Saskatchewan Highway 2

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Highway 2
Segments: Veterans Memorial Highway / CanAm Highway
Route information
Length: 809 km[1] (503 mi)
Major junctions
South end: MT 24 at U.S.-Canadian border at Opheim, Montana - Port of West Poplar River, Saskatchewan
 

Hwy 1
Hwy 11
Hwy 16
Hwy 5
Hwy 41
Hwy 3

Hwy 55
North end: Hwy 102 in La Ronge
Location
Rural
municipalities:
Old Post, Poplar Valley, Willow Bunch, Stonehenge, Lake of the Rivers, Sutton, Lake Johnston, Terrell, Baildon, Moose Jaw, Marquis, Dufferin, Sarnia, Big Arm, Wood Creek, Wood Creek, Wood River, Morris, Colonsay, Bayne, Hoodoo, Fish Creek, Hoodoo, St. Louis, Prince Albert, Buckland, Paddockwood, Lakeland, Northern Administration District
Major cities: Moose Jaw, Prince Albert
Highway system

Provincial highways in Saskatchewan

Hwy 1 Hwy 3

Highway 2 is a provincial highway in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. It is the longest Saskatchewan Highway, at 809 km (503 mi). The highway is partially divided and undivided.[2] However, only about 18 kilometres (11 mi) near Moose Jaw, 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) near Chamberlain, and 21 kilometres (13 mi) near Prince Albert are divided highway. Highway 2 is a major north-south route, beginning at the Canadian-American border at the Port of West Poplar River, and Opheim, Montana customs checkpoints. Montana Highway 24 continues south. The town of La Ronge delimits the northern terminus with Highway 102 continuing north. It passes through the major cities of Moose Jaw in the south and Prince Albert in the north. Highway 2 overlaps Highway 11 between the towns of Chamberlain and Findlater. This 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) section of road is a wrong-way concurrency. The highway ends at La Ronge, where it becomes Highway 102.

The highway started as a graded road in the 1920s which followed the grid lines of the early survey system and was maintained by early homesteaders of each rural municipality. Paving projects of the 1950s created all weather roads. Technological advances have paved the way for cost-effective methods of improvements to highway surfaces to meet the wear and tear of increased tourist and commercial highway traffic. The stretch of Highway 2 from Moose Jaw to Prince Albert was designated in 2005 as Veterans Memorial Highway. The designation coincided with Veterans Week 2005.[3] The CanAm Highway[4] comprises Saskatchewan Highways 35, 39, 6, 3, and 2.[5]

Route description[edit]

Highway 11-2 intersection

Saskatchewan Highway 2 departs the Canada–United States border in a northerly direction. Montana Highway 24 continues in a southerly direction in the United States. The United States border crossing is in Opheim, Montana and the Canadian is at West Poplar River.[6]

