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Highway 2
Alberta Highway 2
Route information
Length: 1,272 km[1] (790 mi)
Major junctions
South end: US 89 at U.S. border in Carway
 
North end: Hwy 43 near Grande Prairie
Location
Specialized
and rural
municipalities:
Major cities:
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Highway system

Provincial highways in Alberta

Hwy 1A Hwy 2A

Alberta Provincial Highway No. 2 is a major highway in Alberta, Canada that runs primarily north to south, linking Calgary and Edmonton to Northern Alberta and the United States border at Carway. The section between Edmonton and Fort Macleod is part of the CANAMEX Corridor that connects Canada to the United States and Mexico. Overall, Highway 2 is the longest and busiest highway in the province carrying 170,000 vehicles per day in central Calgary and 100,000 vehicles per day in Edmonton.

U.S. Route 89 enters Alberta from Montana becoming Highway 2, a lightly travelled two-lane highway traversing the foothills of southern Alberta to Fort Macleod where it becomes a divided highway. In Calgary, the highway becomes a busy freeway named Deerfoot Trail, well known for its heavy volume and crashes. Highway 2 continues into central Alberta through Red Deer and Edmonton, a stretch known as the Queen Elizabeth II Highway. In northern Alberta traffic levels decrease as the highway transitions into aspen parkland en route to Athabasca, then northwesterly along the south shore of Lesser Slave Lake into High Prairie, north to Peace River, west to Fairview and finally south to Grande Prairie.

Highway 2 has changed alignments several times as communities were bypassed on newly constructed roads, and the old alignment assumed the designation of Highway 2A. Work continues to increase the safety of the route, including the implementation of aircraft patrols, median widening, cable barrier installation, and upgrades to existing interchanges. Studies are underway to assess the feasibility of upgrading the Queen Elizabeth II section between Calgary and Edmonton to a freeway. Bypasses of Claresholm, Nanton and Fort Macleod are also planned as part of Alberta's effort to make its portion of the CANAMEX Corridor free-flowing from border to border.

Route description[edit]

Overview[edit]

Highway 2 is a core route in the National Highway System of Canada. The speed limit along most parts of the highway between Fort Macleod and Morinville is 110 km/h (68 mph) and in urban areas, such as through Claresholm, Nanton, Calgary and Edmonton, it ranges from 50 km/h (31 mph) to 100 km/h (62 mph). During the winter, accidents are common on the stretch of the highway between Calgary and Edmonton as the weather can change rapidly and drivers underestimate the conditions, overwhelming emergency services attempting to respond.[2] As the main north-south access in Alberta, Highway 2 is the preferred path of the CANAMEX Corridor.[3] Between Fort Macleod and Edmonton, Highway 2 maintains no fewer than four lanes of traffic and is largely a controlled-access freeway between Okotoks and Edmonton, with improvements underway to eliminate remaining at-grade crossings.[4]

Southern Alberta[edit]

Foothills[edit]

Highway 2 begins at the United States border, as the two lane U.S. Route 89 crosses into Canada at Carway.[5] The road proceeds north through the Rocky Mountain Foothills to a brief concurrency with Highway 501, before bisecting the town of Cardston.[6] At the north end of town, the highway enters Blood Indian Reserve No. 148 and Highway 5 splits west to Waterton Lakes National Park; it is briefly concurrent with Highway 2 before splitting east to cross the St. Mary River en route to Magrath and Lethbridge. Highway 2 continues north to another short concurrency with Highway 505 during which it crosses the Waterton River to Stand Off, continuing across the Belly River to Fort Macleod in the Municipal District of Willow Creek.[4]

Less than 1 km before meeting Highway 3 southeast of Fort Macleod, Highway 2 becomes a divided highway.[4] Highway 3 splits east to Lethbridge, and the combined Highways 2 and 3 turn due west through town as a divided highway at a speed limit of 50 km/h. West of town, the highways diverge at an interchange; Highway 3 continues west as the Crowsnest Highway to Pincher Creek and British Columbia, and Highway 2 turns north across the Oldman River as a divided highway.[7] It continues approximately 25 km (16 mi) north to Granum from which Highway 519 splits to the east. In tandem with Highway 23, Highway 519 is often used by CANAMEX traffic to bypass Fort Macleod.[8] Further north on Highway 2, the towns of Claresholm and Nanton are each bisected at reduced speed limit of 50 km/h. The highway is concurrent with Highway 533 for its brief distance through Nanton.[9]

North of Nanton, the highway continues into the Municipal District of Foothills to a major junction with Highways 23 and 2A at High River, after which it veers northwest to cross the Highwood River.[7] On the other side of the river, a second interchange provides access to Okotoks via Highways 7 and 2A, and Highway 2 continues north across the Sheep River to De Winton where Highway 2A splits into southwest Calgary as Macleod Trail, and Highway 2 veers northeast toward the Bow River valley and southeast Calgary.[10]

Alberta Highway 2.svg

Deerfoot Trail
Length: 50 km[11] (31 mi)
South end: Hwy 2A near De Winton
North end: Hwy 201, north Calgary

Calgary[edit]

Main article: Deerfoot Trail

From its split with Macleod Trail, Highway 2 becomes a major freeway named Deerfoot Trail that descends to cross the Bow River before entering Calgary city limits. In the city it crosses the river twice more, jogging back and forth between its east and west bank.[10][12] The freeway intersects the Stoney Trail ring road at the south end of Calgary, with signage recommending that traffic en route to Calgary International Airport, Edmonton, and Medicine Hat use eastbound Stoney Trail as a bypass.[13] Deerfoot Trail then merges with the major routes of Anderson Road and Bow Bottom Trail. Crossing Glenmore Trail (Highway 8), Memorial Drive (access to downtown Calgary) and Highway 1, Deerfoot Trail continues into north Calgary past the Calgary International Airport en route to a second interchange with Stoney Trail at the Calgary city limit. The Deerfoot Trail designation is dropped, and the highway carries on north into Rocky View County.[14]

Alberta Highway 2 is a lightly travelled, four lane divided highway through farmlands near Claresholm, Alberta.
Alberta Highway 2 is a lightly travelled divided highway near Claresholm 
In Nanton, the two directions of Highway 2 are one-way streets, 160 m (520 ft) apart. A free-flowing bypass of the town is proposed.
In Nanton, the two directions of Highway 2 are one-way streets, 160 m (520 ft) apart 
Near De Winton, Highway 2A splits southwest toward the bedroom community of Okotoks, Alberta.
Near De Winton, Highway 2A splits to the southwest, connecting Calgary to Okotoks 
From the southern city limit to Memorial Drive, Deerfoot Trail parallels the Bow River in south Calgary.
Deerfoot Trail east of downtown Calgary, the busiest stretch of Highway 2 

Central Alberta[edit]

Queen Elizabeth II Highway[edit]

Alberta Highway 2.svgQueen Elizabeth II Highway (Alberta).svg

Queen Elizabeth II Highway

Length: 261 km[15] (162 mi)
South end: Hwy 201, north Calgary
North end: 41 Ave SW, Edmonton

Highway 2 exits north Calgary as a six lane freeway called the Queen Elizabeth II Highway.[14] It passes the major shopping centre of CrossIron Mills before bisecting the city of Airdrie.[6] From the northern Calgary city limit to the southern Edmonton limit, Highway 2 has been since 2005. North of Airdrie, the Queen Elizabeth II Highway extends to Highway 72 before bypassing Crossfield and entering Mountain View County, continuing north past interchanges at Highways 581 and 582 leading to the communities of Carstairs and Didsbury, respectively. The highway then meets Highway 27 at a cloverleaf interchange near Olds, approximately halfway between Calgary and Red Deer. Highway 2 enters Red Deer County, proceeding through interchanges with Highway 587 at Bowden and Highway 590 at Innisfail before reaching the city of Red Deer. South of the city, from McKenzie Road to 19 Street, the highway widens to six lanes through an area known as Gasoline Alley. It is a popular stop for travellers and truckers including fuel stations and food establishments on either side of the highway, accessible via the interchange at McKenzie Road.[16] Continuing north the highway again reduces to four lanes, veering left to bypass Red Deer to the west while Gaetz Avenue splits north into Red Deer.[17]

West of Red Deer, Highway 2 passes Red Deer College and the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum before descending into the valley of the Red Deer River.[7] It crosses the river alongside a railroad bridge, then curves north to an interchanges with Highways 11 and 11A, leading west to Rocky Mountain House and Sylvan Lake, respectively.[18] North of 11A, the highway crosses the Blindman River into Lacombe County to an interchange with Highway 597 at Blackfalds, before curving slightly northeast to an interchange at Highway 12 at Alberta.[6]

