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BC Highway Itinerary: Revelstoke, BC and Lake Louise, AB via #1

What to See & Do 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.

BC Itinerary - Revelstoke to Golden to 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.

Glacier National Park-TCH Showshed View
Glacier National Park-TCH Showshed View

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.

Spring/Fall Detour via Radium

New for 2021-2022

From Golden you can drive south on Highway 97 to Radium and take-in 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 seasons” of 2021 and  2022  this detour the main route across Canada, to accommodate construction of a wider, faster, and safer route through the Kicking Horse Valley. From the east, this detour is approached mid-way between Banff & Lake Louise, at Castle Junction to take Highway 93 south/west to Radium. From the West, this detour is approached at the main lights for the town of Golden. This detour is 250 km and takes 3 hours.

Detour (Spring/Fall):
Golden-Radium-Castle Junction

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.)

Kicking Horse River beside Trans-Canada
Kicking Horse River beside Trans-Canada

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.

There’s a short hike up to the Lake Agnes Teahouse (allow yourself just over an hour), or you can take longer hikes up to The Beehives, up to the Plain of Six Glaciers, or to Fairview Mountain overlooking the lake and Chateau.

For those who have extra time (parking and shuttles have made this much trickier in recent years) aa side trip to Morraine Lake about 10 km up a side road is well worthwhile, and in Fall  the hike up to Larch Valley ( a half-day round-trip) and even higher up to  Sentinel Pass (a long day round-trip hike)

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0 Bow 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

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

 

2 Junction with highway 93 1550.8

 

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

5 Highway Pullout 1570.3

 

9 Alberta-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)

10 Sink Lake to south of highway 1641.7

 

11.8 West Louise Lodge 1612.7

 

12 Highway 1A east, and road south to Lake O-Hara 1609.3

 

14 Wapta Lake (S), Paget Peak trail 1588.3

 

photos of Wapta Lake

14 West exit (N) to Spiral Tunnels viewpoint 1497.8

 

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


Spiral Tunnels photos

14 East exit (N) to Spiral Tunnels viewpoint, view of Yoho River to north 1542

 

15.6 Sherbrook Creek crossing 1569.7

 

19 Trail (S) to Spiral Tunnel viewpoint 1429.8

 

22 West Exit to Takakkaw Falls 1261.6

 

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

24 Trail (W) to Monarch and Kicking Horse campgrounds 1246.9

 

Kicking Horse Campground

26 Exit 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

27 Trail (W) to 1236.9

 

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

 

28 Cross Kicking Horse River 1248.5

 

29 Trails (E) 1295.4

 

30 Exit (W) to Yoho Park Warden Station 1282.9

 

32 Trail (W) to picnic area 1205.8

 

34 Exit (E) to trail along creek 1166.8

 

35 Exit to trails (W) and picnic area overlooking Ottertail River 1076.6

 

45.8 Exit to trails (E) to Inkpots and Hoodoos, Hoodoo Creek campground 1097

 

Hoodoo Creek campground


Inkpots and Hoodoos, east of highway

46.5 Cross Kicking Horse River 1167.7

 

47 Exit to trails. Mount Hunter Lookout Trail (N), Chancellor Creek campground 1099.1

 

Chancellor Creek campground

50 Rd to S 1107.3

 

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

 

52 Yoho National Park western boundary 1142.7

 

Yoho National Park


Yoho National park photos

55 Beaverfoot Rd (S) 1078.4

 

55 Rd to South 1081.4

 

55 Rest area to N (east exit) 1086.6

 

56 Rest area to N (west exit) 1079

 

58 Road turnoff (N) 1060.1

 

60 Rest area (N) 1137.2

 

60 Rd to North 1137.2

 

61 Rest Area (N) 1109.2

 

64 Rd to North 1112.5

 

65 Pullout (S) 1049.1

 

Rest area and viewpoint looking W to Kicking Horse Bridge..
66 Kicking Horse River Bridge 950.7

 

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…
69 Kicking Horse Bridge Visitors Centre 929.3

