Connects: Edmonton, AB, and Prince Rupert, BC
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).
E 0 EDMONTON. Junction of Anthony Henday Drive North/Highway 216 with Highway 16A West/Stony Plain Road. Distance to Prince George is 454 miles; distance to Alaska State Ferry dock at Prince Rupert is 902 miles.
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 to Railway Avenue and access to Spruce Grove Grain Elevator and Archives; tours May-Sept.
E 14.1 STONY PLAIN (pop. 15,051); all services.
E 17.8 Spring Lake RV Resort is south on Range Road 14 for 0.2 mile, then west on Parkland for 1 mile, then left on RR 15 for 2 miles to entrance.
E 19 Beach Corner; gas station with diesel. Turnoff to south on RR 15 and drive 2.9 miles for Spring Lake RV Resort.
E 23.2 Junction with Highway 43 North (East Access Route to the Alaska Highway).
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)which leads south 142 miles to junction with Trans-Canada Highway 1. Access north 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), entering Mount Robson Provincial Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, westbound.
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 Valmont, Clearwater/Wells Gray Provincial Park and Kamloops. Access to Irvin’s Park & Campground 1/2-mile north of Valemount.
E 320.7 Beaverview RV Park & Campground; full-service sites.
E 322.1 McBRIDE (pop. 740); all services. Visit information at the Robson Valley Visitor Centre in the historic train station (0.6 mile south of highway); art gallery and cafe. The Valley Museum and Archives on Dominion Street.
E 381.3 Ancient Rainforest Trail; trailhead parking.
E 413.5 Purden Lake Resort; food, gas, lodging, camping with full-service sites to north on Purden Lake.
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 for West Lake Provincial Park campground (8.7 miles).
PG 60.2 VANDERHOOF (pop. 5,000); 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, overlooking Fraser Lake; full-service sites.
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; Yarn and Sew On has quilting, knitting and sewing supplies. Visitor Centre along Highway 16 adjacent Steelhead Park; EV plug-in station, 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 along highway; charming Swiss-themed downtown. Visitor information. Food and lodging at Capri Motor Inn and Family Restaurant. Camping at Smithers Riverside Municipal Campground & RV Park.
PG 235 Convenient stop to north with full-service campsites and cabins at Glacier View RV Park and Cabin Rentals.
PG 248.7 Stop-of-interest with view of Moricetown Canyon/Falls.
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).
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. 6.390). 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.