Alberta Highway 49

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Alberta Highway 49 shield altNorthern Woods and Water Route

Highway 49
Northern Woods and Water Route

Spirit River Highway
Route information
Length: 272 km (169 mi)
Major junctions
West end: British Columbia border
continues as BC 49
  Hwy 2
Hwy 2A
South end: Hwy 43 at Valleyview
and rural
Saddle Hills County, Spirit River No. 133 M.D., Birch Hills County, Smoky River No. 130 M.D., Greenview No. 16 M.D.
Towns: Spirit River, Falher, Valleyview
Villages: Rycroft
Highway system

Provincial highways in Alberta

Hwy 47 Hwy 50

Alberta Provincial Highway No. 49[1] is a highway in northwest Alberta, Canada. It runs north–south from the Town of Valleyview to the Village of Donnelly, and then east–west to the British Columbia border where it continues as British Columbia Highway 49 to the City of Dawson Creek. In Alberta, Highway 49 has a total length of 270 km (170 mi).

The portion of Highway 49 from Donnelly to the British Columbia is also known as the Spirit River Highway. It also comprises the westernmost segment of Alberta's portion of the Northern Woods and Water Route. After Donnelly, the Northern Woods and Water Route continues eastward along Highway 2 and then Highway 55.[2][3]

Its southernmost section, between Alberta Highway 43 and Alberta Highway 2, is designated as a core route of Canada's National Highway System.

Major intersections[edit]


  1. ^ Provincial Highways Designation Order, Alberta Transportation, p. 8 
  2. ^ Microsoft Corporation Redmond Washington. Microsoft Streets and Tips (Map) (2004 ed.).
  3. ^ "Northern Woods and Water Route, Canada". PlanetWare Inc. 1995–2009. 

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