BC Highway 16 Road Conditions - Road Report News

Events for Highway 16

Highway 16 Highway 16. Construction work at Tyee 39 km east of Prince Rupert. Until Tue Dec 31. Expect minor delays between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm daily. Last updated Mon Dec 2 at 10:21 AM PST. (DBC-12252)
Highway 16 Highway 16 (on Haida Gwaii). Limited visibility dense fog between Old Beach Rd and Adams Rd for 40.2 km (Masset to Port Clements). Watch for slippery sections. Last updated Fri Dec 6 at 4:44 AM PST. (DBCRCON-39317)
Highway 16 Highway 16 (on Haida Gwaii). Watch for slippery sections between Nadu Rd and Skidgate Ferry Terminal for 61.9 km (Port Clements to Skidegate). Last updated Fri Dec 6 at 7:50 AM PST. (DBCRCON-39447)
Highway 16 Highway 16. Watch for slippery sections between Prince Rupert Ferry Terminal and Maintenance Boundary SA25 for 198.2 km (Prince Rupert to 24 km west of Cedarvale). Last updated Fri Dec 6 at 6:48 AM PST. (DBCRCON-39419)
Highway 16 Both Directions Highway 16, in both directions. Watch for falling ice between East of 35 Mile and Level Crossing (43 km west of Terrace). Last updated Mon Dec 2 at 12:09 PM PST. (DBC-13837)
Highway 16 Highway 16. Watch for slippery sections between 6 Mile Hill Brakecheck and SA24/23 Maintenance Boundary for 73.7 km (9 km east of Topley to Priestly Hill). Compact snow. Last updated Fri Dec 6 at 7:09 AM PST. (DBCRCON-39028)
Highway 16 Highway 16. Watch for slippery sections between SA24/23 Maintenance Boundary and Bowron River Rest Area for 250.7 km (Priestly Hill to Purden Lake). Last updated Fri Dec 6 at 6:53 AM PST. (DBCRCON-39301)
Highway 16 Eastbound Highway 16, eastbound. Utility work at Ryley Ave (Vanderhoof). Until Fri Dec 6 at 6:00 PM PST. Shoulder closed. Last updated Wed Nov 27 at 1:42 PM PST. (DBC-13767)
Highway 16 Highway 16. Maintenance between Frontage Rd and Bednesti Lake Rd (Bednesti Norman). Until Mon Jan 20, 2020. From 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM PST on weekdays. Single lane alternating traffic. Watch for traffic control. Last updated Sun Nov 24 at 8:54 AM PST. (DBC-13689)
Highway 16 Highway 16. Watch for slippery sections between Bowron River Rest Area and Horsey Creek Bridge for 192.2 km (Purden Lake to 23 km west of Tete Jaune). Compact snow. Last updated Fri Dec 6 at 8:37 AM PST. (DBCRCON-39119)
Highway 16 Highway 16. Watch for slippery sections between Horsey Creek Bridge and BC AB Border for 100.0 km (23 km west of Tete Jaune to British Columbia and Alberta Border). Compact snow. Last updated Fri Dec 6 at 8:37 AM PST. (DBCRCON-39260)

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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