Car track on a wet snowy road, closeup background photo

Winter roads play a pivotal role in sustaining remote communities that face unique challenges in maintaining their supply chains throughout the year. These communities contend with harsh weather conditions, geographical isolation, and limited infrastructure, making winter roads indispensable during the cold winter months.

Harsh climates and vast distances create obstacles to conventional transportation networks. However, with the cold winter, frozen lakes and rivers can transform into temporary highways, connecting these isolated regions to the rest of the world.  They become crucial lifelines, enabling the movement of goods to areas inaccessible by conventional means. According to Spectacular Northwest Territories, nearly 2,000 kilometres of icy highways are carved through terrain impassable in the summertime

The importance of winter roads extends far beyond mere convenience; it’s what communities need to survive and thrive. Whether it’s food, medical supplies, fuel, or other necessities, the reliability of winter roads directly impacts the well-being and livelihoods of people in these remote regions. Businesses rely on winter roads to access markets, replenish inventory, and sustain operations. Numerous industries depend on these frozen pathways for survival, from mining and forestry to tourism and indigenous enterprises.

Winter roads are indispensable arteries that Manitoulin Transport accesses to help sustain the livelihood of remote communities by servicing its customers. For more information on our services, please contact us at [email protected]