Saskatchewan Highway 40
|Length:||291 km (181 mi)|
|West end:||Alberta border near Marsden
continues as Hwy 14
| Hwy 21
Hwy 29 near The Battlefords
Hwy 4 / Hwy 16 (TCH) at The Battlefords
Hwy 340 near Hafford
Hwy 12 at Blaine Lake
|East end:||Hwy 3 near Shellbrook|
|Manitou Lake No. 442, Hillsdale No. 440, Cut Knife No. 439, Battle River No. 438, North Battleford No. 437, Redberry No. 435, Blaine Lake No. 434, Leask No. 464, Shellbrook No. 493|
|Major cities:||North Battleford|
|Towns:||Cut Knife, Battleford, Blaine Lake|
Highway 40 is a highway in the northwest portion of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan connecting Alberta (where it continues as Highway 14) to Highway 3, 4 km (2.5 mi) west of Shellbrook, Saskatchewan. Areas of this highway between the Alberta border and North Battleford are called the Poundmaker Trail. Pitikwahanapiwiyin (c. 1842 – 4 July 1886), commonly known as Poundmaker, was a Plains Cree chief known as a peacemaker and defender of his people. The main feature along this highway is access between North Battleford and near Prince Albert. This is a primary Saskatchewan highway maintained by the provincial government. All of this highway is paved.
Communities along the route
- Cut Knife
- Sweetgrass First Nation
- Battleford held the Government House, the seat of government of the NWT from 1876-1883 which burned down on July 7, 2003.
- North Battleford is located directly across the North Saskatchewan River from the town of Battleford. Together, the two communities are known as The Battlefords.
- Blaine Lake
- Shellbrook One of Canada’s most respected writers, James Sinclair Ross, was born in the Wild Rose school district just northeast of Shellbrook in 1908.
Highway 40 hosts the following lakes, beaches, historical sites and buildings, and provincial parks.
- North Battleford Court House List of National Historic Sites of Canada 1909 symbol of justice in new province
- North Battleford Airport: The North Battleford Gliding Centre, a Royal Canadian Air Cadet gliding centre, stores its gliders in Hangar IV of the airport, and has an office in the terminal building.
- North Battleford is the home of one of four branches of the Saskatchewan Western Development Museum. This branch focuses on the agricultural history of Saskatchewan. This branch includes a pioneer village.
- Battle River
- there is a provincial marker point of interest where the highway crosses The Battle River
- Shellbrook Museum
- The Battlefords Provincial Park
- Fort Battleford National Historic Site
- Cutknife Hill Historic Site
- Chief Poundmaker Historic Center
- Poundmaker Reserves
- Attons Lake Regional Park and area Golf Course
- Table Mountain Ski Hill is a downhill ski mountain for skiers and snowboarders. There are available 8 separate runs with the longest being 1,100 m (3,600 ft).
- Former Prince Albert City Hall List of National Historic Sites of Canada
- Battle of Cut Knife occurred near this highway.
- Highways and Transportation Minister Pat Atkinson announced that Highway 40 is due for improvement spring of 2001.
