Saskatchewan Highway 26

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Highway 26
Route information
Length198.3 km[1] (123.2 mi)
Major junctions
South end Hwy 4 north of North Battleford
 
North end Hwy 224 / Hwy 950 at Goodsoil
Location
Rural
municipalities
Meota, Turtle River, Mervin, Frenchman Butte, Loon Lake, Beaver River
TownsTurtleford, St. Walburg
Highway system
Provincial highways in Saskatchewan
Hwy 25Hwy 27

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.

Route description[edit]

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.[2][3] 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.[4][3] 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.[4]

Major attractions[edit]

Along Highway 26 these are a listing of lakes, big things, statues, historical markers, beaches, historical sites and buildings, national, regional and provincial parks.

Major intersections[edit]

From south to north:[9]

Rural municipalityLocationkm[1]miDestinationsNotes
Meota No. 4680.00.0 Hwy 4 – Meadow Lake, The BattlefordsEast of Prince
Meota14.38.9Metinota Access RoadRoad accesses the south shore of Jackfish Lake
18.811.7 Hwy 697 north – JackfishRoad accesses the west shore of Jackfish Lake
Turtle River No. 469Edam42.426.3 Hwy 674 south / Hwy 769 east
Mervin No. 499Mervin60.337.5 Hwy 794 west
Turtleford68.742.7 Hwy 303 west – Lloydminster
69.543.2 Hwy 3 east – Glaslyn, Prince AlbertSouth end of Hwy 3 concurrency
Spruce Lake88.454.9 Hwy 796 east
Frenchman Butte No. 50198.761.3 Hwy 3 west – Paradise HillNorth end of Hwy 3 concurrency
St. Walburg102.763.8
106.966.4 Hwy 795 east
Loon Lake No. 561146.390.9 Hwy 304 east – Meadow Lake
148.892.5 Hwy 699 eastSouth end of Hwy 699 concurrency
Loon Lake150.193.3 Hwy 699 west – Makwa Lake Provincial ParkNorth end of Hwy 699 concurrency
Beaver River No. 622189.6117.8 Hwy 55 east (NWRR) – Meadow Lake, Prince AlbertSouth end of Hwy 55 concurrency
Peerless191.0118.7 Hwy 55 west (NWRR) – Pierceland, Cold LakeNorth end of Hwy 55 concurrency
191.8119.2 Hwy 779 east – Dorintosh
Goodsoil198.3123.2 Hwy 954 west
Hwy 224 north – Meadow Lake Provincial Park
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google (January 31, 2018). "Highway 26 in Saskatchewan" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 31, 2018.
  2. ^ Russell, Edmund T. (1973), What's In a Name: The Story Behind Saskatchewan Place Names (3rd edition), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Western Producer Prairie Books, p. 200, ISBN 0-88833-053-7
  3. ^ a b Waghorn's Guide (1914). "Map of Western Canada showing part of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta". Stovel Co. Ltd. Retrieved 2015-06-24.
  4. ^ a b Troy A. M. Zimmer (2008-09-14). "Abandoned Rail Lines in Saskatchewan" (PDF). Saskatchewan Trails Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-01-24. Retrieved 2015-06-24.
  5. ^ "Goodsoil Historical Museum Site". Canada's Historic Places. Parks Canada. Retrieved 2016-09-27.
  6. ^ Yanciw, David (2004-07-20), Town of Turtleford, Saskatchewan, retrieved 2016-09-27
  7. ^ Yanciw, David (2004-07-20), Village of Edam, Saskatchewan, retrieved 2016-09-27
  8. ^ a b Sask Tourism, Heart of the Old Northwest (PDF), retrieved 2007-04-17
  9. ^ MapArt (2007). Saskatchewan Road Atlas (Map) (2007 ed.). 1:540,000. Oshawa, ON: Peter Heiler Ltd. pp. 10, 16, 17, 23. ISBN 1-55368-020-0.

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