BC Highway 16 Road Conditions - Road Report News

Events for Highway 16

Highway 16 Highway 16. Seasonal shutdown at Usk 19 km east of Terrace. Cable car is in service. Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 12:28 PM PST. (DBC-1608)
Highway 16 Both Directions Highway 16, in both directions. Compact snow between Highway 5 and Boundary South Rest Area for 76.1 km (Tete Jaune Cache to 1 km west of British Columbia and Alberta Border). Watch for slippery sections. Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 12:32 PM PST. (DBC-5075)
Highway 16 Both Directions Highway 16, in both directions. Compact snow between Dome Creek Rd and Main St for 54.3 km (McBride). Watch for slippery sections. Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 12:30 PM PST. (DBC-5119)
Highway 16 Both Directions Highway 16, in both directions. Watch for slippery sections between Main St and Horsey Creek Rd for 42.3 km (McBride to 19 km west of Tete Jaune Cache). Compact snow. Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 12:31 PM PST. (DBC-5120)
Highway 16 Both Directions Highway 16, in both directions. Watch for slippery sections between Horsey Creek Bridge and Highway 5 for 23.5 km (Tete Jaune Cache). Compact snow. Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 12:32 PM PST. (DBC-5190)
Highway 16 Highway 16. Geotechnical investigation planned between Swift Current Creek Bridge and Howard Rd (12 km east of Tete Jaune Cache). Starting Tue Feb 19 until Fri Feb 22. From 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM PST on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect. Last updated Tue Feb 12 at 10:08 AM PST. (DBC-5452)
Highway 16 Highway 16. Watch for slippery sections between Prince Rupert Ferry Terminal and Cedarvale Ferry Rd for 198.3 km (Prince Rupert to 47 km east of Terrace). Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 12:29 PM PST. (DBCRCON-26601)
Highway 16 Highway 16. Compact snow between SA26/25 Maintenance Boundary and Wakefield Rd for 186.2 km (47 km east of Terrace to 17 km east of Telkwa). Watch for slippery sections. Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 12:35 PM PST. (DBCRCON-26602)
Highway 16 Highway 16. Watch for slippery sections between 6 Mile Hill Chainup and Silver Rd for 241.1 km (7 km east of Topley to 1 km east of Bednesti Norman). Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 12:58 PM PST. (DBCRCON-26603)
Highway 16 Highway 16. Compact snow between Family Place Rd and Loos Rd for 188.6 km (1 km east of Bednesti Norman to 48 km west of McBride). Watch for slippery sections. Last updated Mon Feb 18 at 12:58 PM PST. (DBCRCON-26604)

Highway 16 Weather Locations

Prince Rupert     Terrace     Smithers     Prince George     Vanderhoof

General Route Information

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BC Ferries takes Highway 16 from the Queen Charlotte Islands across the Hecate Strait for 172 km (107 mi) due northeast to its landing at Prince Rupert.

From Prince Rupert, Highway 16 begins its winding route east through the Coast Mountain Ranges. Following the Skeena River, the highway travels for 151 km (94 mi) to the city of Terrace. Highway 37 merges onto Highway 16 in Terrace, and the two highways share a common alignment for 91 km (57 mi) northeast to the Kitwanga junction, where Highway 37 diverges north. Another 43 km (27 mi) northeast, Highway 16 reaches New Hazelton, where it then veers southeast along the Bulkley River. 68 km (42 mi) later, the highway reaches the town of Smithers, proceeding southeast another 64 km (40 mi) to the village of Houston.

At Houston, Highway 16 begins a parallel course along the Nechako River, proceeding 81 km (50 mi) east to its junction with Highway 35 at Burns Lake. 128 km (80 mi) east, after passing through the hamlet of Fraser Lake, Highway 16 reaches its junction with Highway 27 in the town of Vanderhoof. 97 km (60 mi) east of Vanderhoof, Highway 16 reaches its B.C. midpoint as it enters the city of Prince George at its junction with Highway 97. Highway 16 leaves Prince George after coursing through the city for 9 km (6 mi) .

Passing through Mt. Robson Provincial Park.120 km (75 mi) east of Prince George, Highway 16 reaches the community of Dome Creek, where it converges with the Fraser River and turns southeast. It follows the Fraser River upstream for 82 km (51 mi) to McBride, then continues upstream for another 64 km (40 mi) to its junction with Highway 5 at Tête Jaune Cache. 14 km (9 mi) east of Tête Jaune Cache, Highway 16 enters Mount Robson Provincial Park, coursing through the park for 63 km (39 mi) to the boundary between British Columbia and Alberta within Yellowhead Pass.

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