British Columbia Highway 17A

British Columbia Highway 17A

Infobox road

Highway 17A, known locally as "West Saanich Road", is an alternate route through the Saanich peninsula. While the four-lane Highway 17 takes a path along the eastern half of the peninsula, Highway 17A, which has only two lanes, takes the western side. Highway 17A is used as the primary access to the famous Butchart Gardens, as well as the ferry across the Saanich Inlet, used to bypass the Malahat Drive. The highway was first designated 17A in 1962, but as of 2000, it no longer has that number.

Route details

Highway 17A's total length is 27 km (17 mi). The highway starts off in the south by branching off from Highway 17 at the Royal Oak Drive interchange. Highway 17A then turns on to the road officially named West Saanich Road at its intersection with Royal Oak Drive, and follows a winding path through Saanich. After 9 km (6 mi) through Saanich, the Highway enters the Central Saanich district.

1 km (about ½ mi) north of the boundary between Saanich and Central Saanich, Highway 17A enters the community of Brentwood Bay, which is where the Saanich inlet ferry and the Butchart Gardens are located. Highway 17A goes through Brentwood Bay for 2 km (1¼ mi), then enters the North Saanich district another 4 km (2½ mi) north as it begins to hug the eastern shore of the Saanich inlet. Highway 17A winds through North Saanich for 9 km (6 mi) before meeting an intersection with Wain Road, at which point the Highway turns east. Highway 17A follows Wain Road for 2 more km (1¼ mi) before terminating at Highway 17's Wain Road interchange, just south of Swartz Bay.

West Saanich Road itself does not follow the 17A route after Wain Rd. West Saanich continues northward, terminating at Land's End Road. Going west ultimately loops back to West Saanich Road, while heading eastward on Land's End leads to the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal.

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • British Columbia Highway 5 — Highway 5 Southern Yellowhead Highway Coquihalla Highway Route information Length: 524 km (326 mi) …   Wikipedia

  • British Columbia Highway 7B — Highway 7B Mary Hill Bypass Highway 7B highlighted in red …   Wikipedia

  • British Columbia Highway 17 — Infobox road province=BC name notes= type=Hwy route=17 alternate name= length mi= length round= length ref= length notes= established=1960 direction a=South starting terminus=Trans Canada Highway in Downtown Victoria, BC direction b=North ending… …   Wikipedia

  • British Columbia Highway 18 — Infobox road province=BC type=Hwy route=18 maint= length km= length round= length ref= established= direction a= starting terminus= junction= direction b= ending terminus= previous type=Hwy previous route=17A next type=Hwy next route=19Highway 18 …   Wikipedia

  • Highway 17 (British Columbia) — Der British Columbia Highway 17 hat seinen Beginn in Victoria auf Vancouver Island, führt von dort zum Tsawassen Fährterminal und hat seine Fortsetzung auf dem kanadischen Festland. Er endet nach einer Gesamtlänge von 45 km am Highway 99 in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ontario Highway 17A — Highway 17A Kenora By Pass Route information Auxiliary route of Highway 17 Maintained by the …   Wikipedia

  • List of British Columbia provincial highways — This article lists all existing numbered highways in British Columbia, Canada.Major routesEast west*The Trans Canada Highway (Highway 1), which runs from Victoria to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, and then from Horseshoe Bay, through the Vancouver… …   Wikipedia

  • Liste der Highways in British Columbia — Folgende Highways stehen unter der Verwaltung des British Columbia Ministry of Transport.[1] Für die Highways 3, 5 und 113 existieren noch spezielle Kennzeichen, die jedoch aufgrund des Urheberrechts in der deutschen Wikipedia nicht als Symbol… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Tsawwassen, British Columbia — Location map Vancouver lon dir = W lat dir = N lat deg = 49 lat min = 00 lat sec = 36.5 lon deg = 123 lon min = 04 lon sec = 06.9 caption = Location of Tsawwassen in Metro Vancouver width = 220Tsawwassen is a suburban, mostly residential… …   Wikipedia

  • Brentwood Bay, British Columbia — is a small neighbourhood, often characterized as a village , in the municipality of Central Saanich, on the Saanich Peninsula just north of the City of Victoria and south of Sidney on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. and the Brentwood Bay… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.