British Columbia Highway 101
|Sunshine Coast Highway|
|Length||156 km (97 mi)|
|Existed||1962 – present|
|South end||Langdale Ferry Terminal|
|Earls Cove–Saltery Bay ferry|
|Major cities||Powell River|
Highway 101, also known as the Sunshine Coast Highway is the main north-south thoroughfare on the Sunshine Coast, British Columbia, Canada. Highway 101, which first opened in 1962, is divided into two separate land segments, with a ferry link in between. The number of the highway is derived from that of U.S. Route 101, although it does not actually connect with the identically-numbered U.S. Highway (which does not even reach the Canada–United States border). The highway is maintained by Capilano Highway Services. Despite its location on the mainland, the highway is only accessible to the rest of the British Columbia highway system via ferry. Highway 101 between Langdale and Powell River Powell River is designated as a feeder route of the Canadian National Highway System.
The total distance of Highway 101, including the ferry link, is approximately 156 kilometres (97 mi). The highway begins in the south at the BC Ferries terminal at Langdale, which connects the Sunshine Coast to Vancouver via a ferry route across Howe Sound to Horseshoe Bay. The southern land section of Highway 101 is 80 kilometres (50 mi) long, and includes from south to north, the communities of Gibsons, Roberts Creek, Sechelt, Halfmoon Bay and Pender Harbour. The ferry link across the Jervis Inlet lasts 9.5 nautical miles (17.6 km) between Earls Cove to the south and Saltery Bay to the north. The 59-kilometre-long (37 mi) northern land section of Highway 101 includes, from southeast to northwest, the hamlets of Stillwater and Lang Bay, the city of Powell River, and the community of Lund, at the northern terminus of the highway.
From south to north:
|Sunshine Coast||Langdale||0.00||0.00||Langdale Ferry Terminal – BC Ferries to Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal (Hwy 1 east / Hwy 99)|
|0.93||0.58||Marine Drive, Port Mellon Highway – Gibsons Landing, Port Mellon|
|4.89||3.04||Gibsons Way, School Road||BC 101 branches west|
|6.10||3.79||Pratt Road, Payne Road|
|Roberts Creek||15.40||9.57||Roberts Creek Road|
|Sechelt First Nation||25.80||16.03||Ti'Ta Way|
|Sechelt||26.26||16.32||Dolphin Street, Wharf Avenue|
|28.84||17.92||Norwest Bay Road|
|Madeira Park||58.09||36.10||Madeira Park Road|
|Earls Cove||80.29||49.89||Earls Cove ferry terminal|
|Jervis Inlet|| Earls Cove – Saltery Bay Ferry
Approximately 17.6 km (9.5 nmi)
|Powell River||Saltery Bay||97.89||60.83||Saltery Bay ferry terminal|
|Powell River||125.11||77.74||Joyce Avenue|
|128.67||79.95||Wharf Street, Westview Avenue – Ferries||Access to Texada Island and Comox via ferry|
|129.61||80.54||Alberni Street, Abbotsford Street|
|133.66||83.05||Arbutus Avenue, Marine Avenue|
|Lund||156.36||97.16||Lund Water Taxi – Passenger Ferry to Savary Island|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Landmark Kilometre Inventory (PDF). British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (Report). Cypher Consulting. July 2017. pp. 590–597.
- "Highway Maintenance". Capilano Highway Services. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
- National Highway System (PDF). Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (Report). Government of British Columbia. p. 3. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
- "BC Ferries Schedules: Sechelt - Powell River (Earls Cove-Saltery Bay)". BC Ferries. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
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