Transportation

Road

The JEDI region has four major high-capacity highway systems and is directly on the CANAMEX Corridor, the central highway corridor that connects Canada, the United States and Mexico. This highway infrastructure provides a highly effective distribution point for goods and direct links to many other major North American highways.

Distance to Major Centres

City Distance
Edmonton, Alberta 50 km
Calgary, Alberta 230 km
Vancouver, British Columbia 1,200 km (Port City)
Seattle, Washington 1,300 km (Port City)

Air

Wetaskiwin Regional Airport

The Wetaskiwin Regional Airport is located in the City of Wetaskiwin and offers many conveniences and amenities for aviation businesses and aircraft operators.

The airport currently maintains Transport Canada certification and facilitates RNAV and NDB approaches. It also provides 24-hour access, fuel and maintenance.

Approximately 50 private hangars are located in the airport with more than 100 aircraft and 14 businesses. The Airport Terminal is accessible 24 hours a day, and provides basic services.

Edmonton International Airport (EIA)

The Edmonton International Airport is 35 kilometres away from the JEDI region. It is Canada’s fifth-busiest airport by passenger traffic and the largest major Canadian airport by land area (7,000 acres). EIA provides non-stop flights to 60 destinations across Canada, the US, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe.

It also boasts the only scheduled freighter service between mainland China and Canada: Air China Cargo. The route connects high-value shipments between three global economic powerhouses: Canada, China and the United States. EIA is a full-service cargo airport, providing specialized handling and facilities including:

  • Perishables and cold storage
  • Heavy-lift
  • Live animal handling capabilities and expertise
  • Open 24 hours a day, seven days per week, with no curfews, operational or slot restrictions
  • On-site customs clearance available 24/7
  • Capable of handling the largest cargo aircraft in the world
  • Worldwide air cargo service via ten non-stop freighter routes and connections
  • International transportation hub with road connections to and from anywhere in Western Canada within 24 hours

Rail

The main north/south line of Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) goes through the JEDI region. The line goes directly through the City of Wetaskiwin and the Town of Millet.

CP is a Class 1 North American railway that operates across Canada and the United States, and provides complete services to both Atlantic and Pacific port facilities. Their operations include:

  • 100 transload facilities across North America
  • Direct connections to the Port of Vancouver and Port of Montreal
  • An intermodal facility 30 kilometres away from the JEDI region

CP’s 2016 North American Rail Map