Angular2 router, get route data from url, to display breadcrumbs

Updated for RC5

Instead of starting with the current URL and trying to get the routes from the URL, you can get all of the activated routes (associated with the primary outlet) from the RouterState:

After the end of each successful navigation lifecycle, the router builds a tree of ActivatedRoutes, which make up the current state of the router. We can access the current RouterState from anywhere in our application using the Router service and the routerState property.

The router state provides us with methods to traverse up and down the route tree from any activated route to get information we may need from parent, child and sibling routes. — reference

Subscribe to router events, then, after each NavigationEnd event, walk down the tree of ActivatedRoutes from the root:

import { Component } from '@angular/core';
import { Router, ActivatedRoute, NavigationEnd } from '@angular/router';
import 'rxjs/add/operator/filter';

  selector: 'breadcrumbs',
  template: `
    <span *ngFor="let breadcrumb of breadcrumbs; let last = last">
      <a [routerLink]="breadcrumb.url">{{breadcrumb.label}}</a>
      <span *ngIf="!last">></span>
export class BreadcrumbsComponent {
  breadcrumbs: Array<Object>;
  constructor(private router:Router, private route:ActivatedRoute) {}
  ngOnInit() {
      .filter(event => event instanceof NavigationEnd)
      .subscribe(event => {  // note, we don't use event
        this.breadcrumbs = [];
        let currentRoute = this.route.root,
        do {
          let childrenRoutes = currentRoute.children;
          currentRoute = null;
          childrenRoutes.forEach(route => {
            if(route.outlet === 'primary') {
              let routeSnapshot = route.snapshot;
              console.log('snapshot:', routeSnapshot)
              url += "" + => segment.path).join("");
                url:   url });
              currentRoute = route;
        } while(currentRoute);

Routes look like this:

{ path: '', component: HomeComponent, data: {breadcrumb: 'home'}}

Plunker – RC.5, router 3.0.0-rc.1

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