Alberta Highway 13
Highway 13 highlighted in red
|Maintained by Alberta Transportation, the City of Wetaskiwin, and the City of Camrose|
|Length||366.0 km (227.4 mi)|
|West end||Range Road 74 near Alder Flats|
|East end||Hwy 14 near Hayter at the Saskatchewan border|
|Wetaskiwin No. 10 County, Camrose County, Flagstaff County, Provost No. 52 M.D.|
|Major cities||Wetaskiwin, Camrose|
|Towns||Daysland, Killam, Sedgewick, Hardisty, Provost|
|Villages||Bittern Lake, Bawlf, Lougheed, Amisk, Hughenden|
Alberta Provincial Highway No. 13, commonly referred to as Highway 13, is an east–west highway through central Alberta. It spans from Alder Flats, 7 km (4 mi) west of Highway 22, to the Alberta-Saskatchewan border. Highway 13 is about 366 kilometres (227 mi) long. East of the City of Wetaskiwin, it generally parallels a Canadian Pacific rail line.
From the west, Highway 13 begins at Alder Flats before intersecting Highway 22. It continues east, passing south of Buck Lake and Winfield before crossing Highway 20. The highway then passes south of Battle Lake, the headwaters of the Battle River, and then south of Pigeon Lake, passing through the hamlets of Westerose and Falun prior to intersecting Highway 2 (Queen Elizabeth II Highway), approximately 51 km (32 mi) south of Edmonton.
East of Highway 2, Highway 13 enters Wetaskiwin as 40 Avenue and turns north along Highway 2A (56 Street). At the north side of Wetaskiwin, it turns east and passes north of Gwynne through Bittern Lake. After crossing Highway 21, it enters Camrose as 48 Avenue.
East of Camrose, Highway 13 travels generally southeast, passing by Ohaton, Bawlf, Daysland and Strome prior to an intersection with Highway 36 (Veterans Memorial Highway) in Killam. The highway continues southeast passing by Sedgewick, Lougheed, Hardisty, Amisk and Hughenden, crossing Highway 41 north of Czar. The road travels by Metiskow, through Provost, and by Hayter. Upon entering Saskatchewan, Highway 13 continues as Saskatchewan Highway 14 to Saskatoon.
The section of Highway 13 from Wetaskiwin to Winfield was originally designated as Highway 19, but was renumbered in the late 1960s. Highway 13 was extended further west to Alder Flats in c. 1979 when Highway 612 was renumbered, coinciding with the commissioning of Highway 22 north of Cremona.
From west to east:
|County of Wetaskiwin No. 10||Alder Flats||0.0||0.0||Range Road 74 / Township Road 460||Western terminus|
|||6.5||4.0||Hwy 22 – Drayton Valley, Rocky Mountain House|
|11.3||7.0||Range Road 63 – Buck Lake|
|20.6||12.8||Hwy 761 north|
|Winfield||39.1||24.3||UAR 175 north|
|||39.9||24.8||Hwy 20 – Breton, Rimbey, Sylvan Lake|
|59.3||36.8||Crosses Battle River|
|63.7||39.6||Hwy 771 – Pigeon Lake Provincial Park|
|Westerose||69.7||43.3||Hwy 13A east – Ma-Me-O Beach|
|||74.6||46.4||Hwy 13A west – Ma-Me-O Beach|
|Falun||82.0||51.0||Hwy 795 – Calmar|
|||92.3||57.4||Hwy 2 – Edmonton, Red Deer, Calgary||Interchange; exit 295 on Hwy 2|
|City of Wetaskiwin||109.5||68.0|| 56 Street (Hwy 2A south) – Ponoka, Red Deer|
40 Avenue (Hwy 613 east)
|Hwy 13 branches north;|
west end of Hwy 2A concurrency;
former Hwy 13A east
|112.7||70.0||Hwy 2A north – Leduc, Edmonton||Hwy 13 branches east;|
east end of Hwy 2A concurrency
