British Columbia Highway 22

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Highway 22
Paterson-Trail Highway
Route information
Length: 46 km[1] (29 mi)
Existed: 1964 – present
Major junctions
South end: SR 25 at the Canada–US border near Paterson
  BC 3B in Rossland
BC 3B in Trail
North end: BC 3 in Castlegar
Highway system

British Columbia provincial highways

BC 21 BC 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 district Location km[1] mi Destinations Notes
Continues as SR 25 south – Northport, Kettle Falls, Spokane
Kootenay Boundary Paterson 0.00 0.00 Canada–United States border
Rossland 10.50 6.52 BC 3B west to BC 3 – Grand Forks BC 22 branches east; south end of BC 3B concurrency
Trail 20.27 12.60 BC 3B east to BC 22A – Salmo, USA border BC 22 branches north; north end of BC 3B concurrency
Central Kootenay Castlegar 46.48 28.88 BC 3 (Crowsnest Highway) – Grand Forks, Airport, Nelson, Cranbrook Kinnaird interchange
Continues north as Columbia Avenue towards Castlegar City Centre
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  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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