Nearby there are campgrounds available, and a point of information regarding the crossing of Poplar River.[7] The area is rich in history, this is the Big Muddy Badlands area which featured the hideouts of outlaws and rum runners of the nineteenth and early twentieth century.[8][9] This area remained above the Quaternary age ice sheets, being pushed and folded by the glacier movement resulting in glaciotectonic hills.[10] The highway winds up, down and around these hills along the way.[11] The Big Muddy Badlands are within the Missouri Coteau.[11] At km 12.2 the highway reaches Kildeer, and the intersection with Highway 18. Access to Wood Mountain Post Provincial Historical Park is obtained by following Highway 18 north for 17.4 kilometres (10.8 mi). This section of Highway 2 begins as a Class 4 highway and is under the jurisdiction of the Saskatchewan Highways and Transportation (SHT) South West Transportation Planning Council.[12][13] The highway is a secondary weight highway with a thin membrane surface type as it only has an average of 390 vehicles per day (vpd) according to the 2007 Average Annual Daily Traffic (AADT) count which was taken north of Rockglen.[14][15][16] Highway 2 begins a concurrency with Highway 18 in a northeasterly direction.[1] Alfalfa and alfalfa mixtures, hay and fodder crops and spring wheat are the main crops in Old Post rural municipality (RM).[17] There is a point of information at km 42.3.[7] This area is known as the Wood Mountain Uplands where there are mining endeavours undertaken such as coal, bentonite, kaolinitic and ceramic clays.[18][19] Paleontological digs have uncovered a 63-million-year-old sea turtle which has been excavated in the Killdeer region.[20] Rockglen is located at km 49.7, and Highway 2 now extends in a northerly direction again. Rockglen (Population 450 in 2001 and 360 in 2006 ) and Assiniboia ( 2,483 in 2001 and 2,305 in 2006 ) are the two largest centers between the border and the city of Moose Jaw.[21] This geographical region of Highway 2 from Rockglen to Assiniboia has been upgraded to a Class 3 highway as it carries approximately 800 vehicles per day counted to the south of Assiniboia.[13][16] Therefore the surface type before Assiniboia is a granular road surface which is a structural pavement with a hot mix surface coating. The highway type, surface, maintenance and construction projects are looked after by the SHS South Central Traffic Planning Committee.[12][15] Fife Lake is located to the north east of the highway.[1] The St. Victor Petroglyph Historic Park is located just to the west of Highway 2 by 10.4 kilometres (6.5 mi). These unique petroglyph features carved into the sandstone are slowly disappearing.[22][23]

Assiniboia approach

At 104.8 kilometres (65.1 mi) is the town of Assiniboia where 1,260 vpd results in the highway designated as an asphalt concrete (AS) Class 2 primary weight highway all the way to Moose Jaw.[13][14][16][24] Junction with Highway 13, the Redcoat Trail occurs at km 106.4, providing access to Lafleche. Vantage is located to the west of the highway along this stretch, with access provided at km 129.2. Mossbank is located at the intersection with Highway 718. Here is the southeast portion of Old Wives Lake, which is a part of the Chaplin, Old Wives Lake, Reed Lakes (Hemispheric) - Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN) Site, a designated Hemispheric Shorebird Reserve Network, protecting three saline lakes, saline and freshwater marshes.[1][25][26] Ardill is located near the northern extremity of Lake of the Rivers. Highway 36 is located at km 176.4, which provides access to Crestwynd, and the Jean Louis Legare Regional Park.[7] At km 184.5, is the junction with Highway 716 west providing access to Briercrest.[1]

Veteran's Memorial Highway[edit]

Between Moose Jaw and Chamberlain runs through the Qu'Appelle Valley across Buffalo Pound Lake.

The home of the Snowbirds, the Canadian Forces 431 Air Demonstration Squadron is at CFB Moose Jaw, Bushell Park at the km 204.4 junction with Highway 363. Before entering the city of Moose Jaw is a 18 kilometres (11 mi) divided or twinned highway section. The city of Moose Jaw does not have a circle drive, and highway 2 goes through the centre of the city. Moose Jaw, a city of 32,132 features large roadside attractions such as Capone's Car, Moose Family and Mac the moose.[27][28] Temple Gardens Mineral Spa Resort,[29] Tunnels of Moose Jaw,[30] and History of Transportation Western Development Museum.[31] are major sites of interest of this city.[32]

