Trans-Canada Highway https://transcanadahighway.com Travel across Canada, made FUN! Tue, 12 Apr 2022 19:07:16 +0000 en-CA hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://transcanadahighway.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/cropped-TCH-icon5-1-32x32.png Trans-Canada Highway https://transcanadahighway.com 32 32 TransCanadaHighway.com updates its Provincial route maps and its Cities/Towns maps https://transcanadahighway.com/transcanadahighway-com-updates-its-provincial-route-maps-and-its-cities-towns-maps/ Tue, 12 Apr 2022 18:40:37 +0000 https://transcanadahighway.com/?p=31887 TransCanada FoundLocally Inc. has updated the maps used on its flagship TransCanadaHighway.com website to reflect its broader focus on travel in and across Canada, rather than just along the TransCanada Highway. This is part of an ongoing progression of upgrades started during the COVID lockdowns, to prepare for the expected post-COVID travel boom. New Content […]

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TransCanada FoundLocally Inc. has updated the maps used on its flagship TransCanadaHighway.com website to reflect its broader focus on travel in and across Canada, rather than just along the TransCanada Highway. This is part of an ongoing progression of upgrades started during the COVID lockdowns, to prepare for the expected post-COVID travel boom.

New Content for the #3 Crowsnest Route (in BC and Alberta)

We have added new content about the Crowsnest Highway route through southern Alberta and British Columbia and the towns and attractions along that route, connecting Hope, BC with Medicine Hat, Alberta. We have designated route segments ending in Osoyoos, Castlegar, Cranbrook and Lethbridge where there are plenty of options for  food, gas and accommodations along that route.

During the BC Floods this past fall–which caused significant road and rail disruption at the time–we recognized that secondary travel routes are often key alternative travel routes should highways like the Trans-Canada #1 through the Fraser canyon and the #5 Coquihalla route be disrupted by flooding or Climate Change impacts.

Adding clickable maps to the Cities/Towns  listings for each province

As part of our broader content focus, covering all travel in Canada, not just along the #1/#17 Trans-Canada Highway route, we have created a lot of community and attractions content, that was not reflected in the Provincial overview of the main Trans-Canada Route.  Our Cities menu has had text links to a range of communities in each province, but it lacked a clickable map, which so many of our visitors find useful in trip planning,. We have made the Province page maps (focusing on towns & cities along the Trans-Canada, accessed via the Provinces menu)  TOGGLE  to/from the Cities/Towns listing pages for each province (accessed from the Cities menu).

Provinces  > British Columbia page map

At the bottom of https://transcanadahighway.com/british-columbia/ (with toggle buttons above the map)

Provinces > British Columbia page map

Provinces > British Columbia page map

Cities  > British Columbia page map

At the bottom of https://transcanadahighway.com/british-columbia/towns/ (with toggle buttons above the map)

 

Cities > British Columbia page map

Cities > British Columbia page map

The content has been updated for each of the provinces, with Ontario and British Columbia having the most significant differences.

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MB: Winter Storm Watch across southern Manitoba, extending into SE Saskatchewan and western Ontario https://transcanadahighway.com/mb-winter-storm-watch-across-southern-manitoba-extending-into-se-saskatchewan-and-western-ontario/ Mon, 11 Apr 2022 14:11:44 +0000 https://transcanadahighway.com/?p=31882 Winter storm watch in effect for City of Winnipeg. Travel on the Trans-Canada will become increasingly difficult as the day progresses Wednesday, with widespread highway closures a near-certainty. Major spring blizzard (20-40 cm) poised to wallop southern Manitoba and southeastern Saskatchewan mid-week…with widespread snowfall accumulations of 30-50 cm accompanied by northerly winds gusting 70-90 km/h […]

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Weather-Heavy Snowfall

Weather-Heavy Snowfall

Winter storm watch in effect for City of Winnipeg. Travel on the Trans-Canada will become increasingly difficult as the day progresses Wednesday, with widespread highway closures a near-certainty.

Major spring blizzard (20-40 cm) poised to wallop southern Manitoba and southeastern Saskatchewan mid-week…with widespread snowfall accumulations of 30-50 cm accompanied by northerly winds gusting 70-90 km/h giving zero visibility at times in snow and blowing snow.

A Colorado low will move towards Minnesota Tuesday night bringing a heavy swath of snow from southeastern Saskatchewan through most of southern Manitoba. The snow will start early Tuesday evening near the International border then push northward throughout the night. By Wednesday morning heavy snow will be falling in much of the area as the storm continues to push northward, and snow accompanied by strong northerly winds is expected to continue right through to early Friday morning as the low slowly pivots through Minnesota on it’s way into northwestern Ontario. By Friday morning widespread snowfall accumulations of 30 to 50 cm are expected…with possible accumulations approaching 80 cm in the higher terrain of western Manitoba and the western Red River Valley.

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BC: Kicking Horse Canyon Construction Update https://transcanadahighway.com/bc-kicking-horse-canyon-construction-update/ Tue, 05 Apr 2022 12:52:09 +0000 https://transcanadahighway.com/?p=29257 Kicking Horse Highway Closure and Traffic Schedule and Construction Update for Fall 2021 (effective Sept 7) KICKING HORSE CANYON Highway Closure and Traffic Schedule for APRIL MAY 2022</h3) Major construction is underway on Hwy 1, from Golden Donald Upper Rd to Yoho Bridge (4 km east of Golden). Full access from the east, between  Lake […]

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Kicking Horse Update- April-May 2022

Kicking Horse Update- April-May 2022

Kicking Horse Highway Closure and Traffic Schedule and Construction Update for Fall 2021 (effective Sept 7)

KICKING HORSE CANYON Highway Closure and Traffic Schedule for APRIL MAY 2022</h3)

Major construction is underway on Hwy 1, from Golden Donald Upper Rd to Yoho Bridge (4 km east of Golden).

Full access from the east, between  Lake Louise and Field via #1.

Easter Long Weekend FULLY OPEN:

From  Friday, April 15, at noon, the route will be completely open (no construction delays) until noon, Tuesday, April 19. 

From April 19 to Friday May 20:

FULLTIME TRAFFIC DIVERSION via Radium

Victoria Day Weekend FULLY OPEN:

From  Friday, May 20, at noon, the route will be completely open (no construction delays) until noon, Tuesday, May 24. 

From Tuesday May 24 into June 31:

Limited traffic closure/diversion:

12  am – 7 am Overnight closure until 7 am

7 am – 9 am  Highway OPEN – no stoppages

9 am – 3 pm Highway open with 30-minute stoppages

3  pm – 6  pm Highway OPEN – no stoppages

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Highway open with 30-minute stoppages

10 pm – 7 am Overnight closure until 7 am

July 1 to Labour Day

7 am to midnight No daytime stoppages in summer

Expect summer evening stoppages and overnight closures – details to be forthcoming

12  midnight – 7 am Overnight closure until 7 am

 

Kicking Horse Canyon Construction Plan - Phase 4

Kicking Horse Canyon Construction Plan – Phase 4

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BC Alternative Route: Highway 3 to Princeton, 5A to Merritt, and Highway 5 Coquihalla to Kamloops https://transcanadahighway.com/bc-alternative-route-highway-3-to-princeton-5a-to-merritt-and-highway-5-coquihalla-to-kamloops/ Tue, 21 Dec 2021 22:59:14 +0000 https://transcanadahighway.com/?p=31174 The post BC Alternative Route: Highway 3 to Princeton, 5A to Merritt, and Highway 5 Coquihalla to Kamloops appeared first on Trans-Canada Highway.

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This route is 462 km and can take 5:20  hrs 

All vehicles can now travel on the Trans-Canada #1 from Vancouver to Hope. But routes north are limited to local travel (the #1 as far as Jackass Mountain, and the Coquihalla #5). The only route east from Hope is the Crowsnest Route #3 toward Osoyoos.

Highway 3 Hope to Princeton Map - BC Transportation and Infrastructure - CLICK TO ZOOM

Highway 3 Hope to Princeton Map – BC Transportation and Infrastructure – CLICK TO ZOOM

The section between Hope and Princeton was damaged by mudslide/rockslide during the flooding in November 2021. It was cleaned up and rebuilding is continuing at this time.

