Trans-Canada Highway https://transcanadahighway.com/ Travel across Canada, made FUN! Fri, 26 Aug 2022 18:16:31 +0000 en-CA hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.0.1 https://transcanadahighway.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/cropped-TCH-icon5-1-32x32.png Trans-Canada Highway https://transcanadahighway.com/ 32 32 BC: Kicking Horse Canyon Construction Update https://transcanadahighway.com/bc-kicking-horse-canyon-construction-update/ Thu, 25 Aug 2022 12:52:09 +0000 https://transcanadahighway.com/?p=29257 Kicking Horse Highway Closure and Traffic Schedule and Construction Update for Fall 2022 (effective August 25) KICKING HORSE CANYON Highway Closure and Traffic Schedule for AUG-DEC 2022 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 […]

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TCH #! Kicking Horse Construction Closures over Sept-Dec 2022

TCH #! Kicking Horse Construction Closures over Sept-Dec 2022

Kicking Horse Highway Closure and Traffic Schedule and Construction Update for Fall 2022 (effective August 25)

KICKING HORSE CANYON Highway Closure and Traffic Schedule for AUG-DEC 2022

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.

 

Labour Day Long Weekend FULLY OPEN:

From  Friday, September 2, 7 am, the route will be COMPLETELY OPEN (no construction delays) until noon, Tuesday, September 6, 8pm

From Sept 6 to  Sept 26

Limited traffic closure/diversion:

midnight – 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 – 10 pm  Highway OPEN – no stoppages

10 pm- midnight Overnight closure until 7 am

 

From Sept 26 (midnight) to Dec 1 (11:59 pm)

FULL-TIME TRAFFIC DIVERSION via Radium (except Thanksgiving Long Weekend)

See our Detour itinerary and information

 

Thanksgiving Long Weekend FULLY OPEN:

From Friday, October 7, at noon, the route will be COMPLETELY OPEN (no construction delays) until noon, Tuesday, October 11th, noon.

 

From Dec 2 midnight to  Dec 24

Limited traffic closure/diversion:

midnight – 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 – 10 pm  Highway OPEN – no stoppages

10 pm- midnight Overnight closure until 7 am

 

Christmas-New Years Week

From December 24- January 3 (dates tentative as of Aug 26)

The route will be COMPLETELY OPEN (no construction delays)

 

Kicking Horse Canyon Construction Plan - Phase 4

Kicking Horse Canyon Construction Plan – Phase 4

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Permanent Repairs to Coquihalla and the Trans Canada through Fraser Canyon to start shortly https://transcanadahighway.com/permanent-repairs-to-coquihalla-and-the-trans-canada-through-fraser-canyon-to-start-shortly/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 17:09:24 +0000 https://transcanadahighway.com/?p=32693 The province says it will soon begin permanent repairs to the Coquihalla Highway and the Trans Canada through the Fraser Canyon after last year’s devastating floods. An atmospheric river that formed over southern B.C. last November produced record rainfall, leading to torrential runoff events that destroyed large sections of both major highways. Temporary repairs allowed […]

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TCH-Tank Hill flood damage [Flickr-Province of BC]]

TCH-Tank Hill flood damage [Flickr-Province of BC]]

The province says it will soon begin permanent repairs to the Coquihalla Highway and the Trans Canada through the Fraser Canyon after last year’s devastating floods.

An atmospheric river that formed over southern B.C. last November produced record rainfall, leading to torrential runoff events that destroyed large sections of both major highways.

Temporary repairs allowed traffic through since December, and more work has been underway on the routes since then.

Coquihalla Repairs

In a news release issued  June 16, the Ministry of Transportation has announced a contract to KEA5 — a joint venture of Peter Kiewit and Sons and Emil Anderson Construction — to return four-lane traffic to three sections of the Coquihalla:

  • Bottletop Bridges, 50 km south of Merritt
  • Juliet Bridges, three km south of Bottletop
  • Jessica Bridges, 48 km south of Juliet
Work on all three sections is expected to be complete by winter.

Trans-Canada Highway Repairs

In addition, the province has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for completing permanent repairs to three sections of Highway 1 through the Fraser Canyon:

  • Falls Creek Bridge, 55 km south of Spences Bridge
  • Tank Hill Crossing, 23 km south of Spences Bridge
  • Nicomen River Bridge, 19 km south of Spences Bridge

The RFP will close on Sept. 14, with the contract expected to be awarded shortly thereafter.

Highway 8 Repairs

As for Highway 8 between Spences Bridge and Merritt, which was also heavily damaged by the flooding, the ministry says good progress has been made.

The catastrophic rainfall  event washed out 25 sections of Highway 8, and temporary repairs have been completed at 18 locations and have begun at another two sections. Work on the five remains locations is being planned for the near future.

 

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Northwestern Ontario Road Conditions https://transcanadahighway.com/northwestern-ontario-road-conditions/ Fri, 20 May 2022 21:41:22 +0000 https://transcanadahighway.com/?p=32635 As of May 20th: some roadway flooding on TCH#17 between Vermillion Bay and Dryden and on #71 south between Kenora and Fort Frances. SINGLE LANE ALTERNATING TRAFFIC Some CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY on the #17 Trans-Canada between Manitoba Border and Kenora, and on the #17A Kenora Bypass Route

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NW Ontario 511 -2022-05-20

NW Ontario 511 -2022-05-20

As of May 20th: some roadway flooding on TCH#17 between Vermillion Bay and Dryden and on #71 south between Kenora and Fort Frances. SINGLE LANE ALTERNATING TRAFFIC

Some CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY on the #17 Trans-Canada between Manitoba Border and Kenora, and on the #17A Kenora Bypass Route

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Kicking Horse Canyon Travel Over Long Weekend https://transcanadahighway.com/kicking-horse-canyon-travel-over-long-weekend/ Fri, 20 May 2022 21:23:58 +0000 https://transcanadahighway.com/?p=32630 BC: The Trans-Canada highway east of Golden (at the Kicking Horse Canyon)  is open 24/7 for the long weekend from Friday noon to Tuesday noon. After the long weekend, the highway will remain open with short (30 min) daytime construction stops, and overnight closures (midnight to 7 am) with detour via Radium. This scheduling pattern […]

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TCH east of Golden is Open

TCH east of Golden is Open

BC: The Trans-Canada highway east of Golden (at the Kicking Horse Canyon)  is open 24/7 for the long weekend from Friday noon to Tuesday noon.

After the long weekend, the highway will remain open with short (30 min) daytime construction stops, and overnight closures (midnight to 7 am) with detour via Radium.
This scheduling pattern will continue through the summer (LONG WEEKENDS EXCEPTED: Canada Day, Heritage Day, and Labour Day)

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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 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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