Northern Courier Pipeline System

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Overview 

We are pleased that the Northern Courier Pipeline System has commenced operations. The 90 km (56 mile) pipeline system transports bitumen and diluent between the Fort Hills mine site and Suncor Energy’s terminal located north of Fort McMurray, Alberta. The pipeline system is a critical piece of infrastructure to support the long-term plans for growth and transmission of increased production from the Alberta oil sands. The pipeline commenced transportation services in late January 2018.

Thank you to everyone who played a role in the successful completion of the Northern Courier Pipeline System and for letting TransCanada be a part of your community!

Pushing boundaries to protect water

The Northern Courier Pipeline is a prime example of how TransCanada goes above and beyond to protect the environment and waterbodies. In 2016, the project was recognized for their impressive record-setting Athabasca River crossing in northern Alberta.

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90 km (56 mile) dual pipeline system

90 km (56 mile) dual pipeline system

Construction of the pipeline is complete

Construction of the pipeline is complete

Operations began in late January 2018

Operations began in late January 2018

Click or call before you dig

Whether you’re digging a foundation on a commercial jobsite, a swimming pool in your backyard or planting a tree, always know what’s below first. Before putting a shovel in the ground, contact your local One-Call Centre to have all underground utilities located and marked free of charge.

Consequences of unsafe digging include:

  • Risk of serious injuries and death
  • Fines and repair costs to fix underground utility lines
  • Interrupted services such as electricity, gas and water

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Documents and Maps

The Northern Courier Pipeline System is a critical piece of infrastructure to support the long-term plans for growth and transmission of increased production from the Alberta oil sands. The 90 km (56 mile) pipeline system transports bitumen and diluent between the Fort Hills mine site and Fort McMurray, Alberta.

Explore the route below.

Regulatory

The Northern Courier Pipeline System is regulated by the Alberta Energy Regulator.

Regulatory Contact

Alberta Energy Regulator (AER)
Local 1.403.297.8311 1.403.297.7336
Toll-Free 1.855.297.8311

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Ways to reach us

We’re here to answer your questions. For general questions you can contact us by email, but for a quicker response, please call us directly.

Northern Courier Pipeline System


450 – 1 St. SW 
Calgary, Alberta 
T2P 5H1

1.888.909.9972

Emergency Response
Our commitment to the safety of our people, pipelines and facilities is unwavering. In case of an emergency, please call the appropriate 24-hour toll-free hotline:
Canada: 1.888.982.7222

Landowner Helpline
A key component in maintaining the integrity of our facilities is input from all stakeholders: Indigenous communities, landowners and governments. If you have questions or concerns, please let us know.

Head Office
450 – 1 St. SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2P 5H1

1.866.372.1601