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1,858 Responses to Current Emergency Highway Advisories and Resources Page

  1. wayne on September 11, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Hello
    We are planning to travel to Horsefly Lake this coming weekend. We want to be sure that all of the roads are open at this time to access Horsefly and Horsefly lake. We will be travelling North on HWY 97 and turning off on the appropriate roads (potentially at 150 mile house). Thanks for your help.

    • tranbceditor on September 11, 2017 at 4:38 pm

      Hi Wayne,

      At this time there are no highway closures related to wildfire. There may still be some side road closures that could impact your travel and we encourage you to check with the local municipality (in this case: the Cariboo Emergency Operations Centre).

  2. Rosi ryder on September 11, 2017 at 11:09 am

    Can we get to Pendleton lake out of 100 mile house? Are all roadways open?

    • tranbceditor on September 11, 2017 at 4:36 pm

      Hi Rosi,

      At this time no BC highways are closed due to wildfire. For road closure information within municipalities, check with your local authorities.

  3. Janet Stephens on September 11, 2017 at 7:24 am

    We are travelling from Alberta to Vancouver. What is the best route at this time?

    • tranbceditor on September 11, 2017 at 11:16 am

      Hi Janet,

      At this time, there are no wildfire related highway closures between the Alberta border and Vancouver. There may be areas of limited visibility due to smoke from wildfires in some of the areas you will travel through, so be sure to give yourself plenty of time to travel and remember to check to conditions and events tab on DriveBC.ca for updates.

  4. James on September 10, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Hi, we are currently on vacation in Canada. We are planning to visit some wineries in the Okanagan area most probably Penticton. We will be travelling from Kamloops on Wednesday 13th. Is it safe to travel?

    • tranbceditor on September 11, 2017 at 11:15 am

      Hello James,

      At this time, there are no highway closures due to wildfires in the Okanagan – although there may be some wildfires in the surrounding areas and smoke from those wildfires might affect visibility. Please check the conditions and events tab on DriveBC.ca throughout your travels for up to date information on any road event (wildfire or otherwise) that could affect your travels.

  5. Susan on September 10, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Hi,
    Am traveling from Cranbrook to Canmore Mon. a.m. Will 95/93 be open North through park entrance just past Radium Hot Springs?

    • tranbceditor on September 11, 2017 at 10:58 am

      Hi Susan,

      Not sure you will get this message before you leave. At this time, 95/93 is not listed on DriveBC as closed due to wildfire, although there may be limited visibility in the area due to smoke from wildfire. We encourage you to give yourself plenty of time and to continue to check DriveBC.ca as often as you can.

  6. DL on September 9, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    Trying to get from Cranbrook to Spokane tomorrow – I know we have had wildfires around the Moyie area, but am wondering if the travel advisory for that stretch means a closed highway? Thanks!

    • tranbceditor on September 11, 2017 at 10:56 am

      Hi DL,

      Travel advisories don’t mean that the highway is closed. They are issued to advise of adverse driving conditions that drivers should be aware of and which will considerably slow travel along that corridor. Smoke from wildfires in the area may be limiting visibility, but at this time the road is not closed. If the road were closed, we will include it on the map above and it will be listed on DriveBC.ca as CLOSED. Hope that this helps. Safe travels.

  7. Chacity on September 9, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    Driving from Oliver to Prince George Can I still go take the Okanogan connecter and highway 5 from Merritt to Kamloops and trough cashe creek and up to Prince George?

    • tranbceditor on September 11, 2017 at 10:52 am

      Hi Chacity,

      At this time the Okanagan Connector, Highway 5 and Highway 97 are not impacted or closed to due wildfire. Please continue to check DriveBC.ca for updates and other information that could impact travel along your routes as often as you can along your way.

