Maps & Transportation

Whatever your mode of travel…


Major Highways

Vanderhoof has convenient access to major provincial transportation corridors running east and west, north and south. It is located at the junction of the major east-west highway (16) and highway 27 that runs north to Fort St. James. Vanderhoof is 95 km west of the junction between highway (16) and the major north-south highway (97) that connects from the Yukon and Alaska through the centre of British Columbia to Washington, Oregon and California. Highway 97 also intersects the Trans Canada Highway 450 km south of Prince George at Kamloops, BC.

Local trucking firms offer local, provincial, national and international inter-modal freight services. In addition, over 25 regional based companies pass through Vanderhoof on a regular basis. This is expected to increase exponentially with the opening of the Port of Prince Rupert’s new container facilities.

Be prepared

The Northern British Columbia highways are well maintained, two-lane highways, but there are some parts of the highway that are winding and narrow. Expect some road maintenance during the summer.


“Corridor 16” has been identified as the key transportation corridor for highway, rail and pipelines. CN Rail serves Vanderhoof with available sidings (off-loading available on westerly route only at this time). This community has a strong foundation in trucking, container and rail link services.

The passenger train, Via Rail, travels through Vanderhoof, making a stop in Prince George just one hour to the east.

Taxi Service

Vanderhoof, BC: 250-570-2434

Bus Services

Greyhound Bus Lines serves Vanderhoof and area with daily passenger and parcel bus service to regional northern British Columbia communities. From Prince George there are direct routes to most major cities in British Columbia and Alberta, and connections to other points in North America.

Courier Services

There are several courier companies servicing the Vanderhoof area, offering a variety of services from local deliveries to overnight service across Canada, as well as international connections. The rates vary according to distance and time of delivery.

Ports and Water Transportation

Port of Prince Rupert is currently Canada’s second largest West Coast port, and is within a day’s trucking time from Vanderhoof. This port is being expanded significantly to rival port capacity of any current port on the western seaboard, including new container facilities with direct rail service by CN Rail. Fairview Terminal provides an ocean port with a channel depth of 14 metres (46 feet), unlimited turning basin and containerized facilities.

Kitimat is a private port located in the community of Kitimat, British Columbia with direct rail connections by CN Rail.

Alternatively, Vancouver Port Authority operates three main terminals, all equipped to handle any size ship, year round. Vancouver is the province’s major sea port and the largest dry cargo dock on the North American Pacific seaboard. Direct rail connections are available on most piers. Connections are also available for container traffic via Port of Seattle

Air Transportation

Prince George Airport (YXS)

On April 14th 2005, the Prince George Airport Authority opened the new Transborder and International Arrivals Terminal. This new building offers full service Canada Border Service facilities, expanded arrivals baggage systems and will support the Prince George Airport’s transborder (US) and international air service initiatives. Prince George is one of 26 airports in the National Airport System (NAS). There is an average of 300 commercial flights per week, with total takeoffs and landings for 2004 at 24,897. The 2,256 metre paved runway and navigational system allow for the landing of modern commercial jets and turbo-prop aircraft. It is served by two national airlines, Air Canada and Westjet. The latest venture is the development of more than 300 hectares of airport property for commercial and industrial uses, including aviation and non-aviation enterprises. For more information, contact the airport manager at 250-963-2400 or visit

Vanderhoof Airfield (CAU4).

The Vanderhoof airport, owned by the municipality, has three runways capable of handling many types of aircraft. At this time the 5,018’ x 100’ asphalt strip is in poor condition and awaiting upgrades. Guardian Aerospace maintains charter and refueling services at the airport, as well as flight school, maintenance and other aviation services.

Guardian Aerospace: 250-567—2655

General Information for Vanderhoof Airport (CAU4)

Runway 1 5018’ x 100’ asphalt surface in poor condition
Runway 2 5200’ x 180’ turf/gravel strip
Runway 3 3200’ x 180, turf/gravel strip
Operations District of Vanderhoof, call 250-567-4711
Air Traffic Frequency

  • 122.3 5NM 5200 ASL
    Geographical Reference
  • N54 02 46, W124 00 45 1.3N 21E
    Elevation 2,225’
    NOTAM Files CYXS (Prince George – 866 Wx Brief)
    Flight Plan FIC Kamloops
    Services Guardian Aerospace Charters (250-567-2655)
  • Aircraft structure repairs
  • Mechanical maintenance
  • Flying school
  • Charter air services
  • 100LL Fuel

Visit the Vanderhoof Visitor Information Centre Website for more information

Website by REDI and Spark Design