Arctic Gateway Group has received up to $147.6 Million through a federal-provincial partnership to support national interests in Northern Manitoba

The Arctic Gateway Group is a partnership between 41 First Nation and Bayline communities. The Hudson Bay Railway, owned and operated by the Arctic Gateway Group, is the only affordable year-round, all-weather mode of transportation for both passenger and freight trains to access several northern Manitoba communities. The rail line is essential for supply chains, local food security, regional connectivity and its unique community-ownership model represents ongoing steps toward economic reconciliation in Canada.

The Government of Canada will invest up to an additional $60 million on top of its existing support of the Arctic Gateway Group, and the Manitoba government will invest up to $73.8 million. 

These investments will be distributed over two years and support a program of significant upgrades as well as the operation and maintenance of the Hudson Bay Railway.

The governments of Canada and Manitoba continue to work in partnership in supporting reconciliation, along with regional connectivity, economic development, sustainable job growth, and local and international tourism opportunities in northern Manitoba.