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 www.drivebc.ca, 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