Ontario Highway 21

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Highway 21

Bluewater Highway
Highway 21 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario
Length226.8 km (140.9 mi)
ExistedMay 23, 1927[1]–present
Major junctions
South end Highway 402 near Wyoming
Major intersections Highway 8 in Goderich
 Highway 9 in Kincardine
North end   Highway 6 / Highway 10 / Highway 26 in Owen Sound
Major citiesGrand Bend, Goderich, Kincardine, Southampton, Port Elgin, Owen Sound
Highway system
Highway 20Highway 23
Former provincial highways
  Highway 22  →

Ontario Highway 21, also called King's Highway 21, is a provincial highway in southwestern Ontario, Canada. It starts near Ontario Highway 402, almost half way between Sarnia and London. It runs north/northeast for 227 kilometres (141 mi) and ends in Owen Sound with Highway 6, Highway 10, and Highway 26.[2] The roadway is referred to as the Bluewater Highway because it remains very close to the eastern shoreline of Lake Huron.[3] It was started in 1927 as Highway 3 running across Kent and Lambton Counties.[2] In 1930 it was extended and renamed King's Highway 21.[2] It is one of Ontario's most treacherous roads for winter driving. Highway 21 is frequently closed during winter because of snow blowing off Lake Huron.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Whipp 1983, p. 31.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Cameron Bevers (n.d.). "History of King's Highway 21". The King's Highway.ca. Retrieved October 12, 2014.
  3. Alan Tucker, The Penguin Guide to Canada (New York: Penguin, 1989), p. 50
  4. Henry Stancu (December 11, 2012). "Ontario's 10 toughest winter roads". Wheels.ca. Retrieved October 12, 2014.
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