Alberta Highway 13
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|Maintained by Alberta Transportation, the City of Wetaskiwin, and the City of Camrose|
|Length:||366 km (227 mi)|
|West end:||Alder Flats|
|Hwy 41 near Czar|
|East end:||Saskatchewan border near Hayter
continues east as Hwy 14
|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 is an east–west highway through central Alberta. It spans from Alder Flats, 7 km west of Highway 22, to the Alberta-Saskatchewan border. East of the City of Wetaskiwin, it generally parallels a Canadian Pacific rail line.
From the west, Highway 13 starts at Alder Flats and then intersects Highway 22 (Cowboy Trail). 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 the City of Wetaskiwin as 40 Avenue and then turns north along Highway 2A (56 Street). At the north side of Wetaskiwin, the highway turns east and passes north of Gwynne and through Bittern Lake. After crossing Highway 21, it enters the City of Camrose as 48 Avenue.
East of Camrose, Highway 13 generally travels in a southeast direction, passing by Ohaton, Bawlf, Daysland and Strome before intersecting with Highway 36 (Veterans Memorial Highway) in Killam. The highway continues southeast passing by Sedgewick, Lougheed, Hardisty, Amisk and Hughenden before intersecting with Highway 41 (Buffalo Trail) north of Czar. The highway travels by Metiskow, through Provost, and by Hayter. Upon entering Saskatchewan, Highway 13 continues as Highway 14 to Saskatoon.
The section of Highway 13 west of Wetaskiwin used to be designated as Highway 19 but was renumbered sometime in the 1960s.
From west to east:
|County of Wetaskiwin No. 10||Alder Flats||0||0||Western terminus of Hwy 13|
|||7||4.3||Hwy 22 – Drayton Valley, Rocky Mountain House|
|Buck Lake||15||9||Balsam Road / Maywood Road|
|||21||13||Hwy 761 north|
|Winfield||39||24||Urban Approach Road 175 north|
|||40||25||Hwy 20 – Breton, Rimbey, Sylvan Lake|
|||59||37||Crosses Battle River|
|||64||40||Hwy 771 – Pigeon Lake Provincial Park|
|Westerose||70||43||Hwy 13A east – Ma-Me-O Beach|
|||75||47||Hwy 13A west – Ma-Me-O Beach|
|Falun||82||51||Hwy 795 – Calmar|
|||92||57||Hwy 2 (Exit 482) – Edmonton, Red Deer, Calgary||Grade Separated|
|City of Wetaskiwin||109||68|| Hwy 2A south (56 Street) – Maskwacis, Ponoka, Red Deer
Hwy 613 east (40 Avenue)
|Hwy 13 turns north
South end of Hwy 2A concurrency.
|113||70||Hwy 2A north – Millet, Leduc, Edmonton||Hwy 13 turns east.
North end of Hwy 2A concurrency.
|114||71||Hwy 814 north / 47 Street south – Beaumont|
|County of Wetaskiwin No. 10||||125||78||Hwy 822|
|Gwynne||126||78||Urban Approach Road 189 south|
|Camrose County||Bittern Lake||136||85||James Street|
|||143||89||Hwy 21 – Three Hills, Sherwood Park, Edmonton||Roundabout|
|City of Camrose||150||90||Hwy 13A east (68 Street)|
|152||94||Hwy 833 north (51 Street) – Miquelon Lake Provincial Park|
|154||96||Hwy 26 east – Viking|
|156||97||Hwy 13A west (Camrose Drive)|
|Camrose County||||161||100|| Hwy 56 south – Stettler, Drumheller
Hwy 834 north – Tofield
|Ohaton||165||103||Range Road 192|
|Bawlf||180||110||Hwy 854 – Ryley, Rosalind|
|Flagstaff County||Daysland||194||121||Hwy 855 north – Holden||West end of Hwy 855 concurrency.|
|||196||122||Hwy 855 south – Heisler, Big Knife Provincial Park||East end of Hwy 855 concurrency.|
|Strome||209||130||Hwy 856 south – Forestburg|
|Killam||224||139||Hwy 36 – Viking, Castor, Hanna|
|Sedgewick||196||122||Hwy 869 north|
|Lougheed||246||153||Hwy 870 north – Kinsella|
|||258||160||Hwy 872 south – Coronation|
|||264||164||Hwy 881 north – Hardisty, Irma|
|||266||165||Crosses Battle River|
|M.D. of Provost No. 52||Amisk||284||176||Hwy 884 south – Veteran|
|Hughenden||294||183||Hwy 603 west / Urban Approach Road 86 east|
|||305||190||Hwy 41 – Czar, Consort, Wainwright|
|||320||200||Urban Approach Road 87 south – Metiskow|
|||333||207||Urban Approach Road 108 south – Cadogan|
|Provost||348||216|| Hwy 899 north – Ribstone
Hwy 600 west – Cadogan
|West end of Hwy 899 concurrency.|
|349||217||Hwy 899 south – Bodo, Altario||East end of Hwy 899 concurrency.|
|||366||227||Alberta – Saskatchewan border|
|Continues as Hwy 14 east – Macklin, Unity, Biggar, Saskatoon|
|Length:||7.4 km (4.6 mi)|
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.
(68 Street, Camrose Drive)
|Length:||8.2 km (5.1 mi)|
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.
(40 Avenue, 47 Street)
|Length:||4.8 km (3.0 mi)|
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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- 2015 Provincial Highways 1 - 216 Series Progress Chart (map, 8 MB) by Alberta Transportation.