Alberta Highway 22

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Alberta Highway 22 shield Alberta Highway 22 Cowboy Trail shield

Highway 22
Cowboy Trail
Route information
Length: 584 km (363 mi)
Major junctions
From: Hwy 3 (Crowsnest Highway) near Lundbreck
To: Hwy 18 near Mayerthorpe
Location
Specialized
and rural
municipalities:
Pincher Creek No. 9 M.D., Ranchland No. 26 M.D., Foothills No. 31 M.D., Rocky View County, Mountain View County, Clearwater County, Wetaskiwin No. 10 County, Brazeau County, Parkland County, Yellowhead County, Lac Ste. Anne County
Towns: Black Diamond, Turner Valley, Cochrane, Sundre, Rocky Mountain House, Drayton Valley, Mayerthorpe
Villages: Longview, Cremona, Caroline
Highway system

Provincial highways in Alberta

Hwy 21 Hwy 22X

Alberta Provincial Highway No. 22[1] is a north-south highway in Alberta, Canada. The highway has been billed as the Cowboy Trail, since it passes through a lot of ranch country. The highway generally follows the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains.

Southbound, north of Sundre

Highway 22 starts at the Crowsnest Highway (Highway 3) between Pincher Creek and the Crowsnest Pass. It then goes north through Longview, Black Diamond, Turner Valley, and Millarville. The highway then jogs west at Highway 22X. About 30 km (19 mi) later, it turns north again and passes through the Hamlet of Bragg Creek where Highway 22X ends. Highway 22 continues north past the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1) west of Calgary, north through the Town of Cochrane, the Hamlet of Cochrane Lake, and the Village of Cremona to Highway 27.

The highway continues in a generally northward direction (with a number of westward jogs), passing through Sundre, Caroline, Rocky Mountain House and Drayton Valley until it intersects Highway 16 (Yellowhead Highway) at Entwistle approximately 85 km (53 mi) west of Edmonton). After a 8 km (5.0 mi) jog to the west, it continues north to cross Highway 43 at Town of Mayerthorpe, where it terminates 7 km north of the town at Highway 18.

Major intersections[edit]

From south to north:

km Description
0 Hwy 3 – Lethbridge, Cowley, Crowsnest Pass
Highway 22 begins
24 Crosses Oldman River
44 Hwy 520 east – Claresholm, Barons
71 Hwy 533 east – Nanton, Vulcan
Chain Lakes Provincial Park located just west of highway
82 Hwy 532 west – Don Getty Wildland Provincial Park
96 Hwy 540 east – Pekisko
109 Longview
Crosses the Highwood River
111 Hwy 541 west – Elbow-Sheep Wildland Provincial Park
118 Hartell
Hwy 543 east – High River
128 Black Diamond
Hwy 7 east – Okotoks, Aldersyde
Highway 22 turns west
132 Turner Valley
Hwy 546 west
Highway 22 continues north
143 Hwy 549 west – Millarville
Begin Highway 549 concurrence
146 Hwy 549 east – Okotoks
End Highway 549 concurrence
159 Hwy 22X east – Calgary
Highway 22 turns west near Priddis
185 Hwy 66 west – Little Elbow recreation area
Hwy 762 south – Millarville
Highway 22 continues north
189 Bragg Creek
Hwy 758 south – Bragg Creek Provincial Park
194 Passes the resort community of Redwood Meadows
199 Hwy 8 east – Calgary (Glenmore Trail)
207 Hwy 1 (Exit 161/161A) – Calgary, Banff
217 Crosses the Bow River and enters Cochrane
219 Hwy 1A – Calgary, Canmore
exits Cochrane
228 Hwy 567 east – Airdrie, Irricana
244 Bottrel (2 km west)
Hwy 574 east – Madden, Crossfield
255 Hwy 579 west – Water Valley
259 Cremona
Hwy 580 east – Carstairs
274 Shantz
Hwy 582 east – Didsbury
289 Hwy 27 east – Olds, Torrington, Three Hills
Highway 22 turns west
294 Enters Sundre
Crosses the Little Red Deer River
297 Crosses Red Deer River
298 Hwy 760 south – Bergen
299 Hwy 584 west
Highway 22 continues north and exits Sundre
315 Hwy 587 east – Bowden
332 Hwy 54 east – Innisfail
Highway 22 jogs west
337 Passes through Caroline
345 Hwy 591 west
Highway 22 continues north
371 Hwy 11 east – Sylvan Lake, Red Deer, Stettler
Highway 22 turns west
Begin Highway 11 concurrence
379 Rocky Mountain House
Hwy 11A west / Hwy 752 south
Hwy 598 east – Leslieville
383 Hwy 11 west – Nordegg, Saskatchewan River Crossing
End Highway 11 concurrence
Highway 22 continues north and exits Rocky Mountain House
389 Hwy 12 east – Bentley, Lacombe, Stettler
416 Hwy 53 east – Rimbey, Ponoka
443 Hwy 13 – Alder Flats, Winfield, Wetaskiwin
463 Hwy 616 – Buck Creek, Breton
474 Hwy 39 east – Thorsby, Calmar, Leduc
Highway 22 jogs west
480 Crosses the North Saskatchewan River
485 Hwy 620 west – Lodgepole, Brazeau Reservoir
Highway 22 turns north and passes through Drayton Valley
495 Rocky Rapids
Hwy 621 west – Cynthia
505 Hwy 624 east – Tomahawk
530 Hwy 16 east – Spruce Grove, Edmonton
Hwy 16A west – Entwistle, Evansburg
Highway 22 truns west
Begin Highway 16 concurrence, crosses the Pembina River
538 Hwy 16 west – Edson, Hinton, Jasper
Highway 22 continues north
End Highway 16 concurrence
539 Hwy 16A – Entwistle, Evansburg
571 Hwy 647 west – Anselmo
577 Hwy 43 – Valleyview, Grande Prairie, Edmonton
Highway 22 passes through Mayerthorpe
584 Hwy 18 – Green Court, Barrhead, Westlock
Highway 22 ends
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Provincial Highways Designation Order, Alberta Transportation, p. 5 

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