Located in northern Saskatchewan, Uranium City is a small, remote settlement of about a hundred people. The settlement is so far north it is almost at the border between Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories. The community's only airport is Uranium City Airport (YBE). No matter where in Canada you're starting from, Skyscanner can help you to map out the best flight route for your trip. Simply enter your starting location, travel dates, and airport code YBE into Skyscanner's flight search tool to see a list of all airlines flying that flight route. You can then compare and book cheap Uranium City airfare through Skyscanner with no added fees.
Best Time to Book a Flight to Uranium City
Due to Uranium City's subarctic climate, winters are long and severe. If you visit the community between October and April, expect below-freezing temperatures and plenty of snowfall. The community has even experienced record lows of -40° C and below during the winter months, so prepare accordingly by wearing extra layers and taking other cold-weather precautions.
Spring and fall are almost non-existent in Uranium City. May and September are considered to be the short transitional periods between the long winters and short summers. From June to August, you can expect daily temperatures of about 10° to 15° C. The summer months are also humid with plenty of rainfall.
Airlines that Fly to Uranium City Airport
Transwest Air is currently the only airline operating out of Uranium City Airport. The airline flies to and from four locations in Saskatchewan:
- Points North Landing Airport (YNL)
- Prince Albert (Glass Field) Airport (YPA)
- Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport (YXE)
- Stony Rapids Airport (YSF)
Of the four, Saskatoon Airport is by far the busiest. If you are flying to Uranium City from another province, your layover will most likely be at YXE.
Arriving at Uranium City Airport
Uranium City Airport is a small, one terminal airport with a treated gravel runway. The airport is operated by the province's Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure. It is located about 10 kilometres east of the city. By car, the ride takes approximately 15 minutes. In the winter, you may make the trip in via snowmobile or dogsled if there is too much snow.
Uranium City Airport Facilities
As the Uranium City community is so small, there are very few visitors. The Uranium City Airport is mostly used as a cargo hub to bring supplies into the community. As such, passengers should not expect there to be any special amenities, like shops or free wireless internet, available at YBE. Instead, you will have to make the trip to Uranium City to eat, shop, and rest after your flight.
What to See and Do in Uranium City
Decades ago, Uranium City was a growing community due to the flourishing mining industry. Once the mines were closed in the eighties, most of the population moved away and many businesses closed their doors. Though there are really no man-made tourist attractions in Uranium City, the community's small population means the area is unspoiled and that natural beauty is abundant. The community is close to Lake Athabasca and has an interesting, varied topography featuring hills, cliffs, forests, and open green spaces. Hike, bike, or snowshoe around to see the beauty of Uranium City up close.