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Alberta #55 Highway Guide

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Saskatchewan/Alberta Border
Welcome to Alberta. NOTE: For highway travel east via Saskatchewan Highway #55 - See Saskatchewan Highway #55 Prince Albert, SK; to Alberta/Saskatchewan Border, for driving directions.

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Photo view from highway
Alberta #55 sign - West. Roadside turnout with no services - North side of highway.
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View from highway driving West.
Highway #55 in Alberta is called the Northern Woods and Water Route between the town of Athabasca, AB; with the town of Cold Lake, AB.
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Community of Cherry Grove, AB.
Driving west.
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Access to pay telephone
South side of highway.
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Township Road 623
North side of highway.
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Junction #897
South to community of MarWayne, AB, and Lloydminster, AB. MarWayne's economy is based on agriculture and ranching, and the oil and gas sector.The Alberta Saskatchewan provincial border runs north to south, through the centre of Lloydminster, AB. Lloydminsterthe was founded in 1903 by the Barr Colonists, who came directly from the United Kingdom. Attractions in Lloydminster, AB. The Barr Colony Heritage Cultural Centre, features a public art gallery, antique museum, wildlife display, heavy oil science centre, and gift shop.- The Richard Larsen Museum - Community and Travelling Exhibitions Art Galleries - The Fuchs Wildlife Exhibit. The Fuchs Wildlife Exhibit is believed to be one of the largest taxidermy exhibit created by one man in North America. The display features mounted birds and large animasls.- The OTS Heavy Oil Science Centre, contains information about producing, transporting, and refining heavy oil.
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Junction #28
#28 overlaps Hwy #55 at this point.
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Photo view from highway
Photo is view from highway.
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Photo view from highway
Driving west on highway #55
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Photo view from highway
Welcome to Cold Lake, AB. Cold Lake is in the transition zone from the Aspen Parkland region to the Boreal mixed wood forest. The area surrounding the city consists mostly of farmland. The Canadian Forces Cold Lake Air Weapons Range is located to the north of the city. Cold Lake is also home to the Cold Lake Air Cadet Summer Training Centre. Other attractions - Cold Lake Car Show - Cold Lake Aqua Days - Cold Lake Silver Buckle Stampede.
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Services at highway
Fuel, diesel.
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Access to business section of Cold Lake
North side of highway.
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Campground, Access Regional Airport
Campground 3 kms North via the English Bay Road (28th Street).
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Marie Creek
Crossing Marie Creek, AB.
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Junction #897
Access to Primrose Lake, AB; via Primrose Lake Road. Primrose Lake straddles the Alberta/Saskatchewan border, with most of the water surface in Saskatchewan. It is connected to Cold Lake by the Martineau River.
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Community of Riverhurst, AB
Driving west on highway #55.
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35.4
Access to R.V. park
South side of highway.
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Junction of Alberta Roadway #892
Driving west on highway #55.
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46.8
Access to Crane Lake, AB; and Crane Lake Provincial Park
5 kms North. Crane Lake Provincial Park Facilities; 24-unit campground; 18 campsites equipped with power hook-ups; boat launch ramp, fire pits, firewood provided free of charge; fish cleaning station; pay phone; pier, pit toilets, picnic shelter, pump water.
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Access to community of Lessard, AB
2 kms South.
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Range Road 52A
North side of highway.
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Range Road 53A
North side of highway.
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Range Road 55
North side of highway.
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Junction of Highway #41 The Buffalo Trail
Welcome to community of La Corey, AB. Services at highway - fuel, diesel - North side of highway. Range Road 460.
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Range Road 61
Driving west on highway #55.
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Photo view from highway
View from highway driving West.
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Range Road 62
Driving west on highway #55.
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Range Road 64
Driving west on highway #55.
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Community of Iron River, AB
Driving west on highway #55.
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Photo view from highway
Services at highway. Range Road 470.
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Access to Manatokan, AB Recreational Area
5 kms.
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Range Road 11
Driving west on highway #55.
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Point of Information
Crossing Manatokan Creek, AB.
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Range Road 72
North side of highway.
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Access to Wolf Lake Recreational Area
North side of highway. Range Road 73. Wolf Lake Recreational Area Facilities: Campground Units: 32, boat launch, firewood, water.
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Access to Sandy Rapids Community Center
South side of highway.
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Range Road 81
Driving west on highway #55.
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Photo view from highway
View from highway driving West.
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Photo view from highway
View from highway driving West.
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Access to community of Glendon, AB
South side of highway. Attractions: Glendon's; 'Giant Perogy,' complete with fork, the structure is 25 feet (7.6 m) tall.[2] It is one of the Giants of the Prairies.
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Access to Seibert Lake, AB; and campgrounds
Range Road 90 - North side of highway. Seibert Lake Campground/Lakeland Provincial Recreation Area. Facilities Camping; Units: 47, boat launch, firepits, water. Seibert Lake is accessible to all vehicles, including motorhomes.
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Junction of Highway #881
Communities of Goodrich, AB, 16 kms; St. Paul, AB, 56 kms; Mallaig, AB, 43 kms. All South of highway.
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Range Road 95A
North side of highway.
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Range Road 102
Driving west on highway #55.
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Point of Information
Lake Land County.
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Range Road 104
Driving west on highway #55.
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Access to Frenchman Lake
Range Road 105 - North side of highway.
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Photo view from highway
Driving west.
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Ironwood Lake campground and Pinehurst Lake campground
North side of highway. Range Road 110.
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Junction of Highway #867 to Fork Lake Recreational Area
Access to Community of St. Lina - West side of highway.
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Range Road 114
Access to Eleanor Lake, AB Ironwood Lake, AB Pinehurst Lake, AB Rich Lake, AB. At Rich lake, there is a fun day in June, where a rodeo fun type weekend is held. There is free primitive camping, beer garden and concession stand.
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Access to Rich Lake Community Center
North side of highway. Range Road #115.
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Range Road #120
Driving west on highway #55.
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View from highway.
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Roadside turnout
Gravel, no services - South side of highway.
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Access to Community of McRae,AB and Boyne Lake, AB
20 kms. Highway #866. Range Road 4125A.
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Range Road 131
Driving west on highway #55.
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Access to Campground
North side of highway.
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Range Road 135
North side of highway.
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Junction of Highway #36
Highway #36 overlaps #55 at this point, North. South to community of Vilna and Smokey Lake.
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Highway #36 North and South.
West side of highway. Ironwood Lake Campground and Pinehurst Lake Campground - East side of highway.
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Point of Information
Crossing Beaver River.
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Point of Information
Crossing Beaver River.
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Access to Spruce Point Provincial Campgrounds
East side of highway.
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Township Road #662.
Driving west on highway #55.
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Point of Information
Crossing Beaver River.
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Point of Information
Continental Divide. Elevation 1900 ft.
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Roadside turnout
Information sign - East side of highway.
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Range Road 663
Both sides of highway
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Lac la Biche, Alberta
Route #663. Access to Young's Beach
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Lac La Biche Mission Historical Site, airport
North side of highway.
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Junction of Hwy #663
South side of highway.
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Junction of #663
South to communities of Hylo, Caslan and Boyle. Range Road 143 - South side of highway. Access to Lac La Biche Mission Historical Site - North side of highway.
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Roadside turnout, paved with historical marker, no other services - South side of highway. Photo of historical marker: Notre Dame Des Victoires Mission.
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Range Road 151
Driving west on highway #55.
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Old Mission Road
North side of highway.
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Range Road 4153

