British Columbia provincial highway 93

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British Columbia provincial highway 93, the Kootenay Highway, is a north-south route through the southeastern part of the province. Like Highway 95, Highway 93 takes its number from a U.S. Highway that it connects with at the Canada-U.S. boundary. The Highway first opened in 1953 from the international border to Elko, on the Crowsnest Highway, but it did not follow its current route from the border until 1958. One year later, Highway 93 was extended from Elko along the Crowsnest and Highway 95 to its current length through Radium Hot Springs to where it crosses the Continental Divide into Alberta at Vermilion Pass. Before 1959, the stretch of Highway 93 east of Radium Hot Springs had a designation of '1B', reflecting its connection to the Trans-Canada Highway within Alberta at Castle Junction.

Route details

From the international border crossing at Roosville, the 317 km-long Highway 93 parallels the eastern shore of Lake Koocanusa for 36 km to where it meets the Crowsnest Highway at Elko. The Crowsnest carries Highway 93 west for 53 km to where it is handed off to Highway 95 just south of Fort Steele. Highway 95 carries Highway 93 north for another 134 km along the Columbia River to where Highway 95 diverges north at Radium Hot Springs. Highway 93 proceeds east from Radium Hot Springs for 1 km to the western gate of Kootenay National Park. Through the park, the highway travels northeast along the Kootenay and Vermilion rivers for 93 km to Vermilion Pass.

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