Infrastructure improvements are taking place in Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks. To help you plan ahead, check the map for ongoing projects that may impact your visit.
Parks Canada’s unprecedented infrastructure investments
Parks Canada is investing an unprecedented $3 billion dollars over 5 years to support infrastructure work to heritage, visitor, waterway and highway assets located within national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas across Canada. These investments represent the largest federal infrastructure plan in the history of Parks Canada.
Through infrastructure investments, Parks Canada is protecting and preserving our treasured places, while supporting local economies, contributing to growth in the tourism sector, and strengthening their appeal as destinations to celebrate our nation.
Here are a few highlights of investments in Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks:
- Improved safety and reliability of the TransCanada Highway through the parks including: intersection and access improvements, pavement repairs, rock scaling, and new avalanche mitigations
- Trail rehabilitation
- Construction of a new permanent washroom facility and increased parking capacity for use during highway closure events in Rogers Pass
- Development of a new campground in lower Mount Revelstoke National Park
Infrastructure Projects in Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks
Please note: This is not an exhaustive list of infrastructure projects underway in Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks. Only projects that may impact visitors are listed.
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Glacier National Park
Please check www.drivebc.ca for the latest construction updates and road delay information.
Trans-Canada Highway – Avalanche Mitigations
Work will continue on multiple avalanche mitigation projects from May to October 2019, including snowshed drainage improvements; LED lighting installation in Lens snowshed; new static defense structures, or mounds, near highway elevation to reduce the risk of avalanches reaching the highway; and the installation of avalanche detection devices within the Rogers Pass corridor to improve avalanche forecasting. Motorists should expect delays of up to 20 minutes, reduced speed zones and traffic pattern changes in some snowsheds.
Trans-Canada Highway – Illecillewaet Curve and Rogers Pass Summit Safety Improvements
Work will continue from May to July2019 on safety improvements in a 9 kilometre section of the Trans-Canada Highway in Glacier National Park, from Hermit Trailhead to just west of Loop Brook Campground. Work includes the addition of a new westbound passing lane; access improvements for Illecillewaet Campground, Hermit Trailhead and Summit Monument; culvert replacements; and installation of new directional signs and guardrails/barriers. Motorists should expect delays of up to 20 minutes, reduced speed zones in work areas, and lane or shoulder closures through the Rogers Pass area while this work is under way.
Trans-Canada Highway - Beaver Valley Traffic Holding Area
Work will continue in 2019 on construction of a safe parking area in the Beaver Valley to be used during avalanche control or emergency highway closures. Motorists should expect occasional delays of up to 20 minutes and watch for hauling truck traffic.
Rogers Pass - Multiple Projects
In spring 2019, work will begin to construct a new washroom building, day use area and associated parking lot on the site of the former service station in Ropers Pass. With the exception of occasional hauling truck traffic, this work should not affect motorists on the Trans-Canada Highway.
Trails – Improving the Illecillewaet Trail Network
The network of ten, 125-year old hiking trails in the popular Illecillewaet and Asulkan valleys is being repaired and revitalized for visitor safety and enjoyment. Work includes re-routing trails, erosion control, upgrading signage, and critical repairs to trails and trail structures. Please check the Glacier National Park Trail Condition Report for the latest trail closures or restrictions.
Mount Revelstoke National Park
New Campground – Enhancing Visitor Services in Mount Revelstoke
Construction of a new campground in lower Mount Revelstoke National Park began in spring 2018 and will continue through summer 2019. While this work should have little impact to park visitors, you may encounter construction traffic on the Meadows in the Sky Parkway before the welcome kiosk. The campground is anticipated to open on Labour Day Weekend 2019.
Road report and other important information
Follow these links for up-to-date information on road construction and delays: