Stunning water views, charming lighthouses, and delicious fresh seafood awaits you when you visit Newfoundland and Labrador. Churchill Falls is a small community on the western side of the province built around the Churchill Falls Generating Station. Of the hundreds of people in the community, almost all are employees or family members of employees of the Station.
Though it is a company-owned town, Churchill Falls is open to tourists eager to relax, learn, and have fun. The town's main airport is Churchill Falls Airport (ZUM). To fly to Churchill Falls, enter your travel details into Skyscanner's flight search tool, using ZUM as your destination. Skyscanner will map out all the available flight routes, allowing you to compare the options and book the best and cheapest flights to Churchill Falls.
Best Time to Book a Flight to Churchill Falls
The best time to travel to Churchill Falls is in the summer months, between June and August. Though there are many rainy days during this period, the temperatures are warm and pleasant. Throughout the rest of the year, the weather is quite cold and snowy. If your visit falls between December and February, be prepared for regular temperatures as low as -27° C.
Airlines that Fly to Churchill Falls Airport
PAL Airlines, formally known as Provincial Airlines, is currently the only airline offering scheduled flights at Churchill Falls Airport. The airline is one of Eastern Canada's largest airline operators. PAL flies to and from two airports: Goose Bay Airport (YYR) in Happy Valley-Goose Bay and Wabush Airport (YWK) in Wabush. Both airports are located in Newfoundland and Labrador. From these two airports, you can fly direct throughout the province and select spots in Nova Scotia and Quebec.
Arriving at Churchill Falls Airport
Churchill Falls Airport is a one-terminal airport located about seven and a half kilometres from the town. As the community is so small, there are no taxi services or public transportation options in Churchill Falls. Most people visiting Churchill Falls will be picked up at the airport by friends or family. If you don't know anyone in town, you should make transportation arrangements when booking your Churchill Falls hotel as they will generally provide a shuttle van. If you'd like to rent a car, make arrangements in advance with Strickland's Auto and Gas to ensure there is availability and request a shuttle pickup from the airport.
Churchill Falls Airport Facilities
As the airport is mostly used by Churchill Falls Generating Station employees leaving or returning home, there are no amenities to speak of at Churchill Falls Airport. The airport's one terminal is very small and only offers the basics. Plan to head into town to relax after your flight instead of unwinding at the airport. On your way home, you'll be able to check in online up to two hours before flight departure.
What to See and Do in Churchill Falls
The Churchill Falls Generating Station is by far the town's most popular tourist attraction. The station uses the Churchill River to produce energy and is one of the largest hydroelectric stations in the world. Tours are available daily to participants eight or older and are free of charge. Book in advance to ensure availability.
Churchill Falls is also home to many outdoor spots perfect for tourists, like the Churchill Falls waterfall. A walking trail near the waterfall will give you an up-close look at this natural wonder. The Churchill River is another great spot for tourists to enjoy a hike and a picnic. You can also swim, fish, and kayak in the river when the weather's nice.