British Columbia Highway 27

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Highway 27
Stuart Lake Highway
Route information
Length: 53 km (33 mi)
Existed: 1967 – present
Major junctions
South end: BC 16 near Vanderhoof
North end: Fort St. James
Highway system

British Columbia provincial highways

BC 26 BC 28

Highway 27, the Stuart Lake Highway, is a 53 km (33 mi) long spur of the Yellowhead Highway in the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako. First opened in 1967, it provides a connection from Vanderhoof, on Highway 16, north to Fort St. James, at the southern end of Stuart Lake. Highway 27 is an excellent two lane all weather roadway, well maintained by BC government overseen contractors. Major hazards are moose and deer that frequently run in front of oncoming vehicles. Persons driving this roadway at night should be cautious and slow down some. Moose can be difficult to see until too late since their fur tends to absorb light and the eyes don't reflect light well. The most visible portion of a moose is from the knee joints down on all four legs which are normally whiter. The expression used by most truckers in the area is "watch for the white" referring to the white on the legs since that is all that seems to reflect light from head lamps.