Queen Elizabeth II Highway between Leduc and Edmonton

North of Lacombe, Highway 2 is again briefly concurrent with Highway 2A before reaching Highway 53 near Ponoka just after crossing the Battle River.[19] The four lane highway continues approximately 30 km (19 mi) through gentle rolling hills of aspen parkland in Ponoka County to an interchange at Highway 611 where it enters Wetaskiwin County.[20] Near Bearhills Lake, the highway meets Highway 13, providing access east to Wetaskiwin and Camrose, and west to Pigeon Lake. North of an interchange with Highway 616, the highway enters Leduc County before turning northeast toward the city of Leduc.[6]

After entering Leduc city limits, Highway 2 meets Highway 2A, which proceeds southeast through Leduc's southern suburbs as a four lane arterial road. Highway 2 immediately travels over Highway 39 at a diamond interchange, serving as the main access to central Leduc and ultimately leading west to Drayton Valley. Now six lanes wide, Highway 2 curves slightly to the northeast to pass on the east side of Edmonton International Airport, still 13 km (8.1 mi) south of Edmonton city limits.[20] The grass median significantly widens to over 100 m (330 ft), and access to the airport and Nisku is provided by an interchange at Airport Road.[21] Traffic levels increase as commuters travel to and from the Leduc area to Edmonton, and the highway meets a second interchange at Highway 19/625 which serves the airport. The highway curves slightly to the northeast to an interchange at 41 Avenue SW, marking the Edmonton city limit and the end of the Queen Elizabeth II Highway designation.[22]

Edmonton and Sturgeon County[edit]

Five separately named routes are designated as Highway 2 in the cities of Edmonton and St. Albert, denoted by varying levels of signage. At the south end of Edmonton, the highway significantly widens to five lanes each way. The northbound lanes become Gateway Boulevard and the southbound lanes Calgary Trail, and the two carriageways diverge to pass Gateway Park, located in the median of the highway and accessible from both directions.[22] North of the park, the two directions of travel come back together, now at a reduced speed limit of 90 km/h (56 mph), to meet at the major east-west arterial of Ellerslie Road, providing access to Edmonton's southern residential areas of Heritage Valley, Edmonton, Ellerslie, and Summerside. This diamond interchange is intertwined with the major cloverstack interchange at Anthony Henday Drive (Highway 216) which immediately follows. Henday is a ring road that surrounds Edmonton, connecting Highway 2 to Highway 16. Signage directs traffic destined for Lloydminster to use the southeast portion of Henday to reach Highway 16 north of Sherwood Park. Traffic destined for Jasper, Cold Lake, and Fort McMurray are directed east onto the southwest portion of Henday to reach Highway 16 at Edmonton's west end.[23]

The freeway ends as three lanes of Gateway Boulevard eventually widen to four, travelling north past South Edmonton Common through south Edmonton as a busy urban street to Whitemud Drive.[22] Calgary Trail carries the southbound lanes of Highway 2 approximately 225 m (738 ft) to the west of Gateway Boulevard. The designation of Highway 2 turns west onto Whitemud Drive and it becomes a freeway once again, though now at 80 km/h (50 mph). Whitemud Drive descends to cross Whitemud Creek before curving north to span the North Saskatchewan River on the Quesnell Bridge. It then turns back west to meet Anthony Henday Drive again, now in the vicinity of West Edmonton Mall. Henday assumes the designation of Highway 2 for a short 6.7 km (4.2 mi) stretch to Yellowhead Trail (Highway 16), though it is unsigned as such. Yellowhead Trail continues east into Edmonton as a six lane freeway, again unsigned as Highway 2, until St. Albert Trail where Highway 2 turns northwest eventually crossing Anthony Henday Drive to exit Edmonton into St. Albert.[22] The six lane road is the main artery of the city with a speed limit of 60 km/h (37 mph), and crosses the Sturgeon River before exiting the city to the north into Sturgeon County as a four lane divided highway with a speed limit of 100 km/h approximately 5 km (3.1 mi) beyond the Sturgeon River. North of the city, the divided highway extends across Highway 37 to an interchange at Highway 642 west of Morinville.[22]

Northern Alberta[edit]

Westlock County and Athabasca[edit]

Alberta Highway 2.svgNorthern Woods and Water Route (Alberta).svg

Northern Woods and Water Route

Length: 262 km[24] (163 mi)
West end: Hwy 2A west of High Prairie
East end: Hwy 55 in Athabasca

Highway 2 reduces to a two lane highway immediately after Morinville, extending north past Manawan and Haley Lakes into Westlock County and a three-way intersection with Highway 18 near Clyde and Westlock.[25] The highway turns due east, briefly concurrent with Highway 18 for 1 km, before turning northeast through increasingly wooded areas and a short concurrency with Highway 663 to Athabasca.[6][26] The highway descends through the town at 50 km/h as 50 Street toward the Athabasca River valley, before turning west to parallel the river as 50 Avenue.[27] From this point until its split with Highway 49 over 200 km (120 mi) to the west, Highway 2 is designated as the Northern Woods and Water Route.[28][29]

West of the town of Athabasca, Highway 2 is part of the Northern Woods and Water Route

The speed limit returns to 100 km/h as the highway climbs from the valley toward Baptiste Lake.[30] At the lake, the two lane Highway 2 turns north to follow the west bank of the Athabasca River for approximately 35 km (22 mi) before turning west at Lawrence Lake toward the unincorporated community of Hondo. There, it meets the northern terminus of Highway 44 before crossing the river and continuing northwest for 50 km to the southern terminus of Highway 88 in Slave Lake. Highway 88 follows the east bank of Lesser Slave Lake before a long journey north to Fort Vermilion.[7] In Slave Lake, Highway 2 bisects the town at a limit of 60 km/h, before returning to 100 km/h west of Caribou Trail, following the scenic southern shore of Lesser Slave Lake to Highway 33 near Kinuso, which leads south to Swan Hills. At Driftpile the highway crosses a river of the same name en route to High Prairie at the west end of Lesser Slave Lake.[6][31]

Peace Country[edit]

14 km (8.7 mi) west of High Prairie, the highway turns north past Winagami Lake to the town of McLennan on the south shore of Kimiwan Lake. It carries on west to a junction with Highway 49, locally known as 'Donnelly Corner'.[32] The two lane highway proceeds north through aspen parkland past Lac Magloire to the town of Nampa,[33] after which it crosses the Heart River, a tributary of Peace River. The highway then curves to the northwest and descends along the steep east bank of the Heart River into the town of Peace River.[34] A passing lane aids eastbound traffic climbing from the valley.

Highway 2 over the Peace River on the Dunvegan Bridge

The two lane highway continues west through the town of Peace River before crossing the river of the same name. Climbing on the west bank of the river, it widens to four lanes and meets Alberta Highway 684 (Shaftesbury Trail) before exiting Peace River, reducing to two lanes, and passing north of Peace River Airport. 5 km (3.1 mi) east Cardinal Lake, Highway 2 meets Highway 35, the Mackenzie Highway. Highway 2 turns south to Grimshaw, while Highway 35 turns north, following the Peace River to High Level.[35] Highway 2 bisects Grimshaw as 51 Street, then exits the town before turning west shortly thereafter, winding through the aspen parkland of the Peace Country to the town of Fairview, in which a campus of Grande Prairie Regional College is immediately south of the highway. The road continues west out of Fairview as Highway 64A, while Highway 2 turns south to exit the town, curving west then south again toward the Peace River valley. It again curves west to descend along the river's steep north bank.[35] The highway crosses the Peace River on the Dunvegan Bridge, a long suspension bridge.[36] Passing lanes assist traffic climbing from the valley on both sides of the river.[35]

The highway continues 20 km (12 mi) south to the town of Rycroft, where Highway 49 splits west carrying the remainder of the Northern Woods and Water Route to the British Columbia border.[35] Highway 2 continues south to Highway 59 where it becomes a divided highway before bisecting Sexsmith and continuing to its terminus north of Grande Prairie at Highway 43. Prior to highway renumbering in northwestern Alberta, Highway 2 followed Highway 43's current alignment into British Columbia, where it became Highway 2 to Dawson Creek.

Highway 2 carries less than 30,000 vehicles per day near Okotoks

Traffic[edit]

Volume[edit]

Highway 2 has a wide range of traffic levels along its length. At the south end, the highway is a lightly travelled two lane road from the United States border to Fort Macleod. It then doubles to four lanes and volume progressively increases until De Winton north of Okotoks, but remains relatively light.[37] Within Calgary, volume climbs exponentially on Deerfoot Trail through the southern suburbs of the city reaching nearly 170,000 vehicles per day at Memorial Drive near downtown, making that stretch of Highway 2 the busiest roadway in western Canada. Volume swiftly drops north of Beddington Trail in Calgary, but remains moderate on the Queen Elizabeth II Highway until Edmonton where it again increases to nearly 95,000 vehicles per day in the vicinity of Ellerslie Road. Whitemud Drive, Anthony Henday Drive, Yellowhead Trail, and St. Albert Trail are all busy expressways carrying large volumes of local traffic, especially at peak hours. North of St. Albert the drop in traffic is brisk, increasingly so after Morinville where the highway is no longer divided. Volume remains very light through most of the Peace Country before briefly exceeding 20,000 vehicles per day near the northern terminus in Grande Prairie.[37]

Alberta Transportation publishes yearly traffic volume data for provincial highways.[37] The table below compares the AADT at several locations along Highway 2 using data from 2015, expressed as an average daily vehicle count over the span of a year (AADT).

