BC Highway 16 Road Conditions - Road Report News

Events for Highway 16

Highway 16 Westbound Highway 16, westbound. Utility work between Western Rd and Hiller Rd for 5.4 km (Prince George). Until Thu Oct 31 at 4:00 PM PDT. Shoulder closed. Last updated Wed Sep 18 at 8:21 AM PDT. (DBC-11934)
Highway 16 Highway 16. Construction work at Tyee 39 km west of Prince Rupert. Until Tue Dec 31. Expect minor delays between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm daily. Last updated Fri Sep 27 at 4:48 PM PDT. (DBC-12252)
Highway 16 Highway 16 (on Haida Gwaii). Roadside brushing between Lawnhill Rd and Old Coast Road (Front Street) for 13.0 km (Skidegate). Until Thu Oct 31 at 4:00 PM PDT. Single lane alternating traffic. Expect minor delays. Last updated Fri Oct 18 at 8:10 AM PDT. (DBC-12703)
Highway 16 Eastbound Highway 16, eastbound. Utility work planned between Manitoba St and Columbia St for 0.1 km (Smithers). Starting Tue Oct 29 at 9:30 AM PDT until Wed Oct 30 at 3:30 PM PDT. Watch for traffic control personnel. Expect minor delays. Last updated Thu Oct 17 at 3:39 PM PDT. (DBC-12765)
Highway 16 Highway 16 (on Haida Gwaii). Ditching between Davis Rd and Lawnhill Rd for 1.7 km (11 to 13 km east of Tlell). Until Fri Oct 25 at 4:00 PM PDT. From 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM PDT on weekdays. Single lane alternating traffic. Expect minor delays. Last updated Fri Oct 18 at 8:15 AM PDT. (DBC-12780)
Highway 16 Highway 16. Construction work between Ferry Island Campground and Kofoed Dr (Terrace). Until Thu Oct 31. Detour in effect. Expect Minor Delays at the Highway 16/37 Intersection (4-Way Stop). Last updated Mon Sep 30 at 11:42 AM PDT. (DBC-9959)

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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