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Location & Access

Located in the heart of southwest Alberta, Canada, Lethbridge lies in the shadow of the foothills and Rocky Mountains to the west . Lethbridge sits at a prime crossroads for national and international travel and trade.  Air, highway, and rail transport are all major players in connecting this beautiful city with the world.  Click here for a link to a Google Map of Lethbridge.

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Distance Map

Access by air
Nestled on the banks of the Oldman River  Air travel is facilitated through the Lethbridge County Airport, just 2 km south of the city.  11 daily commercial flights link the city with Calgary and Edmonton through Integra and Air Canada Jazz.  The Calgary International Airport is the first connection to world-wide air travel. If you prefer to drive, the Calgary Airport is only 2 1/2 hours away.

Access by road
Major highways spider out from Lethbridge, Hwy 2 north to Calgary and Edmonton, Hwy 4 south to the 24 hour border crossing at Coutts and I-15 in the United States.  Hwy 3 is a major east/west route to Vancouver and the Pacific Rim and other centres to the east.  If you do not have your own vehicle, Lethbridge has a Greyhound bus terminal downtown, and there are a number of major car and truck rental agencies located all over the city, many of whom will pick you up.

Shipping by rail
Shipping by train is done through CP Rail which has a major marshalling yard just west of the city and links to all points in North America and sea routes beyond.

Ports of Entry
There are 5 ports of entry from the United States that range between a one and two hour drive:  Coutts /Sweetgrass, Aden/Whitlash, Carway/Peigan, DelBonita/DelBonita.  The Canada Border Service Agency can be contacted for information on border wait times and information for travellers

Within Canada:  1-800-461-9999
Outside Canada:  1-800-731-4000