Numbered highways in Canada

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Highways in Canada's provinces and territories

Numbered highways in Canada are split by province, and a majority are maintained by their province or territory transportation department. All highways in Canada are numbered except for three in the Northwest Territories, and all in Nunavut; one highway in Alberta, one highway in Ontario, two highways in Quebec, and Ontario's 7000 Series, are not marked with their highway number, but have been assigned one by the transportation department. A number of highways in all provinces are better known by locals by their name rather than their number. Some highways have additional letters added to their number, A is typically an alternate route, B is typically a business route, and other letters are used for bypass (truck) routes, connector routes, scenic routes, and spur routes.

See also: Roads in Canada

Classifications[edit]

This is a breakdown of the classifications of highways in each province, and an example shield of each classification where available.

Trans-Canada[edit]

Alberta[edit]

British Columbia[edit]

Manitoba[edit]

New Brunswick[edit]

Newfoundland and Labrador[edit]

Provincial highways in Newfoundland and Labrador are divided into three series'.

  • Main highways
    • Routes 1, 210, 230, 320, 330, 340, 360, 410, 430, 480, 500, and 510
  • Regional roads are numbered by region
    • Route 2-203 — Avalon Peninsula
    • Route 204-205, 230-239 — Bonavista Peninsula
    • Route 210-222 — Burin Peninsula
    • Route 301-346 — Kittiwake Coast, Fogo Island, & Twillingate
    • Route 350-371 — Exploits River Valley & Bay d'Espoir
    • Route 380-392, 410-419 — Baie Verte
    • Route 401, 420-438 — Great Northern Peninsula
    • Route 402-407, 440-490 — Western Newfoundland
    • Route 500-520 — Labrador
  • Local highways are based on intersecting primary routes and numbered with extension (i.e. 210-1)

Nova Scotia[edit]

Ontario[edit]

Prince Edward Island[edit]

Provincial highways in Prince Edward Island are divided into three series'.

  • Route 1-4 — primary highways
  • Route 4-25 — secondary highways
  • Local highways are numbered by county
    • Route 101-199 — Prince County
    • Route 201-299 — Queens County
    • Route 301-399 — Kings County

Quebec[edit]

Saskatchewan[edit]

Northwest Territories[edit]

Yellowknife Highway Shield.svg There are currently eight territorial highways in the Northwest Territories. All eight are named and numbered 1-8. There is also the Tuktoyaktuk Winter Road which extends the Dempster Highway (Highway 8), the Mackenzie Valley winter road system that extends Northwest Territories Highway 1, the Tlicho winter road system extending from the Yellowknife Highway and the Ingraham Trail, and the Dettah Ice Road extending from Yellowknife to the community of Dettah.

Nunavut[edit]

Main article: Highways in Nunavut

There are a number of roads and highways in Nunavut, none are yet numbered.

Yukon[edit]

There are currently fourteen territorial highways in Yukon. All fourteen are named and numbered 1-11, 14-15, & 37.

See also[edit]