This 733 km/455 mile highway takes you from Prince George, BC, to Prince Rupert on BC’s Pacific coast, and the terminus for two coastal ferry Systems -The Alaska Marine Highway System, and the British Columbia Ferry System. The entire route is paved, and has the lowest grade of any highway through the Rocky Mountains and the coast Range. It is a river route, paralleling the Nechako, Endako, Bulkley, and Skeena Rivers.
The kilometre posts along the Yellowhead highway indicate distances between major centers on the Yellowhead Highway 16.
Distances indicated by kilometre posts along the highway are to Prince Rupert which is km 0.