Suffixed routes of British Columbia Highway 97

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Suffixed routes of Highway 97
Highway 97A
Length 65 km (40 mi)
South end Hwy 97 north of Vernon
Hwy 97B near Grindrod
North end Hwy 1 (TCH) in Sicamous
Highway 97B
Length 14 km (9 mi)
North end Hwy 97A near Grindrod
South end Hwy 1 (TCH) in Salmon Arm
Highway 97C
Length 224 km (139 mi)
East end Hwy 97 north of Peachland
Hwy 5A near Aspen Grove
Hwy 5 / Hwy 8 in Merritt
Hwy 97D near Logan Lake
Hwy 1 (TCH) near Ashcroft
North end Hwy 1 (TCH) / Hwy 97 in Cache Creek
Highway 97D
Length 24 km (15 mi)
West end Hwy 97C west of Logan Lake
East end Hwy 5 east of Logan Lake
Districts Logan Lake, Peachland, Sicamous
Major cities Armstrong, Enderby, Merritt, Salmon Arm, Vernon
Highway system

British Columbia provincial highways

Hwy 97Hwy 99

There are four suffixed routes of British Columbia Highway 97:

Highway 97A[edit]

Highway 97A is a 65 km (40 mi) spur route between the cities of Vernon, on Highway 97, and Sicamous,[1] on Highway 1.

Highway 97A's current alignment is not the same as its original route. Originally, when the '97A' designation was first given to the highway in 1953, it went from a junction with Highway 97 at Swan Lake, where it starts today, northeast to Grindrod, and then it followed the modern-day Highway 97B to Salmon Arm, then following the Trans-Canada Highway west to Monte Creek, where Highway 97 merges onto the Trans-Canada. Between 1957 and 1962, Highway 97A had the designation of '97E'. Finally, in 1962, Highway 97A was re-routed onto its present alignment, going north from Swan Lake to Grindrod, and then northeast to Sicamous. Other communities on Highway 97A include Spallumcheen, Armstrong, and Enderby.

Former alignments[edit]

There are two former alignments of Highway 97A within Prince George, connecting the main Highway 97 with Yellowhead Highway (Highway 16). The first was a segment next to the Prince George Airport, which now carries the name "Old Cariboo Highway"; while the other segment was in downtown Prince George, following 1st Avenue west of Victoria Avenue to the Cameron Street Bridge, connecting with Highway 97 north of the Nechako River.

Major intersections[edit]

Regional districtLocationkm[2]miDestinationsNotes
North OkanaganSpallumcheen0.000.00 Hwy 97 – Kamloops, Vernon, KelownaSwan Lake Interchange
Hwy 97A southern terminus; through traffic follows Hwy 97 south
4.873.03Larkin Cross Road, Otter Lake Cross RoadInterchange
Armstrong13.258.23Smith RoadSeagull intersection
Enderby26.3816.39Granville Avenue, Hubert Avenue – Mabel Lake
32.5220.21 Hwy 97B north – Salmon Arm
Columbia-ShuswapSicamous65.4940.69 Hwy 1 (TCH) – Kamloops, Salmon Arm, Revelstoke, CalgaryHwy 97A northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Highway 97B[edit]

Highway 97B was created in 1962, when Highway 97E, now Highway 97A, was re-aligned to southwest of Sicamous. It is a very short 14 km (8.7 mi) spur off the present-day Highway 97A, from Enderby to Salmon Arm.

Major intersections[edit]

Regional districtLocationkm[3]miDestinationsNotes
North Okanagan0.000.00 Hwy 97A – Sicamous, Enderby, Vernon
Columbia-ShuswapSalmon Arm14.438.97 Hwy 1 (TCH) – Kamloops, Revelstoke, CalgaryAt grade, traffic signals
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Highway 97C[edit]

Highway 97D[edit]

Highway 97D, previously known as Meadow Creek Road, is a 24 km (15 mi) stretch of road linking Highway 97C in Logan Lake, British Columbia, Canada to the Coquihalla Highway. Highway 97D is a new route, receiving its designation in 2005.[4] It allows faster access between Logan Lake and Kamloops without the need for motorists to go through Merritt when travelling between the two locations.

Major intersections[edit]

Regional districtLocationkm[5]miDestinationsNotes
Thompson-NicolaLogan Lake0.000.00 Hwy 97C / Tunkwa Lake Road – Ashcroft, Cache Creek, MerrittWestern terminus of Hwy 97D; through traffic follows Hwy 97C north
24.3315.12YellowheadShield.jpg Hwy 5 (Coquihalla Highway) – Kamloops, Merritt, VancouverWalloper Interchange
Eastern terminus of Hwy 97D; continues as Meadow Creek Road
27.9017.34Lac Le Jeune Road – Lac Le Jeune, Kamloops
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
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  1. ^ "Wikimapia - Sicamous, BC". 
  2. ^ Landmark Kilometre Inventory (PDF). British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (Report). Cypher Consulting. July 2016. pp. 499–502. 
  3. ^ Landmark Kilometre Inventory (PDF). British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (Report). Cypher Consulting. July 2016. p. 503. 
  4. ^ "Highway 97D Designation Promotes Tourism" (PDF). British Columbia Ministry of Transportation. Jan 12, 2005. 
  5. ^ Landmark Kilometre Inventory (PDF). British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (Report). Cypher Consulting. July 2016. pp. 513–514.