  8. Christine on September 9, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Hey there, supposed to be driving from Calgary to Vancouver starting the 17th , is this dangerous? Will we only see smoke ? (Not in Alberta yet we are from Ontario, any help or advice would be greatly appreciated we booked this trip months ago

    • tranbceditor on September 11, 2017 at 11:18 am

      Hi Christine,

      At this time, there are no wildfire related highway closures between the Alberta border and Vancouver. There may be areas of limited visibility due to smoke from wildfires in some of the areas you will travel through, so be sure to give yourself plenty of time to travel and remember to check to conditions and events tab on DriveBC.ca for updates.

  9. c.w.berkey on September 8, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    I’m sorry ,second time I’ve posted but truly believe you should turn the “geeks” lose to figure out how to ‘allow” the drivebc program to do what it is suppose to do instead of blocking the whole program for two sections of roads that do not impact a great deal of people or their livelihood.

  10. sardar on September 8, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    hi, I am planning to drive from Vancouver to Calgary on 13th, could you advise which roads to follow.

    • tranbceditor on September 11, 2017 at 10:48 am

      Hi there,

      At this time the route between Vancouver and Calgary (BC Highway 1, 5, 1 to the Alberta border) are not impacted/closed due to wildfire. There may be other conditions or events that could delay travel and we encourage you to check the conditions and events tab on DriveBC.ca before you leave for up to the minute travel information. Safe travels.

  11. Henry stachg on September 8, 2017 at 2:36 am

    Hi
    We are on vacation from Denmark – presently at big bar ranch, and are planning to drive to jasper today, which way is the safest and less smoke?

    Best regards
    Henry

    • tranbceditor on September 8, 2017 at 1:06 pm

      Hi Henry,

      I suggest you drive north on Highway 97 to connect with Highway 16 near Prince George. Head east on Highway 16 and you will reach Jasper.

      DriveBC.ca is not showing any advisories for smoke along the route. The smoke forecast map also looks good for that area, some smoke north of Williams Lake: http://firesmoke.ca/forecasts/viewer/run/ops/BSC-WC-01/current/

      Safe journey!

  12. Allan Melville on September 7, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Can you drive from Littlefort to 100 mile house tomorrow. The PDF shows 24 closed but car can go via Horse Lake Rd… there is a new note below showing Horse Lake Rd closed. Little confusing. Driving Sun Peaks to Smithers Fri am. Thanks a lot.

    • tranbceditor on September 7, 2017 at 4:12 pm

      Hello Allan,

      We have recently clarified that Horse Lake Road is closed to commercial traffic only. All other regular vehicles are allowed to travel on Horse Lake Road. Hope that this helps.

  13. Jerry Boscariol on September 7, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Is Horse Lake Road closed ? You have it as closed and yet you also mention that it is the evacuation route. The red marking on the map shows it as open as it is not in the evacuation area. HELP as I am going up to Deka Lake very soon.

    • tranbceditor on September 7, 2017 at 4:11 pm

      Hi Jerry,

      Sorry for the confusion. Horse Lake Road is closed to commercial vehicles and open to regular vehicles. We have updated the site to reflect this.

    • Jerry Boscariol on September 7, 2017 at 5:51 pm

      Thanks for the clarification. Your help is greatly appreciated.

  14. Vicky Santelli on September 6, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    This site states that Horse Lake is closed in 100 mile house. I hv been driving this today and there is no closure that I hv heard of. Please clarify.

    • tranbceditor on September 7, 2017 at 4:10 pm

      Hello Vicky,

      Thanks for your comment. You are correct, we did have Horse Lake Road listed as closed in error. We have updated the site to reflect that it is closed to commercial vehicles only. Regular vehicles can access.

  15. Arlene on September 6, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Travelling Friday morning from Vancouver to 70 mile house, via 97, any problems at Hells Gate or otherwise? So far?

    • tranbceditor on September 6, 2017 at 1:56 pm

      Hello Arlene,

      At this time there are no wildfire related highway closures on your proposed route. We encourage you to check DriveBC tomorrow before you go and on your way if possible for updates. Safe travels.

