Nisga'a Highway

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Highway 113 shield

Highway 113
Nisga'a Highway
Route information
Length: 158 km (98 mi)
Existed: 2006 – present
Major junctions
South end: BC 16 west of Terrace
North end: BC 37 at Cranberry Junction
Highway system

British Columbia provincial highways

BC 101 BC 118

The Nisga'a Highway (Highway 113) is a highway in the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine in British Columbia. It starts in Terrace at Highway 16. The route provides paved access to the settlements of the Nisga'a Nation - Gitlakdamix (New Aiyansh), Gitwinksihlkw (Canyon City), Gingolx (Kincolith), Laxgalts'ap (Greenville), Nass Camp and others. It enters the Nass Country via the valley of Kitsumkalum Lake, which connects from the Skeena and via the Nisga'a Lava Beds Provincial Park. The route heads north from Terrace and once into the Nass River Valley then travels west to Gingolx (Kincolith). It also intersects BC Highway 37, a.k.a. the Dease Lake Highway or Stewart-Cassiar Highway, at the junction community of Cranberry Junction.

The route received a newly designed shield and was given the numeric designation of Provincial Highway 113 in Summer 2006.[1]

The number 113 is historically significant to the Nisga'a. In 1887, a Nisga'a chief traveled to Victoria to meet with provincial government representatives, demanding self-government.[2] That didn't come until 113 years later in 2000, when the Nisga'a Final Agreement was passed in Parliament.[3]

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  1. ^ "British Columbia Ministry of Transportation Staff Newsletter" (PDF). BC Ministry of Transportation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 March 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS LEADING TO THE FINAL AGREEMENT WITH THE NISGA'A TRIBAL COUNCIL". Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. Retrieved 1 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Fact Sheet: The Nisga'a Treaty". Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. Archived from the original on 17 November 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2010. 

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