Manitoba Highway 8

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Provincial Trunk Highway 8

Veterans Memorial Highway, McPhillips Street
Route information
Maintained by Manitoba Infrastructure
Length162 km[1] (101 mi)
Major junctions
South end Route 180 / Emes Road in Winnipeg
Major intersections PTH 101 near Winnipeg
PTH 27
PTH 67
PTH 17
PTH 68
North endHecla-Grindstone Provincial Park
Rural municipalities
Major citiesWinnipeg
Highway system

Provincial Trunk Highway 8 (PTH 8) is a provincial primary highway located in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It runs from the north limit of the City of Winnipeg, where it meets with Route 180 (McPhillips Street), north to Hecla-Grindstone Provincial Park. The highway between Winnipeg and PR 230 is known as McPhillips Street. At PR 230, McPhillips Street becomes McPhillips Road and continues along PR 230 to PTH 9 (Selkirk Bypass). The route is a major road connecting Winnipeg with the communities of Winnipeg Beach and Gimli. The speed limit is 100 km/h (60 mph).

Route description

PTH 8 begins in the Rural Municipality of West St. Paul at an intersection with Emes Road on the Winnipeg city line, with the road continuing south into Winnipeg as Winnipeg Route 180 (Route 180 / McPhillips Street). The road heads northeast as a 4-lane divided highway to immediately have a cloverleaf interchange with PTH 101 (North Perimeter Highway) before traveling through rural areas, having intersections with PR 220 (Grassmere Road) and PR 321 (Miller Road) before entering the Rural Municipality of St. Andrews. PTH 8 has intersections with PTH 27 (Parkdale Road) and PR 230 (McPhillips Road) as it passes by the hamlet of Parkdale and the St. Andrews Airport before curving due north and narrowing to 2-lanes.

The highway has intersections with PTH 67 (Fort Garry Road), PTH 17, and PR 225 as it bypasses Selkirk, Petersfield, and Dunnottar a few kilometers to the west, where it crosses Netley Creek at the hamlet of Netley and begins paralleling the western coastline of Lake Winnipeg. PTH 8 goes through a switchback near Melnice before entering the Rural Municipality of Gimli at an intersection with PR 229 near Winnipeg Beach.

PTH 8 has an intersection with PR 519 near Sandy Hook and crosses Willow Creek near Husavik before traveling through the town of Gimli, where it passes just to the east of former RCAF Station Gimli and has an intersection with PR 231 (which connects to the northern end of PTH 9). The highway bypasses several beach communities as it has an intersection with PR 324 and crosses into the Municipality of Bifrost - Riverton.[2]

PTH 8 has an intersection with PTH 68 in Hnausa before crossing the Icelandic River and traveling through the town of Riverton, where it has an intersection with PR 329, which connects to PR 222. The highway now becomes more remote as it makes a sharp curve to the east, having intersections with PR 234 near Washow Bay and Grindstone Road (which provides access to Blacks Point and Grindstone). The highway turns southward to cross a narrow Causeway over a portion of the Lake Winnipeg Narrows onto Hecla Island, entering Unorganized East Division No. 18 and Hecla-Grindstone Provincial Park. It winds its way along Hecla Island to travel through the hamlet of Hecla Village, where the PTH 8 designation ends and the road continues north to a dead end at Gull Harbour.[3]

Photo gallery

Major intersections

City of Winnipeg0.00.0 McPhillips Street (Route 180 south) / Emes RoadWinnipeg city limits; PTH 8 southern terminus; continues as Route 180
West St. Paul1.10.68 PTH 101 (Perimeter Highway)Interchange; PTH 101 exit 69
2.11.3 Grassmere Road (PR 220 north)
6.64.1 PR 321 west (Miller Road) – Stony Mountain
St. Andrews9.35.8 PTH 27 east (Parkdale Road) – St. Andrews AirportFormer PTH 8A
11.27.0 PR 230 north (McPhillips Road) – SelkirkNorth end of McPhillips Street designation
19.111.9 PTH 67 (Fort Garry Road) – StonewallFormer PR 223
30.619.0Clandeboye RoadFormer PR 515 east
37.123.1Petersfield Road – PetersfieldFormer PR 413
47.029.2 PTH 17 – Teulon, Fisher BranchFormer PR 228
61.037.9 PR 225 east – Lake Winnipeg Beaches, Dunnottar
↑ / ↓61.037.9 PR 229 – Komarno, Winnipeg Beach
Gimli64.340.0 PR 519 west – Sandy Hook
Gimli75.947.2 PR 231 – Fraserwood, GimliConnects to PTH 9
84.152.3 PR 324 east – Camp Morton
87.354.2Lake Forest RoadFormer PR 324 west
Bifrost – Riverton105.465.5 PTH 68 – Arborg, Hnausa, Eriksdale
Riverton115.371.6 PR 329 – Broad Valley, Riverton
127.479.2 PR 234 north – Pine Dock, Matheson Island
Unorganized East Division139.686.7Enters Hecla-Grindstone Provincial Park
162.2100.8unnamed roadPTH 8 northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  •       Route transition


  1. ^ a b Google (August 9, 2017). "PTH 8 in Manitoba" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  2. ^ Government of Manitoba. "Official Highway map #3" (PDF). Retrieved December 24, 2022.
  3. ^ Government of Manitoba. "Official Highway map #5" (PDF). Retrieved December 24, 2022.

External links

  • Official Name and Location - Declaration of Provincial Trunk Highways Regulation - The Highways and Transportation Act - Provincial Government of Manitoba
  • Official Highway Map - Published and maintained by the Department of Infrastructure - Provincial Government of Manitoba (see Legend and Map#3 & 5)
  • Google Maps Search - Provincial Trunk Highway 8