  16. Chris on September 6, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Travelling from fernie to radium tomorrow then to Calgary any closures in that direction

    • tranbceditor on September 6, 2017 at 1:49 pm

      Hi Chris,

      Please check DriveBC.ca for closures and advisories tomorrow before you go as conditions can change rapidly. At this time there are no closures due to wildfire along your proposed route, however there is limited visibility due to smoke from wildfire. Our webcams on DriveBC can give you a look at that as well. Safe travels.

  17. Myrna on September 6, 2017 at 7:55 am

    Hi,
    Today I will be travelling up from Highway 95 from Idaho and going through Moyie to Cranbrook unto Highway 3. Will the roads be open? Thanks for your reply.

    • tranbceditor on September 6, 2017 at 1:47 pm

      Hi there Myrna,

      At this time there are no closures on Highway 3 or 95 due to wildfire. DriveBC.ca is reporting limited visibility due to smoke from wildfires in the area, so we encourage you to give yourself plenty of time to travel and remind you to check the conditions and events tab on DriveBC for up to the minute closures and advisories along your planned route. Safe travels.

  18. Connie King on September 6, 2017 at 6:11 am

    Hi i am travelling thru Kelowna on Sept 9 to Calgary.so how are the roads?

    • tranbceditor on September 6, 2017 at 1:39 pm

      Hi Connie,

      We can’t say with any certainty what the road conditions will be like on Saturday but at this time there are no wildfire related closures on Highway 97 or 1 to the Alberta border. There are reports of heavy smoke reducing visibility in some areas, so we encourage you to check the conditions and events tab of DriveBC.ca before you go so you can be in the know!

  19. Susan Sage on September 5, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    We are travelling from Coeur d’Alene, ID on Thursday up 95 through Cranbrook then 93 to Edmonton. How bad is the visibility. Is this a trip that just should not happen right now?

    • tranbceditor on September 6, 2017 at 1:42 pm

      Hi Susan,

      There are reports on DriveBC of limited visibility due to smoke from wildfire in the area. We encourage you to check the webcams today and tomorrow before you go http://www.drivebc.ca/#webcams so you can make an informed decision about travel. If the road was unsafe to travel, we would close it and at this time, the road is not closed. Hope that this helps.

  20. Shelley on September 5, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    Travelling to canal flats and blue lake camp this weekend. Conditions?

    • tranbceditor on September 6, 2017 at 1:51 pm

      Hi Shelley,

      Unfortunately we don’t know what the road conditions will be like on Saturday but at this time there are no wildfire related highway closures around Canal Flats (there may be side roads impacted by wildfires – please check with local municipality on these). There are reports of heavy smoke reducing visibility in some areas, so we encourage you to check the conditions and events tab of DriveBC.ca before you go so you can be in the know!

  21. Debbie on September 5, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Hi..I am going from Langley to West Kelowna Sep 6 afternoon. Could you pls tell me if there are any closures? (Hwy 1, 5, 97C). Thx

    • tranbceditor on September 5, 2017 at 3:40 pm

      Hi Debbie,

      At this time, Highway 1, 5 and 97C are not impacted by wildfire but there could be other types of closures or delays. Please check the conditions and events tab on DriveBC.ca before you leave tomorrow for up to the minute information that could impact your travel.

  22. Randi on September 5, 2017 at 8:33 am

    hello
    I will be travelling from Creston to Cranbrook on highway 3. Is highway 3 open?

    • tranbceditor on September 5, 2017 at 4:42 pm

      Hello Randi,

      Highway 3 is open at this time but DriveBC.ca is reporting limited visibility along some stretches due to smoke from wildfires. Please give yourself extra time for travel.

  23. Pat Wessel on September 4, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    Driving towards Cranbrook from Oliver wanting to take Hwy 33. What’s the situation with Moyie Lake fire and road closures?

    • tranbceditor on September 5, 2017 at 4:41 pm

      Hi Pat,

      At this time, Highway 33 is open. Please continue to check the map above and DriveBC.ca for any updates.

  24. Jessica Crandell on September 4, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    Traveling from Calgary to Spokane tomorrow. How are the road conditions through Crnabrook to the US border?