Traffic volumes (2015)[37]
Location Carway Fort Macleod Memorial Dr
Calgary
32 St
Red Deer
Ellerslie Rd
Edmonton
Morinville Athabasca Peace River Grande Prairie
Traffic
volume (AADT)
1,330 5,830 165,530 43,910 92,750 6,860 5,660 4,480 22,280

Enforcement and collisions[edit]

The Queen Elizabeth II Highway between Calgary and Edmonton is prone to collisions in the winter, sometimes resulting in hours of delay, closures, and redirection of traffic onto sections of the adjacent Highway 2A.[38] Deerfoot Trail in Calgary is also prone to a higher than average number of collisions due to its high volume and concentration of interchanges within a relatively short distance.[39]

Alberta Transportation has established several zones on the Queen Elizabeth II Highway where the 110 km/h speed limit is enforced by aircraft.[40][41] The program is conducted by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and was relaunched in 2013 after being on hiatus due to budget concerns.[42] Several aircraft are used including the Eurocopter AS350 helicopter. The number of tickets written during the operation is generally not enough to negate the cost of operating the aircraft, but police have stated that they are catching drivers committing infractions over a longer stretch of the road.[43] In 2016, Leduc proposed photo radar speed enforcement on Highway 2 between the south end of the city and Edmonton's southern limit to catch excessive speeders, pending provincial approval.[44][45] It is already in use within Edmonton and Leduc limits, but it would be the first implementation on Highway 2. Some residents complained that revenue was the main objective of the project.[46] The argument was refuted by Leduc mayor Greg Krischke, who stated that the project is not a "cash cow" and the primary objective is to reduce excessive speed and increase safety for first responders.[46] An Alberta Transportation study shows that 100,000 vehicles exceeded 140 km/h (87 mph) on the stretch in 2015, and Krischke stated that drivers who do not want tickets should abide by the speed limit.[46] However, in 2014, less than 10% of injury collisions in Alberta involved drivers travelling at unsafe speeds.[47] Tailgating was a factor in almost 50% of injury collisions.[47]

History[edit]

On May 23, 2005, the section between Calgary and Edmonton was renamed the Queen Elizabeth II Highway in honour of Her Majesty's visit to Alberta as part of the province's centennial celebrations; the first road sign was personally unveiled by the Queen. It is the first highway in Canada to be named for the current Queen (Ontario’s Queen Elizabeth Way is named for Queen Elizabeth, the late Queen Mother).[48]

A review of historical Alberta official road maps shows that Highway 2 was numbered Highway 1 prior to 1941 (while the current Highway 1 was Highway 2 at the time).[49]

Future[edit]

Southern Alberta[edit]

Proposed Highway 2 bypass of Nanton, Alberta.
Proposed Highway 2 bypass of Claresholm, Alberta.
Alberta Transportation has proposed Highway 2 bypasses of Nanton (top) and Claresholm (bottom)[50]

Highway 2 from Fort Macleod to south Edmonton is part of the CANAMEX Corridor, a divided highway with a combination of interchanges and several at-grade intersections except for a 50 km (31 mi) fully controlled access freeway section in Calgary. The only set of traffic lights on this CANAMEX section are in central Claresholm;[51] a bypass is proposed that would carry Highway 2 to the east of town on a new free-flowing alignment.[52] A similar bypass to the east of Nanton is also proposed.[53] A bypass of Fort Macleod has also been planned, tentatively designated as Highway 2X. It would be constructed in conjunction with a Highway 3 bypass of the town, making both routes free-flowing through the area.[54] Plans have also been drafted for significant reconstruction of the interchange of Highway 2 and Highway 23 near High River. The existing cloverleaf interchange was built in 1967 and does not meet the current standards in Alberta's Highway Design Guide.[55]

In Calgary, where Highway 2 (Deerfoot Trail) experiences heavy congestion at peak hours, a major planning study is underway to determine the best course of action for upgrades to the freeway.[56] In 2007, a study was completed by Alberta outlining plans for upgrades to the incomplete interchange of Glenmore Trail and Deerfoot Trail, one of the busiest road junctions in the province.[57] Stage 1 of the proposed improvements would correct a pinch point on Deerfoot Trail by constructing a new three lane bridge to carry the northbound lanes over Glenmore.[58] The southbound lanes would then be realigned on the existing bridges, such that Deerfoot Trail would be three lanes each way through the interchange, up from two.[57]

Central and northern Alberta[edit]

Planning is underway to convert the Queen Elizabeth II Highway between Calgary and Edmonton to a freeway.[59] Near Red Deer, traffic levels are close to 50,000 vehicles per day, and Alberta Transportation begins consideration of widening to six lanes when levels exceed 30,000 vehicles per day.[60] South of Airdrie, reconstruction of an existing interchange at Highway 566 is proposed,[61] and new interchanges have been planned at Township Roads 264 and 265 to support future development in the area.[62] Widening of the highway from four to six lanes between Airdrie and Crossfield is planned,[63] and between Highway 42 and Highway 597.[64] Work is underway to straighten the alignment of Highway 2 at the south end of Red Deer.[65] The project includes demolition of an existing bridge and construction of four new bridges for Highway 2. A substandard curve will be removed and straightened, and a left entrance to Highway 2 for southbound traffic from Gaetz Avenue will be reconstructed to crossover to the west side of the highway before joining the southbound lanes from the right side in a more conventional configuration.[65] The existing bridges on this section of the highway were built in 1962.[66]

Between Edmonton and Leduc, Alberta Transportation has drafted plans to construct a dual freeway system in conjunction with a second ring road approximately 8 km (5.0 mi) beyond Anthony Henday Drive.[67] The existing interchange at Highway 2A south of Leduc would be closed and reconstructed to modern standards further south. Between Edmonton and 41 Avenue SW, the highway would be realigned several hundred meters to the west to facilitate construction of a large interchange with the outer ring road.[68] The existing bridges at Airport Road, Highway 19, 41 Avenue SW, and Ellerslie Road have all been constructed with sufficient width to allow for construction of two additional sets of lanes.[69] In 2015, a planning study was completed outlining a new interchange at 65 Avenue in Leduc.[70] In northwest Edmonton, a planned extension of Ray Gibbon Drive will bypass St. Albert from Anthony Henday Drive to Highway 2. Upon completion of this road, Ray Gibbon Drive would be designated as Highway 2.[71] An interchange at Cardiff Road is also planned, just south of Morinville.[72]

North of Morinville, Highway 2 is a lightly travelled two lane highway carrying well under 10,000 vehicles per day,[37] but in 2012 Alberta Transportation completed a study to plan for extension of twinning from Morinville to north of Highway 18 near Clyde.[73] In 2013, a study was completed analyzing possible truck bypasses of Athabasca, to the east and west of the current alignment.[74] A 2010 study assessed twinning of Highway 49 from Valleyview to Donnelly, and Highway 2 from Donnelly to south of Nampa.[75]

Major intersections[edit]

From south to north:[76]

