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The Kicking Horse Canyon, located just east of Golden, BC, is one of the most rugged and scenic sections to be found on the Trans-Canada Highway. As a tourist and commercial transportation corridor, the highway carries more than 10,000 vehicles daily during the summer. While the mix varies by season, up to 30% of the traffic consists of commercial vehicles moving millions of dollars in goods to serve interprovincial and international trade. Three phases of work have transformed 21 kilometres of narrow, winding two-lane highway into a modern four-lane, 100 km/h standard. Construction of the fourth and final phase to complete the remaining – and most difficult – 4.8 kilometres is expected to be substantially complete in winter 2023-24. This project is part of the comprehensive Highway 1 – Kamloops to Alberta – Four Laning Program. The challenge of this work is substantial and will involve significant traffic disruptions ranging from 20-minute stoppages to overnight closures and even multi-day closures during off-peak shoulder season.

Fall 2021 through Winter 2021-22

Extended (multi-day/24-hour) Fall closure ends at midnight November 30.

From December 1 through to April 2022, the highway will be open with 30-minute stoppages. These stoppages will generally occur between 9 am and 3 pm and 6 pm to 10 pm. There will also be overnight full closures (10 pm to 7 am) nightly.

During the winter holiday period from 3 pm December 23 until noon January 4, there will be no stoppages or closures due to Phase 4 construction.

See the Highway Status Calendar and DriveBC for details.

Dart Creek Trails Access Closed

Access to Dart Creek trails will remain closed for the duration of construction (active construction zone).

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