Horizon Oil Sands
Travel Advisory, Safety & Etiquette
On-Site Bussing – Zone Route Changes – Effective April 1, 2023
YYC Additional Off-Site Parking – Best Western Port O’Call Hotel
Tuesday PM Flight Schedule Change – effective March 7, 2023
Transport Canada, Prohibited items on aircraft – updated Nov 9, 2022
Canadian North, Carry-on sizing & prohibited items on aircraft
Heated clothing on aircraft – updated Dec 15, 2022
Footwear & clothing on aircraft – updated Nov 9, 2022
YYC Cell phone waiting area – updated Nov 23, 2022
Flights – Safety & Etiquette
On Site and Off Site Bussing – Safety & Etiquette
Contractors: Getting Started
Travel booking process
Site Parking Shuttle
Advanced Gate Parking Shuttle Schedule
On Site Bus Zone Routes
Zone 2 to 4 – Effective May 2, 2023
Zone 5 to 6 – Effective April 1, 2023
On-site Route Schedule – Effective May 25, 2023
Richardson Direct Schedule – Effective April 1, 2023
Cold Weather Shuttle
Mainline Coach Routes effective October 1, 2022
FMM-Site Monday to Thursday AM
FMM – Site Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays AM
FMM to Site Daily PM
Site to FMM – Monday to Thursday – 1630 Departure
Site to FMM – Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays – 1630 Departure
Site to FMM – Daily – 0650 & 1850 Departure
First Canada Dispatch 780-881-0797
Flight & Bus Schedules
Aerodrome Bussing Schedule – effective May 29 – June 4, 2023
Aerodrome Bussing Schedule – effective June 5 – June 11, 2023
Horizon Flight Schedule – effective March 7, 2023 – Dec 24, 2023
Flight Centre Information
Lodge Check-In Schedule – effective Jan 28, 2019
Lodge Luggage Cut off Schedule – effective Nov 24, 2022
Lost Luggage Information
Horizon Oil Sands provides first class camp facilities to contractors and their employees. The camps contain lobbies, housing office, security office, First Aid Room, washers and driers, games rooms, fitness centre, phone connections in each room, dorm sitting rooms and TV areas in the main core complex.
The kitchen is state of the art and provides hot breakfast and dinner as well as bag lunches put together by the residents in the morning. Internet connections are also available.
Horizon Lodges Welcome Package
Horizon Lodges Camp Rules & Regulations
Employees can register for training through the corporate Learning Management System (LMS), CNQ’U.
For employee training inquiries, please contact Horizon Training.
Canadian Natural only provides contractors with training specific to the Horizon site. Contractors are responsible to ensure their workers arrive at site with all other safety training qualifications that are not specific to the site. The specific training courses that Canadian Natural is responsible for and those that contractors are responsible for are identified in contract agreements.
Canadian Natural offers many computer-based training courses to contractors. Contractors can access this training through the online Contractor Training Portal.
Click here to access the Contractor Training Portal.
For contractor training inquiries, please contact Horizon Training.
Canadian Natural, in optimizing its facilities, is able from time to time make available for sale equipment, surplus to Canadian Natural’s requirements. This equipment is offered in an “as is, where is” condition and Canadian Natural offers no warranties or guarantees. Canadian Natural reserves the right of refusal on any and all offers. Any and all sales are subject to, prior sale, with partner and management approval. Payment must be received by Canadian Natural prior to removal of the equipment.
To Browse Canadian Natural surplus equipment, please visit: www.armouree.com/company/cnrl.
For more information on Conventional Surplus Equipment please contact us.
Canadian Natural is one of the largest independent crude oil and natural gas producers in the world. Our balanced mix of natural gas, light oil, heavy oil, in-situ oil sands production, oil sands mining and associated upgrading facilities, represents one of the strongest and most diverse asset portfolios of any energy producer in the world.
Our ongoing development and maintenance of Canadian Natural facilities requires the transport of oversized loads on the public highway system from time to time.
Working together with Alberta Transportation, our knowledgeable team of experts and professional transport contractors, our goal is to transport oversize loads in the safest manner possible and to minimize the impact of these loads on the public who share the highways. This webpage has been developed to keep our shareholders and the general public informed of oversized loads scheduled to travel on the public roadways and access roads to our sites.
Helpful Suggestions to Consider for a Safe Journey
- Anticipate transportation and construction delays along the Alberta High Load Corridor and Canadian Natural’s site access roads
- Follow posted speed limits on Alberta highways and Canadian Natural site access roads
- Be patient and plan your route & schedule in advance to minimize delays
- Be aware of escort vehicles, follow instructions when encountering them and exercise caution if passing when safe to do so
- Be aware that radio communication is essential between escort vehicles and oversize loads
- Check local newspapers and radio stations for announcements and advisories
- Distracted Driving Legislation (Bill 16) is in effect. Plan a stop to make phone calls, check or send messages & nap or stretch if feeling fatigued
- Be aware of current weather and road conditions, anticipate sudden changes in conditions and adverse weather during the winter season, allow extra travel time and please remember: Safe decisions reduce collisions