British Columbia Highway 22

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Highway 22
Paterson-Trail Highway
Route information
Length46 km[1] (29 mi)
Existed1964–present
Major junctions
South end SR 25 at the Canada–US border near Paterson
  Hwy 3B in Rossland
Hwy 3B in Trail
North end Hwy 3 in Castlegar
Highway system
British Columbia provincial highways
Hwy 21Hwy 22A

Highway 22 is a north-south highway that provides quick access from the city of Castlegar to the Canada-U.S. border. When the highway was first opened in 1964, it only went as far north from the border as Rossland. Highways 3 and 3B followed the present-day routing of Highway 22 north of Rossland at the time Highway 22 was first opened. The route north of Rossland was given to Highway 22 in 1979. The number of the highway is derived from then-Washington State Route 22 (renumbered to Route 25 in 1964), which Highway 22 meets at the border.

Route details[edit]

The total distance covered by Highway 22 is 47 km (29 mi). It begins at the Canada-U.S. border at a location known as Paterson. From Paterson, Highway 22 goes north for 11 km (7 mi) to Rossland, where it meets Highway 3B. Highway 3B then carries Highway 22 east for 10 km (6 mi) to Trail where Highway 3B diverges east. Highway 22 then follows the Columbia River north for 26 km (16 mi) to where it meets the Crowsnest Highway at Castlegar.

Major intersections[edit]

Regional districtLocationkm[1]miDestinationsNotes
Kootenay BoundaryPaterson0.000.00 SR 25 south – SpokaneContinues into Washington
Canada–United States border at Frontier-Paterson Border Crossing
Rossland10.506.52 Hwy 3B west to Hwy 3 – Grand ForksHwy 22 branches east; south end of Hwy 3B concurrency
Trail20.2712.60 Hwy 3B east to Hwy 22A – Salmo, USA borderHwy 22 branches north; north end of Hwy 3B concurrency
Central KootenayCastlegar46.4828.88 Hwy 3 (Crowsnest Highway) – Grand Forks, Nelson, Cranbrook
Columbia Avenue
Kinnaird interchange
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Landmark Kilometre Inventory (PDF). British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (Report). Cypher Consulting. July 2016. pp. 128, 323–324.

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