Alberta Highway 6

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Highway 6

Highway 6 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by Alberta Transportation
Length73.5 km[1] (45.7 mi)
Major junctions
South end MT 17 at Canada-U.S. border near Chief Mountain
Major intersections Hwy 5 in Waterton Lakes National Park
North end Hwy 3 near Pincher Creek
Specialized and rural municipalitiesI.D. No. 4, Cardston County, Pincher Creek No. 9 M.D.
TownsPincher Creek
Highway system
Hwy 5 Hwy 7

Alberta Provincial Highway No. 6, commonly referred to as Highway 6, is a north-south highway in southern Alberta, Canada. It spans approximately 74 kilometers (46 mi) from Alberta's border with Montana to Highway 3 (Crowsnest Highway).[2][3]

Highway 6 is part of the Cowboy Trail between Highway 5 in Waterton Lakes National Park and the Crowsnest Highway, where the Cowboy Trail follows Highway 3 to Highway 22 and continues north.[4]

Route description

Looking south from northern terminus

Montana Highway 17 in Glacier National Park becomes Alberta Highway 6 in Waterton Lakes National Park as it crosses the Canada–United States border at Chief Mountain. Generally travelling in a north direction from Chief Mountain, the highway provides access to the Hamlet of Waterton Park via Highway 5, and passes through the Hamlet of Twin Butte and the Town of Pincher Creek. Highway 6 ends at Highway 3 north of Pincher Creek.[1][3]

Major intersections

The following is a list of major intersections along Alberta Highway 6 from south to north.[2][3]

Rural/specialized municipalityLocationkm[1]miDestinationsNotes
I.D. No. 4
(Waterton Lakes
National Park)
Chief Mountain0.00.0
MT 17 south – Glacier National Park
Continues into Montana
Canada–United States border at Chief Mountain Border Crossing
22.013.7 Hwy 5 east – Cardston, LethbridgeSouth end of Hwy 5 concurrency and Cowboy Trail
22.914.2 Hwy 5 west – Waterton ParkNorth end of Hwy 5 concurrency
M.D. of Pincher Creek No. 949.230.6 Hwy 505 east – Glenwood
Pincher Creek69.343.1 Hwy 501 east / Hwy 785 north (Macleod Street)South end of Hwy 501 concurrency
70.643.9 Hwy 501 west / Hewetson Avenue – Beaver Mines, Castle MountainRoundabout; north end of Hwy 501 concurrency
Pincher Station73.545.7 Hwy 3 (Crowsnest Highway) – Crowsnest Pass, Fort Macleod, LethbridgeInterchange proposed;[5] Cowboy Trail follows Hwy 3 west to Hwy 22
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c Google (November 20, 2017). "Highway 6 in Alberta" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Provincial Highway 1-216 Progress Chart" (PDF). Alberta Transportation. March 2015. Archived (PDF) from the original on April 10, 2016. Retrieved October 12, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Alberta Official Road Map (Map) (2010 ed.). Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation. § N-5, O-5, O-6.
  4. ^ "Cowboy Trail Map". The Cowboy Trail. The Cowboy Trail Tourism Association. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  5. ^ "Highway 3/6 Interchange Functional Planning Study: Executive Summary" (PDF). Alberta Transportation. CastleGlen Consultants Inc. April 2008. Retrieved November 10, 2016.

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