When visiting or driving through Yoho National Park, you may encounter one or more construction zones. 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.

Infrastructure project - Construction

Infrastructure project - Closure

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.

When visiting or driving through Yoho National Park you may encounter one or more construction zones or reduced services while we complete this important work. Please plan ahead before you travel to avoid inconvenience.

A significant amount of Parks Canada’s existing highway infrastructure assets require action now, and the paving projects, rock and slope stabilization, 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.

Trans-Canada Highway

Expect single lane alternating traffic, speed reductions and potential 30 minute delays in September to November. For current road conditions and construction updates, please check Drive BC.

Alberta / B.C. border to Field, B.C.

Trans-Canada Highway Twinning (Phase IVA and IVB)

Twinning and associated works began in September 2016.

  • Phase IVA - Remaining work on this 6 km section includes wildlife exclusion fencing installation and landscaping and will continue until November 2018. At this time, expect minor delays from the Alberta/B.C. border continuing for 6 km west.
  • Phase IVB - Consultation and environmental assessment is ongoing for the remaining 40 km section of Trans-Canada Highway in Yoho National Park, known as Phase IVB. Funding is not available for construction on this section at this time. 
  • Trans-Canada Highway Twinning

Rock slope re-profiling and slope catchment improvements 

Rock slope re-profiling and slope catchment improvements will continue at Sherbrooke Creek (km 88-89) near the Alberta / B.C. border.

  • September to mid-November – Expect speed reductions, flagging personnel and frequent delays of up to 30 minutes. Extended delays of up to 90 minutes will take place up to 3 times a week, 11 am to 1 pm, Monday through Saturday. In general, extended delays are unlikely to last longer than 30 minutes. On Sundays expect minor delays only for equipment movement and hauling. Check Drive BC.

Ditch cleaning

Ditch cleaning will take place at the base of the “Big Hill” at Kicking Horse Pass (km 118-128) and at Sherbrooke Creek near the Alberta / B.C. border (km 88-93)

  • September and October - Expect occasional single-lane alternating traffic and potential delays of up to 30 minutes.  

Yoho Valley Road and Field Access Road 

Expect single-lane alternating traffic, speed and lane reductions and potential delays at peak periods from late August to November.
Bridge maintenance

Bridge maintenance

Two bridges will undergo short-term, routine maintenance in fall 2018. This includes one bridge on Yoho Valley Road near Kicking Horse Campground and one bridge on the Field Access Road near  the Yoho Visitor Centre. 

  • September and October – Expect single-lane alternating traffic, speed and lane reductions and potential delays at peak periods due to traffic volume.

Campgrounds and day-use areas

Showers will be temporarily unavailable at Kicking Horse Campground in October 2018. 
Kicking Horse Campground

Shower building at Kicking Horse Campground 

Kicking Horse Campground will remain open until October 8, 2018 but showers may be temporarily unavailable in late September or October when construction begins on a new shower building scheduled to open for summer 2019.

Emerald Lake and Natural Bridge

Improvements at Emerald Lake and Natural Bridge

Emerald Lake and the Natural Bridge will remain open while improvements are made to the Natural Bridge parking lot and to the Emerald Lake picnic area in late fall. Expect minor disruptions. No significant delays or closures expected.

For more information

Amy Krause
Public Relations and Communications Officer
Phone: 403-522-4230
Email: amy.krause@pc.gc.ca