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Major Highways

Edmonton has a highly developed roadway network connecting the region, the country and south through the U.S. and Mexico – ensuring safe, efficient road service to Alberta’s resource-rich areas and to continental markets and key ports.

  • The Yellowhead Highway and Trans-Canada Highway are the major Canadian east - west connectors. 
  • Alberta is also connected to key U.S. and Mexican markets through the Canamex Trade Corridor
  • Edmonton  is situated on the Yellowhead Highway.
  • The city connects through Highway 2 to Canada’s southern Trans-Canada route and is the northern-most point of the Canamex Trade Corridor.

Edmonton is also an important transportation centre on the Ports to Plains Corridor route linking the Port of Prince Rupert through the prairies and major Midwest U.S. cities to the Texas gulf coast.

Edmonton is also linked into the North American Super Corridor (NASCO corridor) with highway connections to Midwest and southern U.S. markets and ports.

Edmonton Area Ring Roads

The Anthony Henday Drive ring road significantly eases travel around the city. It has also facilitated significantly more efficient travel around the Capital Region, especially northern and western transportation logistics sites to the international airport and Highway 2 south.

All Edmonton’s industrial districts are adjacent to major highways.

There is a designated route to move high, heavy loads from the Edmonton region to oil sands projects in northern Alberta.

Edmonton's North American Road Connection Map
Edmonton's North American Road Connection Map

For More Information

Ken Mamczasz, P.Eng.

Economic Investment and Development
Regional and Economic Development
9th Floor, Edmonton Tower
10111-104 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 0J4

Title Director, Economic Investment & Development



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