Alberta to Alaska Rail

Making prosperity possible.

Imagine the existing North American railway system connected to ports in Alaska, expediting world-wide import and export of commodities. Consider the economic boost to be enjoyed by remote communities along the 2570 km route.

The Big Picture

Rail transportation from northern Alberta to Alaska would speed economic expansion across the REDI region. The plan is to develop a rail link from Fort McMurray, Alberta, to ports in Alaska. Bitumen, minerals, agriculture and forestry products, as well as containers and passengers could travel this geographically direct route which by-passes the Rocky Mountains, shortened shipping times and improved safety result. Communities along the way, many of which are First Nations, would see increased business opportunities in construction, management, maintenance, and services. Industry reports acknowledge the economic benefit of a completed railway system able to connect North America to Asian and world markets.

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REDI For Rail Part One - The Route to Potential in Northwest Alberta

Part one of a video series that examines the possible rail route between Fort McKay, Alberta, and Alaska and the benefits it would bring to northern Canada. The proposed route passes through the northwest corner of Alberta into the Northwest Territories, the Yukon and onto ports in Alaska. This new infrastructure could spur development and increased economic activity while also significantly reducing the cost of living for northern Canadians, First Nations and Métis.

The final route is subject to Indigenous consultation and participation.

REDI For Rail Part Two - Delivering Opportunities to Northwest Alberta

Part two of a video series that looks at the need for rail infrastructure in northern Alberta to unlock opportunities for economic diversification. A region known for its vast natural resources, high-quality and high-yield agricultural products, proven energy potential, and abundant wilderness experiences, the northwest corner of Alberta is a prime location for new national rail route.

The final route is subject to Indigenous consultation and participation.

Alberta To Alaska Rail Line
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Alberta To Alaska Rail Line
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Alberta To Alaska Rail Line
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REDI Region Rail Map-01

Transload Facilities
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Transload Facilities
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Transload Facilities
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Transload Facility North of High Level

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