Trans-Canada toward Rogers Pass east of Revelstoke

Why Travel between Revelstoke, BC and Lake Louise?

This stretch of the Trans-Canada is its most magnificent. You pass several worthwhile attractions in Revelstoke National Park just east of town (including the Meadows to Mountain roadway to the top of the mountain). Then you pass over Rogers Pass, with the highway surrounded by magnificent peaks on all sides of the highway. East of the Columbia River, you drive alongside the Blaebarry marshes, pass through Golden, and then climb the Kicking Horse River valley toward the continental divide. After passing Field’s unusually wide gravel bottomed river beds, you pass the famous Spiral Tunnels, and then just as rapidly drop downhill into Lake Louise.

Here is the itinerary for the 220 km along the #1 between Revelstoke, BC and Lake Louise, AB:

Revelstoke's Meadow To Mountain Road at the First Lookout-Town view with Bridges
Revelstoke has a very quaint Main Street shopping district, worth getting off the highway for. Just east of town is Mount Revelstoke National Park, with the 26 km Summit Road to the mountain’s top, built by the community during the Great Depression.

Between Revelstoke and Golden is the Selkirk mountain range, famous for its 10 metres of annual snowfall. With the steep mountainsides, avalanches are frequent, though the highway is protected along key avalanche routes by a number of snow sheds (remove sunglasses while inside). In winter, the Canadian military fires 105 mm howitzer shells at the mountain peaks and ridges to trigger small avalanches before the snow accumulates to dangerous levels. Pre-emptive shelling and serious avalanches may close the highway for several hours.

Rogers Pass Summit Sign, with videw of stunning MountainsThe Rogers Pass section of the Trans-Canada, through Glacier National Park was completed in 1962 and was the location for the official opening of the highway. The Canadian Pacific Railway first built a surface line over the pass in 1885 with 6.5 km of snowsheds. In 1916, the line moved into the 8.5 km Connaught Tunnel, right through Mount Macdonald. A second 14.5 km tunnel built in the 1980s doubled train capacity through the Rogers Pass.

East of Rogers Pass, the highway drops swiftly into the Rocky Mountain Trench, between the Selkirk and Rocky mountain ranges. The Rocky Mountain trench varies in width from 3 to 20 kilometres, and is the Columbia River’s basin on its northward journey up to the the Mica Dam, from which point it heads southward.

Donald area has the Blaeberry Marsh beside the Columbia River, with a view of the MountainsThe Trench is caused by a major geological fault, with the Rockies to the east exposing mostly limestone and sediments from the Triassic period, while the Selkirks and Purcell ranges to the west are made up of mostly metamorphic rocks mostly from the Cambrian period.

The area between Donald and Golden was first explored by David Thompson in 1807 on his way to the Pacific. The Columbia River floodplain west of the Trans-Canada Highway is largely marshy, with muskrat lodges, as well as birds like bald eagles, red tailed hawks, osprey, and Canada geese.

Detour to the South

From Golden you can drive south on Highway 97 to Radium and the lake resort towns of Invermere and Windermere, or continue south to Kimberley and Cranbrook to connect with the #3 Crowsnest Route. During the Spring & Fall “shoulder season” of 2020 and  2021  this detour  may be the only way across Canada, to accommodate construction of a wider, faster, and safer route through the Kicking Horse Valley. From the est, this detour is approached mid-way between Banff & Lake Louise, at Castle Junction to take Highway 93 south/west to Radium.

Retaurant and Chalet at the top of Kicking Horse Resort, above Golden

Kicking Horse Bridge Slope with large Rockslide Walls

From Golden, the Trans-Canada climbs up the Kicking Horse River through a “Montane” eco-zone. The lower elevations have sub-alpine forests of Engelman spruce and alpine fir, and the higher elevations feature Douglas fir, lodgepole pine, and trembling aspen. Along waterways you may notice white spruce, black cottonwood, and western white birch. Along the way, drivers will notice extensive rockslide fortifications, including concrete walls, rockbolts into the mountains, and counter-weighted chain link fence. This stretch between Golden and the Kicking Horse Visitor Centre (a distance of about 15 km) of the highway is curvy, slippery in winter, and has significantly reduced speed limits (down to 30km/h in spots.)

