Alberta Highway 6

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Highway 6
Highway 6 highlighted in red
Route information
Length: 74 km (46 mi)
Major junctions
South end: MT 17 at Canada-U.S. border near Chief Mountain
  Hwy 5 in Waterton Lakes National Park
North end: Hwy 3 near Pincher Creek
Location
Specialized
and rural
municipalities:
I.D. No. 4, Cardston County, Pincher Creek No. 9 M.D.
Towns: Pincher Creek
Highway system

Provincial highways in Alberta

Hwy 5 Hwy 7

Alberta Provincial Highway No. 6, commonly referred to as Highway 6, is a north-south highway in southern Alberta, Canada. It spans approximately 74 kilometres (46 mi) from Alberta's border with Montana to Highway 3 (Crowsnest Highway). [1][2]

Looking south from northern terminus

Montana Highway 17 in Glacier National Park becomes Alberta Highway 6 in Waterton Lakes National Park as it crosses the Canada–United States border at Chief Mountain. Generally travelling in a north direction from Chief Mountain, the highway provides access to the Hamlet of Waterton Park via Highway 5, and passes through the Hamlet of Twin Butte and the Town of Pincher Creek. Highway 6 ends at Highway 3 north of Pincher Creek.[2][3]

Major intersections[edit]

The following is a list of major intersections along Alberta Highway 6 from south to north.[1][2]

Rural/specialized municipality Location km mi Destinations Notes
MT 17 south continues into Glacier National Park
I.D. No. 4
(Waterton Lakes National Park)
Chief Mountain 0 0.0 Canada–United States border
22 14 Hwy 5 east – Cardston, Lethbridge Hwy 6 branches west
Hwy 5 concurrency begins
23 14 Hwy 5 west – Waterton Park Hwy 6 turns north
Hwy 5 concurrency ends
M.D. of Pincher Creek No. 9 49 30 Hwy 505 east – Glenwood
Pincher Creek 69 43 Main Street Traffic signals
69.5 43.2 Hwy 501 east / Hwy 785 north (Macleod Street) Hwy 501 concurrency begins
71 44 Hwy 501 west – Beaver Mines, Castle Mountain
Hewetson Avenue
Roundabout
Hwy 6 branches north
Hwy 501 concurrency ends
Pincher Station 74 46 Hwy 3 (Crowsnest Highway) – Crowsnest Pass, Fort Macleod, Lethbridge
3rd Avenue
Interchange proposed[4]
Hwy 6 ends
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Provincial Highway 1-216 Progress Chart" (PDF). Alberta Transportation. March 2015. Archived (PDF) from the original on April 10, 2016. Retrieved October 12, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Alberta Official Road Map (Map) (2010 ed.). Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation. § N-5, O-5, O-6. 
  3. ^ Google (October 28, 2016). "Highway 6 in Alberta" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved October 28, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Highway 3/6 Interchange Functional Planning Study: Executive Summary" (PDF). Alberta Transportation. CastleGlen Consultants Inc. April 2008. Retrieved November 10, 2016.