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 infrastructure investments and COVID-19
Parks Canada is following advice from public health experts and implementing measures to support Canada’s efforts to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and reduce the risks to Canadians, visitors, Parks Canada team members, and contractors working at our places. Health and safety is of the utmost importance to the Agency.
Parks Canada’s construction projects are considered part of the Agency’s critical services to the public. Most scheduled construction activities in Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks will proceed as planned, but are subject to change due to the evolving situation related to COVID-19.
For scheduled construction activities in Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks, a number of health and safety procedures related to COVID-19 have been implemented. Contractors working in the parks will continue to adapt their worksites to ensure they follow current advice provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada and the BC Ministry of Health.
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.
|Infrastructure Project - Minor visitor impact|
|Infrastructure Project - Closure|
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 along the Rogers Pass corridor from May to October 2020, including new static defense structures, or berms to reduce the risk of avalanches reaching the highway; the inspection, maintenance and re-tensioning of snownets on Cougar Mountain; and the replacement of telemetry towers that house remote weather instrumentation. Motorists should expect reduced speed limits in work zones, and occasional short delays for the movement of heavy equipment.
Trans-Canada Highway - East Gate landslide and the Beaver Valley traffic holding area
In 2020, Parks Canada will be initiating a pilot project to further reduce the East Gate landslide’s impacts on the highway. Focused on stabilizing the slide path itself, and slowing the downhill flow of mud and debris, a series of small dams will be constructed in the main channel along with adjacent revegetation and upstream surface flow diversions. Previous work included the construction of catchment basins and diversion dams to prevent mud and debris from reaching the highway.
Work will also resume on the adjacent Beaver Valley traffic-holding area, a new safe vehicle parking area to be used during avalanche control and highway closures.
Motorists should expect reduced speed limits in work zones and occasional delays for the movement of heavy equipment.
Trans-Canada Highway - culvert replacement
A new concrete box culvert will replace a smaller metal culvert under the Trans-Canada Highway east of the Beaver River Bridge to improve the flow of spring run-off, mud and debris under the highway. As part of this work, an upstream berm, designed to divert avalanches and run-off, will be cleared of built up debris. Motorists should expect reduced speed limits in work zones and occasional delays for the movement of heavy equipment.
Rogers Pass washroom building
Construction continues this summer on a new 24-hour washroom building and day use area in Rogers Pass that is scheduled for completion in fall 2020. Temporary washroom facilities will remain in place until the new building is operational.
Road report and other important information
Follow these links for up-to-date information on road construction and delays: