Fort Simpson Airport: Cheap Flights, Tickets and Travel Deals

Think you've seen everything Canada has to offer? Think again! Many Canadians have never experienced the majesty that is the Northwest Territories. Fort Simpson is one of the territory's 33 communities. It is a small village home to just over a thousand people and filled with natural beauty. To find the cheapest flights to Fort Simpson Airport (YFS), plug in your starting destination and travel dates into Skyscanner's flight search tool, with YFS as your final stop. Skyscanner will search all available routes and airlines to find the cheapest flights to Fort Simpson.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Fort Simpson

Fort Simpson's subarctic climate means the winters are very long and quite harsh. From October to April, below-freezing temperatures are typical, and from December to February, temperatures usually range from -20° C to -30° C. During these months, the village sees very little sunshine and a lot of snow. This is the best time to visit for winter sports like snowmobiling, but you'll want to dress very warmly.

The months with the nicest weather in Fort Simpson are June, July, and August. Temperatures of 20° C and above can be expected during the summer months. Sunshine hours also drastically increase, but there is still the possibility for rainfall.

Airlines that Fly to Fort Simpson Airport

Two airlines, Air Tindi and First Air, operate out of Fort Simpson Airport. Both airlines fly to and from the same destination, Yellowknife Airport (YZF), northern Canada's busiest airport. Yellowknife Airport then connects to major Canadian airports like Calgary International Airport (YYC), Vancouver International Airport (YVR), and Ottawa International Airport (YOW).

Arriving at Fort Simpson Airport

Fort Simpson Airport is a small, one-passenger airport conveniently located just over a kilometre from the village. By car, the drive takes less than five minutes. If you're light on luggage, you can even walk to your accommodations in only about 20 minutes! However, those visiting Fort Simpson when the weather is nice should consider renting a car. Having your own transportation gives you the freedom to tour the area and take in the gorgeous scenery. If you do choose to rent a car, remember that there may be wildlife crossing the roads. Drive carefully, especially at night!

Fort Simpson Airport Facilities

Though there are flights to and from Fort Simpson Airport six days a week, the airport is so small that there aren't many amenities. The planes landing in Fort Simpson are also generally small and don't carry many passengers. Thankfully, there are hotels and bed and breakfasts located very close to the airport where you can unwind. For your return flight, you'll only need to check in about an hour before departure, so bring a light snack and coffee to tide you over while you wait.

What to See and Do in Fort Simpson

A good first stop upon arrival in Fort Simpson is the Fort Simpson Visitor Information Centre, a spot for visitors to learn about local events and book village tours. In the summer, the Open Sky Arts Festival is a highly anticipated event featuring arts and crafts, dancing, and theatre workshops. In the winter, the Beavertail Jamboree celebrates winter sports like hockey and figure skating.

If your visit falls between May 15 and September 15, you'll want to stop by Albert Faille's Cabin. From the 1950s to his death in the early 1970s, Albert Faille would travel from his Fort Simpson home to spots throughout the Northwest Territories in search of gold. His cabin is the oldest building in Fort Simpson and preserves not only Faille's personal effects but his adventurous spirit.

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 Who flies to Fort Simpson

 Airport Contact Details

Fort Simpson Airport

PO Box 320,
Fort Simpson,
X0E 0N0,

 Location Details

Longitude:121° 13' 59'' W
Latitude:61° 45' 0'' N

 Airport Location

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