    • tranbceditor on September 5, 2017 at 4:35 pm

      Hi Jessica,

      There are stretches of highway which have limited visibility due to smoke from wildfire but at this time (Sept 5) there are no closures. Hope that this helps.

  25. tom sampson on September 4, 2017 at 11:36 am

    heading for kluskus forest service road out of vanderhoof.plan on going to make camp along the red road mu-601 will be leaving sept 15 regards tom

  26. Mari on September 4, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Will be going to Nelson -stop over in Fernie. Is there an issue with highway from Fernie to Nelson?

    • tranbceditor on September 5, 2017 at 4:29 pm

      Hi Mari,

      At this time there are no highway closures related to wildfire on this route; however, there are sections of Highway 3, 93 and 95 which are experiencing limited visibility due to smoke from wildfire. Please give yourself extra time to travel and check DriveBC.ca for updates.

  27. Robert Anderson on September 4, 2017 at 9:38 am

    Horse Road CLOSED?
    Where is this Horse road located? A little more information would be nice as we are currently under evacuation alert and Horse Lake road is our only way out. I checked drive bc and don’t see anything about a Horse road closure. Google map doesn’t have a Horse road listed in BC. Just another piece of misinformation for my stressed out neighbors to stress about. If there is a Horse road closure why not post what area it is in?

    • tranbceditor on September 5, 2017 at 4:23 pm

      Hi Robert,

      Looks like our earlier text update didn’t have the Lake in Horse Lake Road. Sorry about that! If you click on the map above you will see the section of Horse Lake Road which is currently closed identified with a text box and line. Hope that this helps.

  28. JDTQ on September 4, 2017 at 5:35 am

    Driving from West Kootenays to Fernie – are the roads past Moyie and through to Fernie open? There are no updates online until 0900

    • tranbceditor on September 5, 2017 at 4:12 pm

      Hi JDTQ,

      Hope you found the information you needed in time for your travel.

  29. Kim on September 3, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    What caused the bus fire on hwy 1 outside of Merritt (heading south to Vancouver)?
    Was everyone ok? Looked scary…

    • Kim on September 3, 2017 at 6:35 pm

      Sorry – meant highway 5, not hwy 1…

    • tranbceditor on September 5, 2017 at 2:16 pm

      Hi Kim,

      We have asked the local area manager for any information they might have.

  30. Katrina on September 3, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Which way will be best route for Calgary to Kamloops?

    • tranbceditor on September 5, 2017 at 4:12 pm

      Hi Katrina,

      At this time there are no wildfire related closures between Kamloops and the Alberta border. Please check the conditions and events tab on DriveBC.ca for up to the moment information on other travel closures or advisories that might impact your travel.

  31. Karissa Macek on September 3, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Hello I am leaving by car tomorrow from Calgary to Vancouver. Is the hwy open or any route of getting there ? Thanks!

    • tranbceditor on September 5, 2017 at 4:10 pm

      Hi Karissa,

      At this time there are no wildfire related closures on your route although there are some stretches of limited visibility due to smoke from wildfires. Give yourself extra time to make your journey and remember to check the map above and the conditions and events tab on DriveBC.ca for up to the minute information.

  32. Kirsten on September 3, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Driving from Kelowna to Vancouver tomorrow – any difficulties on the road tomorrow due to wildfire in Peachland?

    • tranbceditor on September 5, 2017 at 4:09 pm

      Hi Kirsten,

      Hope you made the trip safely and found the information you needed here or on DriveBC.ca.

  33. Catherine on September 3, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Hello. We will be driving from Calgary to Kootenay Bay via Highway 3/95 by Cranbrook/Moyie. We understand there is an evacuation order for Moyie Lake area. Is it safe to drive on Highway 3 going through the evacuation area? Thank you.

    • tranbceditor on September 5, 2017 at 4:08 pm

      Hi Catherine,

      At this time there are no highway closures on Highway 3 due to wildfire. Please continue to check the map above and the conditions and events tab on DriveBC.ca for updates.

