Modern infrastructure

Alberta's world-class infrastructure supports business development and growth. Modern infrastructure in Alberta includes advanced technology, extensive transportation networks, quality education and training facilities, superior research and development, and competitively priced commercial and industrial real estate.

Alberta is strategically located with its central position in the growing western Canadian market of nine million people. It has emerged as the western North American warehouse and distribution hub for Canada and the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.

Alberta is the only western province that offers overnight, or less than 24-hour delivery service to all of western Canada and the U.S. Pacific Northwest.

With direct connections to two of North America's largest highway trade corridors, quick and efficient access to the enormous markets of the Pacific Northwest, California and Central Canada is available.

The Pacific Rim is easily accessible thanks to an excellent inter-modal system linking Alberta to the tide-water port of Vancouver. There is great scope for expanded transportation of goods and people, and very little threat of congestion.

Alberta's Major Cities

Distances to Major Canadian Markets (kilometres)
Edmonton Calgary
Montreal: 3,551 3,582
Regina: 780 758
Saskatoon: 523 610
Toronto: 3,356 3,387
Vancouver: 1,189 957
Winnipeg: 1,295 1,326
Distances to Major U.S. Markets (kilometres)
Edmonton Calgary
Chicago: 2,610 2,553
Dallas: 3,175 2,991
Denver: 2,045 1,765
Detroit: 3,035 2,978
Los Angeles: 2,745 2,460
Minneapolis: 2,228 1,920
Portland: 1,521 1,252
San Francisco: 2,380 2,111
Seattle: 1,298 1,067

Source: Household Goods Carrier's Bureau - Mileage Guide

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Alberta’s airports are among the busiest in the country, offering air service routes that cover the globe.

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Marine and ports

Alberta's national highway and railway systems connect it to many of the country's major ports.

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Railway transportation continues to provide the most economical means of moving bulk commodities such as grain, coal, potash and petrochemicals over vast distances.

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Roads and highways

Alberta has more than 31,000 km of highways that form an extensive network throughout the province.

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Alberta's trucking industry can help with everything from door-to-door deliveries to long distance shipping.

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