Transportation routes & infrastructure

Airdrie is strategically located with easy access to all modes of transport.


By air

  • 15 minutes to Calgary International Airport, one of Canada's busiest airports handling more than 12 million passengers and 134,000 tonnes of cargo annually.
  • Air shipments reach most major US cities in less than four hours.
  • Non-stop passenger service to over 50 destinations around the globe.
  • The Airdrie AirPark, located two kilometres (1.2 miles) east of the city, is poised for growth. With a 5,000 ft runway, the airport currently accommodates a variety of corporate and recreational aircraft.

By highway

  • The Queen Elizabeth II Highway, one of the most heavily-used highways in Canada (55,000 vehicles per day), passes right by Airdrie (north/south).
  • Airdrie is on the CANAMEX Highway linking Alaska to Mexico.
  • Five minutes to Stoney Trail, Calgary’s Ring Road (ten kilometres/six miles).
  • Easy access to the Trans-Canada Highway.
  • 24-hour US-Canada border crossing is available at Coutts/Sweetgrass, 340 kilometres (220 miles) south of Airdrie.
  • Alberta is known for its excellent road conditions and fast-moving traffic.
  • Truck shipments reach most major US cities in less than two days.

By rail

  • Access to Canadian National and Canadian Pacific rail services. 
  • Intermodal auto and trainload facilities are available in Calgary (35 km / 22 mi), servicing every major city in North America.
  • Airdrie is 30 km from CN’s new 680-acre Calgary Logistics Park located just north of Calgary.
  • Airdrie is located along the Calgary-Edmonton north/south line of the Canadian Pacific Railway. However, access is currently unavailable in Airdrie. A privately owned spur line is located in Crossfield, 15 km (10 mi) north of Airdrie.

By ship

  • Port access to the Pacific Rim from Airdrie is available through the Ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert, which are accessible by truck in 12 to 20 hours, respectively, or by rail.

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