Marten Falls Community Access Road Project

Marten Falls First Nation is proposing the construction and operation, including maintenance, of an all-season multi-use community access road approximately 190 to 230 kilometres in length, connecting the northern end of Painter Lake forestry road to the community of Marten Falls. Marten Falls is located at the junction of the Albany and Ogoki rivers, approximately 170 kilometres northeast of Nakina, Ontario. As proposed, the Marten Falls Community Access Road Project could enable future access to potential mineral development activities in the Ring of Fire area.

Latest update

January 13, 2023 — The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada has extended the three-year time limit for Marten Falls First Nation to provide the information or studies for the project's impact assessment that are set out in the notice of commencement of the impact assessment.

At a glance



Completed 180/180 days

Key documents

Impact Statement

Time limit extension

The time limit for the assessment has been extended to July 24, 2026 as requested by the proponent and granted by the Agency.

Impact Statement

Extended 1602/2341 days

Key documents

Impact Assessment

Impact Assessment

Not started 0/300 days
Decision Making

Date of decision

Anticipated on July 9, 2028

Decision Making

Not started 0/30 days
Post Decision

Post Decision phase is an ongoing process

If approved, the project may proceed to construction as federal authorizations and permits are issued, and as conditions and other requirements are met.

Post Decision

Not started



Marten Falls Community Access Road Project
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
600-55 York Street
Toronto, Ontario M5J 1R7
Telephone: 416-952-1576
Fax: 416-952-1573

  • Location

    • Marten Falls (Ontario)
    • Northern end of Painter Lake forestry road (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Highways and Roads
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Marten Falls First Nation
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Impact Assessment by the Agency
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.

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