Edmonton is a natural transportation and logistics hub. Perfectly situated in the heart of the Prairies, we can access all major cities in Western Canada and the U.S. Pacific Northwest within 24 hours or less by road.
Edmonton is developing a regional transportation system to support and enhance growth and regional and global connectivity. The region is expanding its high load corridor network to support growth in existing and future industrial areas.
Edmonton is also located along the CANAMEX trade corridor — a series of improvements to freeways and other transportation infrastructure linking Canada to Mexico through the U.S. that was established under the North American Free Trade Agreement.
The Edmonton International Airport (EIA) serves 6 million passengers annually. Not only is it the fifth busiest airport in Canada by passenger traffic, it is also the country’s fastest growing major airport over the last 10 years.
In addition to non-stop connections to over 60 destination across Canada, the U.S., and overseas, Edmonton has direct air freighter service into mainland China and direct cargo service into Europe.
One of only two Canadian aerotropoli, EIA is the largest major Canadian airport by land mass (7,000 acres) and is comprised of land sites available for lease to a mix of uses, including aviation, industrial/logistics, retail, office, recreation/entertainment and agricultural.
The Canadian National and Canadian Pacific rail companies operate 16 rail and intermodal storage facilities within the Edmonton Metro Region, and have 9,600 route kilometres in Alberta.
CN's Walker Yard in Edmonton is one of the largest rail yards in the West. It is the southern terminal for rail service to Fort McMurray and the first major urban supply centre along the northern mine from the port at Prince Rupert, Canada's closest deep water port to Asia.
Edmonton is also a stop for The Canadian: Via's stunning Toronto-Vancouver passenger route that takes people across the West and Central Canada on one of the world's most scenic train routes.
The Foreign Trade Zone at the airport gives companies faster access to markets in Western Canada and beyond