Rural/specialized municipality Location km[77] mi Exit Destinations Notes
Continues as US 89 south – St. Mary, Browning, Great Falls
Cardston County Carway 0 0.0 Canada – United States border Hwy 2 southern terminus
48°59′57″N 113°22′43″W / 48.99917°N 113.37861°W / 48.99917; -113.37861 (2 x US border)
5 3.1 PAR 136 west – Police Outpost Provincial Park 49°02′35″N 113°21′10″W / 49.042967°N 113.352694°W / 49.042967; -113.352694 (2 x PAR 136)
20 12 Hwy 501 south – Aetna, Milk River Hwy 501 concurrency begins
49°09′58″N 113°17′08″W / 49.165998°N 113.285517°W / 49.165998; -113.285517 (2 x 501 south)
Cardston 21 13 Cardston Truck Bypass (Unsigned Hwy 501) north[9] 49°10′17″N 113°17′20″W / 49.171454°N 113.2888394°W / 49.171454; -113.2888394 (2 x Cardston Byps)
23 14 Hwy 501 west (9th Avenue) Hwy 501 concurrency ends
49°11′19″N 113°18′06″W / 49.188547°N 113.301734°W / 49.188547; -113.301734 (2 x 501-west)
25 16 Hwy 5 west – Waterton Lakes National Park
Cardston Truck Bypass (Unsigned Hwy 501) south
Hwy 5 concurrency begins
49°12′08″N 113°18′06″W / 49.202336°N 113.301802°W / 49.202336; -113.301802 (2 x 5-west)
Blood I.R. No. 148 26 16 Hwy 5 east – Magrath, Lethbridge Hwy 5 concurrency ends
49°12′30″N 113°17′50″W / 49.208426°N 113.297167°W / 49.208426; -113.297167 (2 x 5 east)
41 25 Hwy 505 west – Glenwood Hwy 505 concurrency begins
49°20′56″N 113°17′52″W / 49.34889°N 113.29778°W / 49.34889; -113.29778 (2 x 505 west)
45 28 Hwy 505 east – Spring Coulee Hwy 505 concurrency ends
49°22′41″N 113°18′29″W / 49.37806°N 113.30806°W / 49.37806; -113.30806 (2 x 505 east)
Stand Off 55 34 Hwy 509 east – Coalhurst 49°28′32″N 113°17′57″W / 49.47556°N 113.29917°W / 49.47556; -113.29917 (2 x 509)
↑ / ↓ 56 35 Crosses Belly River49°28′45″N 113°18′07″W / 49.479118°N 113.301829°W / 49.479118; -113.301829 (2 x Belly River)
Cardston County 59 37 Crosses Waterton River49°30′07″N 113°19′38″W / 49.501980°N 113.327088°W / 49.501980; -113.327088 (2 x Waterton River)
M.D. of Willow Creek No. 26 75 47 Hwy 511 east 49°38′26″N 113°21′22″W / 49.64056°N 113.35611°W / 49.64056; -113.35611 (2 x 511)
Fort Macleod 83 52 Divided highway begins
84 52 Hwy 3 east (Crowsnest Highway) – Lethbridge, Medicine Hat Hwy 2 branches north
Hwy 3 concurrency begins
CANAMEX Corridor concurrency begins
49°43′03″N 113°23′12″W / 49.717558°N 113.386550°W / 49.717558; -113.386550 (2 x 3-east)
85 53 One-way road pair begins
86 53 Hwy 811 north (6 Avenue) 49°43′35″N 113°23′51″W / 49.726296°N 113.397542°W / 49.726296; -113.397542 (2 x 811)
87 54 One-way road pair ends
89 55 89 Hwy 3 west (Crowsnest Highway) – Pincher Creek, Crowsnest Pass, Cranbrook Hwy 2 branches north
Hwy 3 concurrency ends
49°42′48″N 113°26′22″W / 49.713381°N 113.439467°W / 49.713381; -113.439467 (2 x 3-west)
90 56 Crosses Oldman River49°43′15″N 113°27′02″W / 49.720759°N 113.450572°W / 49.720759; -113.450572 (2 x Oldman River)
92 57 Hwy 785 west – Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump 49°43′43″N 113°27′34″W / 49.728557°N 113.459515°W / 49.728557; -113.459515 (2 x 785)
Granum 109 68 Hwy 519 east – Nobleford, Picture Butte 49°52′23″N 113°31′34″W / 49.873128°N 113.526070°W / 49.873128; -113.526070 (2 x 519)
Claresholm 126 78 Hwy 520 – Barons 50°01′09″N 113°34′43″W / 50.019264°N 113.578571°W / 50.019264; -113.578571 (2 x 520)
127 79 50 Avenue 50°01′35″N 113°34′55″W / 50.026362°N 113.582057°W / 50.026362; -113.582057 (2 x 50 Ave)
Stavely 143 89 Hwy 527 west – Willow Creek Provincial Park 50°09′54″N 113°38′52″W / 50.164865°N 113.647865°W / 50.164865; -113.647865 (2 x 527)
149 93 Hwy 529 east – Champion 50°13′22″N 113°39′20″W / 50.222868°N 113.655444°W / 50.222868; -113.655444 (2 x 529)
Nanton 165 103 One-way road pair begins
166 103 Hwy 533 west – Chain Lakes Provincial Park Hwy 533 concurrency begins
50°20′23″N 113°45′45″W / 50.339856°N 113.762593°W / 50.339856; -113.762593 (2 x 533 west)
167 104 Hwy 533 east (18 Street) – Vulcan Hwy 533 concurrency ends
50°21′01″N 113°46′22″W / 50.350318°N 113.772850°W / 50.350318; -113.772850 (2 x 533 east)
168 104 One-way road pair ends
↑ / ↓ Connemara 173 107 Township Road 170 / 722 Avenue
(Former Hwy 2A north)
50°23′51″N 113°49′30″W / 50.397562°N 113.824876°W / 50.397562; -113.824876 (2 x 722 Ave)
M.D. of Foothills No. 31 179 111 674 Avenue E – Cayley 50°26′30″N 113°49′42″W / 50.441796°N 113.828215°W / 50.441796; -113.828215 (2 x Cayley)
183 114 Hwy 540 west – Bar U Ranch National Historic Site 50°29′05″N 113°49′41″W / 50.484593°N 113.828029°W / 50.484593; -113.828029 (2 x 540)
High River 193 120 194 Hwy 23 (12 Avenue SE) – Blackie, Vulcan 50°34′19″N 113°49′45″W / 50.57194°N 113.82917°W / 50.57194; -113.82917 (2 x 23)
194 121 24 Street NE Southbound exit only
50°35′19″N 113°49′43″W / 50.588645°N 113.828629°W / 50.588645; -113.828629 (2 x 24 St NE)
196 122 197 498 Avenue E
To Hwy 543 west – Longview
50°36′05″N 113°49′43″W / 50.601381°N 113.828745°W / 50.601381; -113.828745 (2 x 498 Ave E)
201 125 202 1104 Drive E – Mazeppa Southbound exit, northbound entrance
50°38′49″N 113°50′11″W / 50.647018°N 113.836392°W / 50.647018; -113.836392 (2 x Exit 202)
205 127 Crosses Highwood River50°40′11″N 113°51′44″W / 50.669696°N 113.862318°W / 50.669696; -113.862318 (2 x Highwood River)
Aldersyde 208 129 209 Hwy 7 west to Hwy 2A – Okotoks, Black Diamond, Turner Valley, High River
Hwy 547 east – Mossleigh
50°41′23″N 113°52′55″W / 50.68972°N 113.88194°W / 50.68972; -113.88194 (2 x 7 x 547)
210 130 Crosses Sheep River50°42′46″N 113°52′55″W / 50.712729°N 113.881952°W / 50.712729; -113.881952 (2 x Sheep River)
Freeway begins
222 138 222 Hwy 2A south – De Winton, Okotoks
Hwy 552 east
Hwy 2A concurrency begins
50°47′55″N 113°58′05″W / 50.79861°N 113.96806°W / 50.79861; -113.96806 (2 x 2A x 552)
224 139 225 Hwy 2A north (Macleod Trail) – Calgary, City Centre Hwy 2A concurrency ends
Northbound exit, southbound entrance
50°49′30″N 113°59′53″W / 50.82500°N 113.99806°W / 50.82500; -113.99806 (2 x 2A)
South end of Deerfoot Trail
Heritage Pointe 226 140 227 Dunbow Road – De Winton 50°50′02″N 113°59′54″W / 50.83389°N 113.99833°W / 50.83389; -113.99833 (2 x Dunbow)
↑ / ↓ 228 142 Crosses Bow River50°51′15″N 113°58′14″W / 50.854041°N 113.970646°W / 50.854041; -113.970646 (2 x Bow River)
City of Calgary 231 144 232 Cranston Avenue / Seton Boulevard –South Health Campus 50°53′32″N 113°58′31″W / 50.89222°N 113.97528°W / 50.89222; -113.97528 (2 x Cranston)
234 145 234 Hwy 201 (Stoney Trail) (Exit 101)
(Unsigned Hwy 22X)
50°54′00″N 113°58′31″W / 50.90000°N 113.97528°W / 50.90000; -113.97528 (2 x 201-south)
