Updated Highway 4 Road Closure Schedule at Kennedy Hill

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A major upgrade to Highway 4 at Kennedy Hill continues to progress. The project is approximately 14 kilometers northeast of the Tofino-Ucluelet Highway 4 junction.

Check your travel dates:

Current Schedule:  Nov 4-Dec 4, 2022

Nightly closures will take place from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., with a release to clear queued traffic at 2 a.m, except November 17, 18, 19, 2022 when the road will remain completely closed to traffic from 11p.m. to 5a.m., save for for emergency vehicles.

  • Traffic queues in each direction (westbound to Tofino and eastbound toward Port Alberni) will be released at the top/beginning of the hour* 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The order/direction of the release varies, i.e. we don’t always know which side goes first.
  • Single lane, continuous, alternating traffic from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • The road will be open to single-lane alternating traffic various Fridays, weekends and long weekends (not always), please check your travel dates above.
    *Top of the hour = at the beginning of the hour (at 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, etc.)

Plan Your Drive:

  • We suggest adding an extra 30-45 min of travel time for reservations + appointments, to allow for delays.
  • When driving Eastbound from Tofino, travel time is approx. 45 mins to the construction area.
  • When driving Westbound to Tofino from Port Alberni, travel time is approx.1.5 hrs to the construction area.
  • Do not take alternate routes suggested by GPS, Highway 4 is the only route to Tofino.
  • Google Maps/Apple Maps does not display accurate travel updates as there is no cell coverage to pull real time data.

Use this link to Drive BC for up-to-date information.

As always, please contact our Visitor Centre team at info@tourismtofino.com or on our social media channels if you have any questions.


Updated Highway 4 Road Closure Schedule at Kennedy Hill