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

Rock slope safety improvements continue east and west of Field, B.C. Expect 20 minute delays 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Until June only, plan ahead for extended delays between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. of 30 minutes. Maximum delays of up to 90 minutes are possible. Please check Drive BC before you travel.

Field, B.C. to Yoho National Park east boundary

Delays at Kicking Horse Pass east of Field, B.C

Rock slope re-profiling and slope catchment improvements will continue at Sherbrooke Creek (km 88-89) near the Alberta / B.C. border. Work at this location is scheduled to be complete by summer.

  • Expect regular 20 minute delays 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Until June only additional extended delays for rock blasting may occur between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Delays are typically 30 minutes but maximum delays of up to 90 minutes are possible.
  • Blasting schedules will be coordinated with a second site west of Field, B.C. near Mt. Vaux to minimize disruption to motorists.
  • No traffic disruptions on long weekends from Thursday 7 p.m. until Tuesday 7 a.m. No extended delays in July and August while rock blasting is suspended.
Field, B.C. to Yoho National Park west boundary

Delays at Mount Vaux west of Field, B.C

Rock slope re-profiling and slope catchment improvements will begin at Mount Vaux West (km 114-120) near the park’s west entrance. Work at this location will be reduced in summer and resume in the fall.

  • Expect regular 20 minute delays 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Until July additional extended delays for rock blasting may occur between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Delays are typically 30 minutes in duration but maximum delays of up to 90 minutes are possible.
  • Blasting schedules will be coordinated with a second site east of Field, B.C. near Sherbrooke Creek to minimize disruption to motorists.
  • No traffic disruptions on long weekends from Thursday 7 p.m. until Tuesday 7 a.m. No extended delays in July and August while rock blasting is suspended.

Village of Field, B.C.

Bridge maintenance on the Field Access Bridge continues this season. A new electric vehicle charging station is now available in the Yoho Visitor Centre parking lot.
Field Access Bridge

Field Access Bridge

Routine maintenance will continue on the Field Access Bridge near the Yoho Visitor Centre.

  • Work is scheduled from May until November, Mondays through Saturdays with no work on Sundays or on long weekends.
  • Expect speed and lane reductions, single-lane alternating traffic and potential delays during peak periods. Traffic flow will be maintained at all times.
  • The Field Back Road remains a one-way route.
207 Kicking Horse Avenue

207 Kicking Horse Avenue

A residential home will be constructed on this empty lot in 2019. Residents can expect some noise and additional traffic during construction.

Campgrounds and day-use areas

Improvements are underway at Kicking Horse Campground and will be complete by the end of July 2019. Showers are unavailable. The campground will remain open with reduced fees until rehabilitation work at Yoho’s most popular campground is complete
Kicking Horse Campground

Rehabilitation of Kicking Horse Campground

Improvements are underway at Kicking Horse Campground including the construction of a kiosk and new shower building. The washrooms, playground and sani-station are also being refurbished and a new propane generator will be installed.

Two loops in the campground are closed to accommodate construction. Showers are unavailable while work is underway. Reduced fees are in effect. Work is scheduled to continue until the end of July.

Yoho Valley Road

Bridge maintenance on Yoho Valley Road

Routine maintenance will take place on two bridges on Yoho Valley Road. Work is scheduled from May until November with no work on Sundays or on long weekends. Traffic flow will be maintained at all times. Expect speed and lane reductions, single-lane alternating traffic and potential delays during peak periods.


For more information

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