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 21 Highway 21. Watch for slippery sections between the start of Highway 21 and Highway 3 for 14.3 km (British Columbia and Idaho Border to 3 km east of Creston). Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 12:48 PM MST. (DBCRCON-26608)
Highway 22 Highway 22. Watch for slippery sections between the start of Highway 22 and Highway 3 for 45.9 km (British Columbia and Washington Border, South of Rossland to Castlegar). Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 6:55 AM PST. (DBCRCON-26609)
Highway 22A Highway 22A. Watch for slippery sections between the start of Highway 22A and Highway 3B for 11.3 km (British Columbia and Washington Border, South of Trail to Trail). Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 6:55 AM PST. (DBCRCON-26610)
Highway 23 Highway 23. Compact snow between Highway 6 NS; Highway 6 EW and Upper Arrow Lake Ferry for 46.8 km (Nakusp). Watch for slippery sections. Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 12:44 PM PST. (DBCRCON-26611)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Compact snow between Wilgress South Rd and Bluff St for 24.3 km (1 km west of Eholt Summit to Grand Forks). Watch for slippery sections. Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 6:56 AM PST. (DBCRCON-26623)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Compact snow between East Lake Dr and Mannix Rd for 39.6 km (Christina Lake to 24 km west of Castlegar). Watch for slippery sections. Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 6:56 AM PST. (DBCRCON-26624)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Watch for slippery sections between Highway 3B and Highway 6 NS for 78.2 km (24 km west of Castlegar to 14 km east of Salmo). Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 12:49 PM PST. (DBCRCON-26625)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Compact snow between Tailings Rd and Cook St for 68.9 km (14 km east of Salmo to Creston). Watch for slippery sections. Slushy sections. Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 11:48 AM PST. (DBCRCON-26626)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Watch for slippery sections between Pine St and Wright Rd for 31.3 km (Creston to 6 km west of Curzon Junction). Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 12:48 PM MST. (DBCRCON-26627)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Compact snow between Stump Rd and 9th Ave S for 74.2 km (6 km west of Curzon Junction to Cranbrook). Watch for slippery sections. Winter driving conditions. Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 1:30 PM MST. (DBCRCON-26628)
Highway 31 Highway 31. Compact snow between Highway 3A and Goat Range Provincial Pk for 117.2 km (Balfour to 25 km south of Trout Lake). Watch for slippery sections. Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 12:48 PM PST. (DBCRCON-26632)
Highway 31 Highway 31. Compact snow between Cascade Creek Mainline and Highway 23 for 57.5 km (Trout Lake). Slushy with slippery sections. Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 12:58 PM PST. (DBCRCON-26633)
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 Mon Feb 18 at 12:58 PM PST. (DBCRCON-26634)
Highway 33 Highway 33. Watch for slippery sections between Beaverdell Station Rd and McCulloch Rd for 41.6 km (Beaverdell to 30 km south of Kelowna). Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 6:56 AM PST. (DBCRCON-26635)
Highway 3A Highway 3A. Watch for slippery sections between Highway 3 and Kootenay Lake Ferry for 75.6 km (1 km west of Castlegar to Balfour). Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 12:48 PM PST. (DBCRCON-26641)
Highway 3A Highway 3A. Watch for slippery sections between Kootenay Lake Ferry and Highway 3 for 78.0 km (1 km west of Kootenay Bay Ferry Landing in Crawford Bay to Creston). Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 1:45 PM MST. (DBCRCON-26642)
Highway 3B Highway 3B. Watch for slippery sections between Highway 22 and Highway 3 for 28.2 km (Rossland to 8 km north of Nancy Greene Summit). Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 6:55 AM PST. (DBCRCON-26643)
Highway 3B Highway 3B. Watch for slippery sections between Highway 22 and Highway 3 for 30.6 km (Trail to 14 km east of Fruitvale). Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 6:55 AM PST. (DBCRCON-26644)
Highway 6 EW Highway 6 EW. Compact snow between Needles North Rd and Highway 23; Highway 6 NS for 59.2 km (Needles to Nakusp). Watch for slippery sections. Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 12:44 PM PST. (DBCRCON-26651)
Highway 6 NS Highway 6 NS. Compact snow between Highway 23; Highway 6 EW and Summit Lake Rd for 16.6 km (Nakusp to 4 km north of Summit Lake). Watch for slippery sections. Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 12:44 PM PST. (DBCRCON-26652)
Highway 6 NS Highway 6 NS. Watch for slippery sections between Giffin Ave and Highway 3A; Highway 3A for 45.8 km (2 km south of Slocan to Playmor Junction). Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 12:49 PM PST. (DBCRCON-26653)
Highway 6 NS Highway 6 NS. Watch for slippery sections between Highway 3A and Highway 3 for 40.4 km (Nelson to Salmo). Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 12:49 PM PST. (DBCRCON-26654)
Highway 6 NS Highway 6 NS. Watch for slippery sections between Highway 3 and the end of Highway 6 NS for 10.4 km (British Columbia and Washington Border). Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 12:49 PM PST. (DBCRCON-26655)