  34. Debbie on September 3, 2017 at 8:49 am

    We plan on going thru Cranbrook to the Westgate crossing on Tuesday on our way to Spokane Valley. Will all highways be open?

    • tranbceditor on September 5, 2017 at 2:05 pm

      Hi Debbie,

      Sorry – this page isn’t monitored outside of regular business hours. Hopefully you were able to find the information you needed on the page above or on DriveBC.ca itself.

  35. John on September 3, 2017 at 7:45 am

    Is the highway open from yahk b.c to Cranbrook planning on leaving today to get back to calgary

    • tranbceditor on September 5, 2017 at 2:04 pm

      Hi John,

      Hope you found the information you needed before you left on your travels. Unfortunately, this page is not monitored outside of regular business hours. The conditions and events tab on DriveBC.ca is your best bet for up to the minute road information.

  36. Jason Popoff on September 3, 2017 at 7:19 am

    Good morning. My family and i are up at Headwaters lakes above Peachland. I am wondering if Princeton avenue is still open for us to get home to kelowna ? thanks

    • tranbceditor on September 5, 2017 at 1:58 pm

      Hi Jason,

      We hope you found this information in time for your travels. Unfortunately, we don’t monitor the comments section of this page outside of regular business hours. The conditions and events tab on DriveBC.ca is updated around the clock as conditions change. Hope that this helps.

  37. Nicole on September 2, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Hi, travelling from smithers to merritt tomorrow is hwy 97c cache creek/Ashcroft area open?

    • tranbceditor on September 5, 2017 at 1:51 pm

      Hi Nicole,

      Hopefully you found the road event information you needed above or on DriveBC.ca. The map above is updated daily but the comments section here is only monitored during regular business hours.

  38. Gary on September 2, 2017 at 8:17 am

    Hi There,
    I will travel from Jasper to Vancouver via Hwy 5 today. Can you please describe the conditions.

    Thanks,
    Gary

    • tranbceditor on September 5, 2017 at 1:50 pm

      Hi Gary,

      Sorry we missed this comment as we only monitor the comments on this page during regular business hours. Hopefully, you found the information you needed above on this page or on DriveBC.ca

  39. Joe on September 2, 2017 at 7:24 am

    Hi, is highway 97 open from 100mile house to Prince George. Travelling up there tonight. Thank you

    • tranbceditor on September 5, 2017 at 1:48 pm

      Hi there Joe,

      Hopefully you found the information you needed on the map above or on DriveBC.ca

  40. Pat on September 1, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    Hi, We will be traveling from Modesto to Redding early tomorrow morning. Is this going to be safe from fire and smoke? 9/1/17

    • tranbceditor on September 5, 2017 at 1:46 pm

      Hi Pat,

      we hope you found your way safely this weekend using the map above and the information listed on DriveBC.

  41. Irina on September 1, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    Hello, we are leaving from Calgary tomorrow September 2nd going to Panorama BC. Can you please advise the road condition? How is the air quality? Any wildfires near by? Thank you.

    • tranbceditor on September 5, 2017 at 1:44 pm

      Hi Irina,

      Unfortunately, while we do post map updates to this page during weekends, we don’t monitor the comments section. We hope you found the information you needed on the map/descriptions above or on DriveBC.

  42. Matt Arnold on September 1, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Leaving Victoria tomorrow to travel to Osoyoos then onto Banff via Hwy 3. Any issues with fires?

    Matt

    • tranbceditor on September 1, 2017 at 11:53 am

      Hi Matt,
      I’d highly recommend checking DriveBC.ca tomorrow for the most up to date information. At this time (Sept1, 11:54am), all highways are open to travel. Have a safe trip.

    • Nadia on September 2, 2017 at 8:43 pm

      I am traveling from Edmonton to Surrey BC. Are there any road closures?

      • tranbceditor on September 5, 2017 at 1:55 pm

        Hi Nadia,

        At this time, Highway 16/5 from Edmonton to Vancouver is not impacted by wildfire. We encourage you to check DriveBC.ca for updates and any other road closure information that might impact travel.

