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Kicking Horse Canyon Construction:
The final phase of the of the Kicking Horse Canyon project involves upgrading 4.8 kilometres of the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy #1) through the most challenging section of the canyon. It will provide a safer and more efficient journey for all travellers.
The first extended closure (requiring motorists to use Highways 93 and 95 as an alternative route) will have a duration of approximately one month,
from noon on April 12 to noon on May 14, 2021.
Travel to Golden will be unaffected during the summer daytime hours.
Travel in summer 2021
During daytime, the highway through the canyon will remain fully open and free of interruptions, other than momentary traffic control for turning vehicles. Overnight, interruptions may range from 20-minute stops to 9-hour closures. Advanced notice will be provided on drivebc.ca for closures.
Fall, Winter and Spring
- Daytime may see stoppages from 20 minutes to 2 hours.
- There may be closures of up to nine hours overnight (8 pm to 7 am) which will require significant advance notice.
- There may be multi-day extended closures from April 1 to the end of May and from mid-September to the end of November.
- The highway will be kept open for Easter and Thanksgiving long weekends, and there will be two daily peak-hour windows to allow passage for school buses, commuters and other essential local traffic/trips.
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.
Learn more and find up-to-date schedules at: kickinghorsecanyon.ca
During road closures, plan your trip to include the many experiences through the Golden Triangle along Highways 93 and 95. Before you travel please check road conditions.