Connecting the Northwest with Ontario Northland Bus Service

Published on September 01, 2020

Ontario Northland Introduces New Bus Route Stops in Atikokan, Fort Frances and Emo

September 1, 2020

FORT FRANCES – The Ontario government is delivering safe and reliable public transportation for the people of Northern Ontario by introducing new bus routes, connecting passengers to the communities of Atikokan, Fort Frances and Emo. This route extends the province’s growing integrated transportation system to provide passengers with more convenient connections and direct stops that will connect passengers to jobs, hospitals and other essential services in the Northwest. “Our government is proud to deliver safe and reliable passenger transportation to the hardworking people in Northwestern Ontario,” said Greg Rickford, MPP for Kenora-Rainy River. “Expanding bus service to Atikokan, Fort Frances and Emo, and the communities in between, will connect residents to health and retail services, and better connect friends and family across our vast region.”

Starting September 7, 2020, the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC) will begin operating on a new expanded westbound service to Winnipeg and eastbound service to Thunder Bay that will provide new stops in Emo, Fort Frances and Atikokan. This new route will increase service in Kenora from two to six one-way trips per week.

“We are delivering on our promise to connect more communities and provide safe, reliable transportation options,” said Minister Mulroney. “Our government is providing better access to opportunities for Northern Ontarians so they can get where they need to go.”

“As Ontario continues to safely open the economy, we are seeing more people across our region riding our buses and trains,” said Chad Evans, Acting ONTC President and CEO. “Ontario Northland is proud to be expanding our bus service to connect our communities across Northern Ontario with direct stops to hospitals, post-secondary institutions and other transportation carriers.”


· The Ontario Northland Transportation Commission is an agency of the Government of Ontario that provides efficient and vital transportation services to Northern Ontario.