Saskatchewan Highway 55

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Highway 55
Northern Woods and Water Route
Route information
Length: 650 km[1] (404 mi)
Major junctions
West end: Alberta border
continues as Hwy 55
  Hwy 21 at Pierceland
Hwy 26 near Goodsoil
Hwy 4 at Meadow Lake
Hwy 155 at Green Lake
Hwy 3 at Shellbrook
Hwy 2 / Hwy 3 at Prince Albert
Hwy 106 at Smeaton
Hwy 6 at Choiceland
Hwy 35 at Nipawin
Hwy 23 north of Carrot River
East end: Hwy 9 east of Mountain Cabin.
Location
Rural
municipalities:
Beaver River RM, Meadow Lake RM, Northern Administration District, Big River RM, Canwood RM, Shellbrook RM, Buckland RM, Garden River RM, Paddockwood RM, Torch River RM, Nipawin RM, Moose Range RM, Hudson Bay RM
Major cities: Prince Albert
Highway system

Provincial highways in Saskatchewan

Hwy 54 Hwy 56

Highway 55 is a paved, undivided provincial highway in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.[2] It runs from Alberta Highway 55 the Alberta border, west of Pierceland, to Highway 9, near Mountain Cabin. Highway 55 is 652 km long. It forms part of the interprovincial Northern Woods and Water Route.

Attractions[edit]

On the West portion of Highway 55 from the Alberta border, the Village of Pierceland is located at Highway 21. To the North of Pierceland is the Meadow Lake Provincial Park. This top rated Park stretches about 115 kilometres from the Alberta border to just North of the City of Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan.

The regional park of Morin Lake is 15 km south of the highway near Debden, Saskatchewan, and Victoire, Saskatchewan.[3] Nipawin Bridge located on highway 55 is Saskatchewan's longest bridge.[4]

Wildcat Hill Provincial Park is located just south of the eastern end of the highway, however the park itself is only accessible by ATV or snowmobile.

Major intersections[edit]

From west to east:[5][6]

Rural municipality Location km[1] mi Destinations Notes
Continues as Hwy 55 west (Northern Woods and Water Route) to Hwy 28 – Cold Lake, Lac La Biche, Edmonton
Beaver River No. 622 0 0.0 Saskatchewan – Alberta border
Pierceland 16 9.9 Hwy 21 – Paradise Hill, Maidstone, Meadow Lake Provincial Park
52 32 Hwy 26 north – Goodsoil, Meadow Lake Provincial Park Hwy 55 branches south
Hwy 26 concurrency begins
53 33 Hwy 26 south – Loon Lake, St. Walburg Hwy 55 branches east
Hwy 26 concurrency ends
↑ / ↓ 71 44 Crosses the Beaver River
Meadow Lake No. 588 89 55 Hwy 699 south – Loon Lake
111 69 Hwy 4 north – Meadow Lake Provincial Park Hwy 4 concurrency begins
City of Meadow Lake 121 75 Hwy 4 south – Glaslyn, The Battlefords Hwy 55 branches east
Hwy 4 concurrency ends
Meadow Lake No. 588 132 82 Hwy 903 north – Canoe Narrows
111 69 Hwy 698 south
Northern Administration District Green Lake 170 110 Hwy 155 north – Beauval, Buffalo Narrows, La Loche Passes through Green Lake
198 123 Hwy 924 north – Sled Lake
Big River No. 555 Big River 246 153 Main Street Passes through Big River
254 158 Hwy 942 north
256 159 Hwy 922 north
Canwood No. 494 Debden 285 177 Hwy 793 west – Leoville
310 190 Hwy 790 west
Canwood 311 193 Hwy 694 south
Shellbrook No. 493 329 204 Hwy 240 north – Prince Albert National Park Hwy 55 branches south
Shellbrook 334 208 Hwy 3 west to Hwy 40 west – Spiritwood, Glaslyn, Blaine Lake, The Battlefords Hwy 55 branches east
Hwy 3 concurrency begins
Holbein 347 216 Hwy 693 north – Sturgeon Valley
Buckland No. 491
No major junctions
City of Prince Albert 376 234 CanAm Highway.svg Hwy 2 to Hwy 11 south – Prince Albert National Park, La Ronge, Moose Jaw, Saskatoon
Hwy 3 east – Melfort, Tisdale, Hudson Bay
Interchange
Hwy 3 concurrency ends
Hwy 55 turns south
377 234 Riverside Drive Hwy 55 branches east
Westbound access to Hwy 2 south / Hwy 3 east
Buckland No. 491 393 244 Pulp Haul Road – To Hwy 2
Garden River No. 490 396 246 Hwy 780 east Hwy 780 concurrency begins
400 250 Hwy 780 west Hwy 780 concurrency ends
Meath Park 417 259 Hwy 355 west – Spruce Home
418 260 Hwy 120 north – Candle Lake, Creighton
Weirdale 425 264 Range Road 2230
Torch River No. 488 Smeaton 455 283 Hwy 106 north (Hanson Lake Road) – Creighton, Flin Flon
Snowden 464 288 Hwy 691 north
Choiceland 476 296 Hwy 6 south – Melfort, Regina
Hwy 692 north
White Fox 505 314 Hwy 35 north – Tobin Lake (west/north shores) Hwy 55 turns south
Hwy 35 concurrency begins
↑ / ↓ 513 319 Nipawin Bridge across the Saskatchewan River
Nipawin No. 487 Nipawin 517 321 Nipawin Road
Hwy 35 south (1st Avenue E) – Tisdale, Wadena
Hwy 55 branches east
Hwy 35 concurrency ends
528 328 Hwy 255 north – Tobin Lake
Moose Range No. 486 545 339 Hwy 23 south – Carrot River, Porcupine Plain
546 339 Hwy 123 north – Cumberland House
572 355 Hwy 690 south
Northern Administration District 589 366 Red Earth Access Road – Red Earth First Nation
611 380 Pakwaw Lake Access Road – Shoal Lake First Nation
650 400 Hwy 9 – Hudson Bay, Yorkton, The Pas Hwy 55 ends
NWRR follows Hwy 9 east
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Saskatchewan Highway 55" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 21, 2016. 
  2. ^ "TYPE ADMN_CLASS TOLL_RD RTE_NUM1 RTE_NUM2 ROUTE 1 Gravel ...". Government of Canada. Retrieved 2008-02-17. 
  3. ^ Mile By Mile Media (2007), Saskatchewan Road Map Travel Guide: #55 Town of Smeaton to City of ..., retrieved 2007-11-01 
  4. ^ ORDER on Highway 943 - Highways and Infrastructure - Government of Saskatchewan, 2007, retrieved 2002-08-20 
  5. ^ Saskatchewan Official Road Map (Map) (2015/2016 ed.). Saskatchewan Government. § A-6, B-6, C-6, C-5, D-5, E-5, F-5, G-5, and H-5.
  6. ^ Saskatchewan Road Atlas (2007 ed.). Oshawa, ON: MapArt Publishing Corp. pp. 16–21.