King George Boulevard
|Former name(s)||King George Highway|
|Part of||BC 1A / BC 99A (former)|
|Length||26 km (16 mi)|
|South end||8th Avenue|
| BC 99
|North end||Pattullo Bridge|
King George Boulevard is a major thoroughfare in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. The 26 km (16 mi) route begins in the north at the south end of the Pattullo Bridge crossing of the Fraser River, connecting Surrey with New Westminster; and runs generally southeast to connect with Highway 99, 3 km north of the Peace Arch Border Crossing with the United States.
Opened in 1940, the route was originally named King George Highway in honour of the royal visit of King George VI the previous year. The name was changed to King George Boulevard in 2009 "to project an image of a modern, safe, walkable and livable City Centre community", given that portions of the corridor have had a reputation for being dangerous and having a high incidence of criminal activity.
King George Boulevard is a major arterial road, with most sections having four lanes. It includes two adjacent SkyTrain stations: Scott Road Station and King George Station (located just north of the Fraser Highway).
King George Boulevard begins at the south end of the Pattullo Bridge and runs through the Bridgeview neighbourhood of north Surrey, on the south bank of the Fraser River. It runs east and then south through the populous town centres of Whalley and Newton before heading through the more suburban and rural Panorama Ridge neighbourhood. Crossing over Highway 99, the route assumes a south-eastward orientation, running adjacent to the larger highway and through the more urban south Surrey neighbourhood of Sunnyside, before emerging onto Highway 99 southbound at 8th Ave.
Route map: Google