List of Nova Scotia provincial highways

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This is a list of numbered highways in the province of Nova Scotia.

Arterial (100-series) highways[edit]

See 100-series highways (Nova Scotia)

Historical Note: Nova Scotia's original arterial highway number system had route number signs in the same shape as the U.S. Highway route number signs. These signs are now used for Trunk routes.

Trunk Highways[edit]

A comparison of current highway maps and the 1947 Imperial Oil map of the Maritime Provinces will account for many of the "missing" trunk highways:

  • Trunk 5 has been functionally replaced by Highway 105, with some parts of the previous highway alignment incorporated into Highway 105, and others redesignated as Collector Highways 205 and 305 or as un-numbered roads, particularly "Old Route 5" on Boularderie Island. Note that the latter is a name not a provincial route number.
  • Trunk 9, which ran from Parrsboro to Apple River, has been incorporated into Collector Highway 209.
  • Trunk 11 has been redesignated as Collector Highway 311.
  • Trunk 15 has been redesignated as Collector Highway 215.
  • Trunk 17 has been redesignated as Collector Highway 217.
  • Trunk 18 has been redesignated as Collector Highway 318.
  • Trunk 21, which ran from Oxford to Port Philip, has been incorporated into Collector Highway 321.
  • Trunk 24 has been redesignated as Collector Highway 224.
  • Trunk 30 (former usage) was redesignated as Collector Highway 330, on Cape Sable Island.
  • Trunk 31 has been redesignated as Collector Highway 331.
  • Trunk 32 (former usage) has been redesignated as Collector Highway 332.
  • Trunk 33 (former usage) has been redesignated as Collector Highway 333.
  • Trunk 34 has been redesignated as Collector Highway 334.
  • Trunk 35 has been redesignated as Collector Highway 335.
  • Trunk 40 has been redesignated as Collector Highway 340.

These changes are also visible in comparison to the 1955 Major Roads historical map on the Atlas of Canada website. [1]

Collector Highways[edit]

View of Route 201 outside Bridgetown.

Scenic Routes[edit]

Local roads[edit]

There is also an extensive system of unnumbered local roads in Nova Scotia, many of which are similar in construction, surface and dimension to the numbered collector highways. Examples of such un-numbered roads are: