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Three phases of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project have been completed since its launch in 2003.

Phase 1 – Yoho Bridge


  • 3.2 km of highway upgrades
  • 2 new (twin) bridge structures; also cost-saving and environmental impact-reducing cantilever bridge near Rafter’s Pullout

Cost: $64 million

Status: Completed Fall 2006

Yoho Bridge

“Great Wall”

Phase 2 – Park Bridge


  • Replace Park (10 Mile) Bridge
  • 5.8 kilometres of 4-lane highway, reducing significant grades & improving horizontal alignment
  • New rest area, brake check and recreational access point

Cost: $143 million

Status: Opened to traffic Summer 2007; construction completed 21 months ahead of schedule

Park Bridge

Phase 3 East: Brake Check to Yoho National Park


  • 4 -lane upgrade with median barrier
  • 3-metre shoulders to accommodate cyclists
  • Wildlife fencing & crossing structures
  • Replace Mt. Hunter Creek Bridge
  • Access consolidation

Cost: $66 million

Status: Construction began Sept.2008; open to traffic 2011

Phase 3 West: Golden Hill to West Portal


  • Highway grade reduction, access consolidation, pedestrian \ cycling improvements, wildlife fencing & crossing structures
  • Established west portal for Phase 4 alignments through Canyon

Cost: $53 million

Status: Final component completed 2013

Mt. Hunter Creek Bridge