235 146 234B McKenzie Lake Boulevard / Cranston Boulevard Southbound exit, northbound entrance
50°54′02″N 113°58′47″W / 50.900485°N 113.979615°W / 50.900485; -113.979615 (2 x McKenzie Lk / Cranston)
235 146 236 McKenzie Towne Boulevard / McKenzie Lake Boulevard 50°55′00″N 113°58′31″W / 50.91667°N 113.97528°W / 50.91667; -113.97528 (2 x McKenzie)
237 147 238 130 Avenue SE 50°55′55″N 113°58′31″W / 50.93194°N 113.97528°W / 50.93194; -113.97528 (2 x 130 Ave S)
239 149 240 Barlow Trail north 50°56′42″N 113°58′58″W / 50.94500°N 113.98278°W / 50.94500; -113.98278 (2 x Barlow Trail)
240 150 241 24 Street SE / Douglasdale Boulevard 50°56′56″N 114°00′16″W / 50.94889°N 114.00444°W / 50.94889; -114.00444 (2 x Douglsdale)
242 150 Ivor Strong Bridge across Bow River50°57′09″N 114°01′13″W / 50.952467°N 114.020163°W / 50.952467; -114.020163 (2 x Ivor Strong)
243 151 243 Anderson Road / Bow Bottom Trail 50°57′14″N 114°01′34″W / 50.95389°N 114.02611°W / 50.95389; -114.02611 (2 x Anderson x Bow Bottom)
244 152 245 Southland Drive 50°58′02″N 114°02′00″W / 50.96722°N 114.03333°W / 50.96722; -114.03333 (2 x Southland)
245 152 246 11 Street SE – Shopping Centre Southbound exit and entrance
50°59′13″N 114°02′06″W / 50.98694°N 114.03500°W / 50.98694; -114.03500 (2 x 11 St SE)
245 152 247 Glenmore Trail west – Shopping Centre
To Heritage Meadows Way / Heritage Meadows Road
Northbound exit and entrance
50°58′58″N 114°02′14″W / 50.982641°N 114.037288°W / 50.982641; -114.037288 (2 x Heritage Meadows)
247 153 248 Glenmore Trail
(Unsigned Hwy 8 west)
Northbound traffic uses Exit 247 to Glenmore Trail west
50°59′35″N 114°02′06″W / 50.99306°N 114.03500°W / 50.99306; -114.03500 (2 x Glenmore)
249 155 Calf Robe Bridge across Bow River51°00′31″N 114°01′09″W / 51.008476°N 114.019129°W / 51.008476; -114.019129 (2 x Calf Robe)
250 160 251 Peigan Trail east / Barlow Trail south 51°00′53″N 114°00′19″W / 51.01472°N 114.00528°W / 51.01472; -114.00528 (2 x Peigan)
253 157 254 17 Avenue SE east / Blackfoot Trail south
(Former Hwy 1A east)
51°02′13″N 114°00′17″W / 51.03694°N 114.00472°W / 51.03694; -114.00472 (2 x Blackfoot)
255 158 256 Memorial DriveCity Centre 51°02′52″N 114°01′04″W / 51.04778°N 114.01778°W / 51.04778; -114.01778 (2 x Memorial)
257 160 258 Hwy 1 (TCH) (16 Avenue NE) – Banff, Medicine Hat 51°03′59″N 114°01′38″W / 51.06639°N 114.02722°W / 51.06639; -114.02722 (2 x TCH)
259 161 260 32 Avenue NE 51°04′54″N 114°02′02″W / 51.08167°N 114.03389°W / 51.08167; -114.03389 (2 x 32 Ave NE)
260 160 261 McKnight Boulevard 51°05′46″N 114°02′27″W / 51.09611°N 114.04083°W / 51.09611; -114.04083 (2 x McKnight)
262 163 263 64 Avenue NE 51°06′38″N 114°02′49″W / 51.11056°N 114.04694°W / 51.11056; -114.04694 (2 x 64 Ave NE)
264 164 265 Beddington Trail west / 11 Street NE south Northbound exit, southbound entrance
51°07′29″N 114°02′44″W / 51.12472°N 114.04556°W / 51.12472; -114.04556 (2 x Beddington)
266 165 266 96 Avenue NE / Airport Trail – Calgary International Airport 51°08′25″N 114°02′09″W / 51.14028°N 114.03583°W / 51.14028; -114.03583 (2 x Airport Tr)
267 166 268 Country Hills BoulevardDelacour, Calgary International Airport 51°09′16″N 114°01′06″W / 51.15444°N 114.01833°W / 51.15444; -114.01833 (2 x Country Hills)
270 170 271 Hwy 201 (Stoney Trail) (Exit 60) 51°10′30″N 114°00′03″W / 51.174871°N 114.000778°W / 51.174871; -114.000778 (2 x 201-north)
North end of Deerfoot Trail • South end of Queen Elizabeth II Highway (Alberta).svg Queen Elizabeth II Highway
Rocky View County Rocky View 273 170 273 CrossIron Drive – CrossIron Mills Northbound exit, southbound entrance
51°11′52″N 114°00′04″W / 51.197674°N 114.001156°W / 51.197674; -114.001156 (2 x CrossIron)
274 170 275 Hwy 566 – Balzac, CrossIron Mills, Kathyrn 51°12′45″N 114°00′06″W / 51.21250°N 114.00167°W / 51.21250; -114.00167 (2 x 566)
City of Airdrie 281 175 282 Yankee Valley Boulevard 51°16′15″N 114°00′04″W / 51.27083°N 114.00111°W / 51.27083; -114.00111 (2 x Yankee Valley)
283 176 (284) East Lake Crescent Northbound exit only
51°17′08″N 114°00′04″W / 51.28556°N 114.00111°W / 51.28556; -114.00111 (2 x East Lake)
284 176 285 Hwy 567 (Veterans Boulevard) – Cochrane, Irricana 51°18′00″N 114°00′07″W / 51.30000°N 114.00194°W / 51.30000; -114.00194 (2 x 567)
Rocky View County 294 183 295 Hwy 2A north – Crossfield
Hwy 72 east – Beiseker, Drumheller
51°23′14″N 114°00′06″W / 51.38722°N 114.00167°W / 51.38722; -114.00167 (2 x 2A/72)
304 189 305 Hwy 2A – Crossfield, Carstairs, Acme 51°25′52″N 114°00′06″W / 51.43111°N 114.00167°W / 51.43111; -114.00167 (2 x Acme Rd)
Mountain View County 314 195 315 Hwy 581 – Carstairs 51°33′43″N 114°01′26″W / 51.56194°N 114.02389°W / 51.56194; -114.02389 (2 x 581)
325 202 326 Hwy 582 – Didsbury, Linden 51°39′45″N 114°01′32″W / 51.66250°N 114.02556°W / 51.66250; -114.02556 (2 x 582)
Olds 339 211 340 Hwy 27 – Sundre, Trochu, Three Hills 51°47′39″N 114°01′36″W / 51.79417°N 114.02667°W / 51.79417; -114.02667 (2 x 27)
Red Deer County 352 219 353 Hwy 2A south – Olds Southbound exit only
51°54′33″N 114°01′32″W / 51.909236°N 114.025590°W / 51.909236; -114.025590 (2 x 2A-Bowden)
Bowden 356 221 357 Hwy 587 – Red Lodge Provincial Park 51°56′19″N 114°01′30″W / 51.93861°N 114.02500°W / 51.93861; -114.02500 (2 x 587)
Innisfail 364 226 365 Hwy 54 west – Caroline
Cottonwood Road / Range Road 284
52°00′09″N 113°57′44″W / 52.002385°N 113.962218°W / 52.002385; -113.962218 (2 x 54)
367 228 368 50 Street
Hwy 2A north – Penhold, Red Deer
Hwy 590 east – Big Valley
52°01′33″N 113°55′40″W / 52.02583°N 113.92778°W / 52.02583; -113.92778 (2 x 590)
383 238 384 Hwy 42 – Penhold, Pine Lake 52°08′35″N 113°48′47″W / 52.14306°N 113.81306°W / 52.14306; -113.81306 (2 x 42)
Gasoline Alley 390 240 391 McKenzie Road 52°12′05″N 113°48′53″W / 52.20139°N 113.81472°W / 52.20139; -113.81472 (2 x McKenzie Rd)
391 243 Willow Street – Petrolia Industrial Park Northbound exit only
52°13′08″N 113°48′50″W / 52.21889°N 113.81389°W / 52.21889; -113.81389 (2 x Willow St)
391 243 Leva Avenue Southbound exit only
52°13′08″N 113°48′50″W / 52.21889°N 113.81389°W / 52.21889; -113.81389 (2 x Leva Ave)
City of Red Deer 392 244 394 Hwy 2A / Gaetz Avenue – Lacombe, Penhold, Innisfail
To Hwy 595 east
Northbound exit, southbound entrance
52°13′35″N 113°48′50″W / 52.226255°N 113.813937°W / 52.226255; -113.813937 (2 x Gaetz)
393 244 394 Hwy 2A (Taylor Drive) – Lacombe, Penhold, Innisfail
Hwy 595 east (19 Street) – Delburne
Current Southbound exit, northbound exit under construction[78]
