Winnipeg Route 52

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Route 52 marker

Route 52

St. Mary's Road
Queen Elizabeth Way
Main Street
Route 52 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by City of Winnipeg
Length21.2 km[1] (13.2 mi)
Known forJunction of Portage and Main
Major junctions
South end PTH 100 (TCH) (Perimeter Hwy) / PR 200 south (St. Mary's Rd)
Major intersections
North end PTH 9 north / Winnipeg city limits
Highway system
Route 47 Route 57

Route 52 is a major north-south arterial route in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It comprises all of Main Street, Queen Elizabeth Way, and St. Mary's Road.

Route description[edit]

Route 52 begins at the south Perimeter Highway (Manitoba Highway 100) and along St. Mary's Road as the northern continuation of Manitoba Provincial Road 200. It follows the east side of the Red River to the Norwood Bridge, it crosses the river and becomes Queen Elizabeth Way. It continues to the Main Street Bridge over the Assiniboine River, where it enters downtown and becomes Main Street. After passing through downtown, it runs along the west bank of the Red River to its northern terminus at the Winnipeg city limits, just south of the north Perimeter Highway (Manitoba Highway 101), and becomes Manitoba Highway 9.

Route 52 passes through the suburbs of West Kildonan, the North End, Downtown, Fort Rouge, St. Boniface, and St. Vital. The section between Broadway and St. Anne's Road is part of Manitoba Highway 1, the Trans-Canada Highway.

Many of Winnipeg's most prominent buildings and institutions are located along Main Street, including City Hall, the Centennial Concert Hall, the Manitoba Museum, Union Station, the Richardson Building, and 360 Main (formerly the Commodities Exchange tower).


Main Street is one of the oldest routes in the Winnipeg region. It originated as the trail between Lower Fort Garry and the various settlements huddled around the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers. Its intersection with the Portage Trail near Upper Fort Garry (now downtown Winnipeg) spawned the Portage and Main corner, which is today the heart of the city. Upper Fort Garry was eventually demolished by the city in order to straighten the southern portion of Main Street and realign it to its current configuration. The north gate, the sole surviving piece of Upper Fort Garry, stands near the corner of Broadway and Main.[2]

St. Mary's Road is named after St. Mary's Parish (Ste. Marie Paroisse in French), a Roman Catholic parish located in the northernmost section of St. Vital.[3] It was originally a trail that led from the parish south to the United States border at Emerson along the east side of the Red River. In rural Manitoba, St. Mary's Road is now incorporated into Provincial Roads 200 and 246.

A short section of Main Street was renamed Queen Elizabeth Way to commemorate the 2002 Royal Visit of Queen Elizabeth II to the city.[4]

Photo gallery[edit]

Major intersections[edit]

From south to north.[5] The entire route is in Winnipeg.

Street Namekm[1]miDestinationsNotes
St. Mary's Road0.00.0 PR 200 south (St. Mary's Road) – St. Adolphe
Perimeter Highway (PTH 100 (TCH))
Route 52 southern terminus; interchange proposed;[6] continues as PR 200
3.62.2Meadowood Drive – St. Vital Centre
4.32.7 Abinojii Mikanah (Route 165)
4.93.0 Dunkirk Drive / Dakota Street (Route 62)
6.84.2 Fermor Avenue (Route 135)To PTH 1 east
8.15.0 PTH 1 east / St. Anne's Road (Route 150 south)South end of PTH 1 concurrency
9.96.2Tache Avenue / Enfield CresecentNorthbound access to Route 115 east
10.56.5 Marion Street (Route 115 east)No northbound access
Norwood Bridge
St. Mary's Road north end • Queen Elizabeth Way south end
Queen Elizabeth Way10.96.8River Avenue (via Stradbrook Avenue)No northbound entrance; Stradbrook Avenue alignment, signed as River Avenue
11.06.8Mayfair AvenueOne-way eastbound (no access, T-intersection); northbound entrance from Stradbrook Avenue
Main Street Bridge
Queen Elizabeth Way north end • Main Street south end
Main Street11.57.1 Broadway (PTH 1 west) – Manitoba Legislative BuildingNorth end of PTH 1 concurrency; passes Union Station
11.77.3York Avenue – The ForksOne-way eastbound west of Main Street
11.97.4St. Mary AvenueOne-way, westbound
12.07.5Graham Avenue
12.17.5 To Route 57 east / William Stephenson Way – The ForksOne-way, eastbound
12.27.6Pioneer AvenueOne-way, westbound (no access, T-intersection)
12.37.6 Portage Avenue (Route 57) / Route 85 west / YH westSee Portage and Main
Yellowhead Highway eastern terminus; to PTH 1 west
12.57.8McDermot AvenueOne-way, eastbound
12.67.8Bannatyne AvenueOne-way, westbound
12.88.0 James Avenue (Route 42 east)One-way eastbound (no access, T-intersection); south end of Route 42 east concurrency
13.08.1 Disraeli Freeway / Alexander Avenue (Route 42)No southbound to eastbound exit; Alexander Avenue is one-way, westbound; north end of Route 42 east concurrency
13.18.1 Logan Avenue (Route 47)Southbound access to Route 42 east
13.48.3Higgens Avenue
14.89.2 Redwood Avenue (Route 37)
16.110.0Inkster BoulevardTo Route 25 west
17.811.1 Partridge Avenue (Route 23 east)One-way eastbound (no access, T-intersection); Route 23 eastern terminus
17.911.1 Leila Avenue (Route 23 west)One-way westbound east of Main Street
19.211.9 Chief Peguis Trail (Route 17)
21.213.2 PTH 9 beginsWinnipeg city limits; Route 52 northern terminus; PTH 9 southern terminus
R.M. West St. Paul22.313.9 PTH 101 (Perimeter Highway)
PTH 9 north (Main Street) – Selkirk
Interchange; PTH 101 exit 71; PTH 9 continues north
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b Google (August 8, 2017). "Route 52 in Winnipeg" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  2. ^ Botan, K. "A Short Pictorial History On Upper Ft. Garry". Lincoln Park Gallery.
  3. ^ Winnipeg's Historic Sites and Monuments: An Illustrated Guide. City of Winnipeg Parks and Recreation Department. Published 1979.
  4. ^ Goldsborough, Gordon. "MHS Resources: Queen Elizabeth II and Manitoba". Manitoba Historical Society.
  5. ^ Sherlock Publishing (2016). Sherlock's Map of Winnipeg (Map) (20th ed.). Winnipeg: Sherlock Publishing. pp. 3–4, 9, 17, 25, 31. ISBN 1-895229-84-7.
  6. ^ Transportation, Infrastructure and. "South Perimeter Highway Projects - St. Mary's Road Interchange Project". Transportation and Infrastructure. Province of Manitoba. Retrieved July 28, 2023.