List of Nova Scotia provincial highways

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This is a list of numbered highways in the province of Nova Scotia.

Arterial (100-series) highways[edit]

Highway Length (km) Length (mi) Destinations Alternate Names Notes
Hwy 101 310 190 Bedford - Annapolis Valley - Digby - Yarmouth Harvest Highway
Hwy 102 100 62 Halifax - Bedford - Halifax Stanfield International Airport - Shubenacadie Valley - Truro Veterans' Memorial Highway
Hwy 103 294 183 Halifax - Bridgewater - Liverpool - Barrington Passage - Yarmouth Fishermens' Memorial Highway
Hwy 104 (TCH) / Hwy 104 322 200 Route 2 (TCH) at the N.B Border - Amherst - Truro - New Glasgow - Antigonish -

Canso Causeway - Port Hawkesbury - St. Peters

Trans-Canada Highway,

Miners' Memorial Highway

TCH designation only between the New Brunswick border & Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia.
Hwy 105 (TCH) 294 183 Port Hawkesbury - Whycocomagh - Baddeck - Newfoundland Ferry Terminal in North Sydney Trans-Canada Highway,

Mabel & Alexander Graham Bell Way

Hwy 106 (TCH) 294 183 Hwy. 104 near Westville - Pictou Causeway - Pictou - P.E.I Ferry Terminal in Caribou, Nova Scotia Trans-Canada Highway,

Jubilee Highway

Hwy 107 38 24 Burnside - Westphal - Lake Echo - Porters Lake - Musquodoboit Harbour Kilometres are approximate.
Hwy 111 13 8.1 Eastern Pasage - Dartmouth Circumferential Highway
Hwy 113 9.9 6.2 Hwy. 102 - Hwy. 103 Proposed freeway.
Hwy 118 15.5 9.6 Dartmouth - Dartmouth Crossing - Waverley - Fall River Lakeview Drive
Hwy 125 28 17 North Sydney - Sydney Peacekeepers' Way
Hwy 142 6 3.7 Hwy. 104 - Springhill
Hwy 162 7 4.3 Hwy. 105 in Bras D'Or - Point Aconi

Note: Nova Scotia's original arterial highway number system had route number signs in the same shape as the U.S. Highway route number signs. These signs are now used for Trunk routes.

Trunk Highways[edit]

Current Trunk Highways[edit]

Highway Length (km) Length (mi) Destinations Notes
Trunk 1 323 201 Bedford- Lower Sackville - Windsor - Annapolis Valley - Digby - Yarmouth
Trunk 2 200 120 Halifax - Bedford - Stewiacke - Truro - Parrsboro - Springhill - Amherst Kilometres are approximate.
Trunk 3 300 190 Halifax - Upper Tantallon - Chester - Lunenburg - Bridgewater - Liverpool - Shelburne - Barrington Passage - Yarmouth Kilometres are approximate.
Trunk 4 415 258 Thomson Station - Truro - New Glasgow - Antigonish - Port Hawkesbury - St. Peter's - Sydney - Glace Bay
Trunk 6 144 89 Amherst - Pugwash - Wallace - Tatamagouche - Pictou
Trunk 7 269 167 Bedford - Dartmouth - Preston - Lake Echo - Porters Lake - Musquodoboit Harbour - Sheet Harbour - Sherbrooke - Antigonish
Trunk 8 115 71 Liverpool - Kejimkujik National Park - Annapolis Royal
Trunk 10 89 55 Bridgewater - New Germany - Middleton
Trunk 12 67 42 Chester - New Ross - Kentville
Trunk 14 118 73 Chester - Windsor - Rawdon - Milford
Trunk 16 79 49 Monastery - Guysborough - Canso
Trunk 19 106 66 Port Hastings - Port Hawkesbury - Mabou - Inverness - Margaree Forks
Trunk 22 37 23 Sydney - Albert Bridge - Louisbourg
Trunk 28 39 24 Sydney - New Waterford - Glace Bay
Trunk 30 298 185 Hunter's Mountain - Margaree Harbour - Chéticamp - Cape North - Ingonish - St. Ann's Also referred to as the Cabot Trail.
Trunk 33 3.5 2.2 Burnside - Bedford Also referred to as the Bedford Bypass.

Historical Trunk Highways[edit]

A comparison of current highway maps and the 1947 Imperial Oil map of the Maritime Provinces will account for many of the "missing" trunk highways:

These changes are also visible in comparison to the 1955 Major Roads historical map on the Atlas of Canada website.

Collector Highways[edit]

View of Route 201 outside of Bridgetown.
Start of Route 256 in West New Annan.
Start of Route 311 in Tatamagouche.
Route 326 near the junction with Trunk 6.
Route 374 in Malay Falls.
Highway Length (km) Length (mi) Destinations Notes
Route 201 38 24 Annapolis Royal - Bridgetown - Lawrencetown - Middleton - Greenwood - Kingston
Route 202 38 24 Mount Uniacke - Upper Rawdon - Nine Mile River
Route 203 83 52 Carleton - Welshtown - Shelburne
Route 204 54 34 Amherst - Salem - Streets Ridge
Route 205 9 5.6 Baddeck - MacAulays Hill
Route 206 12 7.5 Arichat - West Arichat - Martinique
Route 207 39 24 Dartmouth - Cole Harbour - Upper Lawerencetown - West Lawerencetown - Lawerencetown - Porters Lake
Route 208 38 24 South Brookfield - Colpton - Nineveh - New Germany
Route 209 98 61 Parrsboro - Advocate Harbour - Joggins
Route 210 32 20 Greenfield - Chelsea - Newcombville
Route 211 35 22 Isaac's Harbour North - Stormont II (Country Harbour Ferry) - Port Bickerton - Stillwater
Route 212 31 19 Halifax Stanfield International Airport/Enfield - Goffs - Elderbank
Route 213 22 14 Upper Tantallon - Hammonds Plains - Bedford
Route 214 10 6.2 Elmsdale - Belnan - Lower Nine Mile River
Route 215 120 75 Newport Corner - Noel - Maitland - Shubenacadie
Route 216 42 26 Christmas Island - Eskasoni - East Bay
Route 217 64 40 Freeport - East Ferry - Tiddville - Digby
Route 219 20 12 Dunvegan - Margaree Harbour
Route 221 63 39 Kingsport - Canning - Centreville- Spa Springs
Route 223 72 45 North Side Whycocomagh Bay - Grand Narrows - Christmas Island - Leitches Creek Station
Route 224 96 60 Shubenacadie - Gays River - Middle Musquodoboit - Upper Musquodoboit - Sheet Harbour
Route 236 77 48 Scotch Village - Kennetcook - Green Oaks - Truro
Route 239 14 8.7 North West Arm - Edwardsville - Westmount
Route 242 16 9.9 Joggins - River Hebert - Maccan
Route 245 63 39 Sutherlands River - Malignant Cove - Antigonish
Route 246 25 16 Wentworth - West New Annan - Tatamagouche
Route 247 11 6.8 St. Peters - Grand River - Lower L'Ardoise
Route 252 28 17 Mabou - Skye Glen - Whycocomagh
Route 253 12 7.5 Armdale - Purcell's Cove - Herring Cove
Route 255 35 22 Glace Bay - Mira Gut - Hornes Road
Route 256 49 30 West New Annan - The Falls - River John - Lyons Brook
Route 276 5 3.1 South Lochaber - Goshen
Route 277 15 9.3 Lantz - Dutch Settlement - Gays River
Route 289 98 61 Green Oaks - Brookfield - Middle Stewiacke - Upper Stewiacke - Lansdowne - Westville - New Glasgow - Little Harbour
Route 301 17 11 Oxford - Kolbec - Port Howe
Route 302 23 14 Southampton - Athol - Maccan - Nappan
Route 303 11 6.8 Conway - Digby - Digby Ferry
Route 304 10 6.2 Yarmouth, Yarmouth Bar, Cape Forchu, Yarmouth Light
Route 305 27 17 Boularderie East - North Sydney - Sydney - Sydney Mines
Route 306 19 12 Spryfield - Harrietsfield - Williamswood - Sambro
Route 307 19 12 Wentworth Centre via Wentworth Valley - Six Mile Road - Wallace Station - Wallace
Route 308 45 28 Morris Island - Surette's Island - Amiraults Hill - Tusket - Quinan
Route 309 29 18 Barrington - Cape Negro - Clyde River
