Trans-Canada open but remains under threat

The Trans-Canada Highway is now open in Glacier National Park but remains under threat from the moving slope at Heather Mountain, which caused the East Gate Landslide.

A statement from Parks said motorists should expect minor delays as crews and equipment continue to clean up the site.

The Trans-Canada was closed between Revelstoke and Golden because of a mudslide near the east boundary of Glacier National Park.

“Mud and debris are still flowing at the site but decreased rain through the night reduced the flow and allowed workers to begin clean-up operations,” the statement said.

“With rain forecast over the next few days, Parks Canada crews are also clearing out the containment and ditch systems using excavators and loaders in order to prepare for any future debris flow.”

Parks Canada thanks motorists for their patience during this time and reminds them to drive safely. The safety of travellers and clean-up crews is Parks Canada’s primary concern.

Should inclement weather impact the highway in the area of the East Gate Landslide again, updates will be posted immediately on the DriveBC website  ( and overhead signs in Revelstoke and Golden.

Here are three photos that show the slide in various stages:

This was the slide that closed the Trans-Canada. Photo courtesy of Parks Canada
Parks crews work to clear the slide. Photo courtesy of Parks Canada
The slide was cleared — at least for now — by noon on June 7 and vehicles once again began making their way through the mountains. Photo courtesy of Parks Canada