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.

May 3, 2018 - The first phase of highway twinning in Yoho National Park will soon be complete. Funding from Budget 2016 has improved safety by twinning the first 6 km of highway at the east end of Yoho National Park. Government of Canada Newsroom

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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.

Construction on the Trans-Canada Highway

Expect speed reductions and potential 30 minute delays in July and August. For current road conditions and construction updates, please check Drive BC.

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

Paving and wildlife fencing (completion of Trans-Canada Highway Twinning - Phase IVA)

Twinning and associated works, including wildlife overpass installation, tree clearing, borehole drilling, began in September 2017 and will continue until August 2018. At this time, expect minor delays from the Alberta/B.C. border continuing for 6 km west.

Rock slope re-profiling and slope catchment improvements (in progress)

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

  • July - Expect occasional single-land alternating traffic and delays of up to 20 minutes. No work on highway in August.
  • September to November – Expect speed reductions, flagging personnel and delays of up to 30 minutes. Scheduled delays of up to 90 minutes will take place up to 3 times a week, Monday through Thursday. Check Drive BC one week in advance for schedules.

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. 
Field, B.C. to west park boundary

Ottertail and Kicking Horse Bridges (in progress)

Rehabilitation of the Ottertail Bridge (8.5 km west of Field, B.C. and 55 km east of Golden, B.C.) and the Kicking Horse Bridge (2.5 km west of Field, B.C. and 61 km east of Golden, B.C.) will continue this year.

  • July and August - Expect speed and lane reductions and potential delays of up to 20 minutes at peak periods due to traffic volume.

Construction at Kicking Horse Campground

Showers will be temporarily unavailable at Kicking Horse Campground from September 4, 2018 until May 2019. Construction will begin this fall on a new shower building and welcome kiosk scheduled to open for summer 2019.

Construction 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 after September 3, 2018 (Labour Day). 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