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Houston is situated on the northern route of the Asia-Pacific Gateway, a major transportation route linking the American Mid-West, Central Canada, and the eastern seaboard of North America with ports on the Pacific Coast.

A number of transport companies provide excellent transportation in Houston,

Bus

Greyhound operates regularly scheduled service through its Houston depot, providing both passenger and freight services. The depot is located at 2757 3rd Avenue, in the Industrial subdivision.

The Government of British Columbia recently announced that a regional transit service will be provided for communities along Highway 16 between Prince George and Prince Rupert, providing enhanced passenger service in the area.

Rail

The Canadian National Rail mainline runs through Houston, providing both passenger and freight services. The rail station is located adjacent to the Chamber of Commerce building in the center of town. A rail spur runs into the industrial area approximately 4 kms west of Houston, servicing the forest products companies in the area.

Passenger rail is provided by Via Rail Canada, a federal crown corporation. VIA Rail uses the mainline track to service Houston.

Air

A number of air transport options are available in Houston and vicinity.

The Prince George airport located 315 kms east of Houston provides passenger and freight services through Air Canada, Westjet, and a number of smaller airline and helicopter companies.

The Smithers airport located 65 kms west of Houston provides passenger and freight services through Air Canada and Hawkair.

Houston’s own airport, located 10 kms west of town, can service small to medium sized aircraft on its 75’x 4000’ paved runway during daylight hours in VFR conditions.

Westland Helicopters operates a base in Houston, located along Highway 16 on the western edge of town.

Air Canada - Travel website

Air Canada Cargo website

Central Mountain Air website

Hawkair website

Shipping

Houston is located within 420 kilometers of four ocean port facilities. All ports offer deep, ice free harbors with significant shipping advantages to Asian markets in comparison to other ports on the west coast of North America.

The most developed of the three, the Port of Prince Rupert, offers bulk and intermodal container shipping options. As well, BC Ferries offers service to Vancouver and Vancouver Island from Prince Rupert.

Port of Kitimat

Stewart World Port

Stewart Bulk Terminals

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