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 Island Lake Airport: Cheap Flights, Tickets and Travel Deals

Island Lake Airport (YIV) is a small regional airport serving the community of Island Lake in east-central Manitoba. This unique community is spread across several islands in Island Lake, one of the largest lakes in Manitoba. It's the perfect destination for travelers who want to venture off the beaten path and experience Manitoba's beautiful scenery and wildlife without giving up too many modern amenities.

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Best Time to Book a Flight to Island Lake, Manitoba

Island Lake is a remote community in central Manitoba, which means that winters are very harsh and cold. There's not much going on in Island Lake at that time of year, so we recommend visiting during the spring, summer, or fall instead. With so much water surrounding the community, you won't want to miss the opportunity to get out on the lake for fishing and boating! Temperatures reach their peak in July and August, with cooler weather on either side as the seasons change. You'll find the cheapest flights from April-May and from September-October.

Airlines that Fly to Island Lake Airport

Because Island Lake is such a small, remote community, there is only one flight route available. Perimeter Aviation offers daily flights to and from Island Lake from Winnipeg (YWG). If you want to visit from outside Manitoba, you'll have to transfer in Winnipeg as there are no other direct flights.

What to Expect When Arriving at Island Lake Airport

Island Lake Airport is conveniently located on Stevenson Island, the most populated part of Island Lake. From the airport, simply head north on the main road for about 10 minutes to reach the Island Lake Lodge on Wass Island. Ferries are available in the summer, or you can catch a ride on a snowmobile in the winter. There are no taxi, public transportation, or car rental options on the island, but the staff at Island Lake Lodge are willing to pick you up from the airport if you call ahead of time.

This community is very remote, with only about 70 residents. There is no wi-fi in the area and cell phone service is unreliable, so you should always tell someone where you're going and when you'll be back if you plan on exploring the islands alone.

Island Lake Airport Facilities

Island Lake Airport is a small, single-terminal facility with few amenities. There is no wi-fi or restaurant in the airport, so we suggest bringing a snack and a book along if you plan on waiting for your flight there. Try to arrive at least 60 minutes before your flight departs so you have enough time to check in, move through security, and settle in before departure.

What to See and Do in Island Lake

Island Lake is a remote community with locals who earn their living through hunting, fishing, and trapping. It's the perfect place to visit if you just want a quiet trip in nature away from civilization. There is a community hall, curling rink, and outdoor skating rink available for use. The community hall hosts a bingo night twice per month. If you're not sure what to do, consider calling the Island Lake Recreation Committee, who are always willing to help arrange tours, fishing trips, and who can show you all the good hiking and boating spots. The Mikisew Store, Northern Store, and nearby Garden Hill convenience store carry most supplies you'll need. The Island Lake Lodge, the only hotel in town, is also the only restaurant in this small community.

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 Location Details

Longitude:94° 47' 30'' W
Latitude:54° 12' 29'' N
IATA code:YIV
ICAO code:CYIV

 Airport Location

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