    • Eric on September 3, 2017 at 8:44 pm

      Hi,
      I will be driving to Vancouver on September 4th any one has any updates about Hwy 1 is close

      • tranbceditor on September 5, 2017 at 1:41 pm

        Hi Eric,

        We think you meant this question for us instead of Matt. Hopefully you found your way safely yesterday.

  43. Mahesh Rimal on September 1, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Going to kelowna from vancouver any difficulty on the road?

    • tranbceditor on September 1, 2017 at 11:16 am

      Hi Mahesh,
      The conditions change so it would depend on when you’re going. DriveBC.ca will have the most up to date information. At this time, the roads are open for your trip. Safe travels.

  44. Tammy on September 1, 2017 at 9:35 am

    Hi! I am leaving from Langley going to 70 Mile House and I am wondering if highway 97 is okay to drive on? I can’t find it on drivebc.ca. Thank you.

    • tranbceditor on September 1, 2017 at 11:18 am

      Hi Tammy,
      Thanks for asking. If there is no mention of Highway 97 under our “major events” then there is no significant impacts to travel at that time. At this time, it’s all open (Sept1) Here’s a list of our popular routes (highway 97 included) with all alerts per highway. http://www.drivebc.ca/mobile/pub/events/bypopularroute.html

  45. Dustin on September 1, 2017 at 8:27 am

    I am needing to travel from chilliwack to Bella Coola for work. I heard from someone you require permits, is this true?

    • tranbceditor on September 1, 2017 at 10:04 am

      Hi Dustin,

      No, passenger vehicles do not need a permit to drive Highway 20. Are you commercial truck driver?

  46. Raj on August 31, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Hi I’m driving from Calgary to Kelowna hope the route is not open just checking

    • tranbceditor on September 1, 2017 at 11:55 am

      Hi Raj,
      According to DriveBC.ca, this route is currently open. Please check that website for the most up to date information to help you on your way.

  47. Raj on August 31, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    Hi I’m driving from Calgary to Kelowna hope the route is not open just checking cause of wild fire

    • tranbceditor on September 1, 2017 at 9:57 am

      Hi Raj,

      Highway 1 is currently open. Closures may be required around Glacier National Park depending on wildfire behaviour. Reduce speed with limited visibility due to smoke from Prairie Hill fire at East Boundary of Glacier National Park. Check http://www.drivebc.ca for updates.

  48. Mike on August 31, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Heading to Calgary on Hwy 1 is that open?

    • tranbceditor on September 1, 2017 at 9:55 am

      Yes. Reduce speed with limited visibility due to smoke from Prairie Hill fire at East Boundary of Glacier National Park. Closures may be required depending on fire behaviour. Check http://www.drivebc.ca for updates.

  49. Anonymous on August 31, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    Wanting to go atving in Columbia region wondering what the current status is. More specifically around revelstoke

    • tranbceditor on September 1, 2017 at 9:47 am

      There are no highway closures due to wildfires currently in the Revelstoke area. However, the operation of any off-road vehicle for recreational purposes on Crown land is currently prohibited throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre, Kamloops Fire Centre and Southeast Fire Centre (this includes Revelstoke) due to wildfire risk.

      Here’s a map: http://ow.ly/QTm330e9G5n
      And more info: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2017TRAN0227-001507

  50. Cindy on August 31, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Is highway 20 near Clear Lake open August 31, 2017?

    • tranbceditor on September 1, 2017 at 9:39 am

      Hi Cindy – yes, Highway 20 is open. Watch for livestock on the road from Tatla Lake to Alexis Creek, and check http://www.drivebc.ca for updates.

  51. Lori on August 31, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Heading from Abbotsford to Prince George leaving at 12:30pm today. What is the best & safest route today?

