Limited access location

Due to the vastness of the country, many communities in Canada are remote and can be difficult to reach, particularly at certain times of the year. This poses additional concerns for the safe transportation of dangerous goods.

Transport Canada considers a “limited access location” to be a location that cannot be accessed year-round by a permanent road, railway or ship.

Specifically, the criteria for limited access is met for:

  • a location serviced by an ice road – because it is not considered a permanent road
  • a location that cannot be accessed by ship due to seasonal ice – because it would not meet the criteria of “year-round” access