Alberta Highway 40

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Alberta Highway 40 shield Alberta Highway 40 Bighorn shield

Highway 40
Bighorn Highway, Kananaskis Trail, Forestry Trunk Road
Route information
Maintained by Alberta Transportation
Length: 734 km (456 mi)
Two sections: 300 km (190 mi) and 434 km (270 mi)
Major junctions
South end: Hwy 3 (Crowsnest Hwy, 20 Ave) in Crowsnest Pass
  Hwy 1
Hwy 1A
Hwy 734
Hwy 47
Hwy 16
North end: Hwy 43 (100 Ave) in Grande Prairie
Location
Specialized
and rural
municipalities:
Crowsnest Pass, Ranchland No. 66 M.D., Kananaskis I.D., Bighorn No. 8 M.D., Rocky View County, Yellowhead County, Greenview No. 16 M.D., County of Grande Prairie No. 1
Major cities: Grande Prairie
Towns: Hinton, Grande Cache
Highway system

Provincial highways in Alberta

Hwy 39 Hwy 41

Alberta Provincial Highway No. 40[1] is a south-north highway located in western Alberta, Canada. It is also named Kananaskis Trail in Kananaskis Improvement District and Bighorn Highway in the M.D. of Bighorn No. 8. It extends from Coleman in the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass northward to the City of Grande Prairie, it currently has two gravel sections.

The first gravel section runs for approximately 102 km (63 mi) from the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass to Highway 541, and is currently marked as Highway 40. The second gravel section, which runs for approximately 293 km (182 mi), through the Rocky Mountains Forest is named Highway 734, also called Forestry Trunk Road. The intention is that one day the entire road will be a continuous paved highway. In the past, other gravel sections were named Highway 940, the 900 series in Alberta is used as temporary names.

Major intersections[edit]

Starting from the south end of Highway 40:

