Northern Ontario Winter Roads

Winter roads in the province’s Far North connect remote First Nation communities to a permanent highway or railway system. From around mid-January until spring thaw, winter roads make it easier and more affordable for people to travel and bring in supplies.

Major benefits of winter roads include:

  • Reduced cost of transporting consumer goods, fuel and construction materials to remote communities (truck vs. air)
  • More affordable and convenient access to primary health care and other services
  • Job creation and training opportunities for First Nation members involved in delivering the program
  • Enhanced seasonal access to remote areas of the province, helping the economy in remote communities  (easier access to mineral  resources)

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