The highway climbs up the slope, entering Yoho National Park, and crossing the Kicking Horse River several times.

Donald area has the Blaeberry Marsh beside the Columbia River, with a view of the Mountains
You’ll pass two Spiral Tunnels just east of the Continental Divide, which reduce the slope of the railway. Trains pass by every half hour, you won’t wait long to observe one part of the train leaving the tunnel the end of it is entering right below (or above) the exiting end. Incidentally, the west side of the Kicking Horse Pass drops 2000 feet (600 meters) more than the east slope to Lake Louise.

Down the east slope of the Kicking Horse Pass, the highway drops rapidly to the junction with highway 93, The Icefields Parkway, north to Jasper (definitely worth a 1 or 2 day side trip!). The highway turns right, following the Bow River toward Lake Louse, Banff and eventually Calgary.

View of Lake Louise with a view up to Plain of Six Glaciers

Lake Louise has two attractions worth seeing: Skiing Louise with great year-round recreation, and Lake Louise itself. The road climbs about 700 ft (200 metres) from the valley, and opens to a splendid view of the lake, a glacier, and the famed Chateau Lake Louise.

Itinerary Map

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0Bow Valley Parkway (E) to Skiing Louise and 1A Bow Valley Parkway, and Lake Louise Rd (W) to the town and lake (Lake Louise1546.9

 

Access to Village of Lake Louise, about 0.3 km to W of highway


Lake Louise, the lake, with hiking trail, canoeing, and tea house. About 4 km W of highway (for cyclists, a climb of 660 ft)


Photos of Lake Louise and area


Lake Louise Ski Resort


Lake Louise Gondola (in summertime)


Chateau Lake Louise, 4 km from highway


Deer Lodge, 4 km from highway


Lake Louise Inn, 0.3 km from highway


Moraine Lake Lodge, 15 km SE of highway


Post Hotel, .3 km from highway


Baker Creek Chalets, 0.5 km from highway


Icefields Parkway Visitors Centre, 3/10 km W of highway, in town. Serving Jasper National Park, Banff National Park and Yoho National Park visitors

1Exit (E) Slate Dr, Pipestone Trail (Lake Louise) 1542

 

2Junction with highway 931550.8

 

Access to Peyto Lake, Columbia Glacier to north


Continue from Columbia Icefields to Jasper


Jasper, Alberta, 260 km N of Trans-Canada Highway


Jasper National Park, 120 km to N of Trans-Canada Highway

5Highway Pullout1570.3

 

9Alberta-BC Border (Kicking Horse Pass)1640.7

 

Welcome to Alberta (eastbound)


Welcome to British Columbia (westbound)


Boundary of Banff National Park (eastbound)


Boundary of Yoho National Park (westbound)

10Sink Lake to south of highway1641.7

 

11.8West Louise Lodge1612.7

 

12Highway 1A east, and road south to Lake O-Hara1609.3

 

14Wapta Lake (S), Paget Peak trail1588.3

 

photos of Wapta Lake

14West exit (N) to Spiral Tunnels viewpoint1497.8

 

Spiral Tunnels Viewpoint on N side of highway (easiest access for westbound travellers)


Spiral Tunnels photos

14East exit (N) to Spiral Tunnels viewpoint, view of Yoho River to north1542

 

15.6Sherbrook Creek crossing1569.7

 

19Trail (S) to Spiral Tunnel viewpoint1429.8

 

22West Exit to Takakkaw Falls1261.6

 

Hiking Trail to Walcott Quarry Burgess Shale fossil beds (20 km hike) from Takkakaw Falls parking lot


Takakkaw Falls, parking lot is 14 km NW of highway


Takakkaw Falls, with 254m ( 833 ft ) freefall. Parking lot is 14 km NW of highway


Yoho National Park – Takakkaw Falls Campground

24Trail (W) to Monarch and Kicking Horse campgrounds1246.9

 