 

washrooms, viewpoint East to Kicking Horse Bridge (90 metres above river)..
74 Rd to North 913.5

 

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

 

76.7 Exit 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..

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

 

webcam facing northwest


Detour (Spring/Fall):
Golden-Radium-Castle Junction


BC highway Itinerary: Golden – Radium – Castle Junction detour (via BC 95-93)


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

79 Services 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

80 11th St N exit (W) (Golden)  799.2

 

81 11th Avenue Exit (W), Ottoson Rd (E) (Golden)  799.8

 

Prestige Inn Golden

82 Turnaround underpass (Golden)  800.7

 

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

 

90 Hartley Rd (E) 794

 

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

91 Moberly Branch Rd (N) 781.2

 

Hillside Lodge B&B


Blaeberry Mountain Lodge, 2 km NE of highway..

92 Trail (E) to Blaeberry River 786.7

 

access to Goat Mountain Lodge,


access to Redburn Valley, B & B


Blaeberry Marsh photos

97 Exit (N) Blaeberry School Rd, Golden-Donald Upper Rd 781.2

 

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

 

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

 

Donald and area photos (marshlands and Columbia River bridge)

103.7 Marl Creek Provincial Park (Donald)  791.3

 

Marl Creek Provincial Park (old growth forest, wetlands)

104 Donald Rd to town of Donald (Donald)  791.6

 

107 Wiseman Rd to S 824.8

 

107 Bridge over Columbia River 791.6

 

Columbia River Bridge (compare with the bridge at Revelstoke)
112 trail to SE 973.5

 

117 trail to N 1090.6

 

121 trail to N & S 1097.6

 

123 hiking trail to W, Rest area, bathrooms, viewing area to N 1072.3

 

126 Rd 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

132 East boundary Glacier National Park, eastern welcome station 1045.8

 

Glacier National ParkGlacier National Park, British Columbia


Rogers Pass photos


Glacier National Park photos

132 Road to W to Cupola Creek Trail, truck chain up area 1040.9

 

139 Rd to W, interpretive centre, bathrooms 844.9

 

141 Rd to W 841.6

 

142 Turnoff, Road viewing area to W 848.9

 

146 Bridge over Beaver River 849.5

 

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

 

150 Beaver/Copperstain Valley Trail to E 1030.5

 

151 Tupper timber tunnel 1149.7

 

various Rogers Pass Tunnel photos

151.7 Tupper 2 Tunnel- east end 1192.1

 

152 Tupper 2 Tunnel- west end 1186.3

 

153 Tupper 1 Tunnel- east end 1186.9

 

153.3 Tupper 1 Tunnel- west end 1240.2

 

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

 

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

 

159 Rogers 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,

160 Rd to W (Rogers Pass)  1318

 

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

 

Glacier National Park- Illecillewaet Campground

162 Road divides to west 1225.6

 

163 Road to S 1210.1

 

164 Road divides to east 1229.9

 

165 Rd (N) to see Illecillewaet River 1179

 

165.2 Loop Brook Rd (s) view to Abbot Ridge 1159.2

 

Glacier National Park- Loop Brook Campground

165.5 Road Turnout with picnic area(S) 1140.6

 

166 Hemlock Grove (N) boardwalk, viewing area 1084.8

 

174 Hemlock Grove Trail (S) 961

 

186 Lanark Shed avalanche tunnel 912.9

 

186.9 Western boundary of Glacier National Park 878.7

 

Glacier National Park


Glacier National Park photos


Rogers Pass photos

187 Twin Shed Avalanche Tunnel 893.1

 

188 MacDonald Shed Avalanche Tunnel 930.6

 

various Rogers Pass Tunnel photos

191 Rd (N) 682.4

 

192.7 Jumping Creek Rd (S) 682.1

 

193 Albert Canyon Rd (S) to view Albert Canyon, Canyon Hot Springs 685.2

 

Canyon Hot Springs Campground

197 West Woolsey Creek Trail (N), Eastern edge of Mt Revelstoke National Park 657.5

 

Mt Revelstoke National Park

199 Giant Cedars Trail (N) 639.5

 

Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail

200 Skunk Cabbage Trail 614.8

 

Skunk Cabbage Boardwalk Trail

211 Parking for Clachnacudainn River view, Apex River Rafting, Thunder Ridge Trail Rides and B & B 566.9

 

Apex Rafting on south side of highway


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


Clachnacudainn River viewpoint

218 Greely Rd (S) 506.9

 

221 Southwest boundary Mt Revelstoke National Park, Western Welcome Station 529.4

 

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

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

 

KOA campground

224 Townley 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

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

 

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

 

227 Junction 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

227.7 Junction 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)

228 Victoria Rd W (S), Laforme Blvd (N) access to downtown (Revelstoke 447.4

 

webcam looking east


webcam looking east


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

KM 
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0 Victoria Rd W (S), Laforme Blvd (N) access to downtown (Revelstoke 447.4

 

webcam looking east


webcam looking east


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

0.3 Junction 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)

1 Junction 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

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

 

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

 

4 Townley 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

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

 

KOA campground

7 Southwest boundary Mt Revelstoke National Park, Western Welcome Station 529.4

 

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

10 Greely Rd (S) 506.9

 

17 Parking for Clachnacudainn River view, Apex River Rafting, Thunder Ridge Trail Rides and B & B 566.9

 

Apex Rafting on south side of highway


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


Clachnacudainn River viewpoint

28 Skunk Cabbage Trail 614.8

 

Skunk Cabbage Boardwalk Trail

29 Giant Cedars Trail (N) 639.5

 

Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail

31 West Woolsey Creek Trail (N), Eastern edge of Mt Revelstoke National Park 657.5

 

Mt Revelstoke National Park

35 Albert Canyon Rd (S) to view Albert Canyon, Canyon Hot Springs 685.2

 

Canyon Hot Springs Campground

35.3 Jumping Creek Rd (S) 682.1

 

37 Rd (N) 682.4

 

40 MacDonald Shed Avalanche Tunnel 930.6

 

various Rogers Pass Tunnel photos

41 Twin Shed Avalanche Tunnel 893.1

 

41.1 Western boundary of Glacier National Park 878.7

 

Glacier National Park


Glacier National Park photos


Rogers Pass photos

42 Lanark Shed avalanche tunnel 912.9

 

54 Hemlock Grove Trail (S) 961

 

62 Hemlock Grove (N) boardwalk, viewing area 1084.8

 

62.5 Road Turnout with picnic area (S) 1140.6

 

62.8 Loop Brook Rd (s) view to Abbot Ridge 1159.2

 

Glacier National Park- Loop Brook Campground

63 Rd (N) to see Illecillewaet River 1179

 

64 Road divides to east 1229.9

 

65 Road to S 1210.1

 

66 Road divides to west 1225.6

 

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

 

Glacier National Park- Illecillewaet Campground

68 Rd to W (Rogers Pass)  1318

 

69 Rogers 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,

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

 

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

 

74.7 Tupper 1 Tunnel- west end 1240.2

 

75 Tupper 1 Tunnel- east end 1186.9

 

76 Tupper 2 Tunnel- west end 1186.3

 

76.3 Tupper 2 Tunnel- east end 1192.1

 

77 Tupper timber tunnel 1149.7

 

various Rogers Pass Tunnel photos

78 Beaver/Copperstain Valley Trail to E 1030.5

 

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

 

82 Bridge over Beaver River 849.5

 

86 Turnoff, Road viewing area to W 848.9

 

87 Rd to W 841.6

 

89 Rd to W, interpretive centre, bathrooms 844.9

 

96 East boundary Glacier National Park, eastern welcome station 1045.8

 

Glacier National Park


Rogers Pass photos


Glacier National Park photos

96 Road to W to Cupola Creek Trail, truck chain up area 1040.9

 

102 Rd 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

105 hiking trail to W, Rest area, bathrooms, viewing area to N 1072.3

 

107 trail to N & S 1097.6

 

111 trail to N 1090.6

 

116 trail to SE 973.5

 

121 Wiseman Rd to S 824.8

 

121 Bridge over Columbia River 791.6

 

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

 

124.3 Marl Creek Provincial Park (Donald)  791.3

 

Marl Creek Provincial Park (old growth forest, wetlands)

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

 

Donald and area photos (marshlands & Columbia River bridge)

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

 

131 Exit (N) Blaeberry School Rd, Golden-Donald Upper Rd 781.2

 

Golden Wood Lodge access
136 Trail (E) to Blaeberry River 786.7

 

access to Goat Mountain Lodge,


access to Redburn Valley, B&B


Blaeberry Marsh photos

137 Moberly Branch Rd (N) 781.2

 

Hillside Lodge B&B


Blaeberry Mountain Lodge, 2 km NE of highway.

138 Hartley Rd (E) 794

 

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

145 Alothof Rd (N), Anderson Rd (S) into Golden (g 801

 

146 Turnaround underpass (Golden)  800.7

 

147 11th Avenue Exit (W), Ottoson Rd (E) (Golden)  799.8

 

Prestige Inn Golden

148 11th St N exit (W) (Golden)  799.2

 

149 Services 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

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

 

webcam facing northwest


Detour (Spring/Fall):
Golden-Radium-Castle Junction


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

151.3 Exit 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..

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

 

154 Rd to North 913.5

 

159 Kicking Horse Bridge Visitors Centre 929.3

 

washrooms, viewpoint East to Kicking Horse Bridge (90 metres above river)..
162 Kicking Horse River Bridge 950.7

 

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…
163 Pullout (S) 1049.1

 

Rest area and viewpoint looking W to Kicking Horse Bridge.
164 Rd to North 1112.5

 

167 Rest Area (N) 1109.2

 

168 Rest area (N) 1137.2

 

168 Rd to North 1137.2

 

170 Road turnoff (N) 1060.1

 

172 Rest area to N (west exit) 1079

 

173 Rd to South 1081.4

 

173 Rest area to N (east exit) 1086.6

 

173 Beaverfoot Rd (S) 1078.4

 

176 Yoho National Park western boundary 1142.7

 

Yoho National Park


Yoho National park photos

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

 

178 Rd to S 1107.3

 

181 Exit to trails. Mount Hunter Lookout Trail (N), Chancellor Creek campground 1099.1

 

Chancellor Creek campground

181.5 Cross Kicking Horse River 1167.7

 

182.2 Exit to trails (E) to Inkpots and Hoodoos, Hoodoo Creek campground 1097

 

Hoodoo Creek campground


Inkpots and Hoodoos, east of highway

193 Exit to trails (W) and picnic area overlooking Ottertail River 1076.6

 

194 Exit (E) to trail along creek 1166.8

 

196 Trail (W) to picnic area 1205.8

 

198 Exit (W) to Yoho Park Warden Station 1282.9

 

199 Trails (E) 1295.4

 

200 Cross Kicking Horse River 1248.5

 

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

 

201 Trail (W) to 1236.9

 

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

 

webcam facing northeast


Eastbound Detour (Spring/Fall):
Golden-Radium-Castle Junction


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

204 Trail (W) to Monarch and Kicking Horse campgrounds 1246.9

 

Kicking Horse Campground

206 West Exit to Takakkaw Falls 1261.6

 

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

209 Trail (S) to Spiral Tunnel viewpoint 1429.8

 

212.4 Sherbrook Creek crossing 1569.7

 

214 Wapta Lake (S), Paget Peak trail 1588.3

 

photos of Wapta Lake

214 West exit (N) to Spiral Tunnels viewpoint 1497.8

 

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


Spiral Tunnels photos

214 East exit (N) to Spiral Tunnels viewpoint, view of Yoho River to north 1542

 

216 Highway 1A east, and road south to Lake O’Hara 1609.3

 

216.2 West Louise Lodge 1612.7

 

218 Sink Lake to south of highway 1641.7

 

219 Alberta-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)

223 Highway Pullout 1570.3

 

226 Junction with highway 93 1550.8

 

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

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

 

228 Bow 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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