Transportation

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Major Highways Linking Major Areas
 Major Highways:
Highway # 2 (north-south from Calgary and Edmonton to the Town of Cardston)
Highway # 3 (east-west from Taber and Lethbridge to Vancouver to the west and Medicine Hat to the east with a link to the TransCanada Highway)
Highway # 4 (from the Coutts/SweetGrass Border and Highway I-15 through Lethbridge and part of the CANAMEX highway)
Highway #5 (north-south route from the border through Lethbridge)
 
Secondary Highways:
Highway #23 (leading to Calgary)
Highway #25 (leading to Calgary)

 

Distance to Major Areas 
Medicine Hat, Alberta 104 miles or 167 km  from Lethbridge
Calgary, Alberta 146 miles or 235 km  from Lethbridge
Edmonton, Alberta 319 miles or 514 km  from Lethbridge
Regina, Saskatchewan 406 miles or 653 km  from Lethbridge
Vancouver, B.C. 739 miles or 1189 km  from Lethbridge
Winnipeg, Manitoba 771 miles or 1241 km  from Lethbridge
Toronto, Ontario 2061 miles or 3317 km  from Lethbridge
Spokane, Washington 382 miles or 614 km  from Lethbridge
Seattle, Washington 659 miles or 1060 km  from Lethbridge
Los Angeles, California 1457 miles or 2344 km  from Lethbridge
San Francisco, California 1383 miles or 2225 km  from Lethbridge
Pheonix, Arizona 1386 miles or 2230 km  from Lethbridge
Denver, Colorado 969 miles or 1559 km  from Lethbridge
Dallas, Texas 1734 miles or 2791km  from Lethbridge
Salt Lake City, Utah 761 miles or 1224 km  from Lethbridge

 

Motor Carriers/Trucks 
127 Total number of trucking companies located in and serving the SouthGrow Region, meeting the needs of agriculture, petroleum and other industries in southcentral Alberta.

 

Railroads (by Rail Carrier) 
Canadian Pacific Railways Predominant railway in the SouthGrow region, with the main line with trackage in all four directions at Lethbridge, making it easy to ship products east to Toronto, south to U.S., west to Vancouver, and north to Calgary.  Full freight - handling facilities are located in Lethbridge, and a large, modern marshalling yard facility is just west of the city.  Spur trackage is also available to serve the industrial area, as is a rail loading facility available to all businesses. 
Main or Branch Line Main
Shortline or National National

 

Commercial Airport 
Lethbridge County Airport
Hub Status non-hub
Destination Airports Calgary and Edmonton
Distance from Community 10 km from downtown Lethbridge
Customs Clearance Available from 8:00 am to 8: pm 7 days a week by request.  Itinerant aircraft customs clearance is available from Canada Customs via CANPASS.
# of Runways 2 (5,500 ft and 6,500 ft asphalt runways)
Runway Lengths Runway 05 - 6500 foot (1,981 metre) runway, lighted; Runway 23 - 6500 foot (1,981 metre) runway, lighted.
Carriers Serving Airport Air Canada and Integra Air
Charter Integra Air
Air Cargo n/a
Flight Training Available
Total # of Daily Non-Stops 14 commercial scheduled flights per day (Departures and arrivals  - weekdays)

 

General Aviation Airports in the Region
Other Airports in Region Cardston Municipal Airport - All weather facilities, 3,500 foot paved runway
  Claresholm Industrial Airport - All weather facilities, 3,100 foot runway
  Coutts - Ross International Airport - 3,000 foot unpaved runway
  Del Bonita - 4,363 foot unpaved runway.
  Milk River - 2,900 foot paved runway.
  Taber Municipal Airport - All weather facilities, 3,000 foot paved runway.
  Vulcan - 3,200 foot unpaved runway.
  Warner - 2,900 foot paved runway.

