Author's note: Original map by RAND McNALLY, butchered by Lee. A Wood
During the winter of `08 - `09, when things were slow in the film industry, I bought a truck and put it on with a company called `Pathfinder' which was based in Port Kells, B C. Canada.
I had an `07 Volvo 780, conventional pulling 53 Ft tandem dry vans hauling various commodities for various companies.
These are some of the pictures I took, through the windshield, along Highway 16.
These could be nerve wracking trips, particularly through this Western section which was usually travelled at night.
Highway 16 in the winter can be icy, obscured with fog, and obstacled with live animals.
Through Jasper Park the speed limit is lower than the rest of the highway because wild animals are common.
The stretches where the animals are most common have an even slower speed limit.
Fools abound and no matter how much I push the speed limit, 5 to 8 over, on a clear night, idiots will pass me like I am standing still.
On a clear day this is an especially nice piece of highway as you may; see, and often stop to wait for, animals; along, or on, the highway.
Meridian Ave. (Hwy. 17) forms part of the boundary between the two provinces and the separation of the two postal codes, T9V 1H5 & S9V 0N9
However, it does not separate the city, as Lloydminster, regardless whether it is East or West of the provincial boundary, is one city.
HIGHWAY 16 - LLOYDMINSTER, ALBERTA
HIDDEN LAKE RANCH
ISLAY WEIGH STATION
VILLAGE OF MANNVILLE
⇐ IRMA 50
MYRNAM 38 ⇒
ST. PAUL 77 ⇒
⇐ KINSELLA 42
INNISFREE 1 ⇒
Invisible from the highway it is just a few feet North on 870 and then East up a steep drive way into a large parking area.
There is lots of room for truckers to turn around and park while they go in for a meal at the Hi-Way Cafe.
There is a full service Petro Can station, with Diesel.
16A WEST ⇒
HIGHWAY 16 EAST ESSO
MERIDIAN STREET ⇒
MERIDIAN, I THOUGHT WE JUST LEFT THERE?
HMMM, MAYBE WE ARE GOING IN CIRCLES
PASSING OVER THE NORTH SASKATCHEWAN RIVER INTO EDMONTON
CLOVER BAR BRIDGE
NORTH SASKATCHEWAN RIVER
NORTH EAST EDMONTON INDUSTRIAL AREA
EDMONTON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT
127 St 900m
St ALBERT Tr 21 km
142 St 2.8 km
156 St EXIT
APPROACHING JASPER NATIONAL PARK
ENTRANCE TO JASPER NATIONAL PARK
VISITORS MUST STOP AND DECLARE THEIR FIREARMS
SIGNS DEPICT WILDLIFE AREAS.
PARKING IS PROVIDED FOR THE VIEWING OF WILDLIFE
ROCKY MOUINTAIN BIG HORN SHEEP
ENTRANCE TO THE EAST END OF JASPER
TURN NORTH TO THE TOWN OF JASPER OR
SOUTH TO THE COLUMBIA ICEFIELDS,
BANFF PARK, AND LAKE LOUISE
LEAVING JASPER NATIONAL PARK
YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE IN THE PARK
TO SEE WILDLIFE - DRIVE WITH CARE
GOODBYE ALBERTA - HELLO BRITISH COLUMBIA
Thanks for viewing.
More to come in the not too distant future - Hinton to Edmonton and Edmonton to Lloydminster.
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