|114.3||71.0||Hwy 814 north / 47 Street – Beaumont||Former Hwy 13A west|
|County of Wetaskiwin No. 10||||124.9||77.6||Hwy 822|
|Gwynne||126.0||78.3||UAR 189 south|
|Camrose County||Bittern Lake||136.0||84.5||James Street|
|||143.4||89.1||Hwy 21 – Edmonton, Three Hills||Roundabout|
|City of Camrose||149.8||93.1||68 Street (Hwy 13A east)|
|151.8||94.3||51 Street (Hwy 833 north) – Miquelon Lake Provincial Park|
|153.7||95.5||Hwy 26 east – Viking|
|155.9||96.9||Hwy 13A west (Camrose Drive)|
|Camrose County||||160.8||99.9|| Hwy 56 south – Stettler|
Hwy 834 north – Tofield
|Ohaton||164.4||102.2||Range Road 192|
|Bawlf||180.3||112.0||Hwy 854 – Ryley, Rosalind|
|Flagstaff County||Daysland||194.5||120.9||Hwy 855 north – Holden||West end of Hwy 855 concurrency|
|||196.2||121.9||Hwy 855 south – Heisler, Big Knife Provincial Park||East end of Hwy 855 concurrency|
|Strome||209.0||129.9||Hwy 856 south – Forestburg|
|Killam||223.7||139.0||Hwy 36 – Viking, Castor, Hanna|
|Sedgewick||234.3||145.6||Hwy 869 north|
|Lougheed||246.5||153.2||Hwy 870 north – Kinsella|
|||257.7||160.1||Hwy 872 south – Coronation|
|Hardisty||263.6||163.8||Hwy 881 north – Irma|
|||265.6||165.0||Crosses Battle River|
|M.D. of Provost No. 52||Amisk||284.4||176.7||Hwy 884 south – Veteran|
|Hughenden||294.1||182.7||Hwy 603 west / UAR 86 east|
|||305.1||189.6||Hwy 41 – Czar, Consort, Wainwright|
|320.4||199.1||UAR 87 south – Metiskow|
|332.9||206.9||Range Road 41 – Cadogan||Former UAR 108 south|
|Provost||348.0||216.2|| Hwy 899 north – Ribstone|
Hwy 600 west – Cadogan
|West end of Hwy 899 concurrency|
|349.6||217.2||Hwy 899 south – Bodo||East end of Hwy 899 concurrency|
|Hayter||358.6||222.8||Range Road 14A|
|||366.0||227.4||Alberta – Saskatchewan border|
Continues as Hwy 14 east – Macklin, Saskatoon
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- Ma-Me-O Beach
From 2.0 km (1.2 mi) east of Westerose to 5.6 km (3.5 mi) west of Falun, the first segment of Highway 13A travels 7.4 km (4.6 mi) through Pigeon Lake Indian Reserve 138A. It provides access to the Summer Village of Ma-Me-O Beach on the southern shore of Pigeon Lake. This segment, which runs north of Highway 13, formed the original Highway 13 alignment prior to it being realigned to bypass the Indian reserve and summer village to the south in the 2000s.
The second segment of Highway 13A is a southern bypass of Camrose and is 8 km (5.0 mi) in length. Commissioned in 1989, the route follows 68 Street south from Highway 13 (48 Avenue) for 2.4 km (1.5 mi) and then turns east and becoming Camrose Drive, reconnecting with Highway 13 on the eastern ends of Camrose. Highway 13A serves as the main dangerous goods route through Camrose, as dangerous good are prohibited on Highway 13 (48 Avenue) through the centre of the city, and is maintained by the City of Camrose.
Highway 13A is a former alternate route of Highway 13 through Wetaskiwin. From the present Highway 13 (west) / Highway 2A intersection, Highway 13A used to proceed east along 40 Avenue for 1.6 km (0.99 mi), then turned north and followed 47 Street for 3.2 km (2.0 mi) and reconnected with Highway 13 at the present-day Highway 13 / Highway 814 intersection. The route was decommissioned in mid-1980s.
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