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

Since 2015, Parks Canada has twinned 6 km of the Trans-Canada Highway in Yoho National Park, rehabilitated two bridges, and installed a remote avalanche control system near the Alberta / B.C. border for improved highway safety. 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)

Phase IVA, a 6 km section near the Alberta / B.C. border is now complete.

  • Spring 2019 - Consultation and environmental assessment will continue 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.

  • Spring 2019 – Expect speed reductions, flagging personnel and frequent delays. Updates will be provided here as construction schedules are confirmed. Check Drive BC.
Field, B.C. to Yoho National Park west boundary

Rock slope re-profiling and slope catchment improvements

Rock slope re-profiling and slope catchment improvements will begin at Mount Vaux West (km 114-120) near the park west entrance.

  • Spring 2019 - Expect speed reductions, flagging personnel and frequent delays. Updates will be provided here as construction schedules are confirmed. Check Drive BC.

Village of Field, B.C.

Bridge maintenance on the Field Access Bridge is complete and an electric vehicle charging station will be installed at the Yoho Visitor Centre parking lot in 2019.
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. More information will be provided as timelines are confirmed.

Campgrounds and day-use areas

Improvements are underway at Kicking Horse Campground. Previously announced work for the Emerald Lake day use area and Natural Bridge has been indefinitely postponed to prioritise rehabilitation work at Yoho’s most popular campground.
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 will also be refurbished and a new propane generator will be installed. Work is scheduled to be complete for the 2019 season.


For more information

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