Transportation and Shipping


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.


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
Leo Robinson - Airport Manager (Loomex Group)
P.O. Box 70 - 102 MacOdrum Drive
Geraldton, ON P0T 1M0
Phone: 807-854-1694
Fax: 807-854-2265

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.

450 Cordingley Lake Road
Nakina, ON P0T 2A0
Phone: 807-329-5919
Fax: 807-329-5919

Thunder Bay International Airports Authority Inc. (International Airport) - CYQT
TBIAA Inc. Administration
340-100 Princess Street
Thunder Bay, ON P7E 6S2
Phone: 807-473-2600
Fax: 807-475-9627

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 Services

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.

935 de la
Gauchetière Street West
Montreal, QC H3B 2M9
Phone: 888-888-5909

Intermodal Terminals:
76 Intermodal Drive
Brampton, ON L6T 5K1

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.


  • 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 train runs serve over 400 Canadian communities.

Mailing Address:
Customer Relations
VIA Rail Canada Inc.
P.O. Box 8116, Station "A"
Montréal, QC H3C 3N3
Phone: 800-681-2561
Fax: 514-871-6104

Longlac Station - Shelter:
200 National Street
Longlac, ON P0T

Nakina Station - Sign Post:
Railway Street
Nakina, ON P0T 2H0

For information on Arrival and Departures call: 1-888-842-7245


Port of Thunder Bay (Nearest Local Port)
Thunder Bay Port Authority
100 Main Street
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6R9
Phone: 807-345-6400
Fax: 807-345-9058

  • 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 - up to 1,100 tonnes per hour

Port of Toronto (Ocean Port)
The Toronto Port of Authority
60 Harbour Street
Toronto, ON M5J 1B7
Phone: 416-863-2000
Fax: 416-863-0495
Email: .

The Port of Toronto, adjacent to Canada's largest business, industrial and cultural centre has the perfect port portfolio.  With over 50 acres of paved marshalling area, they offer all the services you need for long/short-term storage to Canada customs-bonded heated warehousing.  The Port of Toronto provides immediate access to marine routes, major highways and rail facilities, serving as a transportation hub for a much wide market, including all of Ontario, Northwestern Quebec, Midwest Canada and Northeastern USA.

Bus Services

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

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 -   

Geraldton Ward
106 First Street North
Geraldton, ON P0T 1M0
Phone: 807-854-0180


Nakina Ward
106 Quebec Street
Nakina, ON P0T 2H0
Phone: 807-329-5374

Longlac Ward
114 Forestry Road
Longlac, ON P0T 2A0

Phone: 807-876-2370

Beardmore Ward
226 Main Street
Beardmore, ON P0T 1G0

Phone: 807-875-2306

Jellicoe Ward
5072 Hwy 11
Jellicoe, ON P0T 1V0

Phone: 807-879-2512

Phone: 888-744-7123

Manitoulin Transport
Rosedale Point
Geraldton, ON P0T 1M0
Phone: 807-854-0711
Fax: 807-854-0781

Courtesy Freight Systems Ltd.
340 Simpson Street
Thunder Bay, ON P7C 3H7
Phone: 807-623-3340
Toll-free: 800-267-0598

CanPar Transport
1510 Dawson Road
Thunder Bay, ON P7G 1H8
Phone: 807-623-7703

Carrick Express
161 Main Street
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6S5
Phone: 807-345-7331

For additional shipping services refer to the GEDC business directory.