|Maintained by||the City of Edmonton
and Alberta Transportation
|Length||14.6 km (9.1 mi)|
|South end||City Limits (41 Avenue SW)|
|Ellerslie Road, Anthony Henday Drive, 23 Avenue, 34 Avenue, Whitemud Drive, 51 Avenue, 63 Avenue, Whyte Avenue|
|North end||Saskatchewan Drive|
The road begins at Saskatchewan Drive in Old Strathcona as 104 Street, which runs as a two-way street until it reaches University Avenue. It continues in a southbound direction to 55 Avenue, when it becomes Calgary Trail. At Whitemud Drive, Highway 2 follows Calgary Trail. Near 31 Avenue, the road veers slightly to the east and a median is all that separates Calgary Trail from Gateway Boulevard (headed northbound). The road continues as a two-way freeway to the city limits and further south towards the Edmonton International Airport, Red Deer, and Calgary as the QE2 Highway.
The road is the remnant of the northern terminus of the Calgary and Edmonton Trail, a land transport route between the fur trading posts of Fort Edmonton and Fort Calgary, used as far back as the early 1800. Calgary Trail previously had Northbound and Southbound designations, and were renamed in 2001 as Gateway Boulevard and Calgary Trail, respectively. Initially, the name change met with some controversy. The name Calgary Trail stood for many years, as this was Alberta's primary highway to Calgary following the rail lines. The rails no longer continue north past Whyte Avenue; however, CPR still has a rail yard serving the industrial district along the east side of Gateway Boulevard.
List of neighbourhoods Calgary Trail runs through or next to, in order from south to north:
- Blackmud Creek
- Rideau Park
- Empire Park
- Queen Alexandra
Interchanges and intersections
This is a list of major intersections, starting at the south end of Calgary Trail.
|Direction||Intersecting road||Current intersection type||Coordinates|
|Continues as Hwy 2 south – Edmonton International Airport, Leduc, Red Deer, Calgary|
|South-North||41 Avenue SW||Partial cloverleaf interchange A-4|
|Ellerslie Road (9 Avenue SW)||Diamond interchange|
|Hwy 216 / Anthony Henday Drive (Exit 39)||Stack interchange|
|19 Avenue NW / 102 Street||Flyover, no southbound entrance|
|23 Avenue NW||Diamond interchange|
|Freeway ends, splits into one-way pair|
|34 Avenue NW||At-grade (traffic lights)|
|G.A. MacDonald Avenue||At-grade|
|Hwy 2 north / Hwy 14 east / Whitemud Drive||Diamond interchange (traffic lights)
Hwy 2 turns west.
|51 Avenue||At-grade (traffic lights)|
|54 Avenue (to Gateway Boulevard)||At-grade|
|Becomes 104 Street|
|61 Avenue||At-grade (traffic lights)|
|Allendale Road / 63 Avenue||At-grade (traffic lights)|
|Whyte (82) Avenue||At-grade (traffic lights)|
|Saskatchewan Drive||At-grade (traffic lights)|
- Placenames of Alberta. "The naming along the Calgary - Edmonton Trail". Retrieved 2009-12-24.
- http://www.cbc.ca/news/story/2000/08/25/ctrll000825.html 'Gateway Boulevard' idea may lead nowhere. CBC News, 2000-08-25.
- "Name change brings mixed reviews". CBC News. 2000-09-26. Retrieved 2011-02-28.
- City of Edmonton map utility
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