Downtown Moose Jaw

The Saskatchewan Highway 1 intersection with Highway 2 is north of Moose Jaw. At km 230.9, access to Buffalo Pound Provincial Park is provided to the east of Highway 2 by traveling another 11.8 kilometres (7.3 mi).[7] Access to the small town of Tuxford is provided at km 232.8, at the Highway 42 junction. The SHS Central Area Transportation Planning Committee monitors this primary weight highway between Moose Jaw and Meacham.[12] Between the two national highway systems of the Trans Canada Saskatchewan Highway 1 and Saskatchewan Highway 11, Highway 2 is also designated as a Class 1 AC national connector highway.[13][14][15][16][33][34] There is a point of information on the south side of the Qu'Appelle Valley, km 246.3.[1] A second point of information is on the northern bank of the Qu'Appelle Valley at km 250.0.[7] Buffalo Pound Lake, a eutrophic prairie lake was formed by glaciation 10,000 years ago. At the junction of highway 11, is the town of Chamberlain where the highway which travels north begins a southeast 11.4 kilometres (7.1 mi) wrong-way concurrency at Chamberlain. Whre these two national highways overlap, a divided highway segment handles the AADT which is about 4500 vpd.[16][33] There is a rest area at km 281.1 south of Chamberlain with an historical marker. To the west of the highway are afforded views of the Arm River valley. At km 276.1, the highway takes a sharp turn to continue north as it leaves the Highway 11 concurrency.[1] After the concurrency, Highway 2 is a class 3 AC primary weight highway until Watrous.[13][14][15][16] The junction of Highway 733 in 11.5 kilometres (7.1 mi) provides access to Last Mountain Lake (Long Lake) traveling east. Holdfast is accessed at the Highway 732 junction. Penzance is east of the highway at km 305.0, where Highway 732 turns north, forming the beginning of a 18.2 kilometres (11.3 mi) concurrency. Liberty is a small community at km 320.5.[1] Located near Stalwart is the Stalwart National Wildlife Area, a wetlands region.[35] Watertown (1903–1910) provides easy access to Etter's Beach on Long Lake. The settlers of Watertown established a post office named Harkness Post Office, Assiniboia, North West Territories. With the arrival of the rail, the village became known as Imperial. The town of Imperial is the largest center west of Last Mountain Lake with a population around 300 and an AADT of close to 650 vpd.[16][21][36] The village of Simpson is also along the highway which runs parallel to Last Mountain Lake. There are several roadside turnouts to access Last Mountain Lake from Highway 2.[1] The Last Mountain Lake Sanctuary was the first federal bird sanctuary.[37] Highway 15 provides access to Nokomis to the east, and Kenaston to the west.[7]

Tuxford signage

The small hamlet of Amazon is located before Watrous. Watrous is a tourist destination due to its proximity to Manitou Beach and the ehdorheic Little Manitou Lake. Watrous, in the Land of Living Waters, is a tourist destination due to its proximity to Manitou Beach, home of the world famous Mineral Spa and Danceland dance hall (known as the "Home of the World Famous Dance Floor Built on Horsehair").[38][39] The AADT near this tourist town of 1,800 people raises to about 1,250 vpd which ranks it as a class 2 highway.[16][21] Highway 2 continues in a northwest direction to circumnavigate around Little Manitou until it gets to the Young and the junction of Highway 670.[1] Young and Zelma were two communities that were part of the alphabet railway of the Canadian National Railway (CNR).[40] The Yellowhead Highway is at km 426.3. Colonsay is located to the west, and Plunkett to the east.[1] Colonsay is the location of one of several potash mines in Saskatchewan, a major employer of the region. Potash evaporites were laid down during the geological formation of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.[41] The SHS North Central Transportation Planning Committee tends to highway maintenance and construction decisions north of the Yellowhead highway.[12] Highway 2 from the Yellowhead through to Prince Albert is a class 2 primary weight AC highway.[13][14][15][33] Over 1,000 vehicles travel Highway 2 between Watrous and Meacham, and of these less than 100 of them are trucks. The majority of commercial trucks near the Highway 2 and 5 intersection travel Highway 5. The AADT after the intersection is under 350 vpd.[16]

