British Columbia Highway 7
Sections in red denotes Highway 7
|Length:||150 km (90 mi)|
|Existed:||1941 – present|
|West end:||BC 99 (Granville Street) in Vancouver|
| BC 1 in Coquitlam
BC 7B in Port Coquitlam
Golden Ears Way in Maple Ridge
BC 11 in Mission
BC 9 in Kent
|East end:||BC 1 near Hope|
|Districts:||Mission, Kent, Hope|
|Major cities:||Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge|
Highway 7, known for most of its length as the Lougheed Highway and Broadway, is an alternative route to Highway 1 through the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia. Whereas the controlled-access Highway 1 follows the southern bank of the Fraser River, Highway 7 follows the northern bank.
Highway 7 was first commissioned in 1941, and originally went from Vancouver to Harrison Hot Springs, following Dewdney Trunk Road between Port Moody and Port Coquitlam. In 1953, Highway 7 was moved to its current alignment between Vancouver and Coquitlam. Its eastern end was moved south from Harrison Hot Springs to Agassiz in 1956, and then east to Ruby Creek in 1968. Since 1973, Highway 7 has travelled to a junction with Highway 1 just north of Hope.
Unlike former Alberta premier Peter Lougheed's name, the name of the highway is pronounced // LOH-heed. The highway is named after Nelson Seymour Lougheed, MLA for the Dewdney District and the BC Minister of Public Works (1928–29) who ran a logging company in the area.
Highway 7's total length under the jurisdiction of the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation (MOT) is 118 km (93 mi). Highway 7 is signed as far west as Granville Street on Broadway in Vancouver, all the way east through Burnaby into Coquitlam, which is under the jurisdiction of the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink). The section under the MOT's jurisdiction begins at the westbound exit with Highway 1 near Schoolhouse Street, with a total length of 2.3 km (1.4 mi). The highway then turns immediately northeast, meets with Highway 1 at the Cape Horn Interchange, and has an exit with United Boulevard. The highway leaves the MOT's jurisdiction 300 m (1000 ft) after the interchange. TransLink again has jurisdiction of Highway 7 from the point east of Ottawa Street to the point east of United Boulevard.
Highway 7 falls under the MOT's jurisdiction again after Ottawa Street, crossing over the Pitt River Bridge into Pitt Meadows. 6 km (4 mi) southeast of the Pitt River bridge, it crosses into Maple Ridge at Maple Meadows Way, and the highway then crosses into Mission another 20 km (12 mi) east. 9 km (6 mi) of Highway 7's entry into Mission, it meets a junction with Highway 11. 8 km (5 mi) east of the Highway 11 junction, Highway 7 leaves Mission over the Hatzic Pump Bridge.
27 km (17 mi) east of the Highway's eastern exit from Mission, Highway 7 enters the Municipality of Kent. 14 km (9 mi) east, it reaches a junction with Highway 9 at Agassiz. 18 km (11 mi) northeast of the Highway 9 junction, it leaves Kent. Another 12 km (7 mi) northeast, Highway 7 finally reaches its eastern terminus at a junction with Highway 1 at Haig, just across the Fraser River from the main part of Hope.
From west to east:
|Broadway continues west|
|Metro Vancouver||Vancouver||0.00||0.00||Granville Street (BC 99) – City Centre, Whistler, Airport (YVR), USA Border||Western Terminus of BC 7|
|0.85||0.53||Oak Street||Alternate route to BC 99 south|
|1.70||1.06||Cambie Street – Broadway-City Hall, City Centre|
|2.70||1.68||Main Street – City Centre|
|2.80||1.74||Kingsway||Former BC 1A / BC 99A|
|4.40||2.73||Clarke Drive||Connects to Knight Street|
|5.00||3.11||Commercial Drive – Commercial-Broadway|
|7.60||4.72||Rupert Street||Eastern terminus of Broadway; BC 7 becomes Lougheed Highway|
|↑ / ↓||8.50||5.28||Boundary Road|
|Burnaby||10.00||6.21||Willingdon Avenue – Brentwood Town Centre|
|11.60||7.21||Holdom Avenue – Holdom|
|12.70||7.89||Kensington Avenue||Grade separated; eastbound exit and entrance|
|12.90||8.02||Sperling Avenue – Sperling-Burnaby Lake||Provides access to Winston Avenue and Kensington Avenue|
|15.00||9.32||Lake City Way – Lake City Way|
|16.40||10.19||Production Way, Brighton Avenue – Production Way-University|
|16.90||10.50||Gaglardi Way – Simon Fraser University|
|↑ / ↓||18.50||11.50||North Road – New Westminster, Pattullo Bridge|
|Coquitlam||20.30||12.61||Brunette Avenue – New Westminster, Pattullo Bridge||No right turn from Lougheed Hwy or left turn from Brunette Ave.|
|23.20||14.42|| BC 1 – Vancouver, Port Mann Bridge, Surrey, Hope
BC 7B east (Mary Hill Bypass) – Maple Ridge
|Cape Horn Interchange
No access from BC 7 east to BC 1 west; BC 7 turns north
|24.50||15.22||United Boulevard||Partially grade-separated; westbound access to BC 7B|
Pinetree Way – Coquitlam City Centre
|BC 7 branches east; former BC 7A west|
|Port Coquitlam||33.10||20.57||Coast Meridian Road||Partially grade separated|
|East end of TransLink jurisdiction|
|34.80||21.62||BC 7B west (Mary Hill Bypass) to BC 1 – Vancouver||Interchange|
|↑ / ↓||35.40||22.00||Pitt River Bridge crosses the Pitt River|
|Pitt Meadows||36.28||22.54||Old Dewdney Trunk Road, Kennedy Road|
|40.56||25.20||Golden Ears Way to BC 1 – Golden Ears Bridge, Langley, Surrey||Partially grade separated|
|Maple Ridge||40.99||25.47||Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Meadows Way||Entrance from Golden Ears Way north|
|45.22||28.10||222 Street, Haney Bypass
|BC 7 follows Haney Bypass|
|BC 7 returns to Lougheed Hwy|
|Fraser Valley||Mission||69.46||43.16||BC 11 south to BC 1 / Cedar Valley Connector – Abbotsford|
|70.51||43.81||One-way road pair begins|
|71.21||44.25||Horne Street||Eastbound access to Horne Street Connector|
|71.34||44.33||Murray Street, Glasgow Avenue to BC 11 south (via Horne Street Connector) – Abbotsford||No access from BC 7 east|
|72.64||45.14||One-way road pair ends|
|Kent||103.90||64.56||Harrison River Bridge crosses the Harrison River|
|118.42||73.58||BC 9 north (Hot Springs Road) / Else Road – Harrison Hot Springs||BC 7 turns right; west end of BC 9 concurrency|
|120.01||74.57||BC 9 south (Evergreen Drive) – Agassiz, Chilliwack||East end of BC 9 concurrency|
|121.61||75.56||Agassiz Bypass to BC 9 south – Chilliwack, Vancouver||Agassiz Interchange
Westbound exit, eastbound entrance
|Hope||150.44||93.48||BC 1 to BC 3 / BC 5 – Princeton, Cache Creek, Kamloops||Haig Interchange
Eastern terminus of BC 7
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- "Coquitlam council asks for better signage after drivers cross Port Mann Bridge by mistake". Vancouver Sun.
- "Official Numbered Routes in British Columbia". B.C. Ministry of Transportation.
- Landmark Kilometre Inventory (PDF). British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (Report). Cypher Consulting. July 2016. pp. 192–200.
- Major Road Network (PDF) (Map). TransLink. May 20, 2016. Retrieved March 2, 2017.