Future Exit 395[79]
52°13′59″N 113°49′21″W / 52.232949°N 113.822598°W / 52.232949; -113.822598 (2 x Taylor)
396 246 397 32nd Street / C&E TrailRed Deer College 52°14′57″N 113°50′25″W / 52.24917°N 113.84028°W / 52.24917; -113.84028 (2 x 32 St)
398 247 Crosses Red Deer River52°16′07″N 113°51′46″W / 52.268477°N 113.862811°W / 52.268477; -113.862811 (2 x Red Deer River)
400 250 401 Hwy 11 (67th Street) – Stettler, Sylvan Lake, Rocky Mountain House 52°17′14″N 113°51′43″W / 52.28722°N 113.86194°W / 52.28722; -113.86194 (2 x 11)
404 251 405 Hwy 11A – Sylvan Lake 52°19′03″N 113°51′36″W / 52.31750°N 113.86000°W / 52.31750; -113.86000 (2 x 11A)
Red Deer County / Lacombe County 409 254 Crosses Blindman River52°21′29″N 113°50′05″W / 52.358095°N 113.834836°W / 52.358095; -113.834836 (2 x Blindman River)
Lacombe County Blackfalds 411 255 412 Hwy 597 east / Aspelund Road west – Joffre 52°22′31″N 113°49′15″W / 52.37528°N 113.82083°W / 52.37528; -113.82083 (2 x 597)
Lacombe 421 262 422 Hwy 12 – Gull Lake, Bentley, Stettler 52°27′47″N 113°47′03″W / 52.46306°N 113.78417°W / 52.46306; -113.78417 (2 x 12)
430 270 431 Hwy 2A south – Lacombe, Stettler, Red Deer
Milton Road / C&E Trail
Hwy 2A concurrency begins
52°30′51″N 113°40′56″W / 52.51417°N 113.68222°W / 52.51417; -113.68222 (2 x 2A-south)
436 271 437 Hwy 2A north – Ponoka, Wetaskiwin, Leduc Hwy 2A concurrency ends
52°33′17″N 113°39′47″W / 52.55472°N 113.66306°W / 52.55472; -113.66306 (2 x 2A-north)
↑ / ↓ 438 272 439 Hwy 604 – Morningside 52°34′47″N 113°39′53″W / 52.57972°N 113.66472°W / 52.57972; -113.66472 (2 x 604)
Ponoka County 445 277 446 Matejka Road 52°38′19″N 113°39′48″W / 52.63861°N 113.66333°W / 52.63861; -113.66333 (2 x Matejka Rd)
446 277 447 Gee Road Southbound exit and northbound entrance
52°38′58″N 113°39′51″W / 52.64944°N 113.66417°W / 52.64944; -113.66417 (2 x Gee Rd)
447 278 Crosses Battle River52°39′29″N 113°39′39″W / 52.657951°N 113.660809°W / 52.657951; -113.660809 (2 x Battle River)
Ponoka 449 279 450 Hwy 53 – Rimbey, Bashaw 52°40′34″N 113°39′07″W / 52.67611°N 113.65194°W / 52.67611; -113.65194 (2 x 53)
461 286 462 Menaik Road 52°47′06″N 113°38′38″W / 52.78500°N 113.64389°W / 52.78500; -113.64389 (2 x Menaik Rd)
↑ / ↓ 468 291 469 Hwy 611 – Maskwacis, Usona 52°50′36″N 113°38′39″W / 52.84333°N 113.64417°W / 52.84333; -113.64417 (2 x 611)
County of Wetaskiwin No. 10 481 299 482 Hwy 13 – Wetaskiwin, Camrose, Ma-Me-O Beach, Winfield 52°57′34″N 113°38′54″W / 52.95944°N 113.64833°W / 52.95944; -113.64833 (2 x 13)
487 303 488 Correction Line Road 53°01′04″N 113°37′41″W / 53.01778°N 113.62806°W / 53.01778; -113.62806 (2 x TWR470)
496 308 497 Hwy 616 – Millet, Mulhurst 53°05′25″N 113°35′53″W / 53.09028°N 113.59806°W / 53.09028; -113.59806 (2 x 616)
Leduc County 507 315 508 Kavanagh, Glen Park District 53°11′34″N 113°35′53″W / 53.19278°N 113.59806°W / 53.19278; -113.59806 (2 x TWR 490)
City of Leduc 514 319 516 Hwy 2A south – Millet, Wetaskiwin, Ponoka 53°15′12″N 113°33′41″W / 53.25333°N 113.56139°W / 53.25333; -113.56139 (2 x 2A-south)
516 321 517 Hwy 39 west – Calmar, Thorsby, Drayton Valley
50 Avenue – Leduc City Centre
53°15′53″N 113°33′49″W / 53.26472°N 113.56361°W / 53.26472; -113.56361 (2 x 39)
518 322 519 50 Street – Leduc Business Sector 53°16′40″N 113°33′06″W / 53.27778°N 113.55167°W / 53.27778; -113.55167 (2 x 50 St)
520 320 521 Leduc Business Sector Northbound exit only
53°17′12″N 113°32′55″W / 53.28667°N 113.54861°W / 53.28667; -113.54861 (2 x Leduc N)
Leduc County Nisku 521 324 522 Airport Road / 10th Avenue – Edmonton International Airport 53°18′32″N 113°32′52″W / 53.308845°N 113.547883°W / 53.308845; -113.547883 (2 x Airport x 10 Ave)
524 326 525 Hwy 19 west – Devon
Hwy 625 east (20th Avenue) – Beaumont
53°20′16″N 113°32′52″W / 53.33778°N 113.54778°W / 53.33778; -113.54778 (2 x 19 x 625)
↑ / ↓ 531 330 North end of Queen Elizabeth II Highway (Alberta).svg Queen Elizabeth II Highway • South end of Calgary Trail (southbound) and Gateway Boulevard (northbound)
532 41 Avenue SW 53°39′58″N 113°51′03″W / 53.66611°N 113.85083°W / 53.66611; -113.85083 (2 x 41 Ave SW)
City of Edmonton 535 332 Ellerslie Road 53°25′30″N 113°29′31″W / 53.42500°N 113.49194°W / 53.42500; -113.49194 (2 x Ellerslie)
536 333 Hwy 216 (Anthony Henday Drive) (Exit 78) CANAMEX Corridor concurrency ends
National Highway System designation ends
53°26′06″N 113°29′34″W / 53.43500°N 113.49278°W / 53.43500; -113.49278 (2 x 216 (Exit 78))
537 334 19 Avenue NW No southbound entrance
53°26′47″N 113°29′34″W / 53.446475°N 113.492652°W / 53.446475; -113.492652 (2 x 19 Ave)
538 334 23 Avenue NW 53°27′14″N 113°29′33″W / 53.453976°N 113.492424°W / 53.453976; -113.492424 (2 x 23 Ave)
539 335 Freeway ends, splits into one-way road pair
540 340 34 Avenue NW 53°28′04″N 113°29′32″W / 53.467729°N 113.492121°W / 53.467729; -113.492121 (2 x 34 Ave)
541 336 Hwy 14 east (Whitemud Drive) – Wainwright
Gateway BoulevardCity Centre
Hwy 2 branches west
53°28′50″N 113°29′37″W / 53.48056°N 113.49361°W / 53.48056; -113.49361 (2 x Whitemud)
North end of Calgary Trail and Gateway Boulevard • East end of Whitemud DriveFreeway begins
543 337 111 Street 53°28′58″N 113°31′00″W / 53.48278°N 113.51667°W / 53.48278; -113.51667 (2 x 111 St)
544 338 119 Street / 122 Street 53°28′59″N 113°32′29″W / 53.48306°N 113.54139°W / 53.48306; -113.54139 (2 x 119 St/122 St)
545 339 Rainbow Valley Bridge across Whitemud Creek53°28′57″N 113°33′16″W / 53.482612°N 113.554342°W / 53.482612; -113.554342 (2 x Whitemud Cr)
546 339 Terwillegar Drive 53°28′57″N 113°34′13″W / 53.48250°N 113.57028°W / 53.48250; -113.57028 (2 x Terwillegar)
547 340 53 Avenue 53°29′25″N 113°34′20″W / 53.49028°N 113.57222°W / 53.49028; -113.57222 (2 x 53 Ave)
548 341 Fox Drive 53°30′13″N 113°34′00″W / 53.503699°N 113.566569°W / 53.503699; -113.566569 (2 x Fox)
549 341 Quesnell Bridge across North Saskatchewan River53°30′23″N 113°34′00″W / 53.50639°N 113.56667°W / 53.50639; -113.56667 (2 x N Sask River)
550 340 149 Street No eastbound exit
53°30′45″N 113°34′44″W / 53.51250°N 113.57889°W / 53.51250; -113.57889 (2 x 149 St)
551 342 159 Street (to 156 Street) 53°30′44″N 113°35′48″W / 53.51222°N 113.59667°W / 53.51222; -113.59667 (2 x 159 St)
552 343 170 StreetWest Edmonton Mall Former alignment of Hwy 2
53°30′44″N 113°36′55″W / 53.51222°N 113.61528°W / 53.51222; -113.61528 (2 x 170 St)
553 344 178 Street – West Edmonton Mall 53°30′44″N 113°37′48″W / 53.512156°N 113.62994°W / 53.512156; -113.62994 (2 x 178 St)
555 345 18[i] Hwy 216 south (Anthony Henday Drive)
