Located on the shores of Eabament Lake in northern Ontario sits the First Nations community of Eabametoong, also known as Fort Hope. The community houses about a thousand Ojibway people and is served by Fort Hope Airport (YFH). Search for all the cheapest flights to Fort Hope by using Skyscanner's flight search tool. Simply enter your starting location and travel dates, then select YFH as your destination. Compare all available flight routes then book free with Skyscanner. For added savings, set a Skyscanner Price Alert to monitor flight price fluctuations. That way, you can be sure you're getting the cheapest airfare to Fort Hope.
Best Time to Book a Flight to Fort Hope
Fort Hope has a chilly overall climate. Starting in November, below-freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall can be expected. The weather generally does not warm up until May. If you don't mind the cold weather, you can usually find cheap flights to Fort Hope during the winter season. The weather is warmest from June to August, with temperatures averaging 12° C. Though most days will be sunny and pleasant, rainfall and thunderstorms are also possible during this time period.
Airlines that Fly to Fort Hope Airport
There are currently three airlines serving Fort Hope Airport:
- Nakina Air Service
- North Star Air
- Wasaya Airlines
Nakina Air Service and Wasaya Airlines both fly to and from small villages and First Nations communities within Ontario. North Star Air flies to and from Thunder Bay International Airport (YQT). YQT is one of the busiest airports in Ontario and connects to major airports in Toronto, Winnipeg, Ottawa, and Montreal.
Arriving at Fort Hope Airport
Fort Hope Airport is an airport with one passenger terminal, located less than a kilometre from Fort Hope. There are no car rental companies, public transportation, or conventional taxis in the community but private vehicles do provide transportation throughout Fort Hope. When you book your Fort Hope hotel, you can make arrangements for one of these vehicles to pick you up. In the winter, residents mostly use snowmobiles to get around as the snow makes the roads hard to traverse by car.
Fort Hope Airport Facilities
The one passenger terminal at Fort Hope Airport is quite small and does not provide many passenger amenities. If your flight is long, be sure to take advantage of any in-flight meal services, then plan to head directly into the community instead of lingering at the airport. There is an inn conveniently located near the airport and two convenience stores in Fort Hope. There is also a casual coffee house if you need a quick caffeine boost. On your way home, you'll want to be at the airport and checked in at least an hour before flight departure.
What to See and Do in Fort Hope
As a historic Ojibway community, you will hear many stories and learn about Ojibway traditions when visiting Fort Hope. Embrace the culture by enjoying specialty foods and picking up a handmade craft or work of art to take home with you. Most residents are bilingual and speak Ojibway and English. The people of Fort Hope are also very active. If you visit in the winter months, head to the community arena to play or watch hockey, or take a snowmobile ride through the trails. In the warmer months, hiking, hunting, and fishing are popular outdoor activities.