Cat Lake Airport: Cheap Flights, Tickets and Travel Deals

Located on the shores of Cat Lake, Cat Lake First Nation is a small Ojibway reserve of about 700 people. The reserve is located in northwestern Ontario in the Kenora region. Due to its positioning close to a beautiful body of water, Cat Lake is a great spot for tourists to visit. The community's main and only airport is Cat Lake Airport (YAC). To find all the best flights to Cat Lake Airport, use Skyscanner's flight search tool to search and compare all available flight paths. Once you've chosen the right airline, set a Skyscanner price alert to monitor flight price fluctuations. That way, you can book your Cat Lake airfare at the lowest price.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Cat Lake

Due to Cat Lake's location in northern Ontario, the community experiences fairly long, cold winters. You can expect the below-freezing temperatures to start in November and end in April. May and September are usually mild but rainy. The rain continues into the summer months, but temperatures warm up to about 12° C. If you're looking for the best chance at comfortable weather, you'll want to visit between June and August.

Airlines that Fly to Cat Lake Airport

Many of the flights to Cat Lake are private charter flights on airlines like Wasaya Airways and Bearskin Airlines. There are also two airlines offering scheduled flights: Perimeter Airlines and Slate Falls Airways. Both airlines connect Cat Lake with Sioux Lookout Airport (YXL), an important airport in northern Ontario.

Arriving at Cat Lake Airport

Once you've arrived at Cat Lake Airport, you'll be only about one kilometre from the reserve. By car in nice weather, the ride should take less than five minutes. In the winter, the trip is usually made by ATV or snowmobile due to the heavy snow accumulations. There are no car rental service counters or public transit links at Cat Lake Airport and taxis do not generally wait outside. If you need help securing a ride, you can speak to the airport staff. Alternatively, you can try and secure a ride from the hotel staff when you book your Cat Lake hotel.

Cat Lake Airport Facilities

As Cat Lake is not really a tourist destination, Cat Lake Airport does not have many passenger facilities. The airport is mostly used as a cargo hub for bringing supplies into the reserve. You won't be able to shop for souvenirs or enjoy a meal when you land or before you fly out, so keep that in mind when making travel plans. On your way home, aim to be checked in at the airport about one hour before your flight is scheduled to depart.

What to See and Do in Cat Lake

Outdoor adventure awaits when you visit Cat Lake. The nearby lake is the perfect place to go fishing (or ice fishing in the winter). Hunting is also a popular activity on the reserve. Soak in the beauty of the natural landscapes by hiking through the forests on well-travelled trails in the warmer months or by snowmobiling or snowshoeing around the reserve in the winter months. When it's nice out, there are also many great spots to go camping in Cat Lake.

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 Location Details

Longitude:91° 49' 21'' W
Latitude:51° 43' 36'' N

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