Alberta Highway 5

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Highway 5
Highway 5 highlighted in red
Route information
Length: 129 km (80 mi)
Major junctions
South end: Mt. View Rd in Waterton Park
 
North end: Alberta Highway 3.svg Crowsnest Trail in Lethbridge
Location
Specialized
and rural
municipalities:
I.D. No. 4, Cardston County, Warner No. 5 County, Lethbridge County
Major cities: Lethbridge
Towns: Magrath, Cardston
Highway system

Provincial highways in Alberta

Hwy 4 Hwy 6

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.[1][2]

Route description[edit]

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.[3] 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.[2][1]

Highway 5 is known as Mayor Magrath Drive within Lethbridge city limits.

Major intersections[edit]

The following is a list of major intersections along Alberta Highway 5 from southwest to northeast.[1][2]

Rural/specialized municipality Location km mi Destinations Notes
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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "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. 
  2. ^ a b c Alberta Official Road Map (Map) (2010 ed.). Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation. § N-6, O-5, O-6. 
  3. ^ Google (October 28, 2016). "Highway 5 in Alberta" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved October 28, 2016.