Alberta Highway 48

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Highway 48
Route information
Length 114 km[1] (71 mi)
Existed 1950s–1979
Major junctions
South end S-232 at Canada–U.S. border at Wild Horse
North end Hwy 1 (TCH) near Irvine
and rural
Cypress County
Highway system
Provincial highways in Alberta
Hwy 47 Hwy 49

Alberta Provincial Highway No. 48, commonly referred to as Highway 48, was a north-south highway in southern Alberta, Canada that existed between the 1950s and 1979. It now forms the southernmost portion of Highway 41.[2]

Route description

Highway 48 began appearing on maps in the 1950s[3] and travelled from the Canada–United States border at Wild Horse, through Cypress Hills Provincial Park, to the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1), approximately 5 km (3 mi) west of Irvine. Other than the small hamlet of Elkwater within Cypress Hills Provincial Park, Highway 48 did not pass through any communities.[2]

Highway 41 was developed in the 1960s and 1970s northeast of Medicine Hat; and in 1979, Highway 48 was renumbered and became part of Highway 41.[4]


  1. ^ Google (February 14, 2017). "Former Highway 48 in Alberta" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Travel Alberta (1978). Alberta Official Road Map (Map) (1978–79 ed.). Province of Alberta. §§ N-8, O-8.
  3. ^ H.M. Gousha Company (1951). Shell Map of Montana (Map). Shell Oil. Southern Alberta inset. §§ I-8, J-8.
  4. ^ Travel Alberta (1980). Alberta Official Road Map (Map). Province of Alberta. §§ N-8, O-8.

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