Events for Rocky Mountain East Kootenay

Highway 1 Highway 1. Compact snow between MacDonald Showshed and the end of Highway 1 for 170.8 km (1 km east of West Boundary of Glacier National Park to British Columbia and Alberta Border, East of Field). Watch for slippery sections. Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 12:31 PM PST. (DBCRCON-26599)
Highway 23 Highway 23. Watch for slippery sections between Upper Arrow Lake Ferry and Highway 1 for 49.0 km (Revelstoke). Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 12:31 PM PST. (DBCRCON-26612)
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 Mon Feb 18 at 12:31 PM PST. (DBCRCON-26613)
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. Watch for slippery sections between 7th Ave S and White Cloud Pit Rd for 37.2 km (Cranbrook to 9 km west of Jaffray). Winter driving conditions. Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 1:30 PM MST. (DBCRCON-26629)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Compact snow between Bull Rd and 4th St for 58.6 km (9 km west of Jaffray to Fernie). Watch for slippery sections. Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 3:50 PM MST. (DBCRCON-26630)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Winter driving conditions between Riverside Dr and the end of Highway 3 for 50.2 km (Fernie to British Columbia and Alberta Border). Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 1:30 PM MST. (DBCRCON-26631)
Highway 43 Highway 43. Winter driving conditions between Highway 3 and Alpine Way for 33.7 km (Sparwood to Elkford). Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 1:30 PM MST. (DBCRCON-26645)
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. Expect speed reduction to 40km/h through the site during winter months. Last updated Mon Feb 11 at 2:15 PM MST. (DBC-3830)
Highway 93 Highway 93. Compact snow between the start of Highway 93 and Highway 3 for 36.7 km (British Columbia and Montana Border). Watch for slippery sections. Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 3:50 PM MST. (DBCRCON-26658)
Highway 93 Highway 93. Watch for slippery sections between Highway 3 and Highway 95A for 31.4 km (Fort Steele). Winter driving conditions. Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 1:30 PM MST. (DBCRCON-26659)
Highway 93 Highway 93. Compact ice 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 Mon Feb 18 at 1:30 PM MST. (DBCRCON-26660)
Highway 95 Highway 95. Compact snow between the start of Highway 95 and Highway 3 for 11.2 km (British Columbia and Idaho Border to Curzon Junction). Watch for slippery sections. Winter driving conditions. Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 1:30 PM MST. (DBCRCON-26661)
Highway 95 Highway 95. Compact snow between Highway 93 and the end of Highway 95 for 105.3 km (Radium Hot Springs to Golden). Watch for slippery sections. Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 1:31 PM MST. (DBCRCON-26662)
Highway 95A Highway 95A. Watch for slippery sections between Highway 3 and Highway 93 for 55.5 km (Cranbrook to 27 km north of Kimberley). Winter driving conditions. Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 1:30 PM MST. (DBCRCON-26663)
Toby Creek Rd Both Directions Toby Creek Rd, in both directions. Frost heaves between Panorama Dr and Hydro Substation Rd for 10.5 km (7 km west of Invermere to Panorama Mountain Resort). Winter driving conditions. Last updated Thu Feb 14 at 11:03 AM MST. (DBC-5506)

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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