Highway 5 provides access to the city of Saskatoon, the largest city in the province. There is a 5.6 kilometres (3.5 mi) concurrency between Highway 5 and 2 upon which there are close to 2,000 vpd.[16] Highway 5 east provides access to the city of Humboldt. Meacham at km 442.0 is located in the Aspen Parkland ecoregion.[42] Throughout the Aspen Parkland ecoregion are trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides ) bluffs (small islands or shelter belts) within the prairie region.[43] Deer and other large ungulates are a hazard to traffic resulting in potential animal or human deaths, especially in the autumn mating months or when deer are searching for feeding grounds in the spring. The defense mechanism of deer in the face of a threat is to freeze. There are over 3,500 deer - auto collisions per year in Saskatchewan.[44] A number of measures have been implemented to increase awareness such as fencing, feeding programs, automobile whistles.[45] Deer mirrors along the edges of highways were installed for reducing deer-vehicle collisions.[46] The Wildlife Warning System is triggered by highway vehicles, setting off lights, sounds and or odours ahead of the approaching vehicle to frighten away animals. Some systems that detect vehicles, where others detect large animals and sets off a warning system to drivers of vehicles alerting them that an animal is on or near the highway ahead of time.[44][47][48] The junction with Highway 27 occurs at km 468.0 providing access west to the village of Prud'homme and off to the east is Muskiki Lake. Cudworth is located at the Highway 777 intersection, bearing east on highway 777 provides access to Middle Lake.[1] The intersection of Highway 41 is located at Wakaw, which features a golf course, campground and recreation site at Wakaw Lake. The community considered a proposal to construct a canal between the lake and the town to be developed into a marina - resort - tourism area.[49] Traffic around this tourist town of 864 increases between 650 to 1050 vpd.[16]

Two way highway ends near Chamberlain

At the junction of Highway 25 is the town of St. Louis where there is a historical paranormal phenomenon called the St. Louis Light or the St. Louis Ghost Train.[50][51] Domremy, located at the junction of Highway 320 and Highway 225, constructed a park to commemorate the province's centennial celebrations. Highway 225 provides access to the Batoche National Historical Site, which was the site of the last stand of Metis rights activist Louis Riel prior to his subsequent trial and death in 1885.[52] The village of Hoey is located at km 529.6.[1] St. Louis was recently the site of the discovery[53] of a large archaeological site[54] of aboriginal artifacts.[55]

Arm River Rest Area

The South Saskatchewan River is crossed at this point via the St. Louis Bridge. Traffic around St. Louis averaged about 1,500 and escalates to 6,000 after the junction with the Highway 11, the Louis Riel Trail occurs just south of Prince Albert at km 562.9.[16]

CanAm Highway[edit]

Highway 3 joins with Highway 2 at km 568.4, becoming a concurrency for 1.6 kilometres (0.99 mi) After crossing the North Saskatchewan River the concurrency of Highway 2 and 3 end at the interchange with Highway 55. There is a 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) divided or twinned highway segment north of Prince Albert. Highway 2 continues northward as an AC primary weight CanAm international highway from this point northward taking over from the highway 3 segment.[1][14][33] Prince Albert, a city of over 34,000, is a part of the boreal transition ecoregion, agricultural fields and forested areas border the highway rural areas.[56][57][58] At km 593.9, Highway 2 meets with the intersection of Highway 325. To the northwest of this intersection is Little Red River Indian Reserve 106C and Montreal Lake 106B Indian Reserves. Christopher Lake is at the km 610.0 junction of Highway 791 east and Highway 263 west. Highway 263 provides access to the Prince Albert National Park.[1]

Junction 42 Chamberlain ahead Saskatchewan Highway 2 (north); Central Butte turn left, (West) Saskatchewan Highway 42 Road Signage.

This ecoregion is a part of the mid-boreal upland. At km 646.9, Highway 2 meets with Highway 264 which provides access to Waskesiu Lake in the Prince Albert National Park. At km 660.5 there is an intersection with Highway 969, another access to the Park westerly, and eastern access to Montreal Lake 106 Indian Reserve. There are fewer roads in the southern boreal forest. Highway 2 makes the next highway connection at km 693.1 with Highway 916.[1]

There are over 10,000 lakes across Saskatchewan, with the main lake region being north of the tree line in the Canadian Shield.[59] Montreal Lake is located west of Highway 2, its northern shores near Weyakwin at km 716.2, then at km 758.5 Highway 2 meets with Highway 165 which travels north to Morin Lake 217 Indian Reserve. Lac la Ronge 156 Indian Reserve is at km 805.9 before the ending terminus in the northern boreal forest at La Ronge and the junction with Highway 102.[1]

History[edit]

