Getting Here - Transport
How do I get to Grande Cache? Grande Cache is located 142km North of Hinton, and 184km South of Grande Prairie on the Bighorn Highway 40. Grande Cache is nestled on top of a 4,200ft plateau and is surrounded by 6000ft to 7000ft mountains on all sides. The scenery is as impressive as the challenge that lies ahead. By Air Nearest Commercial Airport (Domestic): Grande Prairie (YQU) + 2 hours drive International Airports: Edmonton (YEG) + 5 hours drive, Calgary (YCG) + 8 hours drive. By Car From Edmonton: Take hwy 16 west toward Jasper. After Hinton turn North up hwy 40 to Grande Cache. This takes about 5 hours by car. From Calgary: (The Scenic Route) Highly recommended, especially if this is your first time to the region. Fly to Calgary, rent a car and drive up the Jasper/Banff Ice Fields Parkway, an absolutely breath taking trip through the Rockies with many spectacular glaciers, waterfalls and rocky mountain towns including Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper. Trip time about 7 hours.
Carpool and Shuttle Carpooling is encouraged. Check out our Facebook page for Racers coming to train in the weekends leading up to the race, or hitch a ride from Edmonton with our friends at Mountain Madness Tours.
Start/Finish Line & Command Central:
Once in Grande Cache, you will find the Race Start/Finish Line at the field behind the Akasaka Recreation Centre, at the corner of Hoppe and Shand. For more information, visit the Town of Grande Cache website or contact the Grande Cache Tourism and Interpretive Centre (see CONTACTS) Drive safely, and remember to keep your eyes peeled for wildlife darting onto the roads -- Have a good trip.