British Columbia Highway 8

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Highway 8
Nicola Highway
Route information
Length: 69 km[1] (43 mi)
Existed: 1953 – present
Major junctions
West end: BC 1 in Spences Bridge
  BC 97C near Lower Nicola
East end: BC 5 / BC 5A / BC 97C in Merritt
Highway system

British Columbia provincial highways

BC 7B BC 9

Highway 8, known as the Nicola Highway, is an alternate route to Highway 97C between Highway 1 and the Coquihalla Highway (Highway 5) in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District. Highway 8 was first numbered in 1953, and very little about the highway has changed since that year. Highway 8 follows the Nicola River for 69 km (43 mi) between Spences Bridge, on Highway 1, to Merritt on Highway 5.

Major intersections[edit]

For west to east. The entire route is in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District.

Location km[1] mi Destinations Notes
Spences Bridge 0.00 0.00 BC 1 (Trans-Canada Highway) – Vancouver, Cache Creek BC 8 western terminus
Lower Nicola 56.69 35.23 Aberdeen Road
60.31 37.47 BC 97C north – Logan Lake, Ashcroft West end of BC 97C concurrency
Merritt 65.17 40.49 Voght Street Former BC 5A north; former west end of BC 5A concurrency
69.32 43.07 BC 5 (Coquihalla Highway) to BC 5A north – Kamloops, Vancouver Coldwater interchange (BC 5 exit 286)
BC 8 eastern terminus
Continues as BC 5A south / BC 97C east – Princeton, Kelowna
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. 202–206. 

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