Boundary of Glacier National Park). Starting Wed Dec 19 at 8:00 AM PST until Wed Dec 19 at 4:00 PM PST. Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect. Last updated Mon Dec 17 at 5:20 PM PST. (DBC-4148)
Highway 1 Highway 1. Limited visibility with fog between Summit Pky and Hemlock Grove Boardwalk for 45.9 km (Revelstoke to 1 km east of West Boundary of Glacier National Park). Slushy with slippery sections. Last updated Tue Dec 18 at 11:53 AM PST. (DBCRCON-12554)
Highway 1 Highway 1. Compact snow between Glacier Park West Boundary and Wiseman Rd for 43.8 km (1 km east of West Boundary of Glacier National Park to 1 km east of East Boundary of Glacier National Park). Slushy with slippery sections. Last updated Tue Dec 18 at 11:52 AM PST. (DBCRCON-12555)
Highway 1 Highway 1. Watch for slippery sections between Glacier Park East Boundary and West Boundary of Yoho National Park for 81.3 km (1 km east of East Boundary of Glacier National Park to 1 km west of West Boundary of Yoho National Park). Last updated Tue Dec 18 at 12:52 PM MST. (DBCRCON-12568)
Highway 1 Highway 1. Compact snow between Beaverfoot-Wapta Conn and the end of Highway 1 for 45.6 km (1 km west of West Boundary of Yoho National Park to British Columbia and Alberta Border, East of Field). Watch for slippery sections. Last updated Tue Dec 18 at 11:54 AM MST. (DBCRCON-12708)
Highway 23 Highway 23. Compact snow between Highway 1 and the end of Highway 23 for 150.1 km (Revelstoke to 5 km north of Mica Dam). Slushy with slippery sections. Last updated Tue Dec 18 at 11:53 AM PST. (DBCRCON-12011)
Highway 23 Highway 23. Limited visibility with fog between Upper Arrow Lake Ferry and Highway 1 for 49.0 km (Revelstoke). Last updated Tue Dec 18 at 11:53 AM PST. (DBCRCON-12263)
Highway 3 Both Directions Highway 3, in both directions. Maintenance at Rock Lake Rd (13 km east of Jaffray). Last updated Tue Oct 9 at 11:50 AM MDT. (DBC-1703)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Vehicle incident between Corbin Rd and the end of Highway 3 (7 km east of Sparwood). Single lane alternating traffic. Estimated time of re-opening Tue Dec 18 at 4:00 PM MST. Next update time Tue Dec 18 at 2:00 PM MST. Last updated Tue Dec 18 at 1:02 PM MST. (DBC-4177)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Winter driving conditions between Junction Rd and 4th St for 31.0 km (19 km east of Jaffray to Fernie). Last updated Tue Dec 18 at 9:06 AM MST. (DBCRCON-12647)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Heavy slush between Highway 43 and the end of Highway 3 for 18.6 km (Sparwood to British Columbia and Alberta Border). Last updated Tue Dec 18 at 8:23 AM MST. (DBCRCON-12667)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Slushy sections between Riverside Dr and Michel Creek Rd for 31.6 km (Fernie to Sparwood). Last updated Tue Dec 18 at 12:46 PM MST. (DBCRCON-12715)
Highway 43 Highway 43. Slushy sections between Highway 3 and Alpine Way for 33.7 km (Sparwood to Elkford). Last updated Tue Dec 18 at 12:46 PM MST. (DBCRCON-12716)
Highway 93 Both Directions Highway 93, in both directions. Bridge maintenance between Kootenay National Pk and Marble Canyon Campground (7 km south of British Columbia and Alberta Border). Until Tue Apr 30, 2019. Expect speed reduction to 40km/h through the site during winter months. Last updated Tue Dec 11 at 10:50 AM MST. (DBC-3830)
Highway 93 Highway 93. Winter driving conditions between the start of Highway 93 and Highway 3 for 36.7 km (British Columbia and Montana Border). Last updated Tue Dec 18 at 12:45 PM MST. (DBCRCON-12581)
Highway 93 Highway 93. Winter driving conditions between Highway 3 and Highway 95A for 31.4 km (Fort Steele). Last updated Tue Dec 18 at 6:57 AM MST. (DBCRCON-12659)
Highway 93 Highway 93. Compact snow between St. Joseph St and the end of Highway 93 for 94.0 km (Radium Hot Springs to British Columbia and Alberta Border). Last updated Tue Dec 18 at 8:05 AM MST. (DBCRCON-12666)
Highway 95 Highway 95. Watch for slippery sections between Highway 93 and the end of Highway 95 for 105.3 km (Radium Hot Springs to Golden). Last updated Tue Dec 18 at 12:52 PM MST. (DBCRCON-12569)
Highway 95 Highway 95. Winter driving conditions between the start of Highway 95 and Highway 3 for 11.2 km (British Columbia and Idaho Border to Curzon Junction). Last updated Tue Dec 18 at 12:45 PM MST. (DBCRCON-12583)
Highway 95A Highway 95A. Winter driving conditions between Highway 3 and Highway 93 for 55.5 km (Cranbrook to 27 km north of Kimberley). Last updated Tue Dec 18 at 12:45 PM MST. (DBCRCON-12658)
Upper Arrow Lake Ferry Both Directions Upper Arrow Lake Ferry, in both directions. Possible ferry service interruption between Shelter Bay and Galena. Fueling of the M/V Columbia will cause delays of up to 30 minutes between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm every Friday until further notice. Last updated Wed Oct 10 at 2:24 PM PDT. (DBC-1736)
Upper Arrow Lake Ferry Both Directions Upper Arrow Lake Ferry, in both directions. Safety drills at Upper Arrow Lake Ferry (Upper Arrow Lake). Until Tue Dec 18 at 2:00 PM PST. These drills will be done while underway and with passengers on board. Passengers can expect delays up to 45 minutes. Last updated Mon Dec 17 at 10:33 AM PST. (DBC-4135)

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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