Yellowhead Highway

Yellowhead Highway Route Locator Connects: Edmonton, AB, and Prince Rupert, BC
Route#: 16
Length: 902 miles
Road Surface: Paved
Season: Open all year
Highest Pass: Yellowhead Pass, elev. 3,760 feet
Maps (3 detailed pdf files available):
Edmonton, AB to Prince George, BC

Prince George, BC to Topley, BC

Topley, BC to Prince Rupert, BC
 

Yellowhead Highway 16 is a major east–west route providing access to a number of attractions in Alberta and British Columbia, and junctioning with both the East and West Access Routes to the Alaska Highway as well as the Cassiar Highway. Yellowhead Highway 16 is a very scenic route, passing through mountains, forest and farmland. The MILEPOST® logs Yellowhead Highway 16 from Edmonton, AB, to Prince Rupert, BC, where travelers may connect with Alaska ferries to Southeastern Alaska, and B.C. Ferries to Port Hardy on Vancouver Island.

The MILEPOST® Quick Reference Log
Miles from Edmonton (E), Prince George (PG) and Prince Rupert (PR) are shown.
  • E 0 PG 454 PG 454 PR 901.7 EDMONTON.
  • E 3.9 PG 450.1 PR 897.8 Devon Bypass/Highway 60. Glowing Embers Travel Centre & RV Park.
  • E 9.2 PG 444.8 PR 892.5 Spruce Grove Grain Elevator and Archives; tours.
  • E 10.2 PG 443.8 PR 891.5 SPRUCE GROVE (pop. 23,326); all services.
  • E 13.4 PG 440.6 PR 888.3 STONY PLAIN (pop. 14,711); all services. Camp n' Class RV Park, camping.
  • E 21.9 PG 432.1 PR 879.6 Junction with Highway 43 North (East Access Route to the Alaska Highway).
  • E 31.8 PG 422.2 PR 869.9 Wabamun Provincial Park turnoff; camping.
  • E 34 PG 420 PR 867.7 WABAMUN (pop. 662); all services.
  • E 116.6 PG 337.4 PR 785.1 EDSON (pop. 8,365); all services.
  • E 170.9 PG 283.1 PR 730.8 HINTON (pop. 9,769); all services. Visitor information.
  • E 175 PG 279 PR 726.7 Junction with Bighorn Highway 40 which leads 84 miles north to GRANDE CACHE (pop. 3,783); food, gas, lodging and camping. Visitor information. The 202-mile Bighorn Highway connects Highway 16 and Highway 43 at Grande Prairie.
  • E 176.2 PG 277.8 PR 725.5 Hinton/Jasper KOA.
  • E 187.6 PG 266.4 PR 714.1 Jasper National Park East Entrance station.
  • E 192 PG 262 PG 709.7 Turnoff for Pochahontas Campground and Miette Hot Springs Pool.
  • E 211.4 PG 242.6 PR 690.3 Snaring River Campground (Jasper National Park).
  • E 219.9 PG 234.1 PR 681.8 Junction with Highway 93 (Icefields Parkway). Access to JASPER (pop. 4,745); food, gas, lodging and other services. Headquarters and information centre for Jasper National Park.
  • E 232.9 PG 221.1 PR 668.8 Jasper National Park West Entrance station.
  • E 235.4 PG 218.6 PR 218.6 Yellowhead Pass (elev. 3,760 feet).
  • E 241.5 PG 213 PR 660.2 Lucerne Campground (Mount Robson Provincial Park).
  • E 272.7 PG 181.3 PR 629 Mount Robson viewpoint; visitor infocentre, cafe, gas, picnic tables restrooms. Robson Meadows Campground (Mount Robson Provincial Park).
  • E 273.2 PG 180.8 PR 628.5 Robson River Campground (Mount Robson Provincial Park).
  • E 277.3 PG 176.7 PR 624.4 Robson Shadows campground.
  • E 278.3 PG 175.7 PR 623.4 Mount Terry Fox Rest Area; picnic tables, restrooms, phone, viewing telescope.
  • E 282.9 PG 171.1 PR 618.8 Junction with Yellowhead Highway 5 (Central Access Route) south to Wells Gray Provincial Park and Kamloops. Access to Irvin’s Park & Campground at Valemount.
  • E 320.7 PG 133.3 PR 581 Beaverview RV Park & Campground.
  • E 322.1 PG 131.9 PR 579.6 McBRIDE (pop. 740); all services.
  • E 382.1 PG 71.7 PR 518.8 Ancient Rainforest Trail; trailhead parking.
  • E 413.5 PG 40.5 PR 488.2 Purden Lake Resort; food, gas, lodging, camping.
  • E 415.6 PG 38.9 PR 486.6 Purden Lake Provincial Park: camping.
  • PG 0 PR 447.7 E 454 Junction of Highways 16 and Highway 97 (West Access Route) at PRINCE GEORGE (pop. 85,035); all services available. Visitor information.
