Trans-Canada Highway https://transcanadahighway.com Travel across Canada, made FUN! Tue, 08 Jun 2021 21:18:02 +0000 en-CA hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.7.2 https://transcanadahighway.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/cropped-TCH-icon5-1-32x32.png Trans-Canada Highway https://transcanadahighway.com 32 32 Ontario Premier Ford Declaring ONTARIO Stay-at-Home Order effective Sat April 17 at 12:01 am https://transcanadahighway.com/ontario-premier-ford-declaring-a-stay-at-home-order-effective-sat-april-17-at-1201-am/ Tue, 01 Jun 2021 22:26:00 +0000 https://transcanadahighway.com/?p=29036 At a news conference on Friday, Premier Doug Ford announced that effective 12:01 a.m. Saturday, a comprehensive stay-at-home order to be in effect for SIX WEEKS (to be reviewed after 4 weeks). Ontario strengthens enforcement of province-wide stay-at-home order with…

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COVID-19 Traveller's Update & Travel Restrictions
COVID-19 Traveller’s Update & Travel Restrictions

At a news conference on Friday, Premier Doug Ford announced that effective 12:01 a.m. Saturday, a comprehensive stay-at-home order to be in effect for SIX WEEKS (to be reviewed after 4 weeks). Ontario strengthens enforcement of province-wide stay-at-home order with enhanced public health measures and enforcement coming into effect Saturday, April 17 at 12:01 a.m. More details.

The provincewide Stay-At-Home order that requires everyone to remain at home except for specified purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services (including getting vaccinated), for outdoor exercise, or for work that cannot be done remotely.

Travel is restricted to essential travel (to grocery stores or pharmacies, to work that cannot be done remotely), and those moving residences, making arrangements to move, or gin/end a residential lease, and travel to airport, bus station or train station for  travel to a destination outside the province,  and moving to another residence (like, say, a cottage) if you are staying for at least 14 days. See the Order in Council (see paragraphs 19-23)

In order to limit the transmission of the variants of concern, the government is also restricting travel into Ontario from the provinces of Manitoba and Quebec with the exception of purposes such as work, health care services, transportation and delivery of goods and services or exercising Aboriginal or treaty rights.  Ontario will also be setting up checkpoints at borders with Manitoba and Quebec to prevent ono-essential travellers from entering the province. Ontario setting up checkpoints at borders with Manitoba and Quebec to restrict inbound travel effective 12:01 am Saturday April 17.

Full list of what is and is not open in Ontario, and to what extent (capacity limits, etc)

Police will have the authority to ask anyone outside their residence to indicate their purpose for leaving home and provide their address. That includes stopping vehicles and potentially issuing tickets of approximately $750.

More details (but barely more) on the Ontario.ca website 

Updated Saturday April 17 @9 am

UPDATE: May 29

ON: Ontario’s extends interprovincial travel restrictions at Ottawa-Gatineau crossings until June 16

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BC: Kicking Horse Canyon Construction Update https://transcanadahighway.com/bc-kicking-horse-canyon-construction-update/ Tue, 01 Jun 2021 12:52:09 +0000 https://transcanadahighway.com/?p=29257 BC: Kicking Horse Canyon Construction Update for June 2021 JUNE KICKING HORSE CANYON TRAFFIC SCHEDULE Major construction is underway on Hwy 1, from Golden Donald Upper Rd to Yoho Bridge (4 km east of Golden). With summer, there are NO…

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BC: Kicking Horse Canyon Construction Update for June 2021

JUNE KICKING HORSE CANYON TRAFFIC SCHEDULE
Major construction is underway on Hwy 1, from Golden Donald Upper Rd to Yoho Bridge (4 km east of Golden). With summer, there are NO DAYTIME CLOSURES.
OVERNIGHT CLOSURES – every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday — 10 pm to 7 am the next day. (i.e. Thursday night’s closure ends on Friday at 7 am)
SINGLE LANE ALTERNATING TRAFFIC — every Friday, 8 pm to Saturday at 7 am
SINGLE LANE ALTERNATING TRAFFIC — every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday — 8 pm to 10 pm
During closures, detour south through Radium on Hwy 95/93 (adds up to 90 minutes travel time).

