British Columbia Highway 49

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Highway 49

Spirit River Highway
Northern Woods and Water Route
Route information
Maintained by British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
Length15.39 km[1] (9.56 mi)
Major junctions
West end Hwy 2 in Dawson Creek
East end Hwy 49 (Alberta border)
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Highway system
Hwy 43 Hwy 52

Highway 49, known locally as the Spirit River Highway, is one of the two short connections from Dawson Creek to the border between B.C. and Alberta. Established in 1975, Highway 49 travels due east for 16 km (10 mi) from Dawson Creek to its connection with Alberta Highway 49, which the highway derives its number from, at the provincial border.[2] This highway is the initial westernmost highway of the Northern Woods and Water Route.[3]

Major intersections

For south to north. The entire route is in the Peace River Regional District.

Dawson Creek−2.08−1.29 Hwy 97 – Chetwynd, Prince George, Fort St. John, WhitehorseHwy 97 north is the Alaska Highway;
Hwy 97 south is the John Hart Highway
0.000.00 Hwy 2 (8th Street) – Grande Prairie, EdmontonRoundabout; Hwy 49 western terminus
5.113.18Rolla Road (Hwy 943:1196) – Rolla, Clayhurst, Pouce CoupeHwy 943:1196 is unsigned
15.399.56 Hwy 49 east (Northern Woods and Water Route) – Spirit RiverContinuation into Alberta
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  •       Closed/former


  1. ^ a b Landmark Kilometre Inventory (PDF). British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (Report). Cypher Consulting. July 2016. pp. 391–392. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-03-11. Retrieved 2017-12-05.
  2. ^ Microsoft Streets and Tips (Map) (2004 ed.). Microsoft Corporation Redmond Washington.
  3. ^ "Northern Woods and Water Route, Canada". PlanetWare Inc. 1995–2009. Archived from the original on 2009-10-26.

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