British Columbia Highway 101

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Highway 101
Sunshine Coast Highway
Route information
Length 156 km[1] (97 mi)
Existed 1962 – present
Major junctions
South end Langdale Ferry Terminal
  Earls CoveSaltery Bay ferry
North end Lund
Districts Sechelt
Major cities Powell River
Towns Gibsons
Highway system

British Columbia provincial highways

Hwy 99 Hwy 113

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,[citation needed] 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.[2] 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.[3]

Route description[edit]

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.[4] 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.

Major intersections[edit]

From south to north:

Regional district Location km[1] mi Destinations Notes
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
Gibsons 4.07 2.53 Reed Road
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 41.25 25.63 Field 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)[4]
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
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  1. ^ a b Landmark Kilometre Inventory (PDF). British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (Report). Cypher Consulting. July 2017. pp. 590–597. 
  2. ^ "Highway Maintenance". Capilano Highway Services. Retrieved December 7, 2017. 
  3. ^ National Highway System (PDF). Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (Report). Government of British Columbia. p. 3. Retrieved December 7, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "BC Ferries Schedules: Sechelt - Powell River (Earls Cove-Saltery Bay)". BC Ferries. Retrieved December 7, 2017.