Details as to what closures will potentially look like in July are still in development.

Kicking Horse Canyon Construction Plan - Phase 4
Kicking Horse Canyon Construction Plan – Phase 4

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Update on Alaska-Canada Transiting during COVID https://transcanadahighway.com/update-on-alaska-canada-transiting-during-covid/ Thu, 06 May 2021 15:14:22 +0000 https://transcanadahighway.com/?p=29248 Had a call today from someone wishing to transit Canada from the Lower 48 to Alaska. We posted previously about this (https://transcanadahighway.com/new-conditions-for-us-travellers-transiting-to-alaska/), but checked to see if there were any changes: 1) Only necessary travel, and only ONE WAY,  not…

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CBSA Alaska transit hang tag
CBSA Alaska transit hang tag

Had a call today from someone wishing to transit Canada from the Lower 48 to Alaska.

We posted previously about this (https://transcanadahighway.com/new-conditions-for-us-travellers-transiting-to-alaska/), but checked to see if there were any changes:

1) Only necessary travel, and only ONE WAY,  not vacation travel (only northbound, if you have Alaska plates and drivers licence; and southbound only with Lower 48 plates)
2) When entering Canada at a land border crossing, you will be provided with two COVID-19 Specimen Collection Kits: one to use on the day you arrive in Canada and another to use on day 8 of your 14-day quarantine.

Still the same: need the car hang-tag, no sightseeing detours (visitors to Banff or Whistler have been heavily fined and summarily tossed out), must self isolate the whole way, and no dilly-dallying. See the full rules 

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British Columbia government has imposed new travel restrictions* https://transcanadahighway.com/british-columbia-government-has-imposed-new-travel-restrictions/ Tue, 20 Apr 2021 16:23:32 +0000 https://transcanadahighway.com/?p=29161 The British Columbia government has imposed a number of new travel restrictions for both provincial residents and others: Only “necessary travel” is permitted into and around the province Do not travel for a vacation Do not travel to visit friends…

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Yoho National Park - Wapta Lake just inside BC-sliver
Yoho National Park – Wapta Lake just inside BC-sliver

The British Columbia government has imposed a number of new travel restrictions for both provincial residents and others:

  • Only “necessary travel” is permitted into and around the province
    • Do not travel for a vacation
    • Do not travel to visit friends or family outside of your household or core bubble
  • Necessary travel is defined as
    • Regular travel for work within your region (defined as your BC Health District)
    • Travel for things like medical appointments and hospital visits
  • Police may do random checks for ID and purpose of travel
    • may check for travel between health districts in-province (including at BC Ferries terminals)
    • may check for purpose of travel into province at provincial boundary (like at the Alberta-BC order)

Other  Public Health Restrictions are (and remain) in effect in BC, including

  • prohibitions on indoor dining at restaurants, breweries, and wineries (only patio dining, take-out, or drive-through allowed)

NOTE: Unlike Ontario, which had specific exemption for MOVING A HOUSEHOLD, BC has not stated this, so the regulations are unclear on this issue.

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Seasonal Radium Detour between Golden BC & Castle Junction AB in effect https://transcanadahighway.com/seasonal-radium-detour-east-of-golden-via-radium/ Fri, 09 Apr 2021 17:18:00 +0000 https://transcanadahighway.com/?p=28973 The post Seasonal Radium Detour between Golden BC & Castle Junction AB in effect appeared first on Trans-Canada Highway.

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Radium Detour Signage
Radium Detour Signage

Trans-Canada Highway Closure Now In Effect, with redirection/detour

AB/BC: Trans-Canada Highway 1 east of Golden. Trans Canada Highway Closure from Apr 12 – May 14 (detour through Radium)

AB/BC: Due to the start of TCH Highway 1 diversion for construction E of Golden. Westbound diversion is BEFORE Lake Louise. TURN OFF GPS!!

Now over: limited hours (night-time) diversion in effect AT NIGHT 7-9 pm and 10 pm -5 am. Thu evening to Sat morning. until Saturday April 10, 2021.

Road construction work planned between Golden Donald Upper Rd and Yoho Bridge (4 km east of Golden) with extended closure. The road will be shut down from April 12 at 9 am to May 14 at 12 midnight. Travelers must use detour route through HWY 95 and HWY 93S during this time. Signage is already in place.

