N49 42.397 W112 51.762
GPSr: N49 42.397 W112 51.762
The Crowsnest Highway, also known as the Interprovincial or, in British Columbia, the Southern Trans-Provincial, is a 1,163 km (722 mile) long principal highway through the southern parts of British Columbia and Alberta, providing the shortest land connection between Vancouver and Medicine Hat. The highway, which is mostly two lanes, was officially incorporated in 1932, mainly following a mid-19th century gold rush trail originally traced out by an engineer named Edgar Dewdney. It takes its name from the Crowsnest Pass, the route the highway takes when crossing the Continental Divide between B.C. and Alberta. The highway is designated as Highway 3 for its entire length.
The cap is placed in close proximity to a plaque commemorating the completion of the Crowsnest Highway. The cap also has an exceptional view of the Lethbridge High Level Bridge. Posted before and after shots as a hailstorm engulfed me moments after arriving at the cap site.
[This entry was edited by GeoKs on Saturday, July 12, 2008 at 8:56:46 AM.]