British Columbia Highway 8
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|Length:||61 km (38 mi)|
|Existed:||1953 – present|
|East end:||BC 5 / BC 97C in Merritt|
|West end:||BC 1 in Spences Bridge|
Highway 8, known as the Nicola Highway, is an alternate route to Highway 97C between Highway 1 and the Coquihalla Highway in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District. Highway 8 was first numbered in 1953, and very little about the highway has changed since that year. Highway 8 follows the Nicola River for 61 km (38 mi) between Lower Nicola, a community just west of Merritt where it meets Highway 97C, west to Spences Bridge, on Highway 1.