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.
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.
Current Planned Closures
Extended (multi-day/24-hour) Spring closure for 2022 runs from 12:00 noon April 19 to 12:00 noon May 20.
Until April 14, 2022, the highway will generally be subject to 30-minute stoppages between 9 am and 3 pm and between 6 pm to 10 pm, with some exceptions on weekends. There will also be overnight closures (10 pm to 7 am) nightly except Saturday nights. During the Easter long holiday weekend (April 15 – 18) the highway will be fully open to traffic, before the extended closure takes effect on April 19, 2022.
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