Transportation and Shipping

Highways

Major arterial highways serving the region:

  • The Municipality of Greenstone is conveniently situated on Highway 11. Highway 11 runs from east to west and intersects Highway 17 in Nipigon. Hearst and Kapuskasing are the nearest towns running along Highway 11 to the east, and Nipigon and Thunder Bay are the nearest towns running along Highway 11/17 to the west.
  • The four-laning of Highway 11/17 between Thunder Bay and Nipigon is well underway with twinning completed between Thunder Bay and Pass Lake.

Airports

Greenstone Regional Airport, Geraldton (Domestic Airport) CYGQ

The Greenstone Regional Airport is owned and operated by the Municipality of Greenstone. General aircraft movements play an important role at the airport. With approximately 4,000 aircraft movements annually, there is recreational as well as commercial usage.  The day-to-day activity includes medical flights,  Ministry of Natural Resources with fire detection and fire control flights, cross-country flights, as well as private Canadian and American operators.  The airport runway measures 5,007 feet x 100 feet with a designation of 08/26. Hours of Operation are 7 days per week 08:00 to 18:00. Call-outs for fueling after hours are available for a fee.

The airport plays host to the Ministry of Natural Resources Fire Management Centre and Recon Air Corporation - an aircraft maintenance and rebuilding operation, Geraldton Community Forest and an Environment Canada weather monitoring station. 

 

Brian Aaltonen, Director of Public Services

Kevin Greatrix, Airport Manager

Box 70, 102 MacOdrum Drive, Hwy. 584

Geraldton, ON P0T 1M0

Phone: 807-854-1694

Fax: 807-854-2265

Email: brian.aaltonen@greenstone.ca

Web: http://www.greenstone.ca/content/airports

 

R. Elmer Ruddick Airport, Nakina (Domestic Airport) CYQN

The R. Elmer Ruddick Airport (Nakina-CYQN) is owned and operated by the Municipality of Greenstone. Zam Air Service, operated by Wilderness North plays an important role at the airport and is the provider of scheduled air service with approximately 6,500 aircraft movements per year. The airport is frequented by cargo and passenger aircraft serving remote reservations, mining operations and tourism outfitters across Northwestern Ontario and commercial and recreational use by other Canadian and American aircraft. The airport hanger is host to Booth's Air Repair, an aircraft service and maintenance company. The airport runway is 3,500 feet by 100 feet with a designation of 09/27. The airport offers fueling services Monday to Saturday from 7am to 5pm and Sunday by prior arrangements. Call-out fueling services are offered outside of regular business hours for a fee. Jet A-1 fuel is offered year-round and AvGas 100LL is offered during the summer months. Refer to NOTAMs or the CFS for call out service numbers.

 

Brian Aaltonen, Director of Public Works

Kevin Greatrix, Airport Manager

450 Cordingley Lake Road

Nakina, ON P0T 2H0

Phone: 807-329-5919

Fax: 807-329-5919

Email: brian.aaltonen@greenstone.ca

Web: http://www.greenstone.ca/content/airports

Hours: Monday-Saturday 7:00am to 5:00pm

 

Thunder Bay International Airports Authority Inc. (International Airport) CYQT

TBIAA Inc. Administration

Thunder Bay International Airports Authority Inc.

340-100 Princess Street

Thunder Bay, ON P7E 6S2

Phone: 807-473-2600

Fax: 807-475-9627

Web: www.tbairport.on.ca

Thunder Bay International Airports Authority is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the maintenance and operation of the YQT Thunder Bay Airport and facilities.  Operating since 1997, TBIAA Inc. believes that "being better means being different".

Rail

CN Rail

CN is a leader in the North American rail industry. Following its acquisition of Illinois Central in 1999, WC in 2001 and GLT in 2004, as well as its partnership agreement with BC Rail in 2004, CN provides shippers with more options and greater reach in the rapidly expanding market for north-south trade.

