British Columbia Highway 2
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|Dawson Creek-Tupper Highway|
|Length:||42 km (26 mi)|
|Existed:||1941 – present|
|West end:||BC 97 in Dawson Creek|
| BC 49 in Dawson Creek
BC 52 near Tupper
|East end:||Hwy 43 near Tupper|
|Major cities:||Dawson Creek|
Highway 2, known locally as the Tupper Highway, is one of the two short connections from Dawson Creek to the border between B.C. and Alberta. The actual '2' designation has a more complex history than that of the highway that carries it today. When Highway 2 was first designated in 1941, it followed the present-day route of the Cariboo Highway between Cache Creek and Prince George. In 1952, Highway 2 was extended along the John Hart Highway all the way through Dawson Creek to the border between B.C. and Alberta at Tupper. In 1953, the section of Highway 2 between Cache Creek and Dawson Creek was given the designation of '97', and the designations of 2 and 97 co-existed until 1962, when the '2' designation was removed from the Cariboo and John Hart Highways.
Highway 2 of the present day is 42 km (26 mi) long. It starts in Dawson Creek at its junction with Highway 97, and proceeds southeast for 39 km (24 mi) past the small settlement of Pouce Coupe, to its junction with Highway 52 near Tupper. Highway 2 connects with Alberta Highway 43 at the provincial border, 3 km (2 mi) southeast of Tupper.
From west to east:
|Peace River||Dawson Creek||0.00||0.00||BC 97 – Chetwynd, Prince George, Fort St. John, Whitehorse||BC 97 north is the Alaska Highway; BC 97 south is the John Hart Highway|
|1.81||1.12||10th Street||To Alaska Highway Mile zero monument|
|2.08||1.29|| BC 49 east – Spirit River
|Roundabout; BC 2 branches south|
|4.50||2.80||To BC 97 / 7th Street||BC 2 turns east; Dawson Creek bypass; dangerous goods route|
|||9.20||5.72||Rolla Road – Rolla, Spirit River||Bypass route to BC 49; BC 2 turns south|
|Pouce Coupe||12.17||7.56||50th Avenue, 50th Street||BC 2 branches east|
|||39.55||24.58||BC 52 west – Tumbler Ridge|
|41.62||25.86||British Columbia – Alberta border|
|Continues as Hwy 43 east – Grande Prairie, Edmonton|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Official Numbered Routes in British Columbia by British Columbia Driving & Transportation
- Landmark Kilometre Inventory (PDF). British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (Report). Cypher Consulting. July 2016. pp. 74–77.
- Shell Oil Company; The H.M. Gousha Company (1956). British Columbia - Alberta Map (Map). The H.M. Gousha Company.
- British Columbia Road Atlas (Map) (2007 ed.). Oshawa, ON: MapArt Publishing Corp. p. 25. ISBN 1-55368-018-9.
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