As of Dec 21, Highway 3 has opened up to general travel. This was the preferred (fastest) route for truckers prior to the Coquihalla re-opening.  Truckers should take the Coquihalla #5 to/from Kamloops

From Princeton head north on Highway 5A to Merritt, and from Merritt get on the Coquihalla north to Kamloops, where you reconnect to the Trans-Canada Highway #1.

The route  has one lane in each direction (and an occasional passing lanes), and moves at the speed of the slowest vehicle on the road. So please be patient.

From Kamloops, travellers can take the Trans-Canada  #1 east to Golden and Calgary, or head northeast on the #5 to Jasper and east on the Yellowhead Highway #16 to Edmonton. See our Trans-Canada Itineraries from Kamloops to Revelstoke, Revelstoke to Lake Louise, (and if hitting Golden between 10pm and 7 am before Dec 23, the detour route Golden-Radium-Castle Junction) and Lake Louise to Calgary.

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BC Alternate Route: Crowsnest Highway 3 all the way from Vancouver to Medicine Hat https://transcanadahighway.com/bc-alternate-route-crowsnest-highway-3-all-the-way-from-vancouver-to-medicine-hat/ Tue, 21 Dec 2021 20:45:05 +0000 https://transcanadahighway.com/?p=31168 The post BC Alternate Route: Crowsnest Highway 3 all the way from Vancouver to Medicine Hat appeared first on Trans-Canada Highway.

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This route is about 1328 km and can take 15hours

All vehicles can now travel on the Trans-Canada #1 from Vancouver to Hope. But routes north are limited to local travel (the #1 as far as Jackass Mountain, and the Coquihalla #5). The only route east from Hope is the Crowsnest Route #3 toward Osoyoos.

Highway 3 Hope to Princeton Map - BC Transportation and Infrastructure - CLICK TO ZOOM

Highway 3 Hope to Princeton Map – BC Transportation and Infrastructure – CLICK TO ZOOM

The section between Hope and Princeton was damaged by mudslide/rockslide during the flooding in November 2021. It was cleaned up and rebuilding is continuing at this time.

As of Dec 21, Highway 3 has opened up to general travel. Truckers should take the Coquihalla #5 to/from Kamloops

We have itineraries for the Crowsnest Route #3 from Hope to Osoyoos, from Osoyoos to Castlegar, from Castlegar to Cranbrook,  from Cranbrook to Lethbridge, and from Lethbridge to Medicine Hat. You can see more overviews of the Crowsnest Route in British Columbia and the Crowsnest Route in Alberta 

The route  has one lane in each direction (and an occasional passing lanes), and moves at the speed of the slowest vehicle on the road. So please be patient. The route between Calgary and Castle Junction is twinned and is much faster. Seed limits are 9 km/hr in national parks, and 110 km/h  on #1 from Canmore in to Calgary.

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BC Alternate Route: Vancouver to Osoyoos to Cranbrook & Radium to Calgary https://transcanadahighway.com/bc-alternate-route-vancouver-to-osoyoos-to-cranbrook-radium-to-calgary/ Tue, 21 Dec 2021 19:11:36 +0000 https://transcanadahighway.com/?p=31160 The post BC Alternate Route: Vancouver to Osoyoos to Cranbrook & Radium to Calgary appeared first on Trans-Canada Highway.

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This route is about 1255 km and can take 14 hours

All vehicles can now travel on the Trans-Canada #1 from Vancouver to Hope. But routes north are limited to local travel (the #1 as far as Jackass Mountain, and the Coquihalla #5). The only route east from Hope is the Crowsnest Route #3 toward Osoyoos.

Highway 3 Hope to Princeton Map - BC Transportation and Infrastructure - CLICK TO ZOOM

Highway 3 Hope to Princeton Map – BC Transportation and Infrastructure – CLICK TO ZOOM

The section between Hope and Princeton was damaged by mudslide/rockslide during the flooding in November 2021. It was cleaned up and rebuilding is continuing at this time.

