Ontario Highway 125

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Highway 125
Route information
Maintained by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario
Length13.6 km[1] (8.5 mi)
Major junctions
South end Highway 105 near Red Lake
North endCochenour
Highway system
Highway 124Highway 127

King's Highway 125, commonly referred to as Highway 125, is a provincially maintained highway in the Canadian province of Ontario. It is the second northernmost provincial highway in Ontario, behind Secondary Highway 599. The 13-kilometre (8.1 mi) route connects Highway 105 in Red Lake with Cochenour to the northeast.

Route description[edit]

Highway 125 is 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) long and travels from Highway 105 in Red Lake to the ferry docks in the Cochenour/McKenzie Island area. Beyond Cochenour and Balmertown, unmaintained forestry roads travel northwards to Pikangikum, and link to winter/ice roads that service communities even further north. The only provincially maintained highway that travels further north is secondary Highway 599 to Pickle Lake.[2]

Despite connecting two nearby communities, the majority of the route is rural in nature; only the final kilometre is within a built-up area.


Highway 125 was first assumed by the Department of Highways in the mid-1950s, connecting Red Lake with its Airport. The road was paved in its entirety by 1963.[citation needed]

Major intersections[edit]

The following table lists the major junctions along Highway 125, as noted by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario.[1] The entire route is located in Kenora District.[2] 

Red Lake0.00.0 Highway 105Vermilion Bay
3.52.2 Red Lake–Balmertown boundary
13.68.5Cochenour Dock
Red Lake Airport
Northernmost point in the King's Highway system
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (2004). "Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) counts". Government of Ontario. Retrieved February 26, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Ontario Back Road Atlas (Map). Cartography by MapArt. Peter Heiler. 2010. p. 106. § E4. ISBN 978-1-55198-226-7.

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