Journey times:

Airdrie to Calgary:- 30 mins

High River to Calgary:- 45 mins

Cochrane to Calgary:- 20 mins

Calgary to Banff:- 1 hr 30 mins

AADT Analysis


Airdrie area - In 2016 44780 vehicles traveled north and 94720 travelled south of Airdrie, approximately 49940 vehicles per day traveled from Airdrie to Calgary, an increase of 102.9% from 2005.

Okotoks/High River area - In 2016 15930 vehicles traveled south of High River and 60620 traveled north of Okotoks, approximately 44690 vehicles per day traveled from Okotoks/High River to Calgary, an increase of 69.9% from 2005.


Banff/Lake Louise - In 2014 21330 vehicles headed west, 19720 entered the Banff National Park, 11550 carried on past the exit to Sunshine Ski Hill, and 6330 crossed from Alberta into British Columbia. Approximately 8170 vehicles per day stopped in the Banff area, an increase of 15.5% from 2005.

Airdrie Transit Master Plan

According to the 2015 Municipal Census, 45.2% of workers commute to Calgary daily, the primary destination for commuters is the downtown core.

Calgary Regional Transit Plan

Estimates of the potential demand for an express service to downtown have been generated by the City of Calgary for each of the surrounding regional communities. The estimates have been made assuming that 40% of the trips are going downtown and 5% are going elsewhere via public transit.

"Commuter rail is not feasible until the towns are the size of Brampton (Ontario)"

In 1974 GO Transit established the Georgetown line through Bramptom ON, in 1971 the population of Brampton was 41,211, by 1981 the population had exploded to 149,030. The population of Airdrie is 61,842 (2016), the population of the Okotoks region is 49,854 (2016).

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