Cross Lake Airport
Cross Lake Airport (YCR) is also known as the Charlie Sinclair Memorial Airport and is located 1.9 km east of the community of Cross Lake. Cross Lake is actually two adjoining communities consisting of the incorporated community of Cross Lake and the Cross Lake First Nation. The airport serves Cross Lake and the surrounding area. You can always find the cheapest flights to Cross Lake by using Skyscanner’s flight search feature. All you have to do is tell it when you want to fly and you will see the cheapest flight options available for those dates.
Airlines and Destinations
Cross Lake Airport is also referred to as an airstrip and is served by just one commercial airline. Perimeter Aviation primarily serves northern Manitoba and runs short-haul flights and medivac services in and around the region. Flights go to and from two destinations in Manitoba: Norway House and Winnipeg. You can find all airlines that fly to Cross Lake here.
Arriving at Cross Lake Airport
All flights arriving at Cross Lake Airport come from domestic origins. Canadians do not need to present a passport but will require valid government-issued photo identification. Travelers should be prepared for arrival in a very small no-frills airport. Private charter float planes may also arrive at Cross Lake Airport. All visitors arriving at Cross Lake by airplane will come from within Manitoba, with the largest center being Winnipeg. The airport is only open mornings and early afternoons. It is closed over the lunch hour.
The Cross Lake Airport has one runway which is surfaced with crushed rock, as well as a single small terminal building and hangar. Aircraft load and unload on the tarmac. The airport has free outdoor parking and indoor washrooms. There is no wi-fi so be sure to download Skyscanner’s mobile app before you leave so you can make sure you always have access to the best travel deals no matter where your adventures take you.
Getting Away from Cross Lake Airport
The airport’s official address is 141 RC Mission Road which connects to the town by following Airport Road. You can get from the airport to the town by arranging a ride with your host prior to your arrival, or hiring a taxi. The drive in to town takes only 5 minutes. Book your hotel room early, as there are limited accommodation options in this northern community.
Things to Do in Cross Lake
Cross Lake is mostly known for its fishing and outdoor summer recreation opportunities. There are sandy beaches on the lake shore, and fishing in the lake. The area has been used for hunting and fishing by the Indigenous people of Manitoba for thousands of years and takes its name from the geography of the area as the place where they would cross the lake. You can find the cheapest time to fly to Cross Lake by using Skyscanner’s whole month search tool and find the best time to explore Manitoba’s wilderness.