Winnipeg Route 52

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Route 52

Main Street
Queen Elizabeth Way
St. Mary's Road
Route 52 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by City of Winnipeg
Length21.2 km[1] (13.2 mi)
Known forJunction of Portage and Main
PTH 1 (Trans-Canada Highway)
Major junctions
North endPTH 9 north / Winnipeg city limits
Major intersections
South endPTH 100 (TCH) (Perimeter Hwy) / PR 200 south (St. Mary's Rd)
Highway system
Route 47 Route 57

Route 52 is a major north-south arterial route in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It comprises all of Main Street, Queen Elizabeth Way, and St. Mary's Road.

Route description

Beginning at the northern city limits, the route runs south as Main Street along the west bank of the Red River. After passing through downtown, it becomes the Queen Elizabeth Way from the Main Street Bridge to the Norwood Bridge, over the Assiniboine and Red Rivers. South of the Norwood Bridge, it continues along the east side of the river as St. Mary's Road to the south Perimeter Highway. At the northern city limits, Route 52 becomes Manitoba Highway 9; at the south Perimeter Highway, it continues as Manitoba Provincial Road 200.

Route 52 passes through the suburbs of West Kildonan, the North End, Downtown, Fort Rouge, St. Boniface, and St. Vital. The section between Broadway and St. Anne's Road is part of Manitoba Highway 1, the Trans-Canada Highway.

Many of Winnipeg's most prominent buildings and institutions are located along Main Street, including City Hall, the Centennial Concert Hall, the Manitoba Museum, Union Station, the Richardson Building, and 360 Main (formerly the Commodities Exchange tower).


Main Street is one of the oldest routes in the Winnipeg region. It originated as the trail between Lower Fort Garry and the various settlements huddled around the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers. Its intersection with the Portage Trail near Upper Fort Garry (now downtown Winnipeg) spawned the Portage and Main corner, which is today the heart of the city. Upper Fort Garry was eventually demolished by the city in order to straighten the southern portion of Main Street and realign it to its current configuration. The north gate, the sole surviving piece of Upper Fort Garry, stands near the corner of Broadway and Main.[2]

St. Mary's Road is named after St. Mary's Parish (Ste. Marie Paroisse in French), a Roman Catholic parish located in the northernmost section of St. Vital.[3] It was originally a trail that led from the parish south to the United States border at Emerson along the east side of the Red River. In rural Manitoba, St. Mary's Road is now incorporated into Provincial Roads 200 and 246.

A short section of Main Street was renamed Queen Elizabeth Way to commemorate the 2002 Royal Visit of Queen Elizabeth II to the city.[4]

Photo gallery

Major intersections

From north to south:[5]

Street NameLocationkm[1]miDestinationsNotes
R.M. West St. Paul−1.1−0.68 PTH 9 north (Main Street) – Selkirk
PTH 101 (Perimeter Highway)
Interchange; PTH 101 exit 71
Main StreetWest Kildonan0.00.0Winnipeg city limitsContinues as PTH 9
2.01.2 Chief Peguis Trail (Route 17)
3.32.1 Leila Avenue (Route 23 west)One-way westbound east of Main Street
3.42.1 Partridge Avenue (Route 23 east)One-way eastbound (no access, T-intersection)
5.13.2Inkster Boulevard
6.44.0 Redwood Avenue (Route 37)
Downtown7.84.8Higgens Avenue
8.15.0 Logan Avenue (Route 47) to Route 42 east
8.25.1 Disraeli Freeway / Alexander Avenue (Route 42)No southbound to eastbound exit;
Alexander Avenue is one-way, westbound;
north end of Route 42 east concurrency
8.45.2 James Avenue (Route 42 east)One-way eastbound (no access, T-intersection);
south end of Route 42 east concurrency
8.65.3Bannatyne AvenueOne-way, westbound
8.75.4McDermot AvenueOne-way, eastbound
8.95.5 Portage Avenue (Route 57) / Route 85 west to PTH 1 (TCH)See Portage and Main
Eastern terminus of Yellowhead Highway
9.05.6Pioneer AvenueOne-way, westbound (no access, T-intersection)
9.15.7 To Route 57 east / William Stephenson Way – The ForksOne-way, eastbound
9.25.7Graham Avenue
9.35.8St. Mary AvenueOne-way, westbound
9.55.9York Avenue – The ForksOne-way eastbound west of Main Street
9.76.0 Broadway (PTH 1 (TCH) west) – Union Station, Manitoba Legislative BuildingNorth end of PTH 1 concurrency
Assiniboine River10.1–
Main Street Bridge
Main Street south end • Queen Elizabeth Way north end
Queen Elizabeth WayFort Rouge10.26.3Mayfair AvenueOne-way eastbound (no access, T-intersection);
northbound entrance from Stradbrook Avenue
10.36.4River Avenue (via Stradbrook Avenue)No northbound entrance;
Stradbrook Avenue alignment, signed as River Avenue
Red River10.4–
Norwood Bridge
Queen Elizabeth Way south end • St. Mary's Road north end
St. Mary's RoadSt. Boniface10.76.6 Marion Street (Route 115 east)No northbound access
11.37.0Tache Avenue / Enfield CresecentNorthbound access to Route 115 east
St. Vital13.18.1 PTH 1 (TCH) east / St. Anne's Road (Route 150 south)South end of PTH 1 concurrency
14.48.9 Fermor Avenue (Route 135) to PTH 1 (TCH) east
16.310.1 Dunkirk Drive / Dakota Street (Route 62)
16.910.5 Abinojii Mikanah (Route 165)
17.610.9Meadowood Drive – St. Vital Centre
21.213.2 Perimeter Highway (PTH 100 (TCH))
PR 200 south (St. Mary's Road) – St. Adolphe
Continues as PR 200
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Google (August 8, 2017). "Route 52 in Winnipeg" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  2. ^ Botan, K. "A Short Pictorial History On Upper Ft. Garry". Lincoln Park Gallery.
  3. ^ Winnipeg's Historic Sites and Monuments: An Illustrated Guide. City of Winnipeg Parks and Recreation Department. Published 1979.
  4. ^ Goldsborough, Gordon. "MHS Resources: Queen Elizabeth II and Manitoba". Manitoba Historical Society.
  5. ^ Sherlock Publishing (2016). Sherlock's Map of Winnipeg (Map) (20th ed.). Winnipeg: Sherlock Publishing. pp. 3–4, 9, 17, 25, 31. ISBN 1-895229-84-7.