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View from highway.
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View from highway.
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Range Road 162
Access to community of Plamondon. South to communities of Venice, Hylo. Junction of Highway #858.
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Range Road 163
Driving west on highway #55.
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View from highway looking at Charron Lake.
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Access to Charron Lake
1 kms North.
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Alberta #63 joins Highway #55 at this point.
Access to community of Grassland.
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Junction of Alberta #63
South to communities of Wandering and Ft. McMurray.
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Community of Donaville
Driving west on highway #55.
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Range Road 670
East side of highway.
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Junction of Highway #55
Alberta #63 leaves Highway #55 at this point.
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Township Road 655
Both sides of highway
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Roadside turnout
Paved with historical marker, no services - North side of highway.
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Amber Valley Road
Driving west on highway #55.
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Access to Amber Valley Community Hall
Driving west on highway #55.
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Ferguson Road
South side of highway.
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248.0
Pavet Road
Driving west on highway #55.
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Spear Lake, AB
North of highway
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Forrest Road
Route #827 to Jack Fish Lake. Access to Athabasca Airport.
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Parkview Road
Highway #827 going South.
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Junction of Highway #813
North to Calling Lake and Calling Lake Provincial Park - 55 kms. Access to R.V. park.
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Truck Weigh Scale
Brake check area. Roadside turnout - North side of highway.
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View from highway
Photo of Athabasca, AB.
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Access to tourist information and R.V. park
North side of highway.
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View from highway
Welcome to town of Athabasca - 'land of the whispering hills.'
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Strathcona Street
Town of Athabasca, AB. Start/finish of highway travel guide.For highway travel via highway #2 south - See Road map RV Highway Travel Guide - Athabasca, Alberta to Edmonton, Alberta for driving directions.