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.
Winter 2022/23 Hours
Traffic management for the winter will generally involve the following:
- 30-minute stoppages between 9 am and 3 pm, and in the evening from 8 to 10 pm
- Overnight closures from 10 pm to 7 am
See the Highway Status Calendar and DriveBC for details.
Spring 2023 Extended Closure – Updated March 20, 2023
An extended (multi-day/24 hour) closure is planned again for Spring 2023. It will be much more limited than past closures, and remains subject to weather and other conditions.
The multi-day/24-hour extended closure period for Spring 2023 is currently planned as follows:
- Starting at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, April 11 and continuing through Saturday, April 15, ending at midnight.
The latest information from Kicking Horse Canyon Constructors indicates there will be no extended closures in May 2023. For details, see the March 20, 2023, Stakeholder Notice.
For ongoing information, please visit the Highway Status Calendar, and remember to verify information by checking DriveBC.
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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