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.

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: 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

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 at 807-727-2597

Distance

From

Miles

Km

Dryden

135

215

Kenora

165

270

Fort Frances

250

400

Thunder Bay

345

555

Winnipeg, MB

295

475

Chicago, IL

906

1450

Des Moines, IA

783

1253

Milwaukee, WI

821

1314

Minneapolis, MN

570

912

Distance between Red Lake & Ear Falls, 70km