From 1876, the South Saskatchewan river crossing at St. Louis was via ferry. In 1912, the railway built a rail bridge across the river, and in 1928, the vehicle lanes were added.[60][60] After 1907, the highway was constructed south of Chamberlain and reached Buffalo Pound. At this time two horse scrapers and walking plows were the implements of road construction technology. This highway received an improvement in 1926 which then used an elevating grader, 16 horses and a dump wagon.[61]

The Saskatchewan Highway Act was established in 1922, in compliance with the 1919 Canadian highway act. At the initial stages of the Saskatchewan Highway Act, 10 miles (16 km) of highway were gravel and the rest were earth roads. The road allowances were laid out as a part of the Dominion Land survey system for homesteading.[62][63] In 1929, the R.M. of Wood Creek #281 conducted roadwork with three graders, 53 slush scrapers, 15 wheel scrapers and five ploughs.[64] Development of highways began in the 1920s and was virtually halted in the depression years of the 1930s. Early homesteaders, such as John Abrey, would do road maintenance work themselves in this era. In the 1930s seeing a car was rare, Alexander Black remembers taking 150 bushels on a grain tank with a four horse hitch. When they reached highway 2, the horses bolted through town until they snagged on the railway switch by the elevators.[65] Travel along the Provincial Highway 5 before the 1940s would have been traveling on the square following the township road allowances, barbed wire fencing and rail lines. As the surveyed township roads were the easiest to travel, the first highway was designed on 90-degree, right-angle corners as the distance traversed the prairie along range roads and township roads.[66]

The two industrial revolutions first and second combined with advancements made during the war years resulted in the largest impetus in highway construction of all weather roads following World War II.[67] The creation of the highway south of Chamberlain to Moose Jaw was completed in 1953. Paving projects followed within a short time period.[61] In 1955 parts of Highway 2 were already paved; Between Vantage and Tuxford, either side of Moose Jaw; north of Watrous along the Little Manitou Lake shoreline; and north of the junction with Highway 27 to Montreal Lake, either side of Prince Albert.[68] In 1956 a North-South International Highway proposal regarding a highway between El Paso, Texas, and LaRonge via Wakaw was discussed. The CanAm Highway northern segment into La Ronge finished construction in 1977; however, the CanAm didn't go through Wakaw, rather it comprised several different routes making the CanAm. Highway 2, which does go through Wakaw, does link to the CanAm highway at Prince Albert when Highway 2 becomes the last portion of the CanAm highway.[69] In 1952, Highway 2 was re-routed; rather than winding its way through the town of Wakaw, the highway's new route went straight along the western limit of town.[69]:93

Agriculture is Saskatchewan's main industry and taking grain to elevators was first accomplished by horse and cart, to be replaced around World War I by truck travel. Long haul trucking flourished between 1950 and 1970. Since the 1970s, 17 times the number of grain trucks and 95 percent of goods transported now are hauled by truck across the Saskatchewan.[70]

In 1999, the granular pavement section of Highway 2 south of Watrous was tested with a cold in-place recycling or “CIR” method to rehabilitate highways. This CIR process is a cost-effective method which recycles the top surface of a road. This pulverized material is mixed with asphalt emulsion and spread and compacted back onto the highway surface. This surface is then recovered with a new seal dependent on traffic volume.[71]

In 2001, 6.6 kilometres (4.1 mi) were resurfaced near the Cudworth access road, as well 3.7 kilometres (2.3 mi) km north of the Highway 27 junction. "Highway 2 near Cudworth has seen an increase in truck traffic that is leading to deterioration on this highway...It's important to keep our highways in good driving condition to ensure the safety of the travelling public." -Highways and Transportation Minister Maynard Sonntag.[72] As recently as 2002, this section of Highway 2 was improved 10.4 kilometres (6.5 mi) south of the Yellowhead. At km 398.1 is access to Zelma.[7] 'Highway 2 has seen an increase in truck traffic, leading to wear and tear on this highway...We are paving a section of this highway as it has deteriorated over the past number of years. Saskatchewan Highways and Transportation is working hard to fix roads across the province to improve driver safety. - " Highways and Transportation Minister Mark Wartman[73]

Veterans Memorial Highway[edit]

Veterans Memorial Highway is the official name of Highway 2 between Moose Jaw and Prince Albert.

