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 Hwy 1 (TCH) in Spences Bridge
  Hwy 97C near Lower Nicola
East end Hwy 5 / Hwy 5A / Hwy 97C in Merritt
Highway system

British Columbia provincial highways

Hwy 7BHwy 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.

Spences Bridge0.000.00 Hwy 1 (TCH) (Trans-Canada Highway) – Vancouver, Cache CreekHwy 8 western terminus
Lower Nicola60.3137.47 Hwy 97C north – Logan Lake, AshcroftWest end of Hwy 97C concurrency
Merritt65.1740.49Voght StreetFormer Hwy 5A north;
former west end of Hwy 5A concurrency
69.3243.07 Hwy 5 (Coquihalla Highway) to Hwy 5A north – Kamloops, VancouverColdwater 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


  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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