BC Road Conditions

Drive to quickly changing conditions with care

Driving the many highways and roads in British Columbia gives you an understanding of how vast, wild and beautiful this province is. Always be prepared with a travel emergency kit, food, water, warm jackets, winter boots, blankets and candles. At any given time, there can be road hazards, incidents, road maintenance and closures amongst the network of paved and secondary rural gravel roads due to wash outs, mud slides and snow storms. You can start your journey on dry bare pavement in the Fraser Valley and within less than an hours drive north encounter cold temperatures and snow on the three main mountain highway passes that lead north.  Know before you go.

Visit the DriveBC website for up to date
information before and during your trip
to avoid closures, construction delays and adverse weather.

The DriveBC Road Map quickly shows you whats happening on your planned route, and there are links to highway webcams placed through-out the province, so you can see the conditions for yourself. 

BC Highway webcams

If you are travelling into remote areas of the province to view property it is recommended that you inform someone of your intended locations and the time to expect you to check back in. Many areas are without cellular service and if you run into trouble someone will know where to start looking for you.  Many forestry roads in the province are unmaintained and you should be prepared with the correct type of vehicle and gear to enjoy your experience.

The Trans Canada Highway 1 heads north east from Vancouver to the junction town of Hope. From here, you have a choice of three main paved routes into the interior; Hwy 97 North - The Fraser Canyon which is the oldest and most direct northern route to the Yukon Border. Hwy 5 North - The Coquihalla, a double lane divided high speed, high mountain pass that is the main shipping route through to Kamloops and east to Alberta. And Hwy 3 North/East - The Hope Princeton Highway through Manning Provincial Park that takes you to the Southern Okanagan and Kootenay's.

View BC weather forecast locations.  View real time BC Wildlife nature cams.

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