Horizon Oil Sands

Transportation Schedules

Travel Advisory, Safety & Etiquette

Air Transportation – Horizon Thursday Flight Schedule Changes – effective August 1, 2024

Horizon Off Site Parking Lot Shuttle New Hours of Service – effective July 15, 2024

Busing Provider Change Notification – effective Dec 4, 2023

Horizon Air Transportation Holiday Schedule – effective Dec 25 – 28, 2023

Horizon Coach Busing – Holiday Schedule – effective Dec 22 – 31, 2023

Horizon Flight Schedule Change – effective Nov 01, 2023

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 and prohibited items on aircraft

Heated clothing on aircraft – updated Dec 15, 2022

Footwear and clothing on aircraft – updated Nov 9, 2022

YYC Cell phone waiting area – updated Nov 23, 2022

Flights – Safety and Etiquette

On Site and Off Site Bussing – Safety and Etiquette

Contractors: Getting Started

Travel booking process

Site Parking Shuttle

Security Gate Parking Lot Shuttle Schedule – effective July 15, 2024

On Site Bus Zone Routes

Zone 2 to 4 – effective July 15, 2023

Zone 5 to 6 – effective April 1, 2023

Zone 7

On-Site Route Schedule – effective January 16, 2024

Richardson Direct Schedule – effective February 21, 2024

Cold Weather Shuttle

Mainline Coach Routes effective March 25 , 2024

Site to FMM – Daily, 0650 & 1850 Departure

Site to FMM – Daily, 10H Shift 1630 Departure

FMM to Site – Daily, 12H PM and 10H Weekend AM

FMM to Site – Monday AM to Thursday AM

Flight & Bus Schedules

Horizon Flight Schedule – effective August 1 – December 19, 2024

Horizon Flight Schedule – effective June 1 – July 31, 2024

Horizon Aerodrome Bussing Schedule – effective August 1 – December 19, 2024

Horizon Aerodrome Bussing Schedule – effective June 1 – July 31, 2024

Flight Centre Information

Lodge Check-In Schedule – effective June 26, 2024

Lodge Luggage Cut off Schedule – effective June 26, 2024

Lost Luggage Information

Lodge Facilities

McKay River Lodge

Richardson Lodge

Horizon Training

Employees can register for training through the corporate Learning Management System (LMS), CNQ’U.

Click here to access 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.

Surplus Equipment

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.

Oversized Loads

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.

Oversized Load Information Updates

Horizon Oversized Loads

Horizon Access Road Procedures

Wabasca/Brintnell Oversized Loads

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