The Whitecourt Airport, owned and operated by Woodlands County, is located 5 kilometres west of Whitecourt. The airport has all weather facilities (paved, lighted, NDB or Non-Directional Beacon, and VOR or Variable Omni Receiver) and a 1,770 meter (6,000 feet) long runway. The airport code for Whitecourt Airport is YZU.
The closest commercial and air-freight services are at the Edmonton International Airport, located 177 kilometers from Whitecourt.
A Canadian National Railway (CN) branch line from Edmonton serves Whitecourt, and travels west to Grizzly and Kabob (south of Fox Creek). Industrial spurs and yards are available. Intermodal services are provided at Edmonton and Calgary.
Whitecourt is situated along Highway 43 (twinned) and Highway 32.
When traveling to Whitecourt from the west, take Highway 16 which connects with Highway 32 east of Edson. When travelling from Edmonton, follow Highway 16 west and then take the exit for Highway 43 north.
Highway 43, also known as the Canamex Corridor*, connects from Edmonton (Highway 16, or Yellowhead Trail), and proceeds north of Whitecourt connecting to Grande Prairie, and British Columbia. The annual average daily traffic on Highway 43 through Whitecourt is 31,140 vehicles (Alberta Transportation).
*The Canamex Corridor is a north–south trade corridor that facilitates the movement of people, information, goods and services across the national and international borders. It links Alaska to Mexico and travels through the states of Nevada, Utah, Idaho and Montana and the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia and Yukon Territory.
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Over 30 trucking firms are located in Whitecourt. There are also terminal facilities available. For a list of trucking businesses, contact the Town to request a Community Directory, or call 780-778-2273.
Greyhound Canada provides regularly scheduled intercommunity service. Charters are also available.
COURIERS, TRANSIT AND TAXIS
Canada Post, Purolator, and DHL, provide courier service to Whitecourt.
For transportation within the community, residents can access Whitecourt Transit (public transit service), Dial A Bus Transportation Program, as well as several taxi services that operate in and around the Whitecourt area.