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Highway 113 marker

Highway 113

Nisga'a Highway
Route information
Maintained by British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
Length168.55 km[1] (104.73 mi)
Nass Camp spur: 12.38 km (7.69 mi)
Major junctions
South end Hwy 16 (TCH) near Terrace
North endGingolx
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Highway system
Hwy 101 Hwy 118

Nisga'a Highway, officially designated British Columbia Highway 113, is a highway in the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine in British Columbia. It starts in Terrace at Highway 16. The route provides paved access to the settlements of the Nisga'a Nation - Gitlaxt'aamiks (New Aiyansh), Gitwinksihlkw (Canyon City), Gingolx (Kincolith), Laxgalts'ap (Greenville), Nass Camp and others. It enters the Nass Country via the valley of Kitsumkalum Lake, which connects from the Skeena and via the Nisga'a Lava Beds Provincial Park. The route heads north from Terrace and once into the Nass River Valley then travels west to Gingolx (Kincolith) for a total of 169 kilometres (105 mi).[1] There is a 12-kilometre (7.5 mi) spur between New Aiyansh and Nass Camp.[1]

The 29 kilometre section of the highway between Laxgalts'ap and Gingolx opened on 17 May 2003 at a cost of $34 million (equivalent to 49.74 million in 2022).[2] Before the road, the only ways into Gingolx were via boat or floatplane.[3]

The route received a newly designed shield and was given the numeric designation of Provincial Highway 113 in Summer 2006.[4] The number 113 was assigned due to its historical significance to the Nisga'a. In 1887, a Nisga'a chief traveled to Victoria to meet with provincial government representatives, demanding self-government.[5] The Nisga'a Final Agreement was passed in Parliament 113 years later in 2000.[6][7]

See also



  1. ^ a b c "British Columbia Landmark Kilometre Inventory" (PDF). Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. Cypher Consulting. July 11, 2020. pp. 678–685. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 7, 2020. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ Government of British Columbia. "Minister's Photo Gallery Honourable Judith Reid Minister of Transportation - Official Opening of Kincolith Extension Highway". Government of British Columbia. Retrieved 27 May 2022.
  3. ^ Government of British Columbia. "Highway 113 – Road to Opportunity for Nisga'a Nation". British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. Retrieved 27 May 2022.
  4. ^ "British Columbia Ministry of Transportation Staff Newsletter" (PDF). BC Ministry of Transportation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 March 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2010.
  5. ^ "CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS LEADING TO THE FINAL AGREEMENT WITH THE NISGA'A TRIBAL COUNCIL". Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. Retrieved 1 August 2010.
  6. ^ "Fact Sheet: The Nisga'a Treaty". Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. Archived from the original on 17 November 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2010.
  7. ^ "Highway 113 – Road to Opportunity for Nisga'a Nation". British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. July 3, 2012. Retrieved December 9, 2022.
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