Saskatchewan Highway 913

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Highway 913
Route information
Length: 65.10 km[1] (40.45 mi)
Major junctions
South end: Hwy 120 southwest of White Gull Lake
North end: Hwy 106 in Narrows Hill Prov. Park
Highway system

Provincial highways in Saskatchewan

Hwy 912 Hwy 914

Highway 913 is a highway in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. It runs from Highway 120 to Highway 106. Highway 106 is commonly called the Hanson Lake Highway.[2] The southern terminus is 9.9 kilometers north of Candle Lake Provincial Park, and the north terminus is within the Narrow Hills Provincial Park and 15.2 kilometers north from the Narrow Hills Provincial Park campground area.[3] Highway 913 is about 65.1 kilometres (40.5 mi) long. Highway 913 also connects with Highway 963. Traveling 41.2 kilometres is a concurrency with Highway 912 for 5 kilometres. Highway 913 is gravel its whole length.[4]

The area is entirely boreal forest sporting evergreens, poplar and birch along the route. The highway begins by circumventing the western perimeter of White Gull Lake and the Cub Hills, and then meanders around the south eastern coastline of Whiteswan Lakes. The southern end of Whiteswan Lakes is Whelan Bay. White Swan Lake which is home to a regional park, White Swan Lake Resort,[5] Nature's Haven Lodge[6] and cottages.

Route description[edit]

Route 913 begins at an intersection with Highway 120 in the area of White Gull Lake. Route 913 begins by going to the northwest towards Whelan Bay.[1] Route 913 intersects an unnamed road at .38 of a mile. At .81 miles, Route 913 intersects with another unnamed road just outside of White Gull Lake. The unnamed road parallels Route 913 for some time before turning to the northeast. Route 913 passes to the west of White Gull Lake through the Cub Hills as it heads north. Several unnamed roads intersect Route 913 as it continues north towards Whelan Bay.[1]

Route 913 comes and passes through Whelan Bay, turning to the northeast at 11.12 miles.[1] Route 913 turns to the north again, passing White Swan Lake to the west. Route 913 turns to the east and intersects with Route 912 at 25.75 miles. The two roads become concurrent and head east towards Route 106 and Narrow Hills Provincial Park. 912 turns to the southeast at 30.50 miles. Route 913 continues east, passing through hills and coming to an end at Route 106 in Narrow Hills Provincial Park.[1]

History[edit]

Route 913 became part of a detour in September 2004 while the Government of Saskatchewan shut down parts of nearby Saskatchewan Highway 165 for construction.[7] The construction ended on September 21, 2004.

Major intersections[edit]

Rural municipality Location km[1] Mile Destinations Notes
Northern Saskatchewan White Gull Lake 0.00 0.00 Hwy 120 Southern terminus of Route 913.
Whelan Bay, Whiteswan Lake 25.75 41.44 Hwy 912 Begin/end concurrency with Route 912.
30.50 49.08 Hwy 912 Begin/end concurrency with Route 912..
40.68 65.47 Hwy 106 Northern terminus of Route 913.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Google Maps (2007). Overview map of Route 913 (Map). http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=from:+HWY-913+%4053.849060,+-105.098530+to:+HWY-913+%4054.150464,+-104.955408+to:HWY-913+%4054.170976,+-104.782786+to:HWY-913+%4054.184976,+-104.620118&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl. Retrieved 2007-12-11.
  2. ^ "Hanson Lake Highway". Sask Tourism. Government of Saskatchewan. Retrieved 2007-12-26. 
  3. ^ Microsoft Corp. Microsoft Streets and Tips (Map) (2004 ed.).
  4. ^ "Northern Image Photographers". Northern Image Photographers. 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-11. 
  5. ^ Candle Lake Cabins, Chalets & Cottages. World Web Technologies Inc. 1994–2007. Retrieved 2007-12-26. 
  6. ^ "Canada's Cottage Guide: Saskatchewan -Cabins, Cottages, Resorts and Vacation Rentals". CanadaCottageGuide.com. Retrieved 2007-12-26. 
  7. ^ "Bridge Reconstruction on Highway 165". Government of Saskatchewan. 2004. Retrieved 2007-12-11. 

Hanson Lake Highway Travel Itinerary: [1]