British Columbia Highway 8

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Highway 8
Nicola Highway
Route information
Length: 61 km (38 mi)
Existed: 1953 – present
Major junctions
East end: BC 5 / BC 97C in Merritt
West end: BC 1 in Spences Bridge
Highway system

British Columbia provincial highways

BC 7 BC 9

Highway 8, known as the Nicola Highway, is an alternate route to Highway 97C between Highway 1 and the Coquihalla Highway 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 61 km (38 mi) between Lower Nicola, a community just west of Merritt where it meets Highway 97C, west to Spences Bridge, on Highway 1.