  • PG 58.8 PR 388.9 E 512.8 Dave’s R.V. Park (email); full hookup sites, laundry, putting course.
  • PG 60.2 PR 387.5 E 514.2 VANDERHOOF (pop. 4,049); all services. Visitor information. Lodging at Siesta Inn (email). Camping at Dave's R.V. Park (phone 250-567-3161).
  • PG 64.7 PR 383 E 518.7 Junction with Highway 27, which leads north 37 miles to FORT ST. JAMES (pop. 4,757) and Fort St. James National Historic Site, a completely resotred Hudson's Bay Company post.
  • PG 83.1 PR 364.6 E 537.1 Turnout to south with litter bin and view of Nechako River.
  • PG 83.7 PR 364 E 537.7 FORT FRASER (pop. 950); food, gas, diesel, lodging.
  • PG 85.9 PR 361.8 E 539 Beaumont Provincial Park: camping.
  • PG 96.2 PR 351.5 E 550.2  FRASER LAKE (pop. 1,354); all services. Visitor information.
  • PG 139.5  PR 308.2 E 593.5 Stoplight at junction with Highway 35 south to Francois Lake: lodging, camping, boat rentals.
  • PG 140.1 PR 307.6 E 594.1 BURNS LAKE (pop. 2,726); all services. Visitor information.
  • PG 171 PR 276.7 E 625 TOPLEY (pop. 300); food, grocery, gas.
  • PG 171.1 PR 276.6 E 625.1 Junction with Highway 118 north 31 miles to GRANISLE (pop. 352) on Babine Lake; visitor information.
  • PG 188.4 PR 259.3 E 642.4 Shady Rest RV Park (phone 250-845-2314); full hookups, laundry.
  • PG 190 PR 257.7 E 644 HOUSTON (pop. 3,163); all services. Visitor information, Houston Chamber.
  • PG 219.8 PR 227.9 E 673.8 Ft. Telkwa R.V. Park, camping.
  • PG 220.4 PR 227.3 E 674.4 TELKWA (pop. 1,400); all services. Visitor information
  • PG 220.7 PR 227 E 674.7 Tyhee Lake Provincial Park (camping).
  • PG 228.6 PR 219.1 E 682.6 Hudson Bay Lodge.
  • PG 229.3 PR 218.4 E 683.3 SMITHERS (pop. 5,217); all services. Visitor information. Food and lodging at Hudson Bay Lodge and Capri Motor Inn and Family Restaurant. Camping at Smithers Municipal Campground & RV Park. Shopping at Barb's Bodacious Boutique and at many shops in the downtown area.
  • PG 235 PR 212.7 E 689 Glacier View RV Park and Cabin Rentals.
  • PG 248.9 PR 198.8 E 702.9 Moricetown Canyon and Falls: Moricetown Interpretive Centre; Moricetown Campground and RV Park
  • PG 249.2 PR 198.5 E 703.2 MORICETOWN (pop. 815): gas, diesel.
  • PG 271 PR 176.7 E 725 NEW HAZELTON (pop. 6,500). Visitor information: Hazeltons Travel Info Centre. Camping at K'san Campground. Historic ‘Ksan Village & Museum is a replica Gitxsan Indian village. Area lodging at Bulkley Valley Motel (email), Robber's Roost Motel and Lodge, Bearclaw Lodge. Dining at The Historic BC Cafe.
  • PG 273.6 PR 174.1 E 727.6 Cataline Motel & RV Park.
  • PG 277.3 PR 170.4 E 731.3 Seeley Lake Provincial Park.
  • PG 298 PR 149.7 E 752 Junction with Cassiar Highway 37; gas station.
  • PG 345.2 PR 102.4 E 799.2 Kleanza Creek Provincial Park: camping.
  • PG 354.7 PR 93 E 808.7 Junction with Highway 37 South 38 miles to KITIMAT (pop. 8,780). Visitor information.
  • PG 356.4 PR 91.3 E 810.4 TERRACE (pop. 11,320), stoplight at Highway 16 and Sande. Food, gas, lodging and other services available. Visitor information.
  • PG 357.5 PR 90.2 E 811.5 Junction with Nisga'a Highway which leads to Nisga'a Lava Beds and Area Visitor Centre (59 miles north).
  • PG 359.2 PR 88.5 E 813.2 KITSUMKALUM; Tempo gas station, convenience store and car wash. RV & Boat Launch to south.
  • PG 389.3 PR 58.3 E 843.3 Exchamsiks River Provincial Park; day-use area.
  • PG 423 PR 24.7 E 877 Skeena River viewpoint; picnic tables, historical plaque.
  • PG 432.5 PR 15.2 E 886.5 Prudhomme Lake Provincial Park; camping.
  • PG 433.4 PR 14.3 E 887.4 Diana Lake Provincial Park; day-use area.
  • PG 438.2 PR 9.5 E 892.2 Turnoff for North Pacific Historic Fishing Village and Museum (6.3 miles south).
  • PG 447.7 PR 0 E 901.7 PRINCE RUPERT (pop. 13,392); food, gas, lodging and all visitor services. Visitor information

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