Cheap Flights to Fort Frances Municipal Airport
Fort Frances Municipal Airport is a small airport that services charter and commercial flights from Bearskin Airlines. The airport is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency and can only handle aircraft with up to 15 passengers. This small border town in Ontario is situated near the international bridge with the United States and welcomes many Americans as they cross the border throughout the year. It's easy to find the best rates and flight options on airfare to Fort Frances Municipal Airport by using Skyscanner.
Best Time to Book a Flight to Fort Frances Municipal Airport
Fort Frances is a hot fishing destination and while the town is lovely year-round, things get busy in June when it plays host to the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship. In winter, the town is humming with cold-weather activities such as ice fishing, snowmobiling, curling, cross-country skiing, hockey, and broomball. For those who have flexibility when booking, the Skyscanner Whole Month Tool helps hunt down the best times for the best prices throughout the month.
Airlines That Fly to Fort Frances Municipal Airport
The only commercial airline that services the airport is Bearskin Airlines. The airline offers scheduled passenger flights to and from Manitoba, Winnipeg, and Thunder Bay, Ontario. The closest airport to Fort Frances Municipal Airport is Falls International Airport in International Falls, Minnesota.
What to Expect When Arriving at the Airport
The airport is open Sunday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., and on Sundays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Customs and Immigration is available 24 hours a day. Car rentals are available via Enterprise, however travellers should call in advance to ensure a vehicle is available.
There are no facilities at the airport; however, passengers will find a small lounge to relax in while waiting for their flights.
What to Do and See in Fort Frances
Being the oldest community west of Lake Superior, Fort Frances has a rich history, and visitors can learn all about it at Fort Frances Museum and Cultural Centre, which is in the heart of town. The museum contains exhibits that depict aboriginal and pioneer life, as well as local arts and crafts.
For spectacular views of town, visitors can climb the 115-step tower near Sorting Gap Marina or take a stroll along the waterfront on La Verendrye Parkway toward the rapids where Rainy Lake meets Rainy River. A half-mile trail runs from this point, through Point Park, and onto the shores of the lake. The Hallett, a 60-foot, 57-tonne logging boat, is also on display. Built in 1941, the boat was once the largest and most powerful on Rainy Lake.
The quaint town of Fort Francis is situated on the shores of Rainy River near Rainy Lake, which is famous for its smallmouth bass fishing, walleyes, and great northern pike. The prime location makes it the perfect home for numerous hunting and fishing resorts.
Visitors have their choice of accommodations in Fort Frances including hotels and motels. It's easy to find the best hotel rates by visiting Skyscanner's hotel page for Fort Frances.