    • tranbceditor on August 31, 2017 at 2:03 pm

      Hi Lori,
      Have you checked DriveBC.ca? Currently all highways are open. There are a few smoke advisories for visibility on Hwy97 south of 100 Mile House but that’s all that’s reported (Aug31)

  52. Mitch on August 31, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Heading to trail on Hwy 3 from cranbrook. I heard the road is closed at moyie because of fires. Is that true? I can’t find anything saying that it is closed

    • tranbceditor on August 31, 2017 at 2:01 pm

      Hi Mitch,
      According to DriveBC, it’s not closed currently (Aug31). That website will have the latest information for your travels. Have a safe trip.

  53. Famis on August 31, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Hello!

    Heading from Edmonton to Vancouver – anything to watch out for / best routes to take?

    • tranbceditor on August 31, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      Hi Famis,
      Depends on when you’re leaving. Right now there aren’t any highways in that area closed due to wildfire. For the latest information, check DriveBC.ca. Safe travels

  54. Neil Awcock on August 31, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Heading to Big White from Vancouver for the September Long Weekend
    Is HWY 33 completely open or is it single lane alternating?

    • tranbceditor on August 31, 2017 at 1:59 pm

      Hi Neil,
      The highway is open but the speed has been reduced. The map above and DriveBC.ca will have the latest information. Safe travels.

  55. val on August 31, 2017 at 11:33 am

    driving from Vancouver to Prince George via hwy 97 ,any problems re wild fires now.

    • tranbceditor on September 1, 2017 at 11:56 am

      Hi Val,
      Currently, no concerns along that route impacted by wildfires. For the latest info, please check DriveBC.ca. It’ll help you know before you get going.

  56. val on August 31, 2017 at 11:31 am

    driving from Vancouver to Prince George vis hwy 97 ,any problems re wild fires now.

    • tranbceditor on August 31, 2017 at 1:57 pm

      Hi Val,
      No highways are impacted (closure wise) right now besides for smoke and visibility. Check DriveBC.ca for the most up to date information.

  57. Will on August 31, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Is the Coquihalla past Merritt closed? going to Vancouver tomorrow and debating on taking hwy 1. Thanks for any info.

    • tranbceditor on August 31, 2017 at 1:55 pm

      Hi Will,
      At this time, the Coquihalla is not closed. (Aug31). Please check DriveBC.ca tomorrow to follow up.

  58. Dawn on August 31, 2017 at 7:53 am

    I am planning on travelling to Bridge Lake Montana Hills Ranch. Not sure how it is up there with the fires. Which is the best route from Abbotsford, BC?

    • tranbceditor on August 31, 2017 at 10:47 am

      Hi Dawn,
      The best route today (Aug31) is taking Hwy 5 all the way up. Currently there are no closures along that highway. Check DriveBC.ca for the latest. Safe travels.

  59. Selina on August 31, 2017 at 7:43 am

    Headed from Barriere to Williams Lake today, hwy 24 is on an evacuation alert but DriveBC is not currently showing a hwy closure. Just wanting to confirm the hwy is indeed open before heading out. Thanks!

    • tranbceditor on August 31, 2017 at 10:48 am

      Hi Selina,
      Yes, Highway 24 has been and is open. DriveBC will have our latest information. Safe travels.

  60. Anonymous on August 31, 2017 at 6:34 am

    Morning. Heading from 100 Mile to Kamloops on Sept 1rst. Tomorrow!!! What is the best way to go?? hwy 24 little fort or 97 to cache Creek to Kamloops. Have a good one. Thanks for info….

    • tranbceditor on August 31, 2017 at 10:44 am

      Hi Keith,
      Both routes are open. There are more visibility issues due to smoke on Highway 97, but nothing else to report as per DriveBC. Safe travels.

  61. Ken McLellan on August 30, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    Is Hwy 24 from 100 mile to Little Fort Open

    Hoping to travel Aug 31

    Thanks

    • tranbceditor on August 31, 2017 at 10:42 am

      Hi Ken,
      Sorry for the delay. For some reason your comment was in the spam folder. Currently (Aug24 10:41), Highway 24 is open. Though there are evacuation orders in the area, the road remains accessible.
      Check DriveBC.ca for the latest information.

  62. Yuvaraj on August 30, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Hi, what is the situation in Clearwater? Planning to drive from Vancouver on the long weekend. Will it be worth to visit at this situation?

