Location & Transportation

A variety of transportation options including highway, rail and air combine with our central location to provide Southeast Albertan businesses excellent access to all major North American urban centres.


Medicine Hat Regional Airport

  • 5,000 foot runway
  • modern aviation/navigational equipment
  • passenger and cargo services
  • commercial air service provided by Air Canada
  • daily direct flights to the Calgary International Airport

Expansion plans including runway improvements are underway for the Medicine Hat Regional Airport. Guidelines for the future growth of the airport can be found in the Medicine Hat Regional Airport Strategic Master Plan. The Airport Area Structure Plan provides a framework for development in areas around the airport.

Bow Island Airport and the Foremost Airport are limited service aerodromes also located in Southeast Alberta.

Rail Service

Canadian Pacific Railways serves Medicine Hat from its main line and links to the Pacific Coast through Crowsnest Pass to the south and Kicking Horse Pass to the north. Inter-switching provides access to Northern Alberta through CN Rail and to the United States through Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway and SOO Line Railway.


Our Region has a strategic location on TransCanada Highway 1 connects Southeast Alberta with the rest of Canada. Access to the Rocky Mountains, Vancouver, Lethbridge, northern Alberta and the U.S. are provided via Crowsnest Highway # 3, Highway #4 and Highway #41.

Trucking Firms

Several trucking firms in Southeast Alberta offer local, provincial, national and international inter-modal freight services.

Border Crossings

Wild Horse Border Crossing

  • Approximately 2 hours from the Region on Highway 4

Coutts Border Crossing

  • 365 day/24 hour border crossing into Montana located on Highway 4
  • Approximately 3 hours from Medicine Hat


Proximity to Major Centres

 City Driving distance from our Region
 Calgary  294km, 183 mi
 Edmonton  520 km, 323 mi
 Vancouver  1261 km, 784 mi
 Winnipeg  1,037 km, 644 mi
 Toronto  2,942 km, 1828 mi
 Saskatoon  454 km, 282 mi
 Regina  466 km, 290 mi
 Spokane, WA  774 km, 481 mi
 Seattle, WA  1,221 km, 759 mi