Whitemud Drive west (to Hwy 628 west)
Hwy 2 branches north
South end of Hwy 216 hidden concurrency
53°30′44″N 113°39′33″W / 53.512207°N 113.659294°W / 53.512207; -113.659294 (2 x 216)
West end of Whitemud Drive • South end of Anthony Henday Drive
556 345 19[i] 87 Avenue / Webber Greens Drive – West Edmonton Mall 53°31′22″N 113°39′33″W / 53.522783°N 113.659229°W / 53.522783; -113.659229 (216 x 87 Ave)
558 347 21[i] Hwy 16A west (Stony Plain Road) – Spruce Grove, Stony Plain
100 AvenueCity Centre
53°32′23″N 113°39′32″W / 53.539759°N 113.658864°W / 53.539759; -113.658864 (216 x 16A)
562 349 25[i]
378[ii]
YellowheadShield.jpg Hwy 16 (TCH) west (Yellowhead Trail) – Jasper
Hwy 216 north (Anthony Henday Drive)
Hwy 2 branches east
South end of Hwy 216 hidden concurrency
West end of Hwy 16 hidden concurrency
53°34′26″N 113°39′41″W / 53.573779°N 113.661418°W / 53.573779; -113.661418 (216 x 16 west)
North end of Anthony Henday Drive • West end of Yellowhead Trail
563 350 379[ii] 184 Street 53°34′22″N 113°38′23″W / 53.572667°N 113.639672°W / 53.572667; -113.639672 (16 x 184 St)
565 351 381[ii] 170 Street Former alignment of Hwy 2
53°34′24″N 113°36′55″W / 53.573260°N 113.615295°W / 53.573260; -113.615295 (16 x 170 St)
566 352 383[ii] 156 Street 53°34′45″N 113°35′27″W / 53.579044°N 113.590774°W / 53.579044; -113.590774 (16 x 156 St)
Freeway ends
567 352 149 Street 53°34′52″N 113°34′41″W / 53.581229°N 113.577964°W / 53.581229; -113.577964 (16 x 149 St)
569 354 381[ii] St. Albert Trail
YellowheadShield.jpg Hwy 16 (TCH) east (Yellowhead Trail) – Lloydminster
Hwy 2 branches north
East end of Hwy 16 hidden concurrency53°34′52″N 113°33′25″W / 53.581098°N 113.557000°W / 53.581098; -113.557000 (2 x 16 east)
East end of Yellowhead Trail • South end of St. Albert Trail
571 355 137 Avenue 53°35′58″N 113°34′27″W / 53.59944°N 113.57417°W / 53.59944; -113.57417 (2 x 137 Ave)
573 356 156 Street / Campbell Road 53°36′42″N 113°35′28″W / 53.611739°N 113.591180°W / 53.611739; -113.591180 (2 x 156 St)
574 357 Hwy 216 (Anthony Henday Drive) (Exit 31) 53°37′02″N 113°36′02″W / 53.617099°N 113.600555°W / 53.617099; -113.600555 (2 x 216 (Exit 31))
City of St. Albert 575 357 Gervais Road / Hebert Road 53°37′19″N 113°36′36″W / 53.62194°N 113.61000°W / 53.62194; -113.61000 (2 x Herbert)
576 358 Sir Winston Churchill Avenue 53°37′56″N 113°37′20″W / 53.63222°N 113.62222°W / 53.63222; -113.62222 (2 x Churchill Ave)
576.5 358.2 Crosses Sturgeon River53°38′12″N 113°37′26″W / 53.63667°N 113.62389°W / 53.63667; -113.62389 (2 x Sturgeon River)
577 359 McKenney Avenue / Bellerose Drive 53°38′35″N 113°37′33″W / 53.643104°N 113.625864°W / 53.643104; -113.625864 (2 x Bellerose)
578 359 Giroux Road / Boudreau Road 53°39′14″N 113°37′45″W / 53.65389°N 113.62917°W / 53.65389; -113.62917 (2 x Bourdreau)
578.5 359.5 Villeneuve Road / Erin Ridge Road
Hwy 633 west – Villeneuve
53°39′29″N 113°37′50″W / 53.65806°N 113.63056°W / 53.65806; -113.63056 (2 x 633)
North end of St. Albert Trail
Sturgeon County 585 364 Hwy 37 – Fort Saskatchewan, Onoway Interchange
53°42′58″N 113°38′26″W / 53.71611°N 113.64056°W / 53.71611; -113.64056 (2 x 37)
Morinville 595 370 Hwy 642 (100 Avenue) – Sandy Beach Interchange
53°48′07″N 113°39′39″W / 53.80194°N 113.66083°W / 53.80194; -113.66083 (2 x 642)
597 371 Divided highway ends
612 380 Hwy 651 – Legal, Busby 53°56′57″N 113°38′41″W / 53.94917°N 113.64472°W / 53.94917; -113.64472 (2 x 651)
Westlock County 625 388 UAR 79 east – Vimy 54°03′55″N 113°40′17″W / 54.065201°N 113.671496°W / 54.065201; -113.671496 (2 x UAR 79)
635 395 Hwy 18 west – Westlock, Barrhead
To Hwy 44 north – Slave Lake, Peace River
Hwy 2 branches east
Hwy 18 concurrency begins
54°09′07″N 113°40′33″W / 54.15194°N 113.67583°W / 54.15194; -113.67583 (2 x 18-west)
Clyde 637 396 Hwy 18 east – Thorhild Hwy 2 turns north
Hwy 18 concurrency ends
54°09′07″N 113°40′33″W / 54.15194°N 113.67583°W / 54.15194; -113.67583 (2 x 18-east)
655 407 UAR 160 east – Tawatinaw 54°17′52″N 113°31′32″W / 54.297649°N 113.525632°W / 54.297649; -113.525632 (2 x UAR 160)
664 413 Hwy 661 – Dapp, Rochester, Newbrook 54°22′13″N 113°30′35″W / 54.37028°N 113.50972°W / 54.37028; -113.50972 (2 x 661)
Athabasca County 692 430 Hwy 663 west – Fawcett Hwy 663 concurrency begins
54°35′15″N 113°21′33″W / 54.58750°N 113.35917°W / 54.58750; -113.35917 (2 x 663-west)
694 431 Hwy 663 east – Boyle Hwy 663 concurrency ends
54°36′01″N 113°19′34″W / 54.60028°N 113.32611°W / 54.60028; -113.32611 (2 x 663-east)
Athabasca 708 440 Northern Woods and Water Route (Alberta).svg Hwy 55 east – Lac La Biche, Cold Lake, Fort McMurray
To Hwy 813 north – Calling Lake, Wabasca-Desmarais
Hwy 2 branches west
54°43′17″N 113°17′09″W / 54.721263°N 113.285778°W / 54.721263; -113.285778 (2 x 55)
East end of Northern Woods and Water Route (Alberta).svg Northern Woods and Water Route
722 449 Hwy 812 west – Sunset Beach, South Baptiste Hwy 2 branches north and then turns west.
54°44′02″N 113°29′51″W / 54.73389°N 113.49750°W / 54.73389; -113.49750 (2 x 812)
M.D. of Lesser Slave River No. 124 780 480 Hwy 44 south – Chisholm, Westlock, Edmonton Hwy 2 branches north
55°01′41″N 114°02′55″W / 55.02806°N 114.04861°W / 55.02806; -114.04861 (2 x 44)
784 487 Hwy 2A north – Hondo, Smith Hwy 2 turns west
55°03′20″N 114°03′35″W / 55.05556°N 114.05972°W / 55.05556; -114.05972 (2 x 2A-north)
787 489 Crosses Athabasca River55°04′26″N 114°05′34″W / 55.07389°N 114.09278°W / 55.07389; -114.09278 (2 x Athabasca River)
Slave Lake 839 521 Hwy 88 north (Bicentennial Highway) – Red Earth Creek, Fort Vermilion 55°15′58″N 114°45′50″W / 55.26611°N 114.76389°W / 55.26611; -114.76389 (2 x 88)
840 520 Main Street S 55°16′21″N 114°46′48″W / 55.272440°N 114.780125°W / 55.272440; -114.780125 (2 x Main)
859 534 UAR 124 north – Widewater 55°21′25″N 115°01′50″W / 55.356871°N 115.030672°W / 55.356871; -115.030672 (2 x UAR 124)
Canyon Creek 862 536 UAR 167 north 55°22′01″N 115°04′42″W / 55.367063°N 115.078405°W / 55.367063; -115.078405 (2 x UAR 167)
Big Lakes County 881 547 Hwy 33 south (Grizzly Trail) – Swan Hills, Barrhead, Whitecourt 55°18′58″N 115°21′37″W / 55.31611°N 115.36028°W / 55.31611; -115.36028 (2 x 33)
885 550 UAR 124 north – Kinuso 55°18′51″N 115°25′30″W / 55.314041°N 115.424947°W / 55.314041; -115.424947 (2 x UAR 124)
898 558 UAR 170 north – Faust 55°18′31″N 115°37′37″W / 55.308694°N 115.626852°W / 55.308694; -115.626852 (2 x UAR 170)
921 572 UAR 166 north – Joussard 55°22′39″N 115°57′01″W / 55.377442°N 115.950308°W / 55.377442; -115.950308 (2 x UAR 166)
