Current Road Closures and Service Delays

May 27, 2024

Current service interruptions

View All Regional Service Delays Below

Road closures are mandated by the BC Ministry of Transportation and directly affect the delivery of all freight throughout Western Canada. As a result, all situations listed below are very fluid and Van Kam will continue to monitor situations daily and advise of any changes to our service as they may arise. Please bookmark this page for the latest updates to view daily. Scroll to the bottom for some handy links to check official government-issued updates, and thanks for your patience and understanding.

Fort McMurray & Fort Nelson Wildfires – Roads Now Open, Service Resumes:

May 27, 2024

The highways to Fort McMurray, AB, and Fort Nelson, BC, are now open; however, road access may change anytime. At this point, we have resumed regular service to both areas with some potential delays due to backlogs and consequences of the fires.

For current road condition updates, please visit the 511 Alberta website for Alberta, and Drive BC for BC. For wildfire updates, please visit Alberta Wildfire Status and BC Wildfire Service. You can also contact your local Business Development Manager by clicking here, and don’t forget to bookmark this page as we will post updates here as we receive them.

Kicking Horse Canyon Project (Trans-Canada Hwy):

Apr. 2, 2024

While the project is substantially complete, the road to final completion includes adding pavement, line painting, wildlife fencing and landscaping. This work will begin April 2, 2024. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction and posted at 50 km/h throughout the Phase 4 construction zone. Two-minute stoppages will be a regular daily occurrence, and daytime full closures of up to two hours are planned on three days in April and one day in May. For details, please consult the Highway Status Calendar and confirm with DriveBC.

Please note that road closures due to Kicking Horse Canyon Project construction apply only to the 4.8 kilometre construction zone in the canyon itself. The Trans-Canada Highway from Castle Junction to Lake Louise, Field and Beaverfoot will be OPEN even during overnight and multi-day extended closures.

More Info:

For government info on road closures and current weather conditions, please click on any of the links below.

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