Poundmaker Trail

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Alberta Highway 14.svgSaskatchewan Highway 40 (jct).svg

Poundmaker Trail
Route information
Length361 km[1] (224 mi)
Major junctions
West end Hwy 216 in Edmonton, AB
East end Hwy 16 in North Battleford, SK
Location
Major citiesEdmonton, North Battleford
TownsTofield, AB; Viking, AB; Wainwright, AB; Cut Knife, SK; Battleford, SK
Highway system

Poundmaker Trail is a 361-kilometre (224 mi) interprovincial highway in Western Canada that runs from Edmonton, Alberta to North Battleford, Saskatchewan, following Alberta Highway 14 and Saskatchewan Highway 40.[1] The highway is named after Pitikwahanapiwiyin (c. 1842–July 4, 1886), commonly known as Poundmaker, a Plains Cree chief known as a peacemaker and defender of his people.[2]

The former alignment of Poundmaker Trail followed Saskatchewan Highway 16A through Battleford and across the North Saskatchewan River along original Battlefords Bridge via Finlayson Island. Around 2003, in conjunction with the Battlefords Bridge being twinned along the Highway 4/16/40 corridor,[3] the original bridges were closed to vehicular traffic and Highway 16A was decommissioned.[4]

Junction list[edit]

Alberta
Hwy 216 southeast of Edmonton
Hwy 21 southeast of Sherwood Park
Hwy 36 in Viking
Hwy 41 in Wainwright
Hwy 17 south of Lloydminster
Saskatchewan
Hwy 21 east of Cut Knife
Hwy 29 east of Battleford
Hwy 4 in Battleford

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google (May 24, 2017). "Poundmaker Trail through Alberta and Saskatchewan" (Map). Google Maps. Google.
  2. ^ "Saskatchewan Road Map Travel Guide: #40 The Poundmaker Trail ..." Mile By Mile Media. 2007. Archived from the original on April 17, 2007. Retrieved May 10, 2007.
  3. ^ "Battlefords Bridge Officially Opened Today". Government of Saskatchewan. November 1, 2002. Archived from the original on March 28, 2017. Retrieved May 24, 2017.
  4. ^ Foster, Jayne (August 24, 2013). "Repairs for old bridges". Battlefords News-Optimist. Archived from the original on May 22, 2017. Retrieved May 24, 2017.