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Provincial Trunk Highway 8
PTH 8's northern terminus on Hecla Island

PTH 8 runs south-north and is a major access route from Winnipeg to cottage country along Lake Winnipeg, ending in Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park. The route does not go through any towns, though it does pass very close to Gimli and Riverton, making it a preferred route over PTH 9, where motorists are officially supposed to reduce speeds as they pass through Clandeboye, Petersfield, Winnipeg Beach and Sandy Hook on their way to Gimli.

The route is twinned from PTH 101 north past PR 230, where it narrows to a two-lane highway for the rest of its length except for a brief stretch near PR 231 west of Gimli. Click here to show the route.

On June 6, 2005, the 61st anniversary of D-Day, PTH 8 was officially designated as Veterans Memorial Highway “to honour the contributions and sacrifices of Canada's military service veterans.”

Southern Terminus: Junction of PTH 101 and Route 180 (McPhillips Street) in the RM of West St. Paul.

Northern Terminus: North of Hecla Village in Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park.

Multiplexes: None.

Images of PTH 8:

Winnipeg to Gimli
Gimli to Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park
  • Page 10 - Park Boundary to Grassy Narrows
  • Page 11 - Grassy Narrows to Hecla Village
  • Page 12 - Hecla Village By-Pass
  • Page 13 - Hecla Village to Gull Harbour

Time lapse video driving northbound on PTH 8 between Winnipeg and Gimli:

Time lapse video driving southbound on PTH 8 between Gimli and Winnipeg:

Detailed Route Guide

Municipality Distance (km)  
RM of West St. Paul 0.0 Junction of PTH 101/Route 180.
RM of West St. Paul 1.1 Junction of PR 220/Grassmere Road. There is a traffic light at this intersection.
RM of West St. Paul 5.5 Junction of PR 321/Miller Road.
RM of St. Andrews 8.3 Junction of PTH 27/Parkdale Road.
RM of St. Andrews 10.1 Junction of PR 230/McPhillips Road.
RM of St. Andrews 18.0 Junction of PTH 67.
RM of St. Andrews 29.6 Junction of Road 84N/Clandeboye Road. This is the former PR 515.
RM of St. Andrews 36.1 Junction of Road 88N/Petersfield Road. This is the former PR 413.
RM of St. Andrews 46.0 Junction of PTH 17.
RM of St. Andrews 52.6 Junction of PR 225.
RM of St. Andrews 59.9 Junction of PR 229. This is Road 102N that serves as the boundary between the RM of St. Andrews and the RM of Gimli.
RM of Gimli 63.3 Junction of PR 519.
RM of Gimli 73.2 Intersection of Gimli Park Road (Road 110N). This is the first of two Gimli “exits” as specified on the highway.
RM of Gimli 74.8 Junction of PR 231/Road 111N. This is the second of two Gimli “exits”.
RM of Gimli 83.0 Junction of PR 324/Camp Morton Road (Road 116N).
RM of Gimli 94.5 Intersection of Boundary Road/Road 123N. This road serves as the boundary between the RM of Gimli and the RM of Bifrost.
RM of Bifrost 104.2 Junction of PTH 68.
RM of Bifrost 114.1 Junction of PR 329.
RM of Bifrost 126.3 Junction of PR 234.
RM of Bifrost 132.7 Intersection of Grindstone Road. This road follows the boundary of Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park 143.2 The park gate for Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park 154.1 Southern intersection of Hecla Village Road.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park 161.1 Northern intersection of Hecla Village Road.
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park 161.3 Northern terminus of PTH 8.

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