The Kicking Horse Canyon, located just east of Golden, BC, is one of the most rugged and scenic sections to be found on the Trans-Canada Highway. As a tourist and commercial transportation corridor, the highway carries more than 10,000 vehicles daily during the summer. While the mix varies by season, up to 30% of the traffic consists of commercial vehicles moving millions of dollars in goods to serve interprovincial and international trade. Three phases of work have transformed 21 kilometres of narrow, winding two-lane highway into a modern four-lane, 100 km/h standard. Construction of the fourth and final phase to complete the remaining – and most difficult – 4.8 kilometres is expected to begin in fall 2020.
Driving to Golden and Kicking Horse Country?
With Phase 4 construction not beginning until fall 2020, driving conditions on the Trans-Canada Highway through the Kicking Horse Canyon during spring and summer 2020 will be as normal, subject only to the factors that typically exist during this period such as routine or emergency maintenance and natural events. As always, a visit to DriveBC will provide the most up-to-date travel information.
While highways and roads remain open, B.C.’s provincial health officer (PHO) recommends people stay close to home and avoid any non-essential travel.
Please see Planning for Construction Traffic Management for information applicable to the construction period.
Kicking Horse Canyon Project Phase 4
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Kicking Horse Photos
The Kicking Horse Canyon winds through breathtaking scenery in the Rocky Mountains.
Kicking Horse Videos
Watch some of the exciting work being done in the Kicking Horse Canyon.
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