British Columbia Highway 26

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Highway 26
Barkerville Highway
Route information
Length: 82 km (51 mi)
Existed: 1967 – present
Major junctions
West end: BC 97 in Quesnel
East end: Barkerville
Highway system

British Columbia provincial highways

BC 24 BC 27

Highway 26, also known as the Barkerville Highway, is a minor east-west highway in the North Cariboo region of the Central Interior of British Columbia, Canada. First opened in 1967, it provides access to the community of Wells and the famous gold rush town of Barkerville at the foot of the Cariboo Mountains, respectively 75 and 82 km (47 and 51 mi) east of the highway's junction with Highway 97 at Quesnel. Also accessed by the route is Bowron Lakes Provincial Park, a popular canoeing expedition circuit, the cutoff for which is between Barkerveill and Wells. Since Highway 26 is very lightly travelled, it has not needed any major improvements since its opening. Its route is approximately the same as that of the Cariboo Wagon Road.

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