Saskatchewan Highway 26
|Length||198.3 km (123.2 mi)|
|South end||Hwy 4 north of North Battleford|
|North end||Hwy 224 / Hwy 950 at Goodsoil|
|Meota, Turtle River, Mervin, Frenchman Butte, Loon Lake, Beaver River|
|Towns||Turtleford, St. Walburg|
|Provincial highways in Saskatchewan
Highway 26 is a highway in the western portion of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. The southernmost point is a junction with Highway 4, north of North Battleford. From there, it runs generally northwest, including a 29 km concurrency with Highway 3 from just north of Turtleford to just south of St. Walburg, where it turns to a more northerly route (while Highway 3 continues west). Highway 26 continues north until it terminates at a junction with Highway 224 and Highway 950, at the northern edge of the village of Goodsoil.
The southern 100 km (62 mi) of the 200 km (120 mi) Highway 26 runs beside a former Canadian Northern Railway (CNoR) branch line from Prince to St. Walburg, which CNoR built out from North Battleford and steadily extended until 1919. The rail line, and adjoining roads, caused a boom in the area, as early homesteaders were then able to deliver their production to grain elevators. The Canadian National Railway abandoned the entire branch line in 2005, when the remaining grain elevators closed, with grain now transported by truck on Highway 26.
Along Highway 26 these are a listing of lakes, big things, statues, historical markers, beaches, historical sites and buildings, national, regional and provincial parks.
- The Goodsoil Historical Museum Site, in Goodsoil, is a Municipal Heritage Property on the Canadian Register of Historic Places.
- Makwa Lake Provincial Park
- Makwa Lake
- Jackfish Lake just to the east of route near Meota.
- The Battlefords Provincial Park, which borders Jackfish Lake
- Meadow Lake Provincial Park
- Ernie the Turtle at Turtleford
- Windmill at Village of Edam
From south to north:
|Meota No. 468||||0.0||0.0||Hwy 4 – Meadow Lake, The Battlefords||East of Prince|
|Meota||14.3||8.9||Metinota Access Road||Road accesses the south shore of Jackfish Lake|
|||18.8||11.7||Hwy 697 north – Jackfish||Road accesses the west shore of Jackfish Lake|
|Turtle River No. 469||Edam||42.4||26.3||Hwy 674 south / Hwy 769 east|
|Mervin No. 499||Mervin||60.3||37.5||Hwy 794 west|
|Turtleford||68.7||42.7||Hwy 303 west – Lloydminster|
|69.5||43.2||Hwy 3 east – Glaslyn, Prince Albert||South end of Hwy 3 concurrency|
|Spruce Lake||88.4||54.9||Hwy 796 east|
|Frenchman Butte No. 501||||98.7||61.3||Hwy 3 west – Paradise Hill||North end of Hwy 3 concurrency|
|||106.9||66.4||Hwy 795 east|
|Loon Lake No. 561||||146.3||90.9||Hwy 304 east – Meadow Lake|
|||148.8||92.5||Hwy 699 east||South end of Hwy 699 concurrency|
|Loon Lake||150.1||93.3||Hwy 699 west – Makwa Lake Provincial Park||North end of Hwy 699 concurrency|
|Beaver River No. 622||||189.6||117.8||Hwy 55 east (NWRR) – Meadow Lake, Prince Albert||South end of Hwy 55 concurrency|
|Peerless||191.0||118.7||Hwy 55 west (NWRR) – Pierceland, Cold Lake||North end of Hwy 55 concurrency|
|||191.8||119.2||Hwy 779 east – Dorintosh|
|Goodsoil||198.3||123.2|| Hwy 954 west|
Hwy 224 north – Meadow Lake Provincial Park
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- Google (January 31, 2018). "Highway 26 in Saskatchewan" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 31, 2018.
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- "Goodsoil Historical Museum Site". Canada's Historic Places. Parks Canada. Retrieved 2016-09-27.
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- Yanciw, David (2004-07-20), Village of Edam, Saskatchewan, retrieved 2016-09-27
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