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Highway 97
Okanagan Highway
Cariboo Highway
John Hart Highway
Alaska Highway
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Route information
Length 2,081 km (1,293 mi)
Existed 1953–present
Major junctions
South end US 97 at the Canada–United States border near Osoyoos
  Hwy 3 in Osoyoos
Hwy 3A in Kaleden
Hwy 97C in Peachland
Hwy 33 in Kelowna
Hwy 6 in Vernon
Hwy 97A in Spallumcheen
Hwy 1 (TCH) in Monte Creek
Hwy 5 in Kamloops
Hwy 1 (TCH) in Cache Creek
Hwy 99 near Cache Creek
Hwy 24 in 93 Mile House
Hwy 20 in Williams Lake
Hwy 26 in Quesnel
Hwy 16 (TCH) in Prince George
Hwy 29 in Chetwynd
Hwy 2 in Dawson Creek
Hwy 29 in Charlie Lake
Hwy 77 near Fort Nelson
North end Hwy 1 at the Yukon border
Districts: Summerland, Peachland, Lake Country, 100 Mile House, Chetwynd, Taylor
Major cities: Penticton, West Kelowna, Kelowna, Vernon, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Quesnel, Prince George, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John
Towns: Osoyoos, Oliver, Cache Creek, Fort Nelson
Highway system
British Columbia provincial highways
Hwy 95A Hwy 97A

British Columbia Highway 97 is a provincial highway in British Columbia, Canada. It is 2,081 kilometers (1,293 miles) long. The highway is a continuation of U.S. Route 97, from which it gets its name.

The highway has several names, depending on which part of British Columbia it passes through. For example, the 269 kilometer (167 mile) part between the U.S. border and the town of Cache Creek is called the "Okanagan Highway", named after the Okanagan region of British Columbia.

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