Blackfoot Trail

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Blackfoot Trail
Location Calgary, Alberta

Blackfoot Trail is a road in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It is named for the Blackfoot Confederacy, and more specifically the Siksika Nation, located east of Calgary. The road runs from 17 Avenue SE in the north, where Blackfoot Trail meets Deerfoot Trail (Highway 2), to Southland Drive in the south. It is the historical alignment of Highway 2 in south Calgary.

History[edit]

"Blackfoot Chiefs" by Paul Kane (1873-1946)

Prior to the construction of Deerfoot Trail, which was originally named the Blackfoot Trail Freeway, Blackfoot Trail was the routing of Highway 2 through the southern portion of Calgary. It continued south to 66 Avenue SE (present-day Glenmore Trail) and Macleod Trail. At the north end, Highway 2 continued east on 17 Avenue SE, before turning north to Barlow Trail. [1][2]

Route[edit]

km Intersection Notes
0 17 Avenue SE / 19 Street SE
15 Street SE Westbound to 9 Avenue SE
Alyth Road Eastbound only
26 Avenue SE / Ogden Road
34 Avenue SE / 7 Street SE East and Southbound only
Highfield Road Northbound only
42 Avenue SE / 6 Street SE
Highfield Avenue Eastbound only
Manhattan Road / 46 Avenue SE
53 Avenue SE Westbound only
58 Avenue SE
Glenmore Trail
71 Avenue SE Eastbound only
79 Avenue SE Northbound exit only
Heritage Drive
Southland Drive

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ponton, Harrison; Parker (1924). "Harrison & Ponton's map of the city of Calgary, Province of Alberta". University of Calgary Library Catalogue. Harrison Ponton and Parker. Retrieved October 29, 2016. 
  2. ^ MacPherson (1940). "Road Map - Province of Alberta". Edmonton: Department of Public Works. Retrieved 2017-01-09.