Kugluktuk Airport is a small, public airport operated by the Government of Nunavat. The airport is in Kugluktuk, which is the westernmost community in Nunavat and near the border of the Northwest Territories. By using Skyscanner to conduct a quick search, travellers can ensure they are getting the best rates on airfare to Kugluktuk Airport.
Airlines That Fly to Kugluktuk Airport
Since there are no roads to some of the nearest towns including Yellowknife, catching a flight from Kugluktuk Aiport is one of the only options. Canadian North and First Air both offer flights to Yellowknife, as well as Cambridge Bay and several other towns. Travellers can receive notifications on changes to ticket prices and get the best deal by using the Price Alert Tool when planning a trip.
Best Time to Book a Flight to Kugluktuk
Kugluktuk has a monsoon-influenced subarctic climate with dry winters and wet summers. The town is on the shores of the Arctic Ocean and has a slight subarctic climate with extremely cold, yet dry winters.
Things to Do Outdoors in Kugluktuk
The summertime brings color to Kugluktuk, with wildflowers, green grasses, and berry plants sprouting. Those ready to explore the river can do so by renting a kayak or canoe and floating to Bloody Falls. Once there, boaters can take a break and check out Kugluktuk/Bloody Falls Territorial Park. The national historic site is best known for being the location of the Bloody Falls Massacre, which occurred when a group of Copper Inuit where massacred by Samuel Hearne's Chipewyan guides. Visitors should note that in August and September the water can be shallow, so boaters may have to switch to hiking the last 2 kilometres. During seasons without snow, the park can also be reached overland by driving an all-terrain vehicle from Kugluktuk.
In winter, the park can be dangerous as snow hides landmarks and ice forms over flowing water. It is strongly advised that visitors to the park go with an outfitter familiar with the area.
Events in Kugluktuk
Held each April, the Nattiq Frlocis is a popular celebration of old traditions that signale the return of spring. At the family-friendly festival, visitors can enjoy sporting events, entertainment, competitions, shopping, and more. The event kicks off with a parade, then the games begin with pond hockey, snowmobile races, archery, and fishing derbies. Traditional dress competitions, a monster poker rally, and bingo are all featured at the event, as well as a bazaar where attendees can browse and purchase goods from local artisans.
Arts in Kugluktuk
Kugluktuk has a thriving art scene as it is home to many talented artists including Inuk painter John Allukpik. Visitors can see some of the fine artwork from local artisans at the Kugluktuk Heritage Visitor Centre and Museum. Displays include handmade Inuit dolls and igloo carvings, among other beautiful pieces. At the co-op store, local art and crafts are available for sale including local carvings made from musk ox horn, white dolomite stone, caribou antler, and more.
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