British Columbia provincial highway 97A

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British Columbia provincial highway 97A is a 65-km spur route between the cities of Vernon, on Highway 97, and Sicamous, on Highway 1.

Highway 97A's current alignment is not the same as its original route. Originally, when the '97A' designation was first given to the highway in 1953, it went from a junction with Highway 97 at Swan Lake, where it starts today, northeast to Grindrod, and then it followed the modern-day Highway 97B to Salmon Arm, then following the Trans-Canada Highway west to Monte Creek, where Highway 97 merges onto the Trans-Canada. Between 1957 and 1962, Highway 97A had the designation of '97E'. Finally, in 1962, Highway 97A was re-routed onto its present alignment, going north from Swan Lake to Grindrod, and then northeast to Sicamous. Other communities on Highway 97A include Spallumcheen, Armstrong, and Enderby.


British Columbia provincial highway 97B was created in 1962, when Highway 97E, now Highway 97A, was re-aligned to southwest of Sicamous. It is a very short spur off of the present-day Highway 97A, being 14 km long from Grindrod to Salmon Arm.

Flag of British Columbia Provincial Highways of British Columbia British Columbia highway marker
1 1A 2 3 3A 3B 4 4A 5 5A 6 7
7A 7B 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
17A 18 19 19A 20 21 22 22A 23 24 26 27
28 29 31 31A 33 35 37 37A 39 41 43 49
52 77 91 91A 93 95 95A 97 97A 97B 97C 99
99A 101 395  
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