 

Custom Port of Entry in Area
Coutts/Sweetgrass, Montana Border Crossing (HWY 2)
Hours 24-hour, 7 days a week.
Services Designated Courier Low Value Shipment Program, Commercial Office, Designated Export Office, Duty-Free Shop, Electronic Data Interchange, Free and Secure Trade, Highway-Land Border Office, HUB- Central Office, Immigration, NEXUS Highway,  Railway Depot
   
Carway/Peigan, Montana Border Crossing
Hours 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., 7 days a week.
Services Destiganted Export Office, Duty-Free Shop, Electronic Data Interchange, Highway-Land Border Officer, Immigration.
   
Chief Mountain/Chief Mountain, Montana Border Crossing
Hours Seasonal (Closed October 1 to May 14), Limited Hours
Services Designated Export Office, Highway-Land Border Office, Immigration, Non-Terminal Office, NEXUS Marine, Telephone Reporting Site - Marine
   
Del Bonita/Del Bonita, Montana Border Crossing
Hours Traveller Services: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. June 1 to September 15; 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. September 16 to May 31.
  Commercial Services: 9:00 to 5:00 Monday to Friday except holidays.
Services Designated Export Office, Electronic Data Interchange, Highway-Land Border Office

 

Overnight Express Service Availability
   
Canada Post Outlets throughout the SouthGrow Region
   
Purolater Courier  
Claresholm AGENT: 119 - 49th Avenue West; (403) 625-5558; Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Shipping Deadline: 1:30 p.m.
   
   
Lethbridge DROP BOX: 220 - 4th Street South; Shipping Deadline: 4:30 p.m. - Ground
  SHIPPING CENTRE: 810-32 Street North; Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Shipping Deadline: 4:00 p.m. Domestic Air; 4:30 p.m. Domestic Ground; 4:00 p.m. US Air/International+1 day
  STAPLES: 501-1st Avenue South; (403) 317-4530; Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. ; Sat 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m; Sun 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Shipping Deadline: 3:00 p.m.
  AGENT: Suite 300, 515-7th Street South; (403)327-3777; Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Shipping Deadline: 3:15 p.m. Air, 4:30 p.m. Ground
   
Fed-Ex FedEx Authorized ShipCenter: Discovery Computers - 1612 Mayor Magrath Dr. S.; Lethbridge, AB; Last Express Drop Off: Mon-Fri: 2:00 p.m.; No Saturday Pickup; Express Services, Packaging Supplies, Packing Services.
   
  Self-Service Location: Hong Kong Bank -  817 Fourth Avenue South; Lethbridge, AB; Last Express Drop Off: Mon-Thurs: 3:00 p.m., Friday: 3:00 p.m.; No Saturday Pickup; Express Services
   
  Self-Service Location: Alberta Wheat Pool - 2802 Fifth Avenue North; Lethbridge, AB; Last Express Drop Off: Mon-Thurs: 3:15 p.m., Friday: 3:15 p.m.; No Saturday Pickup; Express Services
   
DHL 1-800-CALL-DHL
  DHL Express Branch Location:  LETHBRIDGE: Bay 6, 3106-9th Avenue North; Lethbridge, AB; T1H 5E5
   
  DHL Express Drop-Off Locations In Alberta
       CARDSTON: Cardston Express; 776-2nd Avenue East; Cardston, AB T0K 0K0
       MILK RIVER:UFA; 704 service Road NW; Milk River, AB T0K 1M0
       TABER:  Silver Auto; 6005-50th Avenue; Taber, AB T1G 1W7
       VULCAN: Vulcan Transport; Sinclair Road; Vulcan, AB T0L 2B0
   
UPS The UPS Store; 210A  12A Street North Lethbridge, AB T1H 2J1; Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Latest Drop off Time: 3:00 p.m.
   
  The UPS Store;880A Heritage Blvd West; Lethbridge, AB T1K 7V5; Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Latest Drop off Time: 3:00 p.m.