Saskatchewan Highway 55

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Highway 55
Northern Woods and Water Route
Highway 55 highlighted in red.
Route information
Maintained by Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure
Length650.1 km[1] (404.0 mi)
Major junctions
West endAlberta border
continues as Hwy 55
 
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 citiesPrince Albert
Highway system
Provincial highways in Saskatchewan
Hwy 54Hwy 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 municipalityLocationkm[1]miDestinationsNotes
Beaver River No. 6220.00.0Saskatchewan – Alberta border
Continues as Hwy 55 west (Northern Woods and Water Route) – Cold Lake
Pierceland15.69.7 Hwy 21 – Paradise Hill, Meadow Lake Provincial Park
Peerless51.932.2 Hwy 26 north – Goodsoil, Meadow Lake Provincial ParkHwy 55 branches south;
west end of Hwy 26 concurrency
53.333.1 Hwy 26 south – Loon Lake, St. WalburgHwy 55 branches east;
east end of Hwy 26 concurrency
↑ / ↓71.244.2Crosses the Beaver River
Meadow Lake No. 58889.055.3 Hwy 699 south – Loon Lake
111.069.0 Hwy 4 north – Meadow Lake Provincial ParkWest end of Hwy 4 concurrency
City of Meadow Lake120.975.1 Hwy 4 south – Glaslyn, The BattlefordsHwy 55 branches east
east end of Hwy 4 concurrency
Meadow Lake No. 588132.182.1 Hwy 903 north – Canoe Narrows
140.187.1 Hwy 698 south
Northern Administration DistrictGreen Lake170.3105.8 Hwy 155 north – Beauval, Buffalo Narrows, La LochePasses through Green Lake
198.2123.2 Hwy 924 north – Sled Lake
Big River No. 555Big River246.5153.2Main StreetPasses through Big River
254.5158.1 Hwy 942 north
255.6158.8 Hwy 922 north
Canwood No. 494Debden284.6176.8 Hwy 793 west – Leoville
309.8192.5 Hwy 790 west
Canwood310.3192.8 Hwy 694 south
Shellbrook No. 493329.0204.4 Hwy 240 north – Prince Albert National ParkHwy 55 branches south
Shellbrook334.0207.5 Hwy 3 west to Hwy 40 west – Spiritwood, The BattlefordsHwy 55 branches east;
west end of Hwy 3 concurrency
Holbein346.7215.4 Hwy 693 north – Sturgeon Valley
Buckland No. 491
No major junctions
City of Prince Albert376.2233.8CanAm Highway.svg Hwy 2 / Hwy 3 east – Prince Albert National Park, La Ronge, Melfort, SaskatoonInterchange; east end of Hwy 3 concurrency
377.0234.3Riverside DriveHwy 55 branches east;
westbound access to Hwy 2 south / Hwy 3 east
Buckland No. 491393.6244.6Pulp Haul Road
Garden River No. 490395.9246.0 Hwy 780 eastWest end of Hwy 780 concurrency
399.9248.5 Hwy 780 westEast end of Hwy 780 concurrency
Meath Park417.2259.2 Hwy 355 west – Spruce Home
418.3259.9 Hwy 120 north – Candle Lake, Creighton
Weirdale424.9264.0Range Road 2230
Torch River No. 488Smeaton454.7282.5 Hwy 106 north (Hanson Lake Road) – Creighton, Flin Flon
Snowden464.4288.6 Hwy 691 north
Choiceland475.9295.7 Hwy 6 south – Melfort, Regina
Hwy 692 north
White Fox505.0313.8 Hwy 35 north – Tobin Lake (west/north shores)Hwy 55 turns south;
west end of Hwy 35 concurrency
↑ / ↓512.8318.6Nipawin Bridge across the Saskatchewan River
Nipawin No. 487Nipawin516.9321.2 Hwy 35 south (1st Avenue E) / Nipawin Road – TisdaleHwy 55 branches east
east end of Hwy 35 concurrency
527.8328.0 Hwy 255 north – Tobin Lake
Moose Range No. 486545.1338.7 Hwy 23 south – Carrot River, Porcupine Plain
545.7339.1 Hwy 123 north – Cumberland House
572.6355.8 Hwy 690 south
Northern Administration District589.1366.0Red Earth Access Road – Red Earth First Nation
611.9380.2Pakwaw Lake Access Road – Shoal Lake First Nation
650.1404.0 Hwy 9 – The Pas, Hudson Bay, YorktonNorthern Woods and Water Route follows Hwy 9 east
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Route map:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Saskatchewan Highway 55" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  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 ..., archived from the original on 2009-03-31, 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.