For information about Alberta highway conditions visit 511 Alberta, call 1-855-391-9743 toll-free, or dial 511 (inside Alberta only). For British Columbia highway conditions visit Drive BC or call 1-800-550-4997 toll-free.

Parks Canada’s federal infrastructure investment program

Parks Canada’s federal infrastructure investment program

Parks Canada will invest $3 billion over 5 years to support infrastructure improvements within national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas across Canada. This historic investment supports conservation while promoting visitor experience and making our infrastructure safer and more appealing to visitors.

A significant amount of Parks Canada’s existing highway infrastructure assets require action now, and the paving projects, rock and slope stabilisation, and rehabilitation of bridges planned as part of this historic investment will ensure safe and reliable roads while protecting the ecological and cultural integrity of our national treasures; the continued flow of commercial goods through these vital East-West corridors; and an improved visitor experience for the almost five million visitors to the mountain national parks each year.

As one of the largest federal custodians, Parks Canada manages a variety of real property and infrastructure assets. In Banff National Park, the infrastructure portfolio is wide-ranging and includes assets such as highways, bridges, contemporary and historic buildings, trails, campgrounds, water and wastewater treatment facilities, visitor centres and operations compounds.

Construction projects in the mountain national parks

While in Banff National Park, you may encounter one or more construction zones. To help you plan your visit, please see below for a list of current and upcoming projects. This is not an exhaustive list of infrastructure projects underway. Only projects that may impact visitors are listed. 

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Highways

For road conditions and current highway construction in Alberta, visit Alberta 511 or dial 511 (inside Alberta only). For highways in British Columbia, visit Drive BC or call 1-800-550-4997.

Trans-Canada Highway

No significant disruptions to visitors or motorists are expected. Projects and timelines are subject to change. Updates will be provided as projects and timelines are confirmed.

Bow Valley Parkway

No significant disruptions to visitors or motorists are expected. Projects and timelines are subject to change. Seasonal closures or restrictions may be in place to protect wildlife. Please review these before visiting the park.

Highway 93 South

Expect periodic increased traffic volumes as motorists from the Trans-Canada Highway are being diverted through Kootenay National Park due to scheduled highway improvements west of Yoho National Park. Visit BC MOTI's Kicking Horse Canyon Project for dates and more information.

Icefields Parkway

Nigel Creek bridge rehabilitation

An aging bridge will be rehabilitated to improve motorist safety on the Icefields Parkway. 

  • Location: Highway 93N, 30 km north of Saskatchewan River Crossing
  • Estimated dates: May until September 2022
  • Traffic impacts: Work underway 7 days per week during daylight hours. No work on long weekends. Expect single lane alternating traffic, speed reductions and delays up to 20 minutes in peak periods 

Day-use areas and other sites

Spring 2022: April to June

Lake Louise and Icefields Parkway areas

Note: Moraine Lake Road remains under a seasonal closure until late May. Lake Louise Drive is open

Lake Louise Lakeshore – Rehabilitation work will take place around a newly constructed transit shelter in the parking lot near the Lake Louise lakeshore. No significant disruptions to traffic or pedestrians are expected.  

Lake Louise Wastewater Treatment Plant – Rehabilitation work at the Lake Louise Wastewater Treatment Plant continues in 2022. Increased construction traffic should be expected.

Summer 2022: July and August

Lake Louise and Icefields Parkway areas

Lake Louise Wastewater Treatment Plant – Rehabilitation work at the Lake Louise Wastewater Treatment Plant continues in 2022. Increased construction traffic should be expected.

Fall 2022: September to November

Lake Louise and Icefields Parkway areas

Lake Louise Wastewater Treatment Plant – Rehabilitation work at the Lake Louise Wastewater Treatment Plant continues in 2022. Increased construction traffic should be expected.

Other national parks nearby 

What to know before you visit

When visiting or driving through Banff National Park, you may encounter one or more construction zones. Trip planning information is available by visiting: