Lethbridge County Accessibility

Accessibility

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Air

The Lethbridge Airport is located two kilometres south of the City of Lethbridge. There are numerous commercial flights scheduled daily between Lethbridge and Calgary, which is a hub for connecting flights to destinations around the world. Daily direct flights to Edmonton link the area directly to the provincial capital and provide connections to Fort McMurray. Charter aircraft services, flight training, aircraft rentals and customs services are also available at the airport.

Rail

The mainline of the Canadian Pacific Railway is located within Lethbridge County, giving County businesses access to markets in all directions for shipment of commodities and products. This includes rail access to markets in the United States through a connection with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railway at Coutts. Rail loading facilities are available including freight handling and a full-service marshalling yard in close proximity to all users.

Road

Lethbridge County is located on North America’s Canamex Trade Corridor. Calgary and Edmonton are two and five hour drives respectively via the twinned Highway 2. Highway 3 is a major east-west traffic route linking Lethbridge County with Vancouver to the west as well as eastern centres through Medicine Hat via the Trans Canada Highway. One hour south on Highway 4 is the major border crossing at Coutts/Sweetgrass, linking the region with U.S. Interstate 15.

A total of 1,966 kilometres of roads are in the County network; more than 1,815 kilometres are graveled, 59 kilometres oiled and 92 kilometres paved, with an additional 16 kilometres expected to be paved within the next five years. This road network provides excellent access to the industrial areas of the County; all of them are located off an arterial road.

There are many trucking firms within the County and they offer local, provincial, national and international freight handling services. Warehouses and terminal facilities for freight are readily available to assist businesses in product distribution.