Highway 1 Travel Information:
What You Need to Know
The final phase of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project involves upgrading 4.8 kilometers of the TransCanada Highway 1 through the Kicking Horse Canyon. During closures, motorists will need to use Highways 93 and 95 as alternative routes. Travel during summer daytime hours in 2021 will not be affected.
Closures of the section of road will extend for 4.8 kilometers on the TransCanada Highway 1 between Golden and Castle Junction on Highway 93. At all times, the scenic combination of Highways 93 and 95 will provide a safe and easy alternative route to the Golden area. Plan for slightly more than an hour additional direct travel time, but there’s lots of stunning scenery and experiences along the way so you may want to plan more time.
For the latest information on Highway closures and conditions, check DriveBC.
Current Planned Closures
The first planned closure is in effect from 12 p.m. April 12, 2021 – 12 p.m. May 14, 2021.
There may be other multi-day extended closures from mid-September to the end of November, 2021.
Summer 2021 Travel
Travel during daytime hours will not be affected, other than momentary traffic control for turning vehicles. Overnight, interruptions may range from 20-minute stops to 9-hour closures. Advance notice will be provided on DriveBC.ca.
Tour the Triangle!
Lucky for road trippers, what we like to call the “Golden Triangle” extending from Radium Hot Springs to Golden through Kootenay and Yoho National Parks, is the most scenic drive in British Columbia! Experience unlimited outdoor experiences, stunning wildlife, and quaint small towns along your way.
For more information, visit the official webpage of the Kicking Horse Canyon project or reach out to the 24/7 information line at 1-844-815-6111.
Photo credit: Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure