The Town of Swan River is the northern anchor to Highway #83. It is the longest highway in North America and is known as the Palm to Pine Route. From the east and north, Highway #10 provides ready access to the community and to northern Manitoba.
Located 1/2 mile east of the Town, an airport and two runways are jointly maintained by local municipalities. The main runway, taxi way and parking apron are paved and lit. This runway is 3,933' x 100' and is used regularily for charter and medical transport flights. The second runway is 1,950' x 75' (850' paved and 1,100' graded). An upgrade to a GPS navigation system is currently underway.
Rail lines used for transporting freight, commodities and manufactured products are present in the Swan Valley region with a junction line in the Town's Industrial Park.
The Town is served by several trucking companies who transport goods and materials between the Swan Valley and locations throughout North America. A multimillion dollar highway development project is currently underway south of the Swan Valley region. Once completed, this will provide the area with an additional RTAC classification highway for transportation via heavy truck.
Daily bus service is available in the Town of Swan River for destinations across Canada and into the United States.
Within the Community
There are two taxi companies based in Swan River who are available to transport customers around the Swan Valley region. For those who have special transportation needs, the Town of Swan River Handi-Van can accomodate five to nine ambulatory and two wheelchair passengers.