Highway 97 at Cottonwood Hill

Highway 97 at Cottonwood Hill

OpenA historic slide reawakened in 2020 causing ground movement affecting Highway 97.

Current as of: March 2, 2023

Location and Preliminary Options Map

Highway 97 at Cottonwood Hill Map Presents 4 options for moving the road for discussion, the location of the railway and the area of the landslide

  •   Highway 97 at Cottonwood Hill, approximately 18 km north of Quesnel


  • Although the slide remains active, travel through the area is safe
  • Paving was completed on Highway 97 at Cottonwood Hill in fall 2021 to improve rideability for road users 


  • Conceptual design including repairs and alternate alignments, geotechnical and hydrotechnical investigations, aerial LiDAR surveys, climate-resilience and environmental reviews is underway
  • Geotechnical monitoring including electronic remote sensing and evaluation of the slide area remains ongoing and also includes regular aerial LiDAR surveys, scarp flagging, ancillary monitoring, and subsurface investigations