This detour is in effect during SPRING & FALL SHOULDER SEASONS for 2021 and 2022. It is not in effect during summer tourist seasons and during winter ski seasons.

Radium Seasonal Detour
Radium Seasonal Detour

See route details of this detour

Kicking Horse Phase 4 Construction Details

While The Highway is closed (April -May 2021, October-November 2021 and again in 2022) significant blasting and building is being done on a 4 kilometre stretch  to both 4-lane and straighten this dangerous section of the Trans-Canada, which has until now had a 40 km speed limit on its 2 lanes of traffic

Here is what is planned in “Phase 4”:
Kicking Horse Canyon Construction Plan - Phase 4
Kicking Horse Canyon Construction Plan – Phase 4

What is being Replaced/Upgraded

Investor PresentationKicking Horse Canyon Sliver

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COVID Update: March 20, 2021 https://transcanadahighway.com/covid-update-march-20-2021/ Tue, 06 Apr 2021 16:10:00 +0000 https://transcanadahighway.com/?p=28965 See full update on our COVID page (updated March 20, 2021)

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Wear a facemask during COVID
Wear a facemask during COVID

See full update on our COVID page (updated March 20, 2021)

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QU: Quebec City, Levis, Gatineau in lockdown and return of curfew https://transcanadahighway.com/qu-quebec-city-levis-gatineau-in-lockdown-and-return-of-curfew/ Fri, 02 Apr 2021 16:48:00 +0000 https://transcanadahighway.com/?p=28970 QU: Quebec City, Levis, Gatineau in lockdown and return of curfew to between 9:30 pm and 5 am. Quebecers must not leave their homes except in cases that justify travel. https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/progressive-regional-alert-and-intervention-system/map-of-covid-19-alert-levels-by-region

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COVID-19 Treaveller's Update & Travel Restrictions
COVID-19 Treaveller’s Update & Travel Restrictions

QU: Quebec City, Levis, Gatineau in lockdown and return of curfew to between 9:30 pm and 5 am. Quebecers must not leave their homes except in cases that justify travel. https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/progressive-regional-alert-and-intervention-system/map-of-covid-19-alert-levels-by-region

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SK: Motor vehicle accident on TCH #1 at Highway 19 (Gull Lake) between Swift Current And Moose Jaw. https://transcanadahighway.com/sk-motor-vehicle-accident-on-tch-1-at-highway-19-gull-lake-between-swift-current-and-moose-jaw/ Tue, 30 Mar 2021 14:56:00 +0000 https://transcanadahighway.com/?p=28843 The post SK: Motor vehicle accident on TCH #1 at Highway 19 (Gull Lake) between Swift Current And Moose Jaw. appeared first on Trans-Canada Highway.

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TCH #1 accident at Gull Lake
TCH #1 accident at Gull Lake

SK: Motor vehicle accident on TCH #1 at Highway 19 (Gull Lake) between Maple Creek and Moose Jaw on eastbound lanes. Highway closed. Expect delays of up to 6 hours. We’ll keep you posted.

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AB: Multi-vehicle collision near Brooks, AB east of Calgary https://transcanadahighway.com/ab-multi-vehicle-collision-near-brooks-ab-east-of-calgary/ Mon, 29 Mar 2021 16:26:00 +0000 https://transcanadahighway.com/?p=28820 AB: Multi-vehicle collision near Brooks, AB east of Calgary Highway collision near Brooks; 50-70 vehicles involved, say RCMP

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AB: Multi-vehicle collision near Brooks, AB east of Calgary

Highway collision near Brooks; 50-70 vehicles involved, say RCMP

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AB: TCH #1 Icy around Lac des Arc to Banff https://transcanadahighway.com/ab-tch-1-icy-around-lac-des-arc-to-banff/ Mon, 29 Mar 2021 16:00:00 +0000 https://transcanadahighway.com/?p=28818 AB: Icy patches / slippery sections reported along TCH #1 between Lac des Arc, Canmore, and Banff turnoffs this morning (between 9am and 10 am)

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AB: Icy patches / slippery sections reported along TCH #1 between Lac des Arc, Canmore, and Banff turnoffs this morning (between 9am and 10 am)

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