British Columbia Highway 8
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|Length||69 km (43 mi)|
|Existed||1953 – present|
|West end||Hwy 1 (TCH) in Spences Bridge|
|Hwy 97C near Lower Nicola|
|East end||Hwy 5 / Hwy 5A / Hwy 97C in Merritt|
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.
For west to east. The entire route is in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District.
|Spences Bridge||0.00||0.00||Hwy 1 (TCH) (Trans-Canada Highway) – Vancouver, Cache Creek||Hwy 8 western terminus|
|Lower Nicola||60.31||37.47||Hwy 97C north – Logan Lake, Ashcroft||West end of Hwy 97C concurrency|
|Merritt||65.17||40.49||Voght Street||Former Hwy 5A north;|
former west end of Hwy 5A concurrency
|69.32||43.07||Hwy 5 (Coquihalla Highway) to Hwy 5A north – Kamloops, Vancouver||Coldwater interchange (Hwy 5 exit 286)|
Hwy 8 eastern terminus
|Continues as Hwy 5A south / Hwy 97C east – Princeton, Kelowna|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- Landmark Kilometre Inventory (PDF). British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (Report). Cypher Consulting. July 2016. pp. 202–206.