• Welcome to the TransCanada Yellowhead Highway Association Website!
  • 2017 Go Yellowhead Travel Guide
  • Annual Meeting
  • Welcome to the TransCanada Yellowhead Highway Association Website!

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Welcome to the TransCanada Yellowhead Highway Association

What was originally a fur traders route for the Hudson's Bay Company in the early 1800’s has grown to be a significant trade corridor.  With the advent of motorized transportation the visionaries of the time began a journey and organization that for over 60 years has remained committed to its mandate and its members.  The Trans Canada Yellowhead Highway Association is a four (4) province, non profit association established in 1947 to advocate for the development, maintenance, use and prosperity of the Yellowhead Corridor.

The communities that surround the Yellowhead Highway, from Winnipeg to Masset on the Queen Charlotte Islands and through to Hope, recognized many years ago that access to efficient transportation routes were critical to their communities economic and community development.  Collectively they began to lobby for the development and recognition of this route as critical part of the trans Canada transportation system.

The collaborative effort of the communities, constantly advocating to the provincial and federal governments, initially for the construction and now for improvements and upgrades, have achieved substantial success and influence.  Today with the Port of Prince Rupert, northern western Canadian natural resource exploration and extraction, agriculture, tourism, bio-energy industries and inland multimodal ports, the Trans Canada Yellowhead Highway is more important than ever.

News & Events

Trans Canada Yellowhead Highway #16 & BC Yellowhead #5 Advocacy Update

To see the full update please go to Resources>News

Following are some announcements from Provincial / Federal Governments on areas the TCYHA has been advocating on your behalf:

  • new passing lanes along Highway 5 near Darfield.
  • new passing lanes south of McLure (north of Kamloops.
  • New Highway 16 Twinning Project East of Saskatoon to Clavet completed.
  • Alberta Government confirms it would cover its share of the cost of upgrading Yellowhead Trail in Edmonton. AB Minister Mason & Fed Minister Sohi acknowledge TCYHA role in their decision.
  • Completion of paving 34 kms of passing lanes west of Neepawa.
  • Free public Wi-Fi will soon be installed at the Highway 16 Mt. Terry Fox rest area six kilometers east of Tete Jaune.
  • Completed construction of a pass-holder’s lane at Jasper AB Gate.
  • Functional planning study completed for twinning from Hinton to Jasper National Park boundary.
  • Manitoba Infrastructure confirms renewing #16 through Neepawa remains a priority.

By leveraging this collective voice, known as the TCYHA, we continue to influence Federal & Provincial governments to bring about needed highway infrastructure improvements.