Headquarters:

935 de La Gauchetière Street West

Montreal, QC

H3B 2M9

Phone: 1-888-888-5909

Web: http://www.cn.ca/en/index.htm

 

Intermodal Terminals:

Airport Road & Intermodal Drive

76 Intermodal Drive

Brampton, ON

L6T 5K1

Web: www.cn.ca/en/shipping-how-intermodal-terminals.htm

 

VIA Rail

VIA Rail Canada is an independent Crown corporation established in 1978. VIA operates trains in all regions of Canada over a network spanning the country from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and from the Great Lakes to Hudson Bay.

Statistics:

  • They serve 3.97 million passengers annually.
  • They employ a staff numbering over 2,700.
  • They have a fleet of 73 locomotives and 426 passenger cars.
  • Their trains run serve over 400 Canadian communities.

Mailing Address:
Customer Relations
VIA Rail Canada Inc.
P.O. Box 8116, Station "A"
Montréal, QC

H3C 3N3-098
Phone: 1-800-681-2561
Fax: 514-871-6104

Email: customer_relations@viarail.ca

Web: http://www.viarail.ca/

Longlac Station - Shelter:

200 National Street

Longlac, ON P0T 2A0

Nakina Station – Sign Post:

Railway Street

Nakina, ON P0T 2H0

Ports

Port of Thunder Bay (Nearest Local Port)

The Port of Thunder Bay is Canada’s Gateway to the West – an important link in the supply chain for heavy, dimensional cargoes destined for mine sites and wind farms in Western Canada.

  • Largest outbound port on the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway System
  • Fastest grain ship turnaround time of any western Canadian port
  • Flexible intermodal facilities
  • Keefer Terminal, which features dockside rail, heavy lift capabilities, an intermodal yard and storage facilities
  • 12 ha waterfront site available for development; with 173,000 tonne grain elevator
  • Liebherr LHM 320 mobile harbour crane
  • The crane has a 104-tonne lifting capacity at an 18.5 metre reach
  • The crane has an impressive capacity for clamming bulk cargo out of a ship - upto 1,100 tonnes per hour

Port of Toronto

The Toronto Port Authority

60 Harbour Street

Toronto, ON M5J 1B7

Phone: 416-863-2000

Fax: 41-863-0495

Email: info@torontoport.com

Web: www.torontoport.com

Bus Services

Kasper Transportation Services

947 Memorial Avenue

Thunder Bay, ON

P7B 4A1

Toll Free: 855-566-2378

Web: www.gokasper.com

 

Beaulieu Bus Lines

119 Forestry Road

Longlac, ON P0T 2A0

Phone: 807-876-4260

Fax: 807-876-4966

Web: www.beaulieubuslines.com

Taxi & Rental Car Services

For a listing of taxi and rental car services please visit the Greenstone Economic Development Corporation's Online Business Directory.

Freight and Shipping Services

Canada Post - www.canadapost.ca   

 

Geraldton Ward

106 First Street N

Geraldton, ON

Phone: 807-854-0180

 

Nakina Ward

205 Quebec Street

Nakina, ON

Phone: 807-329-5374

Longlac Ward

114 Forestry Road

Longlac, ON

Phone: 807-876-2370

Beardmore Ward

226 Main Street

Beardmore, ON

Phone: 807-875-2306

Jellicoe Ward

5072 Hwy 11

Jellicoe, ON

Phone: 807-879-2512

 

 

Purolator

Phone: (888)-744-7123

Web: www.purolator.com

 

Manitoulin Transport

Rosedale Point

Geraldton, ON

P0T 1M0

Phone: 807-854-0711

Fax: 807-854-0781

Web: http://www.manitoulintransport.com/

 

Courtesy Freight Systems Ltd.

340 Simpson Street
Thunder Bay, ON
P7C 3H7

Phone: 807-623-3340

Toll-Free: 800-267-0598

Email: info@courtesyfreight.com

Web: http://www.courtesyfreight.com/

 

CanPar Transport

1510 Dawson Road

Thunder Bay, ON

P7G 1H8

Phone: 1-807-623-7703

Web: www.canpar.com

 

Carrick Express

161 Main Street

Thunder Bay, ON 

P7B 6S5

Phone: (807)345-7331

For additional shipping services refer to the GEDC business directory.

 

 

Sources: http://www.distancecanada.com, https://www.google.ca/maps/