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Fort Chipewyan Winter Roads

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(Fort McMurray, AB – March 25, 2020) – The Fort Chipewyan Winter Road will close for the season on March 26 at 12:00 p.m.. This means that motorists will no longer be able to use or access the winter road after this time. Gate access will be closed or barricaded, and rig mats will be removed.

Using the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road while it is closed, is strictly prohibited and extremely dangerous. Motorists doing so are putting themselves and others at risk of a serious incident.

For more information about the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road, visit rmwb.ca/winterroads.   



There are no regular services like road patrol, gas stations or cell phone coverage so always be prepared for emergencies. High clearance 4x4 vehicles are recommended.

Workers, equipment and other motorists may also be on the road, so please stay on the right side of the road on hills for enhanced safety.

Please drive to road conditions and obey all posted signage. When passing equipment, reduce speed to 30 km/h for everyone’s safety.

Updates will be provided regularly as required. Check the following sources for the latest information:

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