Due to the current pandemic, all road users are urged to contact the respective communities for their entry and exit protocols and current conditions. 

Partial Road Opening Notice

Effective February 20, 2021 at 6 am the James Bay Winter Road from Kashechewan to Attawapiskat will be open to partial loads up to 30 000 kgs for essential services.

The winter road between Moosonee to Fort Albany will remain open to vehicle traffic to a maximum Gross Vehicle Weight of 50 000 kilograms for essential services. 

Please be aware and use caution when approaching heavy equipment and flooding crews.


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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