As of March 22 2021 the James Bay Winter Road will be “OFFICIALLY CLOSED”.

We would like to take this time to commend all the local contractors for the exceptional job they did during the construction and maintenance period.

Please be advised that there will be no maintenance after the closure.

Finally I would like to take this time as well to thank the James Bay Winter Road Staff for all their hard work and commitment during 2020-21 season.


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 Kimesskanemenow LP, a limited partnership between the four communities it connects, Attawapiskat, Fort Albany, Kashechewan and Moose Cree First Nations. 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 LP, and contact information.

Board of Directors

President: Nancy Wood

Vice President:  Guy Ginter

Secretary/Treasurer: Randy Chase

Directors from Attawapiskat: Mike Okimaw
Director from Fort Albany: Christiana Nakogee
Director from Kashechewan: Wilie Friday Jr.
Directors from Moose Cree: Norman Hardisty and Erin Biedermann

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