As of Dec 21, Highway 3 has opened up to general travel. Truckers should take the Coquihalla #5 to/from Kamloops

We have itineraries for the Crowanest Route #3 from Hope to Osoyoos, from Osoyoos to Castlegar, from Castlegar to Cranbrook. From Cranbrook, head north on Highway 93/95 up the Columbia River basin to Radium, There you head east on Highway 93 to Castle Junction. This follows the detour route during Kicking Horse Canyon Construction. At Castle Junction (25 km E of Lake Louise) you rejoin the main Trans-Canada #1 route to Calgary

The route  has one lane in each direction (and an occasional passing lanes), and moves at the speed of the slowest vehicle on the road. So please be patient. The route between Calgary and Castle Junction is twinned and is much faster. Seed limits are 9 km/hr in national parks, and 110 km/h  on #1 from Canmore in to Calgary.

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BC Alternative Route: Highway 3 to Penticton and north to Sicamous https://transcanadahighway.com/bc-alternative-route-highway-3-to-penticton-and-north-to-sicamous/ Tue, 21 Dec 2021 18:37:45 +0000 https://transcanadahighway.com/?p=31154 The post BC Alternative Route: Highway 3 to Penticton and north to Sicamous appeared first on Trans-Canada Highway.

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This route is 660 km and can take 8 hours

All vehicles can now travel on the Trans-Canada #1 from Vancouver to Hope. But routes north are limited to local travel (the #1 as far as Jackass Mountain, and the Coquihalla #5). The only route east from Hope is the Crowsnest Route #3 toward Osoyoos.

Highway 3 Hope to Princeton Map – BC Transportation and Infrastructure – CLICK TO ZOOM

The section between Hope and Princeton was damaged by mudslide/rockslide during the flooding in November 2021. It was cleaned up and rebuilding is continuing at this time.

As of Dec 21, Highway 3 has opened up to general travel. Truckers should take the Coquihalla #5 to/from Kamloops

though to get to Penticton take the 3A from Keremeos north to Highway 97). Head north on the Highway 97 through/past Penticton, Kelowna, Vernon, and Sicamous. At Sicamous, head east of the main #1 TransCanada route to Revelstoke. 

The route  has one lane in each direction (and an occasional passing lanes), and moves at the speed of the slowest vehicle on the road. So please be patient.

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BC Alternate Route: Sea to Sky #99 Vancouver to Lillooet to Kamloops https://transcanadahighway.com/bc-alternate-route-sea-to-sky-99-vancouver-to-lillooet-to-kamloops/ Tue, 21 Dec 2021 18:06:16 +0000 https://transcanadahighway.com/?p=31149 This route is 480km  long and can take 5: 40 hours One route that is open is the Sea To Sky Highway #99, typically taken by Vancouver skiers to Whistler, but continuing north to Pemberton and Lillooet. The route segment Vancouver to Whistler is twinned and fast, but north of Whistler, the route  has one […]

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This route is 480km  long and can take 5: 40 hours

One route that is open is the Sea To Sky Highway #99, typically taken by Vancouver skiers to Whistler, but continuing north to Pemberton and Lillooet.

The route segment Vancouver to Whistler is twinned and fast, but north of Whistler, the route  has one lane in each direction (and occasional passing lanes), and moves at the speed of the slowest vehicle on the road. So please be patient.

And from Lillooet continue to Cache Creek, and follow the Trans-Canada #1 east to Kamloops.

From here, travellers can take the Trans-Canada  #1 east to Golden and Calgary, or head northeast on the #5 to Jasper and east on the Yellowhead Highway #16 to Edmonton. See our Trans-Canada Itineraries from Kamloops to Revelstoke, Revelstoke to Lake Louise, (and if hitting Golden between 10pm and 7 am before Dec 23, the detour route Golden-Radium-Castle Junction) and Lake Louise to Calgary.

The section between Pemberton and Lillooet was damaged by mudslide/rockslide during the flooding in November 2021. It was cleaned up and rebuilding is continuing at this time.

This section of the route has ONE key constraint:

  1. While road reconstruction is underway, there is a load limit . . Only vehicles up to 14,500 kg licensed GVW will be permitted.