Sk Hwy 2 at Buffalo Pound Lake

As a tribute to Saskatchewan veterans, Premier Lorne Calvert, Highways and Transportation Minister Eldon Lautermilch and Past Provincial President of the Royal Canadian Legion, Saskatchewan Command, John Henderson together unveiled the new highway sign on November 10, 2005. The ceremony was held during veteran's week, November 5–11th, and also commemorates The Year of the Veteran, 2005.[74] The highway designation coincides with Veterans Week (November 5–11) and was one of several significant honours bestowed to veterans in 2005, The Year of the Veteran. The Year of the Veteran commemorates the 60th Anniversary of the end of the World War II.[75] The Royal Canadian Legion, Saskatchewan Command and Saskatchewan Remembers Committee came together to select this particular highway of Saskatchewan because of the history of a military presence along the route. Royal Canadian Legion branches are located at Moose Jaw, Penance - Holdfast, Young - Zelma, Watrous, Simpson, and Prince Albert. A military history museum is located at the Watrous, as well military memorabilia is held at Prince Albert Royal Canadian Legion branch. Moose Jaw Royal Canadian Air Force RCAF and 15 Wing military base is located 5.5 kilometres (3.4 mi) south-southwest of Moose Jaw.[76]

CanAm Highway[edit]

The northern 176.3 miles (283.7 km) of Saskatchewan Highway 2 contribute to the CanAm Highway. The Highway 2 segment designated as the CanAm Highway is located between Prince Albert and La Ronge.[1]

Hwy 2 at Bethune Lake dam of the Qu'Appelle River

The entire length of the CanAm Highway route is 4,122 kilometres (2,561 mi) and extends from El Paso, TX at Mexican Border (MX 45) to La Ronge at the Saskatchewan Highway 2 - SK 102 intersection. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) super corridors connect Mexico, United States, and Canada. The CanAm highway was a concept that began in the 1920s.[77] A stretch of highway between Amazon and Watrous is slated for maintenance between 208 and 2009, as well as the Highway 5 - Highway 2 concurrency which carries about 2,000 vpd on average through the year. Also the 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) segment between Highways 264 and 969 is a 2008-09 maintenance project.[16][34]

Intersections from south to north[edit]

