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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. Hangar plots are available for lease, open to all kinds of users. 

Highways
The community 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. The County of Barrhead also works towards paving important linkage roads and industry roads such as the road to Northplex and Kiel Industrial Park, as well as the road into Manola and Richardson Milling. 

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 and are ready to get goods to market throughout the Province.