Municipality km Intersecting road Notes Coordinates
Municipality of Crowsnest Pass 0 Hwy 3 (Crowsnest Highway) – Lethbridge, Pincher Creek, Sparwood, Cranbrook Coleman
20 Avenue
Continues as 81 Street
Hwy 40 begins
49°38′11″N 114°29′52″W / 49.63639°N 114.49778°W / 49.63639; -114.49778 (40 km 0000)
Municipal District of Ranchland No. 66 33 Township Road 104A – Bob Creek Wildland Provincial Park 49°51′33″N 114°23′21″W / 49.85917°N 114.38917°W / 49.85917; -114.38917 (40 km 0033)
Kananaskis Improvement District 72 Hwy 532 east – Hwy 22 50°10′47″N 114°28′9″W / 50.17972°N 114.46917°W / 50.17972; -114.46917 (40 km 0072)
105 Hwy 541 east – Longview Crosses Highwood River 50°22′59″N 114°39′5″W / 50.38306°N 114.65139°W / 50.38306; -114.65139 (40 km 0105)
186 Road Kananaskis Village 50°55′56″N 115°7′36″W / 50.93222°N 115.12667°W / 50.93222; -115.12667 (40 km 0186)
201 Hwy 68 east (Sibbald Creek Trail) – Trans-Canada Highway 51°2′24″N 115°1′45″W / 51.04000°N 115.02917°W / 51.04000; -115.02917 (40 km 0201)
M.D. of Bighorn No. 8 209 Hwy 1 east (TCH, Exit 118) – Calgary Grade separated
Hwy 1 concurrency begins
51°6′14″N 115°1′14″W / 51.10389°N 115.02056°W / 51.10389; -115.02056 (40 km 0209)
213 Hwy 1 west (TCH, Exit 114) – Canmore, Banff
Hwy 1X north – Exshaw
Grade separated
Hwy 1 concurrency ends
Hwy 1X concurrency begins
51°4′41″N 115°3′27″W / 51.07806°N 115.05750°W / 51.07806; -115.05750 (40 km 0213)
215 Crosses Bow River 51°5′48″N 115°3′51″W / 51.09667°N 115.06417°W / 51.09667; -115.06417 (40 km 0215)
217 Hwy 1A west (Bow Valley Trail) – Exshaw, Canmore Hwy 1X concurrency ends
Hwy 1A concurrency begins
51°6′9″N 115°5′14″W / 51.10250°N 115.08722°W / 51.10250; -115.08722 (40 km 0217)
237 Road Access to Morley
246 Road Ghost Lake 51°12′36″N 114°45′48″W / 51.21000°N 114.76333°W / 51.21000; -114.76333 (40 km 0246)
Rocky View County 254 Hwy 1A east (Bow Valley Trail) – Cochrane, Calgary Hwy 1A concurrency ends
Forestry Trunk Road concurrency begins
51°13′27″N 114°39′36″W / 51.22417°N 114.66000°W / 51.22417; -114.66000 (40 km 0254)
M.D. of Bighorn No. 8 271 Hummingbird Lane Waiparous 51°17′3″N 114°50′13″W / 51.28417°N 114.83694°W / 51.28417; -114.83694 (40 km 0271)
300 Hwy 579 east – Water Valley, Cremona Begin Highway 734 51°26′57″N 115°2′18″W / 51.44917°N 115.03833°W / 51.44917; -115.03833 (40 km 0300)
Clearwater County 334 Red Deer Forestry Airport 51°39′24″N 115°17′13″W / 51.65667°N 115.28694°W / 51.65667; -115.28694 (40 km 0334)
378 Hwy 584 east – Sundre 51°52′16″N 115°6′17″W / 51.87111°N 115.10472°W / 51.87111; -115.10472 (40 km 0378)
399 Hwy 591 east – Caroline Clearwater River Airport 51°59′7″N 115°14′31″W / 51.98528°N 115.24194°W / 51.98528; -115.24194 (40 km 0399)
425 Hwy 752 north – Rocky Mountain House 52°4′30″N 115°30′3″W / 52.07500°N 115.50083°W / 52.07500; -115.50083 (40 km 0425)
456 Ram Falls Provincial Park 52°5′10″N 115°50′37″W / 52.08611°N 115.84361°W / 52.08611; -115.84361 (40 km 0456)
515 Hwy 11 – Red Deer, Rocky Mountain House, Saskatchewan River Crossing Nordegg 52°28′33″N 116°6′25″W / 52.47583°N 116.10694°W / 52.47583; -116.10694 (40 km 0515)
Yellowhead County 583 Road Elk River I.R. 233 52°55′49″N 116°33′34″W / 52.93028°N 116.55944°W / 52.93028; -116.55944 (40 km 0583)
593 Crosses Lovett River End Highway 734 52°59′14″N 116°38′12″W / 52.98722°N 116.63667°W / 52.98722; -116.63667 (40 km 0593)
626 Hwy 47 north – Robb, Edson Coalspur 53°10′17″N 117°0′27″W / 53.17139°N 117.00750°W / 53.17139; -117.00750 (40 km 0626)
633 Road Mercoal 53°9′29″N 117°5′19″W / 53.15806°N 117.08861°W / 53.15806; -117.08861 (40 km 0633)
635 Crosses McLeod River 53°8′21″N 117°6′16″W / 53.13917°N 117.10444°W / 53.13917; -117.10444 (40 km 0635)
654 Road South to Cadomin 53°3′13″N 117°19′3″W / 53.05361°N 117.31750°W / 53.05361; -117.31750 (40 km 0654)
659 Luscar 53°4′10″N 117°23′59″W / 53.06944°N 117.39972°W / 53.06944; -117.39972 (40 km 0659)
678 Crosses Gregg River 53°12′15″N 117°29′44″W / 53.20417°N 117.49556°W / 53.20417; -117.49556 (40 km 0678)
701 Hwy 16 east (Yellowhead Highway) – Hinton, Edson, Edmonton Hwy 16 concurrency begins 53°22′13″N 117°38′14″W / 53.37028°N 117.63722°W / 53.37028; -117.63722 (40 km 0701)
703 Hwy 16 west (Yellowhead Highway) – Jasper, Prince George, Kamloops Hwy 16 concurrency ends 53°21′25″N 117°39′23″W / 53.35694°N 117.65639°W / 53.35694; -117.65639 (40 km 0703)
708 Crosses Athabasca River 53°22′39″N 117°41′50″W / 53.37750°N 117.69722°W / 53.37750; -117.69722 (40 km 0708)
726 Road William A. Switzer Provincial Park 53°29′25″N 117°49′36″W / 53.49028°N 117.82667°W / 53.49028; -117.82667 (40 km 0726)
739 Crosses Wildhay River 53°33′32″N 117°55′14″W / 53.55889°N 117.92056°W / 53.55889; -117.92056 (40 km 0739)
767 Crosses Little Berland River 53°40′42″N 118°14′30″W / 53.67833°N 118.24167°W / 53.67833; -118.24167 (40 km 0767)
779 Crosses Berland River 53°45′41″N 118°21′22″W / 53.76139°N 118.35611°W / 53.76139; -118.35611 (40 km 0779)
Municipal District of Greenview No. 16 805 Road Pierre Gray's Lakes Provincial Park 53°54′31″N 118°37′0″W / 53.90861°N 118.61667°W / 53.90861; -118.61667 (40 km 0805)
810 Forestry Trunk Road Alternate (gravel) route north at Muskeg River
Forestry Trunk Road concurrency ends
53°55′29″N 118°40′22″W / 53.92472°N 118.67278°W / 53.92472; -118.67278 (40 km 0810)
819 Crosses Muskeg River Grande Cache Airport 53°55′32″N 118°48′58″W / 53.92556°N 118.81611°W / 53.92556; -118.81611 (40 km 0819)
841 Hoppe Avenue, 100 Avenue Grande Cache 53°53′19″N 119°6′52″W / 53.88861°N 119.11444°W / 53.88861; -119.11444 (40 km 0841)
846 Crosses Smoky River 53°53′30″N 119°9′53″W / 53.89167°N 119.16472°W / 53.89167; -119.16472 (40 km 0846)
931 Crosses Kakwa River 54°25′15″N 118°33′14″W / 54.42083°N 118.55389°W / 54.42083; -118.55389 (40 km 0931)
960 Crosses Cutbank River 54°38′6″N 118°41′7″W / 54.63500°N 118.68528°W / 54.63500; -118.68528 (40 km 0960)
1016 Hwy 666 west – Grovedale Grade separated 55°4′18″N 118°48′46″W / 55.07167°N 118.81278°W / 55.07167; -118.81278 (40 km 1016)
County of Grande Prairie No. 1 1017 Crosses Wapiti River 55°4′18″N 118°48′12″W / 55.07167°N 118.80333°W / 55.07167; -118.80333 (40 km 1017)
1021 Hwy 668 east – Resources Road Township Road 710, 37 Avenue 55°6′45″N 118°49′14″W / 55.11250°N 118.82056°W / 55.11250; -118.82056 (40 km 1021)
City of Grande Prairie 1027 Hwy 43, Township Road 714, 100 Avenue West to Grande Prairie Airport & Beaverlodge
East to downtown
Hwy 40 ends
Continues as Hwy 43, 108 Street, east to Valleyview
Continues as Hwy 2 north to Sexsmith
55°10′14″N 118°49′14″W / 55.17056°N 118.82056°W / 55.17056; -118.82056 (40 km 1027)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  •       Closed/former
  •       Concurrency terminus

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Provincial Highways Designation Order, Alberta Transportation, p. 7 

External links[edit]