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Alberta HUB region provides excellent highway transportation access for product shippers and recreational travellers alike, tapping into 29 highways that cover approximately 4,000 km of road access*.

The region’s strategic location to Edmonton opens a deeper market for investors, along with access to International Air Service and a number of trucking, courier and bus line services.

Alberta HUB is part of the Eastern Alberta Trade Corridor, with Highways 41 and 36, major North-South corridors leading to the U.S. Ports of Entry, the Wild Horse Pass and Coutts/Sweetgrass. The region is also anchored by Highway 16 running East-West from the Saskatchewan border to Edmonton, leading to international shipping ports. Some of the region’s major highways are highlighted below.

Highway 41 (Buffalo Trail) – 686 km

A north-south paved highway extending from the Hamlet of La Corey at Highway 55 to the United States border at Wild Horse. Highway 41 is a two-lane, “Highway” that moves people, goods and services inter-provincially and internationally.

Along its route, Highway 41 crosses many major east-west Provincial Highways including Highways 1 (Trans-Canada), 9, 12, 13, 14, 16 (The Yellowhead) 28, 29, 45 and ends at the intersection with Highway 55.

Highway 36 (Veterans Memorial Highway) – 626 km

A north-south paved highway extending from the town of Lac La Biche in the north to the village of Warner in the south. The northernmost leg of Highway 36 begins 20 kilometers south of Lac La Biche, where it meets with Highway 881 to complete the route further north to Fort McMurray and Alberta’s Oil Sands region. It also connects with highway 55 which provides an alternative route to oil sands development via Highway 63.

Highway 36 continues to stretch south through eastern Alberta, all the way down to Warner, where it meets with Highway 4 traveling southeast out of Lethbridge.

Highway 16 (Yellowhead) – 633 km

The region is anchored by Highway 16, a four-lane divided highway, which runs East-West through the region from the Saskatchewan border to Edmonton. It is part of the Yellowhead branch of the Trans-Canada Highway system that connects Western Canada to the strategic ports of Prince Rupert and Vancouver in British Columbia serving international markets.

Along its route the highway crosses or intersects 15 major primary Provincial Highways and passes through the center of the City of Edmonton.

Highway 28 – 292 km

Highway 28 is the main east-west route connecting the Cold Lake oil sands area west towards Edmonton. Intersecting with high load corridors Highway 36 and 41, highway 28 provides excellent access to regional, provincial, national and international markets.

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*(10 primary/1,827 km; 19 secondary/2,036 km)