Rural municipality Location km[1] Mile Destinations Notes
Old Post Opheim 0 0 Township Road 11 Continues southward as Montana State Highway 24
Killdeer 12 7 Hwy 18 west – Wood Mountain, Val Marie, Climax
Township Road 20
Concurrency with Highway 18 east begins
concurrency turns east
Canopus 27 17 Township Road 31/Range Road 3023
Quantock 36 22 Range Road 3014
Poplar Valley   43 27 Range Road 2305
Rockglen 49 30 Hwy 18 east – Coronach, Minton, Estevan
Range Road 2303
Concurrency with Highway 18 east ends
Highway 2 turns north
Community Lisieux 63 39 Township Road 41
Willow Bunch   65 40 Township Road 42
  70.1 43.6
705
MunicipalRoadSign.jpg
Hwy 705 / Township Road 50
Scout Lake 72 45 Township Road 51
Old Post   80 50 Township Road 60
Stonehenge   84 52 Township Road 62
  87 54 Victor Access Road / Township Road 64
  90 56 Township Road 70
Lake of the Rivers   95 59 Township Road 72
  101 63 Township Road 80
Assiniboia 103 64 Hwy 13 east – Weyburn, Carlyle, Redvers Hwy 2 turns west
Concurrency with Hwy 13 west begins
Concurrency turns north shortly after it begins
104.3 64.8 Hwy 13 west – Cadillac, Shaunavon, Robsart
717
MunicipalRoadSign.jpg
Hwy 717
Concurrency with Hwy 13 west ends
Stonehenge   105.8 65.7
Congress 117 73 Township Road 94
Sutton   120 75 Township Road 3010 / Township Road 100
  123 76 Township Road 102
Vantage 126 78 Township Road 104
  130 81 Hwy 43 west – Gravelbourg
Township Road 110
Highway 2 turns northeast
Lake Johnston   134 83 Township Road 2301
  137 85
718
MunicipalRoadSign.jpg
Hwy 718 / Range Road 2300
Ardill 146 91 Range Road 2291
148 92
715
MunicipalRoadSign.jpg
Hwy 715 / Range Road 2290
Terrell   166 103 Township Road 125/ Range Road 2274
Baildon   175 109 Hwy 36 south – Crane Valley, Coronach Highway 2 turns north
Moose Jaw   197 122 Township Road 160
City Moose Jaw 205 127 Coteau Street West/Coteau Street East Beginning Veterans Memorial Highway segment
208 129 Hwy 363 west – Hodgeville
Main Street North/Manitoba Street West
212 132 Hwy 1 (TCH) – Calgary, Swift Current, Regina, Winnipeg
Moose Jaw   220 137 Township Road 175 Leave Moose Jaw
Town Tuxford 234 145 Hwy 202 east – Buffalo Pound Provincial Park
Township Road 190
Highway 2 turns northwest
235 146 Hwy 42 west – Central Butte, Lucky Lake Highway 2 turns north
Marquis   236 147 Range Road 2270
Dufferin   251 156 Range Road 2264
Sarnia   264 164 Township 220
Town Chamberlain 268 167 Hwy 11 north – Davidson, Dundurn, Saskatoon Highway 2 turns southeast
Concurrency with Highway 11 south begins
Sarnia   270 168 Range Road 2263
Dufferin   277 172 Range Road 2254
  279 173 Hwy 11 south – Lumsden, Regina Highway 2 turns north
Concurrency with Highway 11 south ends
Sarnia   286 178
733
MunicipalRoadSign.jpg
Hwy 733
Holdfast 296 184
732
MunicipalRoadSign.jpg
Hwy 732/Township 232
South end of concurrency with Highway 732
  306 190
732
MunicipalRoadSign.jpg
Hwy 732
North end of concurrency with Highway 732
Town Penzance 308 191 Township Road 244
Big Arm   312 194 Township Road 252
Town Liberty 317 197 Township Road 253
Big Arm   319 198
749
MunicipalRoadSign.jpg
Hwy 749 / Township Road 254
Town Stalwart 327 203 Township Road 263
Big Arm   329 204 Township Road 264
339 211
747
MunicipalRoadSign.jpg
Highway 747 / Township Road 274
Town Imperial 341 212 Township Road 275
Wood Creek   342 213 Township Road 280
Town Simpson 352 219 Township 290
Wood Creek   359 223 Hwy 15 – Outlook, Kenaston, Nokomis
Town Amazon 363 226 Township Road 301
Wood River   366 227 Township 302
Morris   372 231 Township 310
Town Watrous 377 234 Hwy 365 north – Plunkett Highway 2 turns northwest
Morris   380 236 Township Road 320
Town Young 402 250
670
MunicipalRoadSign.jpg
Hwy 670 / Township Road 324
Morris   404 251
763
MunicipalRoadSign.jpg
Hwy 763 / Township Road 320
Highway 2 turns north
Zelma access road.
Colonsay   415 258 Township Road 340
Town Neely 422 262 Township Road 344
Colonsay   423 263 Township Road 344
