BC Highway 16 Road Conditions - Road Report News

Events for Highway 16

Highway 16 Both directions Sande Street Bridge Maintenance at Terrace through Wed May 31 at 11:00 pm. Bridge will be reduced to one lane in each direction 24/7, watch for traffic control. Updated on Mon Apr 10 at 1:12 pm PDT. (ID# -63080)
Highway 16 Both directions Maintenance 20 km west of Smithers 7:00 am to 4:00 pm daily on Apr 26. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue Apr 25 at 11:22 am PDT. (ID# -63392)
Highway 16 Both directions Sweeping from Moricetown, 36 kilometers west of Smithers to Smithers (29.7 km), 7:00 am to 4:00 pm daily on Apr 26. Updated on Tue Apr 25 at 11:21 am PDT. (ID# -63391)

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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