Yellowhead Highway

Connects: Edmonton, AB, and Prince Rupert, BC
Route#: 16
Length: 902 miles
Road Surface: Paved
Season: Open all year
Highest Pass: Obed Summit, elev. 3,819 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 BC Ferries to Port Hardy on Vancouver Island.

The MILEPOST® Quick Reference Log
Miles from Edmonton (E) are shown

E 0  EDMONTON.
E 4.5
Devon Bypass/Highway 60. Glowing Embers Travel Centre & RV Park.
E 10 SPRUCE GROVE (pop. 23,326); all services.
E 10.5 Golden Spike Road. Spruce Grove Grain Elevator and Archives; tours.
E 14.1 STONY PLAIN (pop. 15,051); all services.
E 17.8 Spring Lake RV Resort. South on Range Road 14, then west on Township Road 524. Second turnoff option in 1.6 miles westbound. Take Range Road 15 south.
E 23.2 Junction with Highway 43 North (East Access Route to the Alaska Highway).
E 31.4 Wabamun Provincial Park turnoff; camping.
E 33.4 WABAMUN (pop. 662); all services.
E 55.5 Pembina River Provincial Park, fishing, swimming, camping, playground.
E 81.5 Nojack Provincial Recreation Area with campground and day use.
E 116.6 EDSON (pop. 8,646); all services.
E 127.5 Hornbeck Creek Provincial Recreation Area with camping, picnic area.
E 170.9 HINTON (pop. 9,769); all services. Visitor information.
E 175 Junction with Bighorn Highway 40 which leads 86 miles north to GRANDE CACHE (pop. 3,783); food, gas, lodging, golfing and camping. Visitor information. The 203-mile Bighorn Highway connects Highway 16 and Highway 43 at Grande Prairie.
E 176.2 Hinton/Jasper KOA.
E 187.6 Jasper National Park East Entrance station.
E 192  Turnoff for Pochahontas Cabins, Campground and Miette Hot Springs Pool.
E 211.4 Snaring River Campground (Jasper National Park).
E 219.9 Junction with Highway 93 (Icefields Parkway). Access to JASPER (pop. 5,236); food, gas, lodging and other services. Headquarters for Jasper National Park (pictured at left): phone 780-852-6176, email.
E 232.9 Jasper National Park West Entrance station.
E 235.5 Yellowhead Pass (elev. 3,760 feet), entrance to Mount Robson Provincial Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
E 241.5  Lucerne Campground (Mount Robson Provincial Park).
E 272.7  To north, Mount Robson viewpoint, visitor infocentre, cafe, gas, picnic tables restrooms. To south, Robson Meadows Campground (Mount Robson Provincial Park).
E 273.7 Robson River Campground (Mount Robson Provincial Park).
E 277.8 Robson Shadows campground.
E 278.8 Mount Terry Fox Rest Area; picnic tables, restrooms, phone, viewing telescope.
E 280.9 Rearguard Falls Provincial Park picnic area to south.
E 283.2 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 Beaverview RV Park & Campground.
E 322.1 McBRIDE (pop. 740); all services.
E 381.3 Ancient Rainforest Trail; trailhead parking.
E 413.5 Purden Lake Resort; food, gas, lodging, camping.
E 415.1 Purden Lake Provincial Park: campground and day use.
PG 0 Junction of Highways 16 and Highway 97 (West Access Route) at PRINCE GEORGE (pop. 71,363); all services available. Visitor information.
PG 3.8 Blue Cedars Campground to north on Kimball Road.
PG 5.7 Turnoff south on Blackwater Road to West Lake Campground and RV Park 7.5 miles or 87 miles to the West Lake Provincial Park campground.
PG 60.2 VANDERHOOF (pop. 4,049); all services. Visitor information.
PG 64.7 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 restored Hudson’s Bay Company post (pictured at right).
PG 83.7 FORT FRASER (pop. 950); food, gas, diesel, lodging.
PG 85.9 Beaumont Provincial Park: camping.
PG 88 Piper’s Glen RV Resort campground.
PG 96.2 FRASER LAKE (pop. 1,354); all services. Visitor information.
PG 139.5 Stoplight at junction with Highway 35 south to Francois Lake: lodging, camping, boat rentals.
PG 140.1 BURNS LAKE (pop. 2,726); all services. Visitor information. Click here for regional information.
PG 171 TOPLEY (pop. 300); food, grocery, gas.
PG 171.1 Junction with Highway 118 north 31 miles to GRANISLE (pop. 352) on Babine Lake; visitor information.
PG 188.4 Shady Rest RV Park phone 250-845-2314; full hookups, tent sites, laundry.
PG 190 HOUSTON (pop. 3,163); all services. Visitor information.
PG 219.8 Ft. Telkwa R.V. Park, full hookups, laundry, and fishing.
PG 220.4 TELKWA (pop. 1,400); all services. Visitor information.
PG 220.7 Tyhee Lake Provincial Park (camping).
PG 229.3 SMITHERS (pop. 5,504); all services. Visitor information. Food and lodging at  Capri Motor Inn and Family Restaurant. Camping at  Smithers Riverside Municipal Campground & RV Park. Outdoor adventure opportunities with Bulkley Adventures.
PG 235 Glacier View RV Park and Cabin Rentals.
PG 248.9 Moricetown Canyon and Falls: Moricetown Interpretive Centre, phone 250-847-1471; Moricetown Canyon Campground and RV Park, email.
PG 249.2 MORICETOWN (pop. 815): gas, diesel.
PG 271 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 (pictured at left). Area lodging at Bulkley Valley Motel (phone 888-988-1144, email), Robber’s Roost Motel and Lodge. Dining at local cafes.
PG 273.6 Cataline Motel & RV Park.
PG 276.7 Seeley Lake Provincial Park.
PG 298 Junction with Cassiar Highway 37; gas station.
PG 299 Gitksan Paintbrush Native Arts & Crafts, email.
PG 345.2 Kleanza Creek Provincial Park: camping.
PG 354.7 Junction with Highway 37 South 38 miles to KITIMAT (pop. 8,780). Visitor information.
PG 356.4 TERRACE (pop. 11,320), stoplight at Highway 16 and Sande. Food, gas, lodging and other services available. Visitor information.
PG 357.5 Junction with Nisga’a Highway which leads to Anhluut’ukwsim Lamihl Angwinga’asanskwhl Provincial Park (formerly Nisga’a Lava Beds) and Area Visitor Centre (59 miles north).
PG 359.2 KITSUMKALUM; Tempo gas station, convenience store and car wash. RV & Boat Launch to south.
PG 389.3  Exchamsiks River Provincial Park; day-use area.
PG 423 Skeena River viewpoint; picnic tables, historical plaque.
PG 432.5 Prudhomme Lake Provincial Park; camping.
PG 433.4 Diana Lake Provincial Park; day-use area.
PG 438.2 Turnoff for PORT EDWARD and the North Pacific Historic Fishing Village and Museum (6.3 miles south).
PG 447.7 PRINCE RUPERT (pop. 13,392); food, gas, lodging and all visitor services. Visitor information.