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Provincial Road 233

Decommissioned Section of Route - Hecla Island

Upon the introduction of the provincial road system in the late 1960s, PR 233 began at Fisher Branch in the north central Interlake region and followed a circuitous path to Road 142N at PR 234, where it proceeded east towards Hecla Island. After crossing on the ferry where the causeway currently runs, PR 233 turned north and passed through both Hecla Village and Gull Harbour before ending at what is now the North Point campsite.

This highway was subsequently paved east of PR 234 and redesignated as part of PTH 8, but the routing through Hecla Village was not maintained.

The bulk of the decommissioned section of PR 233 is currently known as Hecla Village Road and it meets up with its successor, PTH 8, north of the tiny hamlet, where the original route is maintained through Gull Harbour. Though PR 233 officially went all the way to the northern tip of the island, PTH 8 officially ends north of Hecla Village Road. The road that continues north carries no designation.

Pictures are arranged from south to north.

Location Description Photo
Northbound Southbound
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Northbound view on Hecla Village Road past the dock.

Photograph taken in April 2012.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Northbound view on Hecla Village Road approaching the junction of PTH 8.

Photograph taken in April 2012.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park Northbound view on Hecla Village Road approaching the junction of PTH 8.

Photograph taken in April 2012.

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