Located in Northern Saskatchewan, on the banks of La Ronge Lake, sits the town of La Ronge. The small town boasts not only gorgeous water views but also a lovely look into the boreal forest. The main gateway into this three thousand person town is La Ronge Airport (YVC), also known as La Ronge Baker Field Airport. To book a flight to La Ronge, simply enter your starting point and trip itinerary into Skyscanner's flight search tool. Skyscanner will search for flights across all available airlines and present you with a list of the best options. You can then sort, compare, and book the cheapest trip to La Ronge through Skyscanner, all with no extra fees.
Best Time to Book a Flight to La Ronge
Winter is the longest season in La Ronge, starting in late October and continuing into early April. The coldest month of the year is usually January, with daily average temperatures nearing -20° C. The months with the most snowfall are usually November and December. Due to the cold weather, many tourists choose to avoid visiting the area in winter. However, if you like winter sports, this is the best time to visit. The Lac La Ronge Trapper's Festival, the largest winter celebration in Northern Saskatchewan, also draws tourists and occurs annually in February or March. Additionally, visiting La Ronge in winter increases your chances of seeing the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis).
The La Ronge and Area Music Festival is another popular festival in the town, occurring annually in the spring. This free, family-friendly event includes local musical performances in a variety of genres. Weather in the spring can be variable, though, with cold, snowy weather and warm, rainy weather both being possibilities. The best weather conditions in La Ronge occur from June to August. Though there is a decent amount of rainfall during these months, the weather is always warm to hot.
Airlines that Fly to La Ronge Airport
La Ronge Airport is served by just one airline, Transwest Air. Transwest Air is a Saskatchewan-based airline and flies to and from domestic locations within the province. The most popular flight routes to La Ronge Airport are from Regina International Airport (YQR), from Saskatoon International Airport (YXE), and from Prince Albert Airport (YPA).
Arriving at La Ronge Airport
As the airport is located only about 5 km from La Ronge, the ride into town will be very quick. By taxi, it takes less than ten minutes. There are two taxi companies in the town to choose from: La Ronge Family Taxi and Max's Taxi. Since the one-terminal airport is fairly small and not too busy, deplaning and retrieving your luggage will also be quick. This is great news for passengers wanting to unpack and relax at their La Ronge hotel immediately upon arrival.
La Ronge Airport Facilities
At La Ronge Airport, there are very few special amenities available. If you need a snack or a meal, you'll have to look outside of the airport. There are also no shops or souvenir stands available. The airport does, however, offer free coffee to all passengers as well as free wireless internet.
What to See and Do in La Ronge
As the town on La Ronge sits on the shores of La Ronge Lake, fishing, canoeing, and swimming are all very popular tourist activities. There are also some beautiful sandy beaches for relaxing and sunbathing. In the summer, hiking the trails in Lac La Ronge Provincial Park is a great way to spend the afternoon. In the winter, those trails become the perfect spot for cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.