Highway 3 or Crowsnest Highway, also known as the Interprovincial or, the Southern Trans-Provincial in British Columbia, Canada
Contributor:Mieneke Andeweg-van Rijn / Alamy Stock Photo
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Dimensions:3648 x 5472 px | 30.9 x 46.3 cm | 12.2 x 18.2 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:14 August 2015
Location:Crowsnest Highway, Greenwood, British Columbia, Canada, North America
The Crowsnest Highway, also known as the Interprovincial or, in British Columbia, the Southern Trans-Provincial, is an east-west highway, 1,161 km (721 mi) in length, through the southern parts of British Columbia and Alberta, providing the shortest highway connection between British Columbia's Lower Mainland and southeast Alberta. It is designated a core route in Canada's National Highway System, and is designated as Highway 3 for its entire length. The highway, which is mostly two lanes, was officially established 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 location at which the highway crosses the Continental Divide between British Columbia and Alberta.