939 583 Hwy 750 north – Grouard, Gift Lake 55°24′35″N 116°13′55″W / 55.40972°N 116.23194°W / 55.40972; -116.23194 (2 x 750)
Enilda 944 587 UAR 174 south 55°25′10″N 116°18′32″W / 55.419329°N 116.309010°W / 55.419329; -116.309010 (2 x UAR 174)
High Prairie 955 593 Hwy 749 (48 Street) 55°25′58″N 116°29′19″W / 55.43278°N 116.48861°W / 55.43278; -116.48861 (2 x 749)
Triangle 970 600 Hwy 2A west – Valleyview Hwy 2 branches north
55°25′56″N 116°43′05″W / 55.43222°N 116.71806°W / 55.43222; -116.71806 (2 x 2A-west)
M.D. of Smoky River No. 130 991 616 Hwy 679 – Winagami Lake Provincial Park 55°36′25″N 116°49′25″W / 55.60694°N 116.82361°W / 55.60694; -116.82361 (2 x 679)
McLennan 1,005 624 Centre Street N 55°42′42″N 116°54′16″W / 55.711573°N 116.904383°W / 55.711573; -116.904383 (2 x McLennan)
Donnelly 1,018 633 UAR 136 north 55°43′23″N 117°06′20″W / 55.723098°N 117.105607°W / 55.723098; -117.105607 (2 x UAR 136)
1,020 630 Hwy 49 south – Valleyview, Edmonton
Northern Woods and Water Route (Alberta).svg Hwy 49 west – Falher, Rycroft
Hwy 2 branches north
National Highway System designation begins
55°43′24″N 117°07′53″W / 55.723217°N 117.131352°W / 55.723217; -117.131352 (2 x 49-Donnelly)
West end of Northern Woods and Water Route (Alberta).svg Northern Woods and Water Route
Northern Sunrise County Nampa 1,055 656 Hwy 683 west – Marie-Reine 56°02′36″N 117°07′59″W / 56.04333°N 117.13306°W / 56.04333; -117.13306 (2 x 683)
1,074 667 Hwy 688 north – St. Isidore Hwy 2 turns northwest
56°12′32″N 117°12′28″W / 56.20889°N 117.20778°W / 56.20889; -117.20778 (2 x 688)
Town of Peace River 1,082 672 Hwy 744 south (100 Street) – Girouxville Interchange
56°14′19″N 117°17′17″W / 56.238696°N 117.288128°W / 56.238696; -117.288128 (2 x 744)
1,082.4 672.6 98 Street Hwy 2 turns west
Interchange; eastbound exit, westbound entrance
56°14′27″N 117°17′38″W / 56.240818°N 117.293925°W / 56.240818; -117.293925 (2 x 98 St)
1,083 673 Crosses Peace River56°14′24″N 117°18′15″W / 56.240079°N 117.304223°W / 56.240079; -117.304223 (2 x Peace River)
1,084 674 Hwy 684 south (Shaftesbury Trail) Interchange
56°14′13″N 117°19′07″W / 56.237007°N 117.318548°W / 56.237007; -117.318548 (2 x 684)
1,085 674 78 Street 56°02′36″N 117°07′59″W / 56.04333°N 117.13306°W / 56.04333; -117.13306 (2 x 78 St)
1,086 675 Hwy 743 north (74 Street) 56°13′59″N 117°20′49″W / 56.23306°N 117.34694°W / 56.23306; -117.34694 (2 x 743)
M.D. of Peace No. 135 1,092 679 Passes Peace River Airport 56°13′59″N 117°26′44″W / 56.233023°N 117.445619°W / 56.233023; -117.445619 (2 x PR Airport)
Roma Junction 1,094 680 Hwy 2A south – Grimshaw 56°13′59″N 117°28′43″W / 56.23306°N 117.47861°W / 56.23306; -117.47861 (2 x 2A-south)
1,102 685 Hwy 35 north (Mackenzie Highway) – Manning, High Level, Hay River, Yellowknife Hwy 2 branches south
National Highway System designation ends
56°13′59″N 117°36′37″W / 56.23306°N 117.61028°W / 56.23306; -117.61028 (2 x 35)
North end of Mackenzie Highway
1,103 685 PAR 106 west – Queen Elizabeth Provincial Park 56°13′06″N 117°36′38″W / 56.218434°N 117.610649°W / 56.218434; -117.610649 (2 x PAR 106)
Grimshaw 1,106 687 Hwy 2A east (55 Avenue) – Peace River Mile Zero Mackenzie Highway
56°11′29″N 117°36′38″W / 56.191414°N 117.610511°W / 56.191414; -117.610511 (2 x 2A-east)
South end of Mackenzie Highway
1,106.2 687.4 Hwy 685 west (50 Avenue) – Hines Creek 56°11′22″N 117°36′38″W / 56.189391°N 117.610511°W / 56.189391; -117.610511 (2 x 685)
1,110 690 Hwy 684 east – Peace River, Shaftesbury Ferry Hwy 2 turns west
56°09′42″N 117°36′47″W / 56.16167°N 117.61306°W / 56.16167; -117.61306 (2 x 684)
Berwyn 1,117 694 UAR 238 north 56°08′43″N 117°43′25″W / 56.145146°N 117.723661°W / 56.145146; -117.723661 (2 x UAR 238)
Brownvale 1,129 702 Hwy 737 north 56°07′26″N 117°53′16″W / 56.12389°N 117.88778°W / 56.12389; -117.88778 (2 x 737)
M.D. of Fairview No. 136 Whitelaw 1,142 710 Hwy 735 north 56°05′52″N 118°04′27″W / 56.09778°N 118.07417°W / 56.09778; -118.07417 (2 x 735)
Bluesky 1,155 718 UAR 214 north 56°04′21″N 118°14′07″W / 56.072501°N 118.235338°W / 56.072501; -118.235338 (2 x UAR 214)
Fairview 1,164 723 Hwy 64A west – Hines Creek, Fort St. John
Hwy 732 north (113 Street)
Hwy 2 branches south
56°03′52″N 118°23′31″W / 56.06444°N 118.39194°W / 56.06444; -118.39194 (2 x 64A x 732)
1,176 731 Hwy 64 north – Hines Creek, Fort St. John 56°00′50″N 118°29′47″W / 56.01389°N 118.49639°W / 56.01389; -118.49639 (2 x 64)
Dunvegan 1,190 740 Dunvegan Bridge across Peace River55°55′16″N 118°36′16″W / 55.921231°N 118.604388°W / 55.921231; -118.604388 (2 x Dunvegan)
M.D. of Spirit River No. 133 Rycroft 1,210 750 Northern Woods and Water Route (Alberta).svg Hwy 49 west – Spirit River, Dawson Creek
Northern Woods and Water Route (Alberta).svg Hwy 49 east – Falher, Donnelly, Valleyview
55°45′28″N 118°41′48″W / 55.75778°N 118.69667°W / 55.75778; -118.69667 (2 x 49-Rycroft)
Saddle Hills County 1,227 762 Hwy 677 east Alberta Highway 2.svg Hwy 677 concurrency begins
55°36′25″N 118°41′55″W / 55.60694°N 118.69861°W / 55.60694; -118.69861 (2 x 677-east)
1,228 763 Hwy 677 west – Woking Hwy 677 concurrency ends
55°35′32″N 118°41′55″W / 55.59222°N 118.69861°W / 55.59222; -118.69861 (2 x 677-west)
County of Grande Prairie No. 1 1,254 779 Divided highway begins
1,256 780 Hwy 59 west – Buffalo Lake, La Glace
Hwy 674 east – Teepee Creek
55°22′27″N 118°46′10″W / 55.37417°N 118.76944°W / 55.37417; -118.76944 (2 x 59)
Sexsmith 1,258 782 100 Avenue Sexsmith north access
55°21′09″N 118°46′10″W / 55.352473°N 118.769450°W / 55.352473; -118.769450 (2 x 100 Ave)
1,259 782 95 Avenue Sexsmith south access
55°20′42″N 118°46′10″W / 55.345092°N 118.769422°W / 55.345092; -118.769422 (2 x 95 Ave)
1,262 784 Hwy 672 west – Hythe 55°18′59″N 118°47′32″W / 55.316498°N 118.792136°W / 55.316498; -118.792136 (2 x 672)
Clairmont 1,269 789 100 Avenue 55°15′28″N 118°47′48″W / 55.257800°N 118.796572°W / 55.257800; -118.796572 (2 x 100 Ave)
1,271 790 84 Avenue 55°14′36″N 118°47′45″W / 55.243297°N 118.795909°W / 55.243297; -118.795909 (2 x 84 Ave)
1,273 791 Hwy 43 east – Valleyview, Whitecourt, Edmonton
Hwy 43X west (Future Grande Prairie Bypass)
Interchange
Hwy 2 northern terminus
55°13′44″N 118°47′44″W / 55.228971°N 118.795469°W / 55.228971; -118.795469 (2 x 43)
Continues as Hwy 43 west (100 Street) – Grande Prairie, Dawson Creek
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  1. ^ a b c d Hwy 216 exit number
  2. ^ a b c d e Hwy 16 exit number

See also[edit]

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