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Western Canada's Gateway to the World


A strategic distribution hub with global reach

Canada's Western Gateway's extensive transportation links, market access, and telecommunication networks make it a hub for companies seeking to do business globally.


Southern Alberta is ideally located at the cross- section of major trade routes

Canadas Western Gateway is home to a dense ecosystem of logistics companies and is supported by a robust business support network - all set within a dense agrifood industiral region that is a constant source of work.


  • 3805 Trucking Inc.

  • 520 Transport Ltd.

  • Advanced Cattle Carriers

  • Al Hawley Trucking Inc.

  • Anne-Mor Express Ltd

  • Bazentine Trucking Ltd.

  • B&D Walter Trucking Ltd.

  • Bob Matthews Trucking Ltd.

  • Border Transport

  • B Reimer Trucking Lethbridge Ltd.

  • Caveman Tranport Ltd

  • CJD Trucking

  • Degenstein Trucking Co.

  • Doug Doyle Trucking

  • DW Transport Ltd.

  • Dueck Bros Trucking Ltd.

  • Evans Trucking

  • Fernie Cartage Ltd.

  • Fitz Starber Inc.

  • French Livestock Transport Ltd.

  • Harold Ioewen Transport

  • Kado Trucking Ltd.

  • L J Mullen Trucking Ltd.

  • Lo-Cost Tranpsort Ltd

  • Lyle Grover Inc.

  • Lynden Transport

  • Handel Tranpsort Ltd.

  • Hi-Way 9 Express

  • Manitoulin Transport

  • Marlowe Smith Trucking

  • Marvin Bohne Trucking

  • Millar Trucking Ltd.

  • Mustang Freightways Ltd.

  • Northwest Distributors

  • Pokolm Trucking

  • Primetime Delivery Svc

  • Riverstone Transport

  • R-KO Truck Lines Ltd.

  • Rosenau Transport Ltd.

  • SFL Trucking

  • Southern Belle Pilot Truck and Hotshot

  • TRU Holdings Inc.

  • TST-CF Express

  • UPS

  • Wendorff & Sons Trucking

With direct access to the US and easy access to the Pacific Rim and Europe, Alberta is the leader in exports in Canada. In 2019, the province had the second-highest exports per capita at $26,772, significantly higher than the national average of $14,483.​

Canada has free trade agreements with 51 foreign countries, covering a market of over 1.5 billion potential consumers with a combined GDP of $49.3 trillion USD. The Calgary International Airport (only 2 hours away from Lethbridge) is one of the fastest-growing cargo airports in Canada, with over 75% of Alberta’s air cargo shipments passing through it and providing access to the US market.​

Southern Alberta is served by the two largest transcontinental freight transportation companies in Canada, Canadian Pacific Railway and Canadian National Railway, which operate about 7,000 route miles in the province and transport 66 million tonnes in and out of it. Alberta’s extensive rail network not only allows market access across North America but also to Asian markets via the Port of Vancouver and Port of Prince Rupert, Canada’s largest ports.

Alberta’s extensive network of pipelines, highways, and telecommunications infrastructure is attractive to businesses looking to operate on a global scale. In 2019, over $630 million was invested into the province’s communication networks.

For more information about the resources we have for businesses, visit the link below to be directed to the Lethbridge County website. 




The region in numbers

Market Data

Quality data that helps you gain a better understanding of the trends and economic indicators in the community, provided by Economic Development Lethbridge.

Labour Data

The most recent Statistics Canada data for the Lethbridge Census Metropolitan Area. 


Vital economic indicators for the Gateway region, provided by the government of Alberta. 

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