Alberta Highway 5
Highway 5 highlighted in red
|Length:||129 km (80 mi)|
|South end:||Mt. View Rd in Waterton Park|
|North end:||Crowsnest Trail in Lethbridge|
|I.D. No. 4, Cardston County, Warner No. 5 County, Lethbridge County|
Alberta Provincial Highway No. 5, commonly referred to as Highway 5, is a highway in southern Alberta, Canada. It runs for approximately 129 kilometres (80 mi), beginning as an east-west highway in Waterton Lakes National Park and transitioning to a north-south highway before ending at Crowsnest Trail (Highway 3) in Lethbridge.
Highway 5 begins in the Hamlet of Waterton Park within Waterton Lakes National Park. After leaving the park, the highway generally travels east, passing by the hamlets of Mountain View and Leavitt, to the Town of Cardston. After Cardston, the highway generally travels northeast, passing by the Hamlet of Spring Coulee, the Town of Magrath, and the Hamlet of Welling Station. Shortly after Welling Station, the highway travels north, passing the Hamlet of Welling, before ending at Highway 3 in Lethbridge.
Highway 5 is known as Mayor Magrath Drive within Lethbridge city limits.
|I.D. No. 4
(Waterton Lakes National Park)
|Waterton Park||0||0.0||Mountain View Road / Evergreen Avenue|
|||8||5.0||Hwy 6 north – Pincher Creek||Hwy 5 branches south
Hwy 6 concurrency begins
|||9||5.6||Hwy 6 south – Chief Mountain, U.S. border, Glacier National Park||Hwy 5 turns east
Hwy 6 concurrency ends
|Cardston County||||26||16||Hwy 800 north – Hill Spring|
|Mountain View||28||17||School Avenue|
|||33||21||Hwy 501 south|
|Cardston||53||33|| Hwy 2 south (Main Street) – Carway, U.S. border
Cardston Truck Bypass (Unsigned Hwy 501)
|Hwy 5 branches north
Hwy 2 concurrency begins
|Blood I.R. No. 148||54||34||Hwy 2 north – Fort Macleod, Calgary||Hwy 5 branches northeast
Hwy 2 concurrency ends
|↑ / ↓||||57||35||Crosses the St. Mary River|
|Cardston County||||58||36||Hwy 503 east|
|||74||46||Hwy 820 south|
|Spring Coulee||77||48||Hwy 505 west – Blood I.R. No. 148, Glenwood|
|Magrath||95||59||Hwy 62 south – Del Bonita, U.S. border|
|Welling||102||63||Hwy 52 east – Raymond, Milk River||Hwy 5 turns north|
|Lethbridge County||||119||74||Hwy 508 east|
|||122||76||Passes Lethbridge Airport|
|City of Lethbridge||126||78||Scenic Drive / 24 Avenue S
To Hwy 4 south – Milk River, Coutts, U.S. border, Great Falls
|Former alignment of Hwy 4|
|126||78||Hwy 3 (Crowsnest Trail) – Medicine Hat, Fort Macleod, Calgary||Interchange|
|Mayor Magrath Drive continues north|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- "2015 Provincial Highway 1-216 Progress Chart" (PDF). Alberta Transportation. March 2015. Archived (PDF) from the original on April 10, 2016. Retrieved November 9, 2016.
- Alberta Official Road Map (Map) (2010 ed.). Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation. § N-6, O-5, O-6.
- Google (October 28, 2016). "Highway 5 in Alberta" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved October 28, 2016.