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 - Westphal - 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.
Route 326 near the junction with Trunk 6.
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

Scenic Routes[edit]

List of Nova Scotia provincial highways by length[edit]

This is a list of all Nova Scotia provincial highways by length, longest to shortest.

Rank Highway Distance (km) Distance (mi) Notes
1 Trunk 4 415 258
2 Trunk 1 323 201
3 Hwy 104 (TCH) 322 200 Also referred to as the Miners' Memorial Highway.
4 Hwy 101 310 190 Also referred to as the Harvest Highway.
5 Trunk 30 298 185 Also referred to as the Cabot Trail.
6 Hwy 103 294 183 Also referred to as the Fishermans' Memorial Highway.
7 Trunk 7 269 167
8 Trunk 6 144 89
9 Hwy 105 (TCH) 144 89 Also referred to as the Mabel & Alexander Graham Bell Way.
10 Route 316 132 82
11 Route 215 120 75
12 Trunk 14 118 73
13 Trunk 8 115 71
14 Route 348 101 63
15 Hwy 102 100 62 Also referred to as the Veterans' Memorial Highway.
16 Route 209 98 61
16 Route 289 98 61
18 Route 224 96 60
19 Trunk 10 89 55
20 Route 374 86 53
21 Route 203 83 52
22 Route 340 80 50
23 Trunk 16 79 49
24 Route 236 77 48
25 Route 223 72 45
26 Route 354 70 43
27 Trunk 12 67 42
28 Route 347 66 41
29 Route 217 64 40
30 Route 221 63 39
30 Route 333 63 39
30 Route 245 63 39
33 Route 331 89 55
34 Route 204 86 53
35 Route 337 83 52
35 Route 256 80 50
37 Route 311 79 49
38 Route 236 77 48
39 Route 245 63 39
40 Route 331 57 35
41 Route 204 54 34
42 Route 337 52 32
43 Route 256 49 30
43 Route 311 49 30
45 Route 344 47 29
45 Route 362 47 29
45 Route 366 47 29
45 Route 395 47 29
49 Route 325 46 29
50 Route 308 45 28
51 Route 327 44 27
52 Route 216 42 26
52 Route 329 42 26
54 Trunk 28 39 24
54 Route 207 39 24
54 Route 357 39 24
57 Route 201 38 24
57 Route 202 38 24
57 Route 208 38 24
57 Route 321 38 24
61 Route 332 37 23
61 Trunk 22 37 23
63 Route 211 35 22
63 Route 255 35 22
65 Route 210 32 20
66 Route 212 31 19
67 Route 358 30 19
68 Route 309 29 18
69 Hwy 125 28 17 Also referred to as the Peacekeepers' Way.
69 Route 252 28 17
71 Route 305 27 17
72 Route 208 25 16
72 Route 246 25 16
72 Route 349 25 16
75 Route 302 23 14
75 Route 320 23 14
75 Route 336 23 14
78 Route 213 22 14
78 Route 322 22 14
78 Route 360 22 14
81 Route 219 20 12
81 Route 334 20 12
83 Hwy 106 (TCH) 19 12 Also referred to as the Jubilee Highway.
83 Route 306 19 12
83 Route 307 19 12
83 Route 326 19 12
87 Route 301 17 11
87 Route 330 17 11
87 Route 368 17 11
87 Route 376 17 11
91 Route 242 16 9.9
91 Route 359 16 9.9
93 Hwy 118 15.5 9.6 Also referred to as Lakeview Drive.
94 Route 277 15 9.3
95 Route 239 14 8.7
95 Route 335 14 8.7
97 Hwy 111 13 8.1 Also referred to as the Circumferential Highway.
97 Route 312 13 8.1
99 Route 206 12 7.5
99 Route 253 12 7.5
101 Route 247 11 6.8
101 Route 303 11 6.8
101 Route 318 11 6.8
101 Route 324 11 6.8
105 Route 214 10.0 6.2
105 Route 304 10 6.2
105 Route 341 10 6.2
108 Hwy 113 9.9 6.2 Proposed freeway between Hwy. 102 & Hwy. 103.
109 Route 205 9 5.6
110 Hwy 162 7 4.3
111 Hwy 142 6 3.7
112 Route 276 5 3.1
113 Trunk 33 3.5 2.2 Also referred to as the Bedford Bypass.
114 Route 328 3 1.9

Not included:

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]