Alberta Highway 88

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Highway 88
Bicentennial Highway
Alberta Highway 88 Map.png
Highway 88 highlighted in red
Route information
Length: 428.4 km[1] (266.2 mi)
Major junctions
South end: Hwy 2 in Slave Lake
  Hwy 986 near Red Earth Creek
Hwy 697 in Fort Vermilion
North end: Hwy 58 near Fort Vermilion
Location
Specialized
and rural
municipalities:
Lesser Slave River No. 124 M.D., Northern Sunrise County, Opportunity No. 17 M.D., Mackenzie County
Towns: Slave Lake
Highway system

Provincial highways in Alberta

Hwy 72 Hwy 93

Alberta Provincial Highway No. 88, commonly referred to as Highway 88 and officially named the Bicentennial Highway, is a north-south highway in northern Alberta, Canada.[2]

Highway 88 begins at its intersection with Highway 2 at the Town of Slave Lake, passing through Red Earth Creek and Fort Vermilion and ending at Highway 58 approximately 57 km (35 mi) east of the Town of High Level. It crosses the Peace River approximately 13 km (8.1 mi) south of Highway 58. The total length of the highway is 428 km (266 mi).[1][3]

History[edit]

Highway 88 was originally numbered as Highway 67. It was renumbered to Highway 88 and labeled as Bicentennial Highway in 1988 in celebration of 200 years history of Fort Vermilion – one of two communities that claim to be the first European settlement in Alberta (the other being Fort Chipewyan on Lake Athabasca to the east).[citation needed]

Major intersections[edit]

From south to north:

Rural/specialized municipality Location km mi Destinations Notes
M.D. of Lesser Slave River No. 124 Slave Lake 0 0.0 Hwy 2 – High Prairie, Peace River, Edmonton
M.D. of Opportunity No. 17 34 21 Hwy 754 east – Wabasca-Desmarais
Northern Sunrise County 111 69 Hwy 750 south – Atikameg, High Prairie
159 99 Hwy 986 west – Little Buffalo, Peace River
M.D. of Opportunity No. 17 Red Earth Creek 169 105 Hwy 686 east – Peerless Lake, Trout Lake
Mackenzie County Fort Vermilion 408 254 50 Street
412 256 Hwy 697 west – La Crete
414 257 Crosses the Peace River
430 270 Hwy 58 – High Level, John D'Or Prairie
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2015 Provincial Highway 1-216 Progress Chart" (PDF). Alberta Transportation. March 2015. Archived (PDF) from the original on April 10, 2016. Retrieved October 31, 2016. 
  2. ^ Provincial Highways Designation Order, Alberta Transportation, p. 10 
  3. ^ Google (October 31, 2016). "Highway 88 in northern Alberta" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved October 31, 2016.