Route 311 49 30 Truro - Upper Onslow - Nuttby - Earltown - Tatamagouche
Route 312 13 8.1 South Haven - Englishtown - River Bennet
Route 316 132 82 Half Island Cove - Larry's River - Goldboro - Cross Roads Country Harbour - Goshen - Frasers Mills - St. Andrews - Lower South River
Route 318 11 6.8 Dartmouth - Port Wallace - Portobello - Waverley
Route 320 23 14 Arichat - Martinique - Lennox Passage - Louisdale
Route 321 38 24 Springhill - River Philip - Oxford - Kolbec - Port Howe
Route 322 22 14 Dartmouth - Woodside - Shearwater - Eastern Passage - Cole Harbour
Route 324 11 6.8 Lunenburg - Fauxburg - Blockhouse
Route 325 46 29 Colpton - Wileville - Bridgewater - Maitland - Blockhouse - Mahone Bay
Route 326 19 12 Earltown - Denmark - Brule Corner
Route 327 44 27 Gabarus - Big Ridge - Marion Bridge - Membertou - Sydney
Route 328 3 1.9 Upper Lawrencetown - Lake Major
Route 329 42 26 East River - Bayswater - Northwest Cove - Mill Cove - Hubbards
Route 330 17 11 Cape Sable Island - Clarks Harbour - Barrington Passage
Route 331 57 35 East Port Medway - Petite Riviere - Dublin Shore - LaHave - Pleasantville - Bridgewater
Route 332 37 23 Upper LaHave - Riverport - Lunenburg
Route 333 63 39 Beechville - Hatchet Lake - Peggys Cove - Upper Tantallon
Route 334 20 12 Lower Wedgeport - Arcadia
Route 335 14 8.7 Lower West Pubnico - Pubnico
Route 336 23 14 Upper Musquodoboit - Dean - Springside
Route 337 52 32 Antigonish - Cape George - Malignant Cove
Route 340 80 50 Hebron - Carleton - Pleasant Valley - Weymouth
Route 341 10 6.2 Kentville - Canard
Route 344 47 29 Auld's Cove - Mulgrave - Sand Point - St. Francis Harbour - Boylston
Route 347 66 41 New Glasgow - Priestville - Garden of Eden - Aspen
Route 348 101 63 Little Harbour - Pictou Landing - Trenton - New Glasgow - Glenelg - Melrose
Route 349 25 16 Armdale - Spryfield - Herring Cove - Sambro
Route 354 70 43 Middle Sackville - Beaver Bank - Upper Rawdon - Gore - Kennetcook - Noel
Route 357 39 24 Musquodoboit Harbour - Meaghers Grant - Elderbank - Middle Musquodoboit
Route 358 30 19 Greenwich - Canard - Canning - The Lookoff - Scot's Bay
Route 359 16 9.9 Kentville - Aldershot - Centreville - Halls Harbour
Route 360 22 14 Morristown - Berwick - Welsford - Harbourville
Route 362 47 29 Middleton - Spa Springs - Margaretsville - East Margaretsville
Route 366 47 29 East Amherst - Tidnish Bridge - Lorneville - Northport - Port Howe
Route 368 17 11 Mahoneys Corner - Streets Ridge - Middleboro - Head of Wallace Bay
Route 374 86 53 New Glasgow - Stellarton - Lorne - Trafalgar - Sheet Harbour
Route 376 17 11 West River - Haliburton
Route 395 37 23 Southwest Margaree - Upper Margaree - Ainslie Glen - Churchview

Scenic Routes[edit]

Local roads[edit]

There is also an extensive system of unnumbered local roads in Nova Scotia, many of which are similar in construction, surface and dimension to the numbered collector highways. Examples of such un-numbered roads are:

  • Ballpark Road
  • Bethel Drive
  • Mineville Road
  • Mira Road
  • Crisp Road: Ingilsville, Williamston, and New Albany
  • West Dalhousie Road: Lequille, Lake LaRose, Perotte, West Dalhousie, Hannamville and Durland Lake
  • Inglisville Road: West Inglisville,Inglisville, East Inglisville
  • Mary Jane Riley Road: Clementsvale, Guinea, Waldeck
  • Roxbury Road: Roxbury
  • Neaves Road: Neavesville, Walker Lake

References[edit]