Kicking Horse Campground

26Exit to Field, Emerald lake Lodge (Field) 1245.7

 

webcam facing northeast


Field BC Bridge in Yoho National Park. 100 m E of highway, 360 degree panorama image


Town of Field


Photos of Field and area


Hiking Trail to Mount Stephen Burgess Shale fossil beds


Yoho Park Information Centre, south side of highway


bathrooms and picnic tables at Yoho Visitors Centre, with pond


Emerald lake Lodge


Canadian Rockies Inn


Alpine Guesthouse, in Field

27Trail (W) to1236.9

 

27.7Trail (W) to Natural Bridge 3 km, and Emerald Lake (10 km)1237.8

 

28Cross Kicking Horse River1248.5

 

29Trails (E)1295.4

 

30Exit (W) to Yoho Park Warden Station1282.9

 

32Trail (W) to picnic area1205.8

 

34Exit (E) to trail along creek1166.8

 

35Exit to trails (W) and picnic area overlooking Ottertail River1076.6

 

45.8Exit to trails (E) to Inkpots and Hoodoos, Hoodoo Creek campground1097

 

Hoodoo Creek campground


Inkpots and Hoodoos, east of highway

46.5Cross Kicking Horse River1167.7

 

47Exit to trails. Mount Hunter Lookout Trail (N), Chancellor Creek campground1099.1

 

Chancellor Creek campground

50Rd to S1107.3

 

50Exit to Trails (S) to Wapta Falls (2.5 km)1065.3

 

52Yoho National Park western boundary1142.7

 

Yoho National Park


Yoho National park photos

55Beaverfoot Rd (S)1078.4

 

55Rd to South1081.4

 

55Rest area to N (east exit)1086.6

 

56Rest area to N (west exit)1079

 

58Road turnoff (N)1060.1

 

60Rest area (N)1137.2

 

60Rd to North1137.2

 

61Rest Area (N)1109.2

 

64Rd to North1112.5

 

65Pullout (S)1049.1

 

Rest area and viewpoint looking W to Kicking Horse Bridge..
66Kicking Horse River Bridge950.7

 

Kicking Horse Bridge, rises 90 metre over the river, with impressive rock cut just above. Viewpoints at rest stops to E and W of bridge…
69Kicking Horse Bridge Visitors Centre929.3

 

washrooms, viewpoint East to Kicking Horse Bridge (90 metres above river)..
74Rd to North913.5

 

76Exit Golden View Rd (S), Whispering Spruce Campground & RV Park (Golden) 875.7

 

76.7Exit Golden-Donald Upper Rd & Lafontaine Rd (N) with lodging, Golden View Rd (S) (Golden) 871.4

 

Golden BC Visitor Center, 360 degree panorama image of nearby mountain ranges


Golden BC Visitor Center,


Ramada Hotel And Suites Golden


Canyon Ridge Lodge, bed & breakfast, 0.7 km N of highway..

78Exit Highway 95 South, into downtown Golden, Pinewood Inn, Brookside Motel, all services (Golden) 793.4

 

webcam facing northwest


Best Western Mountain View Inn, in downtown about 2 km S of highway


Ramada Hotel And Suites Golden, in downtown about 2 km S of highway


Arl Inn Towner Motel


City of Golden


Highway 95, access south to Radium Hot Springs


Highway 95, access south to Kimberley


Highway 95, access south to Cranbrook


Kicking Horse Mountain Resort skiing, mountain biking, 4 km W of highway


Golden and area photos


Golden & District Hospital (interior Health District),1.7 km SE of highway

79Services on N side (Golden) 799.8

 

Fast food restaurants on north (westbound) side of highway: Timberland Family Restaurant, A&W, Subway,


Fast food restaurants on south (eastbound) side of highway: McDonalds, Smittys


Gas stations on south (eastbound) side of highway: Petro-Canada, Shell, Chevron,


Ponderosa Motor Inn on N (westbound) side of highway


gas station on N (westbound) side of highway: Husky


Ramada Hotel on N (westbound) side of highway


Sportsmans Lodge on S (eastbound) side of highway

8011th St N exit (W) (Golden) 799.2

 

