The engineering and construction challenges in the Kicking Horse Canyon are immense. The area is subject to many rockslides, debris torrents and avalanches.
Improvements to the Trans-Canada Highway in the Kicking Horse Canyon are providing a safer and more efficient journey for all travelers, and a competitive corridor for the east-west movement of goods to ports. In addition, highway improvements will result in reduced vehicle emissions, fuel consumption and enhanced bicycle use and will thereby have a positive effect on the environment.
The total cost of the project is estimated at $776
million…a significant investment that reflects both the
enormity of the task and the importance of the corridor.
As such, Kicking Horse Canyon route improvements are
being carried out in four major phases; three have been
completed to date and the fourth phase has received
funding approval from the provincial and federal
For more information about the significance of the Kicking Horse Canyon Route and this project, please see the Project Background page.
For more project details, just follow the links on the left side of the page.
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