  63. Geoff on August 30, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    Hi, Can you tell me if Blackwater Rd from Quesnel through to Vanderhoof is currently open

    • tranbceditor on August 31, 2017 at 10:38 am

      Hi Geoff,
      I would recommend connecting with the Cariboo Regional District as this is outside of our role (we’re highways). The EOC Public Information Phone Number is 1-866-759-4977 and they should be able to help you. Safe travels

      • Geoff on September 1, 2017 at 8:54 pm

        Thanks do much for the info,we really appreciate it.

        • tranbceditor on September 5, 2017 at 1:42 pm

          You are most welcome!

  64. Jacob Cowan on August 30, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Do you have a list of travel advisories that would include all of the ones that were issued this summer? I’m trying to get a refund for a booking I made and I need to prove there was a travel advisory at the time. Thanks.

    • tranbceditor on August 31, 2017 at 10:30 am

      Hi Jacob,
      We’ve followed up and have a spreadsheet we can provide. I’ll send it to your email address.

  65. Joseph on August 30, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    I am planning to leave tomorrow from Vancouver to Edmonton, taking highway 5/16, and stopping in Kamloops for the night. There was a lot of smoke to the north yesterday so I’m wondering if there are any closures.

    • tranbceditor on August 30, 2017 at 3:10 pm

      Hi Joseph,

      Things look a little bit hazy on the webcams today – but there are no closures listed on DriveBC at this time. Please check DriveBC.ca whenever possible for updates. Safe travels.

  66. Bev on August 30, 2017 at 6:46 am

    Is Highway 33 open this morning without delays? what are the current conditions? Thank you.

    • tranbceditor on September 1, 2017 at 11:57 am

      Hi Bev,
      Sorry for the delay in response. Highway 33 has been open for a few days. There are restricting on speed limits but it is open. Currently (Sept1), DriveBC is saying:
      Highway 33 is open in both directions. Between Schram Road and Cardinal Creek Road a speed zone of 50 Km/h is in place. Obey all traffic control staff, as flaggers will manage fire staging work locations to support fire mitigation needs. Expect minor delays

  67. Rheanna on August 30, 2017 at 6:46 am

    I’m wondering if I can get from cockrane ab to salmon arm.

    • tranbceditor on August 30, 2017 at 9:51 am

      Hi Rheanna,

      The route is clear on BC highways. However, there is limited Visibility due to smoke from Prairie Hill fire at east boundary of Glacier National Park. Good to slow down through that area. Also be warned that highway closures may be required depending on fire behaviour. Safe travels.

  68. Bev on August 30, 2017 at 6:43 am

    Is Highway 33 open for travelling this morning without delays? Thank you.

    • tranbceditor on August 30, 2017 at 9:46 am

      Hi Bev,

      Highway 33 is currently open. You can expect minor delays and a speed zone of 50 km/h between Schram Road and Cardinal Creek Road. Please obey all traffic control staff, as flaggers are managing fire fighting staging work locations to support fire mitigation.

  69. Nuria on August 28, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    Hello,

    We saw that the Highway 5 from Valemount to the South is closed. Can you please let us know when it will be open again? We are planning to head to Vancouver on the 30th and we don’t know what other options we have.

    Thanks in advance for your reply.

    • tranbceditor on August 29, 2017 at 10:37 am

      Hi Nuria,

      We don’t see Highway 5 south of Valemount as closed due to wildfire on DriveBC. Is it possible that it was recently closed because of another type of incident – one that is no longer listed on DriveBC?

  70. Marie on August 28, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Highway 33. It is posted as Closed, but then says that there is single lane piloted traffic between Cardinal Creek and Schram Road. With the stated delay, is it still possible to get through??
    Thank you

    • tranbceditor on August 29, 2017 at 10:32 am

      Hi Marie,

      At this time, and with an expected delay, we are moving vehicles through the area with the help of a pilot car. An evacuation order is still in effect for the area. If you can take another route, we encourage you to do so.