You’ll see a clearer view of Highway 93S in Kottenay National Park after Parks Canada completes a sight clearances project. Roadside brushing and tree clearing will improve sightlines, keeping motorists and animals safer. The project began in early February, and is scheduled to continue through mid-June.

Crews are working from Monday – Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Motorists can expect speed reductions to 60 km/hr and occasional stops up to 20 minutes to allow equipment access. Traffic control personnel will be on site. You can help keep  workers and motorists safe by respecting traffic control personnel and reduced speed zones.

The tree clearing and brush removal will be completed by the end of March, and chipping and clean-up of debris will be completed by mid-June.

The two brush clearing locations are:

  1. Between Marble Canyon Day use area north to the Fireweed Day use area (a 7.5 km stretch)
  2. Between the Hector Gorge Viewpoint and Mount Hector Viewpoint (a 17 km stretch)

Make sure to allow for extra travel time when driving along Highway 93S. For all current highway information in Kootenay National Park please check, and plan your trip accordingly.

"Flowers after Fire in the Kootenay NP" - by Jochen Steinhage

“Flowers after Fire in the Kootenay NP” – by Jochen Steinhage

We’re pleased to have Andrew Penner joining our team as the new editor of our Experience the Mountain Parks guide. He’ll be filling the role of our previous editor Kristine MacDougall, who stepped down from her position for personal reasons. Andrew is no stranger to the Experience the Mountain Parks publication – he’s written the articles “Glorious Greens,” “Golf The Trans-Canada Highway,” and “Golf the Yellowhead” for us.

Andrew also works from Calgary, Alberta as an independent writer and photographer. His articles and photos have been featured in Westerworld, UP!, Golf Magazine, Golfweek,, and many other leading golf and lifestyle publications in North America. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, movies, and just chilling out in the backyard with his wife, Dawn, and their four boys.

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