425 264 YellowheadShield.jpg Hwy 16 – Saskatoon, Wynyard, Yorkton
Town Rutan 431 268 Township Road 353
Colonsay   432 268 Township Road 354
Town Meacham 441 274 Township Road 363
Colonsay   443 275 Township Road 370
Bayne   445 277 Hwy 5 west – Saskatoon
Township Road 340
Concurrency with Highway 5 east begins
451 280 Hwy 5 east – Humboldt, Watson, Wadena Concurrency with Highway 5 east ends
Town Sagehill 461 286 Dana access road
Bayne   464 288
466 290 Hwy 27 west – Prud'homme, Vonda, Aberdeen
472 293
756
MunicipalRoadSign.jpg
Hwy 756 / Township Road 394
Hoodoo   479 298
767
MunicipalRoadSign.jpg
Hwy 767 / Township Road 402
Town Cudworth 487 303
777
MunicipalRoadSign.jpg
Hwy 777 / Township Road 410
Fish Creek   491 305
505 314 Hwy 41 – Saskatoon, Aberdeen, Melfort
Town Wakaw 506 314 Hwy 312 west – Rosthern, Waldheim
Fish Creek   510 317 Township Road 430 Wakaw Lake Regional Park Access
Fish Creek   513 319 Township Road 432
St. Louis   519 322 Township Road 240
522 324 Hwy 225 west – Batoche
Township Road 442
523 325 Hwy 320 east – Domremy
Township Road 442
Town Hoey 534 332 Township Road 452
St. Louis   536 333 Township Road 453
Town St. Louis 539 335 Hwy 25 east – Birch Hills
Township Road 462
Prince Albert   540 336 Township Road 462
566 352 Hwy 11 south – Duck Lake, Rosthern, Saskatoon Concurrency with Highway 11 north begins
City Prince Albert 570 354 Township Road 462 enter Prince Albert. End Veterans Memorial Highway segment
Concurrency with Highway 11 north ends
571 355 Township Road 462
573 356 CanAm Highway.svg Hwy 3 east – Birch Hills, Melfort, Tisdale
Hwy 302
15th Street East/West
Begin CanAm Highway segment
Concurrency with Highway 3 west begins
575 357 Hwy 3 west / Hwy 55 west – Shellbrook, The Battlefords, Meadow Lake Concurrency with Highway 3 west ends
Concurrency with Highway 55 east begins
576 358 Hwy 55 east – Choiceland, Nipawin Concurrency with Highway 55 east ends
Town Redwing 579 360 Red Wing Road, Township Road 494
Buckland   579 360 Township Road 500
Town Spruce Home 597 371 Hwy 355 – Meath Park
Buckland   600 373 Township Road 514 Tower Road
Buckland   603 375 Township Road 520 Tower Road
Town Northside 610 379 Township Road 524 Paddockwood access road
Paddockwood   613 381 Hwy 263 west – Prince Albert National Park
Township Road 530
Tower Road
Lakeland   619 385 Township Road 534
637 396 Hwy 953 west – Anglin Lake
651 405 Hwy 264 west – Prince Albert National Park
663 412 Hwy 969 north – Montreal Lake
Recreation Site Waskesiu River Provincial Recreation Site 676 420 Hwy 930 east – Montreal Lake
Recreation Site Camp 10 Lake Provincial Recreation Site 696 432 Hwy 916 north
Town Weyakwin 716 445
Northern Administration District   736 457 Hwy 936 north
757 470 Hwy 165 west – Beauval Concurrency with Highway 165 east begins
777 483 Hwy 165 east – Creighton Concurrency with Highway 165 east ends
792 492 Napatak access road
795 494 Far Reserve Road
Air Ronge 805 500 Enter Lac la Ronge First Nation
La Ronge 807 501 Bigstone Roage/La Ronge Avenue
  809 503 Hwy 102 north Highway 2 Ends CanAm Highway.svgCanAm Highway segment
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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Further reading[edit]

  • Volumes 1 and 2 of the books "The Rolling Hills of Home"
  • Title Histoire de Saint-Louis, Saskatchewan et des environs Published [Saskatchewan : s.n.], 1980 (Saskatchewan? : Impr. La Prairie) By the Committee of the Local History of St. Louis; under direction of Marie-Madeleine Tournier Also published in English under title: I remember: a history of St. Louis and surrounding areas Other Authors Tournier, Marie-Madeleine Saint Louis Local History Committee
  • Title I remember: a history of St. Louis and surrounding areas Published Saint Louis, Sask. : Saint Louis Local History Committee, 1980 Other Authors Saint Louis Local History Committee ISBN 0-88925-151-7

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