8111th Avenue Exit (W), Ottoson Rd (E) (Golden) 799.8

 

Prestige Inn Golden

82Turnaround underpass (Golden) 800.7

 

83Alothof Rd (N), Anderson Rd (S) into Golden (Golden) 801

 

90Hartley Rd (E)794

 

Burges and James Gadsden Provincial Park, west of highway (sensitive marshlands)

91Moberly Branch Rd (N)781.2

 

Hillside Lodge B&B


Blaeberry Mountain Lodge, 2 km NE of highway..

92Trail (E) to Blaeberry River786.7

 

access to Goat Mountain Lodge,


access to Redburn Valley, B & B


Blaeberry Marsh photos

97Exit (N) Blaeberry School Rd, Golden-Donald Upper Rd781.2

 

Golden Wood Lodge access
101Exit Golden-Donald Upper Rd (N) , Blaeberry River Rd (S)792.5

 

103Exit (N) Big Bend Hwy to town of Donald (Donald) 780

 

Donald and area photos (marshlands and Columbia River bridge)

103.7Marl Creek Provincial Park (Donald) 791.3

 

Marl Creek Provincial Park (old growth forest, wetlands)

104Donald Rd to town of Donald (Donald) 791.6

 

107Wiseman Rd to S824.8

 

107Bridge over Columbia River791.6

 

Columbia River Bridge (compare with the bridge at Revelstoke)
112trail to SE973.5

 

117trail to N1090.6

 

121trail to N & S1097.6

 

123hiking trail to W, Rest area, bathrooms, viewing area to N1072.3

 

126Rd to Columbia Arm of Kinbasset Lake (elev 2420, behind Mica Dam)1045.5

 

Kinbasset Lake view to north of highway, elev 2420 behind Mica Dam


Kinbasket Lake Resort campsites & cabins, about 8 N of highway

132East boundary Glacier National Park, eastern welcome station1045.8

 

Glacier National ParkGlacier National Park, British Columbia


Rogers Pass photos


Glacier National Park photos

132Road to W to Cupola Creek Trail, truck chain up area1040.9

 

139Rd to W, interpretive centre, bathrooms844.9

 

141Rd to W841.6

 

142Turnoff, Road viewing area to W848.9

 

146Bridge over Beaver River849.5

 

149Bear Falls Creek Trail to E (1 km walk to waterfall)896.7

 

150Beaver/Copperstain Valley Trail to E1030.5

 

151Tupper timber tunnel1149.7

 

various Rogers Pass Tunnel photos

151.7Tupper 2 Tunnel- east end1192.1

 

152Tupper 2 Tunnel- west end1186.3

 

153Tupper 1 Tunnel- east end1186.9

 

153.3Tupper 1 Tunnel- west end1240.2

 

153.5Road turnout, access to Helmit Cross Country ski trails, ranger station to E (Rogers Pass) 1328

 

158Road turnout (W) Roger Pass (Rogers Pass) 1328

 

159Rogers Pass Visitors Centre, food fuel (Rogers Pass) 1335.6

 

webcam looking east (north)


Rogers Pass National Historic Site, Visitors Centre


Gas Plus gas station on W (eastbound) side of highway,

160Rd to W (Rogers Pass) 1318

 

161Illicillewat / Asulkan Trails o E (Rogers Pass) 1316.1

 

Glacier National Park- Illecillewaet Campground

162Road divides to west1225.6

 

163Road to S1210.1

 

164Road divides to east1229.9

 

165Rd (N) to see Illecillewaet River1179

 

165.2Loop Brook Rd (s) view to Abbot Ridge1159.2

 

Glacier National Park- Loop Brook Campground

165.5Road Turnout with picnic area(S)1140.6

 

166Hemlock Grove (N) boardwalk, viewing area1084.8

 

174Hemlock Grove Trail (S)961

 

186Lanark Shed avalanche tunnel912.9

 

