Winter Road Status Updates
The James Bay Winter Road connects the communities of Attawapiskat, Fort Albany, and Kashechewan to Moosonee through the annual construction and maintenance of an ice road. From Moosonee there is a rail link to the main Ontario provincial highway system at Cochrane.
The James Bay Winter Road is operated and managed by the Kimesskanemenow Corporation, a corporation jointly owned by the three communities it connects, Attawapiskat, Fort Albany, and Kashechewan. The word kimesskanemenow is a Cree word which means our road.
This website provides road users with up to date road status and conditions, and provides access to the past newsletters, employment opportunities with Kimesskanemenow Corporation, and contact information.
All road users are reminded that travelling on the James Bay Winter Road can be dangerous if safety precautions are not considered. The road is made from ice, so it can be very slippery, and because there is not a significant amount of traffic, if you are stuck, you may be stuck for a while. For more safety tips and ways to prepare for the drive, please visit our safety page.
Click here to view a map of the winter road.