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.
Starting in April 2021, the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy. 1) will have scheduled closures at Golden B.C., east of Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks due to scheduled highway improvements. Both parks remain open to visitors. Visit the Kicking Horse Canyon Project for more information.
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.
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Glacier National Park
Please check www.drivebc.ca for the latest construction updates and road delay information.
Trans-Canada Highway - bridge rehabilitation
This summer, three highway bridges will undergo maintenance and repair in Glacier National Park: Loop Brook, Cougar Creek and Beaver River. Work will start in May (Beaver) or June (Loop and Cougar) and run through October, 2021. Reduced speed zones will be in effect as well as lane width restrictions and occasional traffic stops.
Trans-Canada Highway – avalanche mitigations
Work will continue on multiple avalanche mitigation projects along the Rogers Pass corridor from June to August 2021, including the inspection, maintenance and re-tensioning of snownets on Cougar Mountain; the replacement of telemetry towers that house remote weather instrumentation; and repairs to snowsheds and snowshed lighting. 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 initiated a pilot project to further reduce the East Gate landslide’s impacts on the highway. Work will continue in 2021 from July through October. Focused on stabilizing the slide path itself, and slowing the downhill flow of mud and debris, a series of small dams are being constructed in the main channel along with adjacent revegetation and upstream surface flow diversions. Approximately 640 spruce beetle killed trees that were removed for public safety around Glacier National Park’s campgrounds, day use areas and facilities have been reused in the park as part of the East Gate Landslide project. 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.
Rogers Pass washroom building
Construction of the new washroom building, day use area and parking lot is expected to be completed later this year. Work will resume on the site in late spring with parking lot paving and day use area landscaping. 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: