Alberta Highway 986

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Highway 986
Route information
Length: 158 km[1] (98 mi)
Major junctions
West end: Hwy 35 (Mackenzie Hwy)
East end: Hwy 88 (Bicentennial Hwy) near Red Earth Creek
and rural
County of Northern Lights, Northern Sunrise County
Highway system

Provincial highways in Alberta

Hwy 947 Hwy 1

Alberta Provincial Highway No. 986, commonly referred to as Highway 986, is an east-west highway in northern Alberta, Canada. It spans approximately 158 km (98 mi) from Highway 35 (Mackenzie Highway) to Highway 88 (Bicentennial Highway).[1][2]

Highway 986 comprises the western segment of the partially constructed "Northern Alberta East-West Highway Corridor".[3]

Route description[edit]

Highway 986 begins at Highway 35, approximately 21 km (13 mi) north of the Town of Grimshaw and 21 km (13 mi) south of the Hamlet of Dixonville within the County of Northern Lights. After intersecting Highway 743, the highway crosses the Peace River and enters Northern Sunrise County. A short distance later, the highway intersects Highway 688. It then continues east through the hamlets of Cadotte Lake and Little Buffalo before ending at Highway 88, approximately 10 km (6.2 mi) south of the Hamlet of Red Earth Creek.[1][2]


Highway 986 was originally numbered Highway 686. The highway was renumbered in the mid-1990s.[4][5]

Major intersections[edit]

The following is a list of major intersections along Highway 986 from west to east.[1][2]

Municipality km Description
County of Northern Lights 0 Hwy 35 (Mackenzie Highway) – Manning, Grimshaw
20 Hwy 743 – Deadwood, Peace River
30 Crosses the Peace River
Northern Sunrise County 37 Hwy 688 south – St. Isidore
158 Ends at Hwy 88 (Bicentennial Highway) – Red Earth Creek, Slave Lake
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c d "2015 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) (2011 ed.). Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation. § F-3 & F-4. 
  3. ^ "Northern Highways Strategy – Building for Tomorrow Today ... Advancing the Alberta Economy" (PDF). Northern Alberta Development Council. October 2008. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  4. ^ Province of Alberta Canada Official Road Map (Map) (1994 ed.). Alberta Economic Development and Tourism. § F-3 & F-4. 
  5. ^ Province of Alberta Canada Official Road Map (Map) (1995 ed.). Alberta Economic Development and Tourism. § F-3 & F-4.