British Columbia Highway 95

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Highway 95
Columbia Highway
Route information
Length: 329 km (204 mi)
Existed: 1957 – present
Major junctions
South end: US-95 at Canada-US border
  BC 3 in Yahk
BC 95A in Cranbrook
BC 3 / BC 93 in Fort Steele
BC 95A in Wasa Junction
BC 93 in Radium Hot Springs
North end: BC 1 in Golden
Highway system

British Columbia provincial highways

BC 93 BC 95A

Highway 95 in British Columbia, the Columbia Highway, is a north-south highway in the southeastern corner of the province, opened in 1957. The highway connects with U.S. Highway 95, from which the highway takes its number, at the Canada-U.S. border at Kingsgate, just north of Eastport, Idaho.

Highway 95 is one of the most overlapped highways in the province, i.e., it shares most of its route with other numbered highways.

Route details[edit]

The 329 km (204 mi) long Highway 95 begins at the international border in a small community called Kingsgate, and follows the Moyie River northeast for 11 km (7 mi) to the town of Yahk, where it merges onto the Crowsnest Highway. Highway 95 follows the Crowsnest northeast for 72 km (45 mi) to the city of Cranbrook, where Highway 95A—designated in 1968 and following the original alignment of Highway 95 for 54 km through Kimberley and Ta Ta Creek—begins. From Cranbrook, it is another 6 km (4 mi) east to the Fort Steele junction, where the Crowsnest hands Highway 95 off to Highway 93.

From the Fort Steele junction, Highway 95 follows Highway 93 north for 32 km (20 mi) through the community of Wasa, to where Highway 95A's east junction is located. From the Highway 95A junction, Highway 93/95 follows the Kootenay River upstream for 45 km (28 mi), through Skookumchuck to the town of Canal Flats, at the southern end of Columbia Lake. North of Canal Flats, Highway 93/95 travels for 58 km (36 mi) along the Columbia River, through the communities of Fairmont Hot Springs, Windermere and Invermere to the town of Radium Hot Springs, where Highway 93 diverges east. Highway 95 continues to follow the Columbia River north for 105 km (65 mi), through the locations of Edgewater, Brisco, Spillimacheen and Parson, to where it terminates at its junction with the Trans-Canada Highway at Golden.