Alberta Highway 22

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Highway 22
Cowboy Trail
Alberta Highway 22 Map.png
Highway 22 highlighted in red
Route information
Length: 584 km (363 mi)
Major junctions
South end: Hwy 3 near Lundbreck
 
North end: Hwy 18 near Mayerthorpe
Location
Specialized
and rural
municipalities:
Pincher Creek No. 9 M.D., Ranchland No. 26 M.D., Foothills No. 31 M.D., Rocky View County, Mountain View County, Clearwater County, Wetaskiwin No. 10 County, Brazeau County, Parkland County, Yellowhead County, Lac Ste. Anne County
Towns: Black Diamond, Turner Valley, Cochrane, Sundre, Rocky Mountain House, Drayton Valley, Mayerthorpe
Villages: Longview, Cremona, Caroline
Highway system

Provincial highways in Alberta

Hwy 21 Hwy 22X
Southbound Highway 22, north of Sundre

Alberta Provincial Highway No. 22, commonly referred to as Highway 22 and officially named Cowboy Trail, is a north-south highway in Alberta, Canada. It generally follows the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, passing through ranch country.

Route description[edit]

Highway 22 starts at the Crowsnest Highway (Highway 3) between Pincher Creek and the Crowsnest Pass. It then goes north through Longview, Black Diamond, Turner Valley, and Millarville. The highway then jogs west at Highway 22X. About 30 km (19 mi) later, it turns north again and passes through the Hamlet of Bragg Creek where Highway 22X ends. Highway 22 continues north past the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1) west of Calgary, north through the Town of Cochrane, the Hamlet of Cochrane Lake, and the Village of Cremona to Highway 27.[1]

The highway continues in a generally northward direction (with a number of westward jogs), passing through Sundre, Caroline, Rocky Mountain House and Drayton Valley until it intersects Highway 16 (Yellowhead Highway) at Entwistle approximately 85 km (53 mi) west of Edmonton).[2] After a 8 km (5.0 mi) jog to the west, it continues north to cross Highway 43 at Town of Mayerthorpe, where it terminates 7 km (4.3 mi) north of the town at Highway 18.[2]

In 1955 a ferry was built to cross the North Saskatchewan River.[3] A bridge was eventually built to replace a ferry that crossed the river. In 2014, a new C$52 million bridge was completed.[4]

Major intersections[edit]

From south to north:[5]

Rural/specialized municipality Location km mi Destinations Notes
M.D. of Pincher Creek No. 9 Lundbreck 0 0.0 Hwy 3 – Fort Macleod, Lethbridge, Crowsnest Pass
24 15 Crosses Oldman River
M.D. of Ranchland No. 66 44 27 Hwy 520 east – Claresholm, Barons
Chain Lakes
Provincial Park
71 44 Hwy 533 east / PAR 152 west – Nanton
82 51 Hwy 532 west – Don Getty Wildland Provincial Park
M.D. of Foothills No. 31 Bar U Ranch N.H.S. 96 60 Hwy 540 east – Pekisko, Cayley
Longview 109 68 Crosses the Highwood River
111 69 Hwy 541 west – Kananaskis Country
118 73 Hwy 543 east – High River
Black Diamond 128 80 Hwy 7 east – Okotoks Hwy 22 branches west
↑ / ↓ 129 80 Crosses the Sheep River
Turner Valley 132 82 Hwy 546 west – Sheep River Provincial Park
Millarville 143 89 Hwy 549 west Hwy 549 concurrency begins
146 91 Hwy 549 east – Okotoks Hwy 549 concurrency ends
Priddis 159 99 Hwy 22X east – Calgary Hwy 22 branches west
184.7 114.8 Hwy 762 south – Millarville
↑ / ↓ 185 115 Hwy 66 west – Elbow Falls Hwy 22 branches north
Rocky View County Bragg Creek 189 117 Hwy 758 south – Bragg Creek Provincial Park Hwy 22 branches northeast
Tsuu T'ina Nation I.R. No. 145 Redwood Meadows 195 121 Redwood Meadows Drive
Rocky View County 199 124 Hwy 8 east (Glenmore Trail) – Calgary Roundabout
Hwy 22 turns north
207 129 Hwy 1 (TCH) (Exit 161) – Calgary, Banff Interchange
Cochrane 214 133 James Walker Trail / Fireside Gate
217 135 Crosses the Bow River
219 136 Hwy 1A (Bow Valley Trail) – Calgary, Canmore
228 142 Hwy 567 east – Airdrie Roundabout
Bottrel 244 152 Hwy 574 east – Madden, Crossfield
Mountain View County 255 158 Hwy 579 west – Water Valley
Cremona 259 161 Hwy 580 east – Carstairs
274 170 Hwy 582 east – Didsbury
286 178 Hwy 27 east – Olds Hwy 22 branches west; Hwy 27 concurrency begins
Westward Ho 288 179 Crosses the Little Red Deer River
Sundre 296 184 Hwy 760 south – Bergen
296.3 184.1 Crosses the Red Deer River
298 185 Hwy 584 west – Bearberry Hwy 22 branches north; Hwy 27 concurrency ends
↑ / ↓ 310 190 Crosses the James River
Clearwater County James River Bridge 315 196 Hwy 587 east – Bowden
327 203 Crosses the Raven River
332 206 Hwy 54 east – Innisfail Hwy 22 branches west; Hwy 54 concurrency begins
Caroline 337 209 50 Street
344.8 214.2 Crosses the Clearwater River
345 214 Hwy 591 west – Ricinus Hwy 22 branches north; Hwy 54 concurrency ends
360 220 Crosses the Clearwater River
371 231 Hwy 11 east – Red Deer Hwy 22 branches west; Hwy 11 concurrency begins
Rocky Mountain House 379 235 52 Avenue
Hwy 11A west to Hwy 752 south
Hwy 598 east – Leslieville
Access to Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site.
383 238 Hwy 11 west – Nordegg, Saskatchewan River Crossing Hwy 22 branches north; Hwy 11 concurrency ends
389 242 Hwy 12 east – Lacombe
416 258 Hwy 53 east – Rimbey, Ponoka
County of Wetaskiwin No. 10 443 275 Hwy 13 – Alder Flats, Wetaskiwin
Brazeau County 463 288 Hwy 616 – Buck Creek, Breton
474 295 Hwy 39 east – Leduc Hwy 22 branches west
480 300 Crosses the North Saskatchewan River
485 301 Hwy 620 west – Lodgepole, Brazeau Reservoir Hwy 22 turns north
Drayton Valley 488 303 50 Avenue
490 300 50 Street
Rocky Rapids 495 308 Hwy 621 west – Cynthia
↑ / ↓ 505 314 Hwy 624 east – Tomahawk
Parkland County Entwistle 530 330 Hwy 16 (TCH) east (Exit 289) – Edmonton
Hwy 16A west – Entwistle
Interchange
Hwy 22 branches west; Hwy 16 concurrency begins
↑ / ↓ ↑ / ↓ 532 331 Crosses the Pembina River
Yellowhead County Evansburg 533 331 UAR 115 north
538 334 Hwy 16 (TCH) west – Jasper Hwy 22 branches north; Hwy 16 concurrency ends
539 335 Hwy 16A – Wildwood, Evansburg
Lac Ste. Anne County 571 355 Hwy 647 west – Anselmo
Mayerthorpe 577 359 Hwy 43 – Whitecourt, Grande Prairie, Edmonton
584 363 Hwy 18 – Green Court, Barrhead
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2015 Provincial Highway 1-216 Progress Chart" (PDF). Alberta Transportation. March 2015. Archived (PDF) from the original on April 10, 2016. Retrieved January 14, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Google (November 4, 2016). "Highway 22 in Alberta" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 4, 2016. 
  3. ^ Martin, Isobel (1977). Forests to Grainfields. Berrymoor, Alberta: Berrymoor/Carnwood Historical Society. p. 133. ISBN 0-919213-36-7. 
  4. ^ "Bridge Open to Traffic". Big West Country. June 10, 2015. Archived from the original on January 10, 2017. Retrieved January 14, 2017. 
  5. ^ Alberta Road Atlas (2005 ed.). Oshawa, ON: MapArt Publishing Corp. pp. 55, 63, 69, 70, 75, 76, and 82.

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