- Highways and Transportation Minister Maynard Sonntag announced that Highway 40 underwent improvements summer of 2004. This re-surfacing was a joint program with the federal government through the Prairie Grain Roads Program (PGRP)
From west to east:
|Continues as Hwy 14 west (Poundmaker Trail) – Wainwright, Viking, Edmonton|
|M.D. of Wainwright No. 61 (Alberta)||||−2||−1.2||Hwy 17 south – Macklin||Hwy 17 concurrency begins|
|||−1||−0.6||Hwy 17 north – Lloydminster||Hwy 17 concurrency ends|
|Manitou Lake No. 442||||0||0||Alberta – Saskatchewan border||Hwy 40 begins|
|||7||4.3||Hwy 680 south|
|Marsden||12||7||road||Passes through Marsden|
|Hillsdale No. 440||Neilburg||25||16||Hwy 675 north – Lashburn||Hwy 675 concurrency begins|
|||27||17||Hwy 675 south – Winter, Rutland||Hwy 675 concurrency ends|
|||45||28||Hwy 21 north – Maidstone, St. Walburg||Hwy 21 concurrency begins|
|Baldwinton||50||31||road||Access to Baldwinton|
|Cut Knife No. 439||||61||38||Hwy 21 south – Unity, Kerrobert, Kindersley||Hwy 21 concurrency ends|
|Cut Knife||69||43||Hwy 674 north – Paynton|
|||104||65||Rockhaven Access Road – Rockhaven|
|Battle River No. 438||||102||63||Hwy 689 – Delmas|
|||116||72||Hwy 29 south – Wilkie|
|||116.5||72.4||Crosses Battle River|
|Town of Battleford||118||73||22nd Street (Former Hwy 16A east)
Hwy 4 south – Biggar, Rosetown, Swift Current
|Poundmaker Trail concurrency ends
Hwy 40 branches north
Hwy 4 concurrency begins concurrency begins
|120||70||Hwy 16 (TCH) west – Maidstone, Lloydminster, Edmonton||Grade separated
Hwy 16 (TCH) / Hwy 4 concurrency begins
|↑ / ↓||120.5||74.9||Battlefords Bridge over North Saskatchewan River|
|City of North Battleford||121||75|| Hwy 4 north – Meadow Lake
Hwy 16B east – Business Route
Northbound exit, southbound entrance
Hwy 4 concurrency ends
Hwy 16 (TCH) concurrency begins concurrency continues and branches east.
|125||78||Former Hwy 16A west / Battleford Road|
|126||78|| Hwy 16B west (Railway Avenue) – Business Route
To Hwy 4 north – Meadow Lake
|Westbound exit, eastbound entrance|
|127||79||Hwy 16 (TCH) east – Radisson, Langham, Saskatoon||Hwy 40 branches east
Hwy 16 concurrency ends
|North Battleford No. 437||||142||88||Hwy 687 south – Denholm|
|Douglas No. 436||||166||103||Hwy 376 – Richard, Maymont, Asquith|
|||176||109||Speers Access Road – Speers|
|Redberry No. 435||Hafford||189||117||Hwy 340 south – Radisson|
|Krydor||210||130||road||Passes by Krydor|
|Blaine Lake No. 434||Blaine Lake||225||140||Hwy 12 – Shell Lake, Martensville, Saskatoon|
|Leask No. 464||Marcelin||238||148||Hwy 783 – Wingard Ferry, Duck Lake|
|Leask||248||154||Hwy 792 east||Hwy 792 concurrency begins|
|249||155||Hwy 792 west||Hwy 792 concurrency ends|
|Parkside||271||168||road||Passes by Parkside|
|Shellbrook No. 493||||280||170|| Hwy 3 – Spiritwood, Glaslyn, Shellbrook, Prince Albert
To Hwy 55 – Green Lake, Meadow Lake, Prince Albert
|Hwy 40 ends|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- "Saskatchewan Road Map Travel Guide: #40 The Poundmaker Trail ...". Mile By Mile Media. 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-10.
- North Battleford Airport
- North Battleford
- "Virtual Saskatchewan - Downhill Skiing Guide for Saskatchewan". Virtual Saskatchewan. 1997–2007. Retrieved 2007-05-10.
- Government of Saskatchewan. "IMPROVING HIGHWAY 40 NEAR BATTLEFORD". News Release - May 1, 2001. Retrieved 2007-05-10.
- Government of Saskatchewan. "IMPROVING HIGHWAY 40 WEST OF CUTKNIFE". News Release - July 13, 2004. Retrieved 2007-05-10.
- Saskatchewan Road Atlas (2007 ed.). Oshawa, ON: MapArt Publishing Corp. pp. 22, 23, and 24.
- "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 10 June 2016.