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Transportation

Air Services
Johnson Industrial Airport, located near the Town of Barrhead, has a 3,500 foot runway and all-weather facilities. It is equiped with the WAAS system, which allows for GPS navigation to pilots, and a weather monitoring station.

Highways
The Town of Barrhead is situated on a major provincial corridor at the junction of Highway 33 and Highway 18. Highway 33, named the Grizzly Trail, is the shortest route to Peace River Country. Secondary Highway 651 connects us to Highway 2 North and South.

Couriers and Taxis
Greyhound Express Courier, DHL Courier, UPS, Purolator Courier service the County. There are two taxi cab services the Barrhead community.

Ferry Service
The Klondyke Ferry Crossing is a cabled ferry crossing the Athabasca River.

  • Operates 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily from early May to approximately mid-November. 
  • For information, contact Alberta Transportation at 780-674-8228.

Trucking Firms
Many regional and local trucking firms serve the County.