As of Dec 21, Highway 99 has opened up to general travel, only subject to the weight/size restriction.Truckers should take the Coquihalla #5 to/from Kamloops

Expect checkpoints to verify compliance with these policies. Because of the weight limit, and therefore relative lack of trucker traffic, this route may be faster for individuals making Essential Travel to return home to-from Vancouver

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There are some quick notes:

Take the usual  route to get from your location in Vancouver to Highway 99, which starts from just east of the Horseshoe Bay Ferry terminal

Northeast of of Lillooet is the junction of Highway 93 and 97. Take Highway 97 SOUTH to Cache Creek to rejoin the Trans-Canada #1 east. (this leg of 88 km will take just over an hour)

Cache Creek, where the main Trans-Canada #1 heads south along the Thompson River toward Spences Bridge, Lytton, and the Fraser Canyon is about 85 km (about 1 hour) east  of Kamloops


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BC Alternate Route: Crowsnest Highway 3 Vancouver to Crowsnest Pass, and Highway 22 to Calgary https://transcanadahighway.com/bc-alternate-route-crowsnest-highway-3-vancouver-to-crowsnest-passm-and-highway-22-to-calgary/ Tue, 21 Dec 2021 15:04:26 +0000 https://transcanadahighway.com/?p=31189 The post BC Alternate Route: Crowsnest Highway 3 Vancouver to Crowsnest Pass, and Highway 22 to Calgary appeared first on Trans-Canada Highway.

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This route is about 1233 km and can take 14 hours

All vehicles can now travel on the Trans-Canada #1 from Vancouver to Hope. But routes north are limited to local travel (the #1 as far as Jackass Mountain, and the Coquihalla #5). The only route east from Hope is the Crowsnest Route #3 toward Osoyoos.

Highway 3 Hope to Princeton Map - BC Transportation and Infrastructure - CLICK TO ZOOM

Highway 3 Hope to Princeton Map – BC Transportation and Infrastructure – CLICK TO ZOOM

The section between Hope and Princeton was damaged by mudslide/rockslide during the flooding in November 2021. It was cleaned up and rebuilding is continuing at this time.

As of Dec 21, Highway 3 has opened up to general travel. Truckers should take the Coquihalla #5 to/from Kamloops

We have itineraries for the Crowsnest Route #3 from Hope to Osoyoos, from Osoyoos to Castlegar, from Castlegar to Cranbrook,  from Cranbrook to Lethbridge, and from Lethbridge to Medicine Hat. You can see more overviews of the Crowsnest Route in British Columbia and the Crowsnest Route in Alberta 

The route  has one lane in each direction (and an occasional passing lanes), and moves at the speed of the slowest vehicle on the road. So please be patient.

Continue east past the Crowsnest Pass communities and when you pass the giant white wind turbine, turn left onto Highway 22, heading north. You can cut over to Highway #3 into Calgary at either Highway 533 (connects to #3 just north of Nanton) or Highway #540 (turn east at Bar U Ranch National historic Site, and connect to #3 at a giant radio antenna just South of High River. Be cautious on this segment if there are wind warnings and your truck has an empty load! In that case head further east on #3 to Fort MacLeod and continue north on Highway #2

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New Government of Canada Travel Related Measures https://transcanadahighway.com/new-government-of-canada-travel-related-measures/ Fri, 17 Dec 2021 21:21:16 +0000 https://transcanadahighway.com/?p=31238 On December 15, the Government of Canada announced the official advisory against Canadians travelling outside of the country for non-essential reasons. Effective December 18, at 11:59 PM, the travel ban for 10 African countries will be lifted. Effective December 21, the requirement for obtaining a negative pre-arrival test within 72hrs before entering Canada is reinstated for all travellers, regardless […]

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On December 15, the Government of Canada announced the official advisory against Canadians travelling outside of the country for non-essential reasons.

Effective December 18, at 11:59 PM, the travel ban for 10 African countries will be lifted.

Effective December 21, the requirement for obtaining a negative pre-arrival test within 72hrs before entering Canada is reinstated for all travellers, regardless of the duration of the trip.

The Government of Canada is closely monitoring the situation and working with its international partners including the World Health Organization to better understand this variant and its impacts.

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