Transportation

Accessibility

Red Lake is accessible from the Trans-Canada Highway 180 Kilometres north of Vermilion Bay on Highway 105.   Highways 125 connects Balmertown and Cochenour to Highway 105 and Highway 618 connects Madsen and Starratt-Olsen to Hwy 125.

road-to-red-lakeHwy. 105

Surface Transportation 

Charter bus transportation is available through a local operation.

Red Lake is accessible by snowmachine via 35,000 kms of groomed TOPS trails from virtually anywhere in Northwestern Ontario.

Truck Transport is provided by Gardewine North and Purolator Courier.

 

Air Transportation - Red Lake Airport

Red Lake has a 5,000 foot all weather paved runway located at Cochenour, equipped with landing lights, tiedowns, and aviation fuel. A new terminal building built in 2011 for passengers is located at the airstrip. Scheduled air service is available through Bearskin Airways to points east and west.  Charters are available from numerous airways both at the airport and from floatplane bases at Cochenour and Red Lake.

For more information:
Phone: 807-662-2581
Fax: 807-662-2303


For Canada Customs phone:
Canpass: (866) 226-7277                      

Fort Frances: Canada Customs (Local) (807) 274-3655 (x 240}
Kenora: Canada Customs (Local) (807) 548-5926

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Red Lake Airport

Ferry Service

The Municipality of Red Lake maintains a ferry between the communities of Cochenour and McKenzie Island on Red Lake.  This service is pay for use and runs seasonally from May to November.  Trips are on the half hour with a 15 minute crossing time.  Parking is available at the Cochenour Dock. 

For more information about the Miss McKenzie II, contact the Operations Department: 807-727-2597

miss-mackenzie-2Miss McKenzie II








Distance

From

Miles

Km

Dryden

134

216

Kenora

167

269

Fort Frances

241

388

Thunder Bay

352

567

Winnipeg, MB

300

482

Chicago, IL

873

1405

Des Moines, IA

779

1253

Milwaukee, WI

801

1290

Minneapolis, MN

537

865

Distance between Red Lake & Ear Falls, 70km