British Columbia Highway 2

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Highway 2
Dawson Creek–Tupper Highway
A map of Peace River Country with Hwy 2 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by Ministry of Transportation
Length42 km[1] (26 mi)
Existed1941–present
Major junctions
West end Hwy 97 in Dawson Creek
  Hwy 49 in Dawson Creek
Hwy 52 near Tupper
East end Hwy 43 near Tupper
Location
Major citiesDawson Creek
VillagesPouce Coupe
Highway system
British Columbia provincial highways
Hwy 1AHwy 3

Highway 2, known locally as the Tupper Highway, is one of the two short connections from Dawson Creek to the border between B.C. and Alberta. The actual '2' designation has a more complex history than that of the highway that carries it today. When Highway 2 was first designated in 1941, it followed the present-day route of the Cariboo Highway between Cache Creek and Prince George. In 1952, Highway 2 was extended along the John Hart Highway all the way through Dawson Creek to the border between B.C. and Alberta at Tupper. In 1953, the section of Highway 2 between Cache Creek and Dawson Creek was given the designation of '97', and the designations of 2 and 97 co-existed until 1962,[2] when the '2' designation was removed from the Cariboo and John Hart Highways.

Route details[edit]

Highway 2 of the present day is 42 km (26 mi) long. It starts in Dawson Creek at its junction with Highway 97, and proceeds southeast for 39 km (24 mi) past the small settlement of Pouce Coupe, to its junction with Highway 52 near Tupper. Highway 2 connects with Alberta Highway 43 at the provincial border, 3 km (2 mi) southeast of Tupper.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

From west to east.[3] The entire route is in the Peace River Regional District.

Locationkm[1]miDestinationsNotes
Dawson Creek0.000.00 Hwy 97 – Chetwynd, Prince George, Fort St. John, WhitehorseHwy 97 north is the Alaska Highway; Hwy 97 south is the John Hart Highway
1.811.1210th StreetTo Alaska Highway Mile zero monument
2.081.29 Hwy 49 east / 8th Street – Spirit RiverRoundabout
4.502.80 To Hwy 97 / 7th StreetDawson Creek bypass; dangerous goods route
9.205.72Rolla Road (Hwy 943:1196) – Rolla, Spirit RiverHwy 943:1196 is unsigned
Pouce Coupe12.177.5650th Avenue, 50th Street
39.5524.58 Hwy 52 west – Tumbler Ridge
41.6225.86Alberta border
Hwy 43 east – Grande Prairie, EdmontonContinues into Alberta
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Landmark Kilometre Inventory (PDF). British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (Report). Cypher Consulting. July 2016. pp. 74–77.
  2. ^ Shell Oil Company; The H.M. Gousha Company (1956). British Columbia - Alberta Map (Map). The H.M. Gousha Company.
  3. ^ a b British Columbia Road Atlas (Map) (2007 ed.). Oshawa, ON: MapArt Publishing Corp. p. 25. ISBN 1-55368-018-9.

External links[edit]

Route map:

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