186.9Western boundary of Glacier National Park878.7

 

Glacier National Park


Glacier National Park photos


Rogers Pass photos

187Twin Shed Avalanche Tunnel893.1

 

188MacDonald Shed Avalanche Tunnel930.6

 

various Rogers Pass Tunnel photos

191Rd (N)682.4

 

192.7Jumping Creek Rd (S)682.1

 

193Albert Canyon Rd (S) to view Albert Canyon, Canyon Hot Springs685.2

 

Canyon Hot Springs Campground

197West Woolsey Creek Trail (N), Eastern edge of Mt Revelstoke National Park657.5

 

Mt Revelstoke National Park

199Giant Cedars Trail (N)639.5

 

Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail

200Skunk Cabbage Trail614.8

 

Skunk Cabbage Boardwalk Trail

211Parking for Clachnacudainn River view, Apex River Rafting, Thunder Ridge Trail Rides and B & B566.9

 

Apex Rafting on south side of highway


Thunder Ridge Trail Rides and B & B-no website(250) 837-9665


Clachnacudainn River viewpoint

218Greely Rd (S)506.9

 

221Southwest boundary Mt Revelstoke National Park, Western Welcome Station529.4

 

Mt Revelstoke National Park. NOTE: Park Pass needed to use Hemlock Grove trail and Giant Cedars trail and picnic area

223.2Oak Drive, Mt MacKenzie B&B, KOA campground (Revelstoke) 529.7

 

KOA campground

224Townley St (S) east entrance into Revelstoke, Hillcrest Hotel (Revelstoke) 534.3

 

The Hillcrest Hotel -a Coast Resort, just south/west of highway


City of Revelstoke, all services

224.8Alpine Lane (N) east end (Revelstoke) 521.5

 

225.2Alpine Lane (N) west end (Revelstoke) 508.4

 

227Junction Summit Rd (N) to Mount Revelstoke’s Meadows in the Sky Parkway (Revelstoke) 495.6

 

Mount Revelstoke (BC) – Meadows to Mountain Viewpoint – wide angle panorama


Mount Revelstoke National Park, featuring (BC) – Meadows to Mountain parkway

227.7Junction Highway 23 (N) to Revelstoke Dam, Bend St (S) (Revelstoke) 455.4

 

Revelstoke Dam Visitors Centre, about 5 km N of highway


BC Interior Forestry Museum, 5 km N of highway, (before Revelstoke Dam Visitors Centre)

228Victoria Rd W (S), Laforme Blvd (N) access to downtown (Revelstoke447.4

 

webcam looking east


webcam looking east


Revelstoke- Columbia River View, South Of Town wide angle panorama image

KM 
Highway Point & Features
Elev.
(metres)
Map
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KM 
Highway Point & Features
Elev.
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0Victoria Rd W (S), Laforme Blvd (N) access to downtown (Revelstoke447.4

 

webcam looking east


webcam looking east


Revelstoke- Columbia River View, South Of Town wide angle panorama image

0.3Junction Highway 23 (N) to Revelstoke Dam, Bend St (S) (Revelstoke) 455.4

 

Revelstoke Dam Visitors Centre, about 5 km N of highway


BC Interior Forestry Museum, 5 km N of highway, (before Revelstoke Dam Visitors Centre)

1Junction Summit Rd (N) to Mount Revelstoke’s Meadows in the Sky Parkway (Revelstoke) 495.6

 

Mount Revelstoke (BC) – Meadows to Mountain Viewpoint – wide angle panorama


Mount Revelstoke National Park, featuring (BC) – Meadows to Mountain parkway

2.8Alpine Lane (N) west end (Revelstoke) 508.4

 

3.2Alpine Lane (N) east end (Revelstoke) 521.5

 

4Townley St (S) east entrance into Revelstoke, Hillcrest Hotel (Revelstoke) 534.3

 

The Hillcrest Hotel -a Coast Resort, just south/west of highway


City of Revesltoke, all services

4.8Oak Drive, Mt MacKenzie B&B, KOA campground (Revelstoke) 529.7

 

KOA campground

7Southwest boundary Mt Revelstoke National Park, Western Welcome Station529.4

 

Mt Revelstoke National Park. NOTE: Park Pass needed to use Hemlock Grove trail and Giant Cedars trail and picnic area

10Greely Rd (S)506.9

 

17Parking for Clachnacudainn River view, Apex River Rafting, Thunder Ridge Trail Rides and B & B566.9

 

Apex Rafting on south side of highway


Thunder Ridge Trail Rides and B & B-no website(250) 837-9665


Clachnacudainn River viewpoint

28Skunk Cabbage Trail614.8

 

Skunk Cabbage Boardwalk Trail

29Giant Cedars Trail (N)639.5

 

Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail

31West Woolsey Creek Trail (N), Eastern edge of Mt Revelstoke National Park657.5

 

Mt Revelstoke National Park

35Albert Canyon Rd (S) to view Albert Canyon, Canyon Hot Springs685.2

 

Canyon Hot Springs Campground

35.3Jumping Creek Rd (S)682.1

 

37Rd (N)682.4

 

40MacDonald Shed Avalanche Tunnel930.6

 

various Rogers Pass Tunnel photos

41Twin Shed Avalanche Tunnel893.1

 

41.1Western boundary of Glacier National Park878.7

 

Glacier National Park


Glacier National Park photos


Rogers Pass photos

42Lanark Shed avalanche tunnel912.9

 

54Hemlock Grove Trail (S)961

 

62Hemlock Grove (N) boardwalk, viewing area1084.8

 

62.5Road Turnout with picnic area (S)1140.6

 

62.8Loop Brook Rd (s) view to Abbot Ridge1159.2

 

Glacier National Park- Loop Brook Campground

63Rd (N) to see Illecillewaet River1179

 

64Road divides to east1229.9

 

65Road to S1210.1

 

66Road divides to west1225.6

 

67Illicillewat / Asulkan Trails o E (Rogers Pass) 1316.1

 

Glacier National Park- Illecillewaet Campground

68Rd to W (Rogers Pass) 1318

 

69Rogers Pass Visitors Centre, food fuel (Rogers Pass) 1335.6

 

webcam looking east (north)


Rogers Pass National Historic Site, Visitors Centre


Gas Plus gas station on W (eastbound) side of highway,

70Road turnout (W) Roger Pass (Rogers Pass) 1328

 

74.5Road turnout, access to Helmit Cross Country ski trails, ranger station to E (Rogers Pass) 1328

 

74.7Tupper 1 Tunnel- west end1240.2

 

75Tupper 1 Tunnel- east end1186.9

 

76Tupper 2 Tunnel- west end1186.3

 

76.3Tupper 2 Tunnel- east end1192.1

 

77Tupper timber tunnel1149.7

 

various Rogers Pass Tunnel photos

78Beaver/Copperstain Valley Trail to E1030.5

 

79Bear Falls Creek Trail to E (1 km walk to waterfall)896.7

 

82Bridge over Beaver River849.5

 

86Turnoff, Road viewing area to W848.9

 

87Rd to W841.6

 

89Rd to W, interpretive centre, bathrooms844.9

 

96East boundary Glacier National Park, eastern welcome station1045.8

 

Glacier National Park


Rogers Pass photos


Glacier National Park photos

96Road to W to Cupola Creek Trail, truck chain up area1040.9

 

102Rd to Columbia Arm of Kinbasset Lake (elev 2420, behind Mica Dam)1045.5

 

Kinbasset Lake view to north of highway, elev 2420 behind Mica Dam


Kinbasket Lake Resort campsites & cabins, about 8 N of highway

105hiking trail to W, Rest area, bathrooms, viewing area to N1072.3

 

107trail to N & S1097.6

 

111trail to N1090.6

 

116trail to SE973.5

 

121Wiseman Rd to S824.8

 

121Bridge over Columbia River791.6

 

Columbia River Bridge (compare with the bridge at Revelstoke)
124Donald Rd to town of Donald (Donald) 791.6

 

124.3Marl Creek Provincial Park (Donald) 791.3

 

Marl Creek Provincial Park (old growth forest, wetlands)

125Exit (N) Big Bend Hwy to town of Donald (Donald) 780

 

Donald and area photos (marshlands & Columbia River bridge)

127Exit Golden-Donald Upper Rd (N) , Blaeberry River Rd (S)792.5

 

131Exit (N) Blaeberry School Rd, Golden-Donald Upper Rd781.2

 

Golden Wood Lodge access
136Trail (E) to Blaeberry River786.7

 

access to Goat Mountain Lodge,


access to Redburn Valley, B&B


Blaeberry Marsh photos

137Moberly Branch Rd (N)781.2

 

Hillside Lodge B&B


Blaeberry Mountain Lodge, 2 km NE of highway.

138Hartley Rd (E)794

 

Burges and James Gadsden Provincial Park, west of highway (sensitive marshlands)

145Alothof Rd (N), Anderson Rd (S) into Golden (g801

 

146Turnaround underpass (Golden) 800.7

 

14711th Avenue Exit (W), Ottoson Rd (E) (Golden) 799.8

 

Prestige Inn Golden

14811th St N exit (W) (Golden) 799.2

 

149Services on N side (Golden) 799.8

 

Fast food restaurants on north (westbound) side of highway: Timberland Family Restaurant, A&W, Subway,


Fast food restaurants on south (eastbound) side of highway: McDonalds, Smittys


Gas stations on south (eastbound) side of highway: Petro-Canada, Shell, Chevron,


Ponderosa Motor Inn on N (westbound) side of highway


gas station on N (westbound) side of highway: Husky


Ramada Hotel on N (westbound) side of highway


Sportsmans Lodge on S (eastbound) side of highway

150Exit Highway 95 South, into downtown Golden, Pinewood Inn, Brookside Motel, all services (Golden) 793.4

 

webcam facing northwest


Best Western Mountain View Inn, in downtown about 2 km S of highway


Ramada Hotel And Suites Golden, in downtown about 2 km S of highway


Arl Inn Towner Motel


City of Golden


Highway 95, access south to Radium Hot Springs


Highway 95, access south to Kimberley


Highway 95, access south to Cranbrook


Kicking Horse Mountain Resort skiing, mountain biking, 4 km W of highway


Golden and area photos


Golden & District Hospital (interior Health District),1.7 km SE of highway

151.3Exit Golden-Donald Upper Rd & Lafontaine Rd (N) with lodging, Golden View Rd (S) (Golden) 871.4

 

Golden BC Visitor Center, 360 degree panorama image of nearby mountain ranges


Golden BC Visitor Center,


Ramada Hotel And Suites Golden


Canyon Ridge Lodge, bed & breakfast, 0.7 km N of highway..

152Exit Golden View Rd (S), Whispering Spruce Campground & RV Park (Golden) 875.7

 

154Rd to North913.5

 

159Kicking Horse Bridge Visitors Centre929.3

 

washrooms, viewpoint East to Kicking Horse Bridge (90 metres above river)..
162Kicking Horse River Bridge950.7

 

Kicking Horse Bridge, rises 90 metre over the river, with impressive rock cut just above. Viewpoints at rest stops to E and W of bridge…
163Pullout (S)1049.1

 

Rest area and viewpoint looking W to Kicking Horse Bridge.
164Rd to North1112.5

 

167Rest Area (N)1109.2

 

168Rest area (N)1137.2

 

168Rd to North1137.2

 

170Road turnoff (N)1060.1

 

172Rest area to N (west exit)1079

 

173Rd to South1081.4

 

173Rest area to N (east exit)1086.6

 

173Beaverfoot Rd (S)1078.4

 

176Yoho National Park western boundary1142.7

 

Yoho National Park


Yoho National park photos

178Exit to Trails (S) to Wapta Falls (2.5 km)1065.3

 

178Rd to S1107.3

 

181Exit to trails. Mount Hunter Lookout Trail (N), Chancellor Creek campground1099.1

 

Chancellor Creek campground

181.5Cross Kicking Horse River1167.7

 

182.2Exit to trails (E) to Inkpots and Hoodoos, Hoodoo Creek campground1097

 

Hoodoo Creek campground


Inkpots and Hoodoos, east of highway

193Exit to trails (W) and picnic area overlooking Ottertail River1076.6

 

194Exit (E) to trail along creek1166.8

 

196Trail (W) to picnic area1205.8

 

198Exit (W) to Yoho Park Warden Station1282.9

 

199Trails (E)1295.4

 

200Cross Kicking Horse River1248.5

 

200.3Trail (W) to Natural Bridge 3 km, and Emerald Lake (10 km)1237.8

 

201Trail (W) to1236.9

 

202Exit to Field, Emerald lake Lodge (Field) 1245.7

 

webcam facing northeast


Field BC Bridge in Yoho National Park. 100 m E of highway, 360 degree panorama image


Town of Field


Photos of Field and area


Hiking Trail to Mount Stephen Burgess Shale fossil beds


Yoho Park Information Centre, south side of highway


bathrooms and picnic tables at Yoho Visitors Centre, with pond


Emerald lake Lodge


Canadian Rockies Inn


Alpine Guesthouse, in Field

204Trail (W) to Monarch and Kicking Horse campgrounds1246.9

 

Kicking Horse Campground

206West Exit to Takakkaw Falls1261.6

 

Hiking Trail to Walcott Quarry Burgess Shale fossil beds (20 km hike) from Takkakaw Falls parking lot


Takakkaw Falls, parking lot is 14 km NW of highway


Takakkaw Falls, with 254m ( 833 ft ) freefall. Parking lot is 14 km NW of highway


Yoho National Park – Takakkaw Falls Campground

209Trail (S) to Spiral Tunnel viewpoint1429.8

 

212.4Sherbrook Creek crossing1569.7

 

214Wapta Lake (S), Paget Peak trail1588.3

 

photos of Wapta Lake

214West exit (N) to Spiral Tunnels viewpoint1497.8

 

Spiral Tunnels Viewpoint on N side of highway (easiest access for westbound travellers)


Spiral Tunnels photos

214East exit (N) to Spiral Tunnels viewpoint, view of Yoho River to north1542

 

216Highway 1A east, and road south to Lake O’Hara1609.3

 

216.2West Louise Lodge1612.7

 

218Sink Lake to south of highway1641.7

 

219Alberta-BC Border (Kicking Horse Pass)1640.7

 

Welcome to Alberta (eastbound)


Welcome to British Columbia (westbound)


Boundary of Banff National Park (eastbound)


Boundary of Yoho National Park (westbound)

223Highway Pullout1570.3

 

226Junction with highway 931550.8

 

Access to Peyto Lake, Columbia Glacier to north


Continue from Columbia Icefields to Jasper


Jasper, Alberta, 260 km N of Trans-Canada Highway


Jasper National Park, 120 km to N of Trans-Canada Highway

227Exit (E) Slate Dr, Pipestone Trail (Lake Louise1542

 

228Bow Valley Parkway (E) to Skiing Louise and 1A Bow Valley Parkway, and Lake Louise Rd (W) to the town and lake (Lake Louise) 1546.9

 

Access to Village of Lake Louise, about 0.3 km to W of highway


Lake Louise, the lake, with hiking trail, canoeing, and tea house. About 4 km W of highway (for cyclists, a climb of 660 ft)


Photos of Lake Louise and area


Lake Louise Ski Resort


Lake Louise Gondola (in summertime)


Chateau Lake Louise, 4 km from highway


Deer Lodge, 4 km from highway


Lake Louise Inn, 0.3 km from highway


Moraine Lake Lodge, 15 km SE of highway


Post Hotel, .3 km from highway


Baker Creek Chalets, 0.5 km from highway


Icefields Parkway Visitors Centre, 3/10 km W of